Sound Advice: How to listen to music on USB drive in older vehicle – msnNOW





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Q. I’m planning a road trip in an older vehicle with a CD and cassette player, but no AUX jack. I have a cassette adapter with a mini-plug, but I’ve become accustomed to playing my music from a USB stick in my newer vehicles. Is there some gizmo that can let me use a USB stick through my setup?

—J.K. Oakland, California

A. You can do this with a car Bluetooth RF adapter with a USB port or TF card slot. These devices transmit a radio signal to the car radio to play music from a TF card or your smartphone’s Bluetooth connection. You select the frequency on the adapter to find one without any interference from local stations, then tune the radio to match. I’ve found the sound quality to be even better than a cassette adapter. If your car has a cassette player it is very unlikely that it also has Bluetooth. As an added benefit you will be able to connect your phone to the adapter via Bluetooth and make hands-free calls.





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The adapters I have tested only play music from a TF card and the USB port is only for charging, but now you can find adapters that play music from a USB flash drive as well. If you don’t want to bother transferring the music from the USB drive to a TF card I would look for one of those. There is an adapter from UNBREAKcable on Amazon for $24.99 that looks like a good fit. It has a big microphone for clear phone calls and a high customer rating. Have a great trip!

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