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A "Monster" Upgrade
on August 17, 2007
I have always looked toward Monster for affordable audio upgrades for my home stereo and video connections and, now, for my truck. I have to say I was surprised and disappointed when I read the other reviews for this item. As some of the other reviewers have said, I expect more from Monster and I never expected a Monster item to get this many thumbs down. However, I took the plunge, ordered a used cassette adapter and was pleasantly surprised.
My previous cassette adapter was a Sony. It performed well, I thought, when it came to connecting my new iPod Shuffle (2nd Gen.) to the factory stereo in my truck. Being an amateur audiophile I wanted a better cassette adapter and I knew that gold contacts were much better for sound quality. When I got the Monster adapter I gave the plug a cleaning and went to plug it in. I almost lost my hearing! The signal to noise ratio was so much better with this adapter that I had to turn my volume way down to get the same level of volume I had tried to eke out of the Sony. I used to have to turn the volume of my iPod up about five notches and turn my truck stereo way up to get a decent level of volume, resulting in a faint hiss in the background. No more! I had to tweak my bass and treble controls a bit (the bass was a lot deeper, a good thing, even though I listen to rock, not rap) and the fidelity is clear as a bell. Although my truck stereo is not the best, far from it, this is as good as it will get.
I am very pleased with the Monster iCarplay Cassette adapter. I do not understand why everyone else had problems with it, but I can only say that I recommend it if a cassette adapter is the way you have to go.