Best mp3 cassette player adapters according to redditors

We found 121 Reddit comments discussing the best mp3 cassette player adapters. We ranked the 34 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about MP3 Cassette Player Adapters:

u/-GoCart- · 22 pointsr/Portland
u/Mortimer452 · 18 pointsr/nostalgia

I believe the one I'm using now is this one. I seem to need a new one for some reason or another about every year or two.

I've had ones that clicked badly in the past, can't remember if this is one of them, it doesn't click now. Sometimes hitting the A/B button on your receiver to switch sides and make it spin the other way helps. I have also used a file to just knock off those little knobby bits on the wheels so it's just a smooth hole.

u/Macdomerocker12 · 14 pointsr/galaxys4

Get a new radio. I'm not being a dick, Im being honest.

I rode around with an aftermarket CD player with no AUX for the first year of getting my car, as soon as I got my S4, I coupled it with a cheap JVC with an AUX from Best Buy for maybe 50 bucks. Best Decision of my life, no more blank CD's, no more skipping tracks, and Music quietens itself when navigation is speaking.

Or if you have a tape deck, get one of [these] ( They're just as good.

u/redraven937 · 14 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Until very recently, I had a 2006 vehicle with just a tape deck. So I bought one of these and plugged it into the headphone jack of my phone. Worked surprisingly well.

u/TensionVex · 11 pointsr/Vaporwave

Oh boy... kids these days...

Go buy you a $10 cassette recorder and some tapes, plug your line out from your computer sound card into the input of the cassette recorder, play the MP3s on your computer, and hit the record button on your cassette recorder. Then, you wait. Welcome to how we did it in 1985.

OR you could just get a tape player AUX adapter from wal-mart and plug your phone into your tape deck.

u/Cptn_Awesome · 10 pointsr/hardware
u/FozzTexx · 9 pointsr/retrobattlestations

FYI, you don't need the belt/motor to work to load software from one of those headphone jack to cassette converters that you can plug into your phone.

u/taev · 7 pointsr/CarAV

Something like this is probably the easiest way. They whine/hum a little, but it's better than nothing. I used one for years. There's also a bluetooth version of that thing.

u/MaxSupernova · 6 pointsr/Music

We just use a tape player adapter. The tape is stuck in there, we never use tapes anymore. We just have a wire sticking out of the tape deck that's an 1/8" stereo in.

u/barnetto · 6 pointsr/languagelearning

Get one of those devices that plugs into the headphone jack, then has the "cassette" on the other end. Then you can use a portable CD player (like we did back in the 90's) or your mp3 player/smart phone and listen to whatever FSI/Michael Thomas/Assimil/native podcasts you want.

Here is what they look like:

u/grahamr31 · 5 pointsr/subaru

Honestly - I would digitize those pronto. Then you can load them on whatever you want.

You won’t have to worry about them getting ruined that way as well, and you would have backups.

Something like this may be worth a shot:
Handy USB Cassette Player and Tape-to-MP3 Digital Converter

u/ChrisRK · 5 pointsr/CarAV

The quick and easy way would be to get a cassette adapter. You put it into the cassette deck, connect his iPhone and hit play on the tape deck.

You can also get a FM radio adapter but you might end up with a lot of noise depending on the car and the positioning of the transmitter.

The best way would be to get a AUX adapter that fits into the original radio. I cannot confirm that this adapter will work with his car but the 2003-2009 Trailblazer is on the compatibility list. Contact SonicElectronix or your local car audio shop for more info.

u/iMini · 5 pointsr/Android

Look at Mr. Fancy Man over here with his CD player, sorry we aren't all from the future. I'll stick to my reliable Cassette tape adapter thank you very much.

(please take your preorder date out of your flair, seriously, who does that?)

u/grelphy · 5 pointsr/cars
u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/Android

If the FM transmitters don't work well in your car (you have my sympathy -- I'm in the same boat), the only other option I know of that might work is if your stereo is old enough to have a tape deck still. They've got tape adapters that trail a cord out that could plug into the headphone jack -- not sure what the quality is like with these, though.

u/cardinal_rules · 4 pointsr/funny

It's all about the tape deck-aux tool. It transforms the car.

u/Milinkalap · 4 pointsr/Android

Totally not trying to be a dick, but what do you have? Like tape, cd, radio?

