OK, this is not exactly high end, but I didn't know where to put it. It's also been posted in the car thread. What's the best cassette adapter available? I have just purchased the AVC Soul portable MP3/CD player and need to plug it in to my car system. The cheapo $5 adapter I got with it was a total piece of crap. (It's not the MP3/CD player sound quality because it sounds fine on my home theater system. Obviously it's not anywhere as nice as my Panasonic RP91 with a CD, but it was surprisingly acceptable.) The sound quality of the adapter is mediocre and the thing rattles - very irritating and easily noticeable during quiet passages in a song. I know there are better ones out there because I've heard them in other cars and they were pretty good. I checked out the US$15 Radio Shack one and the $22 Koss one, and they look like exact clones of the $5 I have. The $40 Sony and the $35 Panasonic seem significantly better built (and come with car DC adapters). I'm inclined to buy the Panasonic one because it has a little doohicky on it that ensures the head of the unit is in the right spot. That little doohicky is a plastic concave guide to fit the cassette head, with a space in the middle where the signal would be transmitted. The only concern I have is the possibility it could scratch the head. I tried the Omega Sound Sender stereo to FM transmitter. It was useless. Much of the time it was static. If it wasn't static and I had good reception, then I would get mediocre sound quality, below that of most radio stations. It was if somebody put a towel over the speakers to muffle the treble. Are all small inexpensive portable FM transmitters this bad? ------------------ Eugene Hsieh, VisorCentral FAQ Editor 1000 km on a tank of gas??? Check out the Prius and drive the future now!