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Microsoft - Car Pack for All Zune MP3 Players - Black-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what it should/could be

    Posted
    GrannyLou

    My first Zune was a first generation from when they first came out. I LOVED the thing and refused to replace it in spite of others being introduced that were smaller, etc. It worked great and there was no reason to get another one. However, some pins finally broke and it couldn't be charged. My beloved Zune was no more. Fortunately for me, it broke just a few days before my anniversary so my husband surprised me with a new one, complete with the car adapter as I do most of my listening in the car. I was thrilled with all the new capabilities of not just the Zune but the car adapter/charger. My thrill was short-lived, however. While the Zune HD is wonderful, it's the car adapter that is less than stellar. My old Zune's car adapter did a wonderful job of bringing the music to my car stereo but this one just, well, sucks air. I have never been able to get the auto tune feature to work in spite of many hours of trying, much to the chagrin of passengers. Also, the minute the music starts, the volume drops down to half level. On a car stereo that goes up to 38 in volume level, I have to turn it up to about 30 to hear it above the normal din of every day driving. My old car adapter worked so much better than does this one and I so wish I hadn't thrown it away with my old Zune. If you're already a Zune owner, keep your old car adapter. If you're a new one, we're both out of luck. This is definitely NOT worth the money spent on it. For $80, one would expect to feel as though the bands are in the car with me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Weak

    Posted
    GeekDaddy

    This is one of the most expensive units available so I assumed the quality would be commensurate but I was wrong. The features are great. It can find the best station and set two presets. It is a charger and a transmitter and it also provides title and artist information to radios that are capable of displaying that information. I have a car with an external antenna, which for picking up FM stations is usually a plus but in this case the window antenna might be better since it would be closer to the transmitter which appears to be very weak. Frequencies tend to fade out like when you are near the fringe of a stations listening area. I have tried frequencies all across the FM spectrum with the same results (and I live in a mostly rural area so interference is usually not an issue). The volume of the Zune has been fine for headphone and other connections but when coupled with the Premium Car Pack I have to turn the volume so high on my car radio that noise becomes apparent just to have an average listening volume so you can forget rocking out to your favorite tunes. There appears to be no way to adjust signal output or volume from the Zune or the Car Pack to compensate. My advice is to find another car pack or make sure you can return this one before you try it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Zune HD FM Transmitter

    Posted
    Phantom357

    Just picked up the new Zune Premium Car Pack and I'm rather happy with it. I am in between getting a new sound system, and wanted something for the now. I did my research and an actual Zune FM transmitter seemed the best. I picked it up and also a car mount, just a cheap $10 one, so I don't have to worry about digging around for it while driving. Got in my truck, set up the mount, put my Zune HD in the mount, plugged in the transmitter, and it came on easy. I had watched a few reviews and saw how they had searched for the best station and I did the same. It took only a few mins and I found the perfect one. No static at all. I changed the audio setting since it automatically reset them and cranked up the tunes. I unplugged the charger to see if it would reset the station I had found and it didn't. I have a feeling this new toy will keep me happy till I get that new system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    justfinkaboutit

    I've had my fair share of bad FM transmitters, either cigarette lighter transmitters or battery powered. I can't say anything about the FM transmitter on this. I'd been so annoyed with FM transmitters I didn't even try, because I knew it wouldn't sound good- based on the reviews here, I wasn't far off. My car stereo's head unit has an Auxiliary in plug, which I use. And it works great! The volume doesn't cause any distortion, and everything sounds like a CD. The other players I've had in the past had a cigarette lighter adapter and then i plugged the player in to my head unit using the headphone jack, there were two cables running around on my car's console... one too many. So, when I found that this charged and provided audio using a single connection I was sold. My only complaint? It's price. I bought this in Sept. '09, at full retail price. The price has dropped slightly since then, fortunately.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not the best sound

    Posted
    KentG

    I am going to look for just a charger. My wife's car has an Aux connection but mine does not. I thought this would provide a double solution. Not so. The FM reception is so bad I can only use this as a charging device. I'll probably take it back and exchange it for something that just charges.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend