Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Connect Samsung Galaxy ACE to your car audio


The best and simpliest method to connect your Samsung Galaxy Ace Phone to a car audio-system without AUX IN or USB is to stream a signal to your radio with an FM Transmitter.

All it takes is to connect your phone to this FM Transmitter via a standard Jack connector. Please take in account that the transmitter just forwards the sound to your radio. That means that you will get by default the same sound quality as your Galaxy Ace is able to play. Which is usually not comparable with a high-end car audio-system. You will need to enhance / correct what you hear through the audio settings of your car radio.

Since I have no experience how a good FM Transmitter should sound when you just stream the sound from USB or from the phone I decided to keep the ball low for the first time and bought a cheaper one around 10 Euros : MY AUDIO CAR MP3 PLAYER C100

The manual - or to be more exact : the small sheet of paper with 8 lines of text on it - lists the functions. You should be able to specify a frequency wich will be recognized by your radio tuner. You can connect a phone or another device thorugh the Jack connector or you can connect a USB device or stick. The FM Transmitter comes with a remote-control where pre-programed equalizer functions are available such as Pop, Rock , Jazz etc.
Further folder navigations and playlist settings are availble ( random , single etc. ).

Lets see the impressions this little device has left in the every day use :


MY AUDIO CAR MP3 PLAYER C100
Specifications
Display
Slots
Connectors
Controls

Chanels
Transmitter
Power
Supported
LCD
USB , SD Card
Jack Connector Line In , Car Charger
Keys on the device , Enhanced options are provided via the Remote
Control ( comes with battery )
206
FM Transmitter
12/24 V
MP3
Usability
The Remote Control is really cheap style and some functions can just be reached via RC. To change the sound settings by pressing these worse buttons can is no fun. The display has a blue illumination and the informations are clearly displayed. This transmitter just supports simple class USB sticks. A stick with virtual partitions - such as private/secure and public partitions will be receipted as No Device .  So just use a simple USB stick. If you put a wide range of music in the root of your USB device the random function provides some enjoyment but do not expect too much ....
Summary
I think even for this price you can get better ones. The quality of the sound this transmitter provides definitely needs to be enhanced / corrected by your car's audio-system. Connecting the Galaxy Ace via the Jack connector sounds like the phone is far away and resides in the trunk of your car. The RC is so cheap quality that you need to push the buttons hard to get an effect - even if its new.

I just can recommend not to buy this transmitter ! You'll get a device that theoretically provides fun but is practically just able to give you enjoyment on the lowest level. 
Overall Rating : 2/10
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7 comments:

Web Designer Pitampura said...

it is very informative article i will try to connect with my car radio. thanku for sharing this nice post.

Sam Regist said...

It is a good way to listen to your own music in the car. (..even if there are better ones ) Especially here in hungary they talk toooo much in the radio. .... and I need music when I drive .... :)

George Parks said...

It is a very informative post about the Samsung Galaxy Ace cell phone connect with your car. With the help of AUX cable you can connect your car system with your cell phone. Thanks again for the nice posting.
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Android App Development said...

Thanks for share, it will be maintain the standard of my Car.

Kate said...

Mobility is envading all things around us... Cars are not an exeption...

IT Network Support said...

great post and very nice information about article template.
Thanks

@MichaelLSR said...

My wife lost her Remote Control and still uses this thing religiously

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