If you have a tape deck you could get a Bluetooth tape deck adapter.

Arsvita Car Audio Bluetooth Cassette Receiver, Tape Player Bluetooth 5.0 Cassette Aux Adapter

I’m not too sure how good it is, but I know I looked into it as a option for a friend with a similar issue.

u/Quin874 · 4 pointsr/askcarguys

If it has a tape deck, you could pick up one of these. Or you can do what I did and get a cheap bluetooth speaker to keep in your car.

u/Ed3times · 4 pointsr/CarAV

You need one of these.


Source: am in my 40s and these were lifesavers at one time.

u/19mine · 4 pointsr/bullcity

I use a cassette adapter to listen to my iPod in the car. You can get one from stores like Best Buy, Radio Shack, or Target. Shouldn't be more than 15 dollars. Good luck. No one should have to listen to the radio.


u/sarngiber · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

If your car has a cassette player you can use a cassette adapter

or you can try an fm transmitter. It broadcasts a radio signal at a certain frequency and you simply set your car radio to that frequency.

u/chebah · 3 pointsr/raspberry_pi

tape deck? then u need one of these homie.
Reshow Cassette Adapter -

u/DatMrMe · 3 pointsr/raspberry_pi

This car doesn't have a aux port either. I used a old adapter my parents had lying around (the white and grey bulb thingy) that plugs into a aux port and streams the audio over low power fm radio on a unused station. Then I set the radio in the car to that station. If your car doesn't have a radio, you can get something like this to plug into your pi. I also used a simple car charger, micro usb cable (to power the pi), and a micro hdmi to vga (and aux) adapter to plug the aux cable into. I can't find the exact one I got but it was similar to this but micro hdmi. For software, I used stock raspbian with this bluetooth speaker daemon. Also make sure to turn on autologin and have some dongles and a usb hub handy to set it up.

u/juli_franch · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I loaded demos on a real C64 using one of these plugged to my phone and a datasette drive. First, you have to download a tape or single file demo, you convert it to a .TAP file and then convert it to a .WAV file and save it to the phone. Then it gets tricky, because you must play the audio file at the exact moment when you hear the drive motors start spinning. It's a bit annoying, but I can't afford a 1541 floppy drive, so it's a low-cost solution to load programs.

u/SirPribsy · 3 pointsr/Miata

I listen to plenty of radio but there's also this and perhaps even cooler which I already ordered: this!

u/SirGregorius · 3 pointsr/CarAV
u/reddymcredditface · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing
u/GimmeFunnyPetGIFs · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Well, most cars are designed to pick up calls through the speakers and to play your phone's music using Bluetooth now, so it's not that much of a problem.

The people that have old cars just use one of those devices with a cassette shape that allow you to play stuff from your phone in your car's speakers. Or a parrot for phonecalls.

Here's a link to one of those cassette audio converters. I've always thought they're kinda cool:

u/sirkev · 2 pointsr/vintageaudio

One thing you can do with a lot of these is use a bluetooth cassette adapter that you'd use for a car stereo even if the belts are bad. If the auto stop triggers constantly you can usually just hit pause and the head still makes contact to the adapter's.

something like this:

u/basec0m · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Here's the device on Amazon.

u/DammitDan · 2 pointsr/Perfectfit

Even millennials recognize vintage aux jacks

u/TinyTimPHD · 2 pointsr/howto

Definitely use a an audio jack from audio out on laptop to a cassette recorder with a mic in port. Or use something like this to bypass need for tape

u/Playamonkey · 2 pointsr/carstereo

I use this. Reshow Car Audio aux Cassette...

It works great and I bought a Bluetooth dongle for another 10 bucks. Sounds great

u/ssl-3 · 2 pointsr/Columbus
u/asha1985 · 2 pointsr/Chattanooga

I've never used one, but is something like this out of your price range?

Once you're on a PC with MP3, you can do whatever you want with the file.

u/dave_the_nerd · 2 pointsr/Cartalk

This or similar.

I've seen more expensive ones with BT too, but they need power - you'd be getting pretty messy with the wires, might not be worth the hassle depending how much you actually drive.

u/Zeag · 2 pointsr/Lexus

With a cassette player, you're actually less screwed than with a CD player. Just get a Cassette to Aux adapter!

u/flapsmcgee · 2 pointsr/cars

This would be the cheapest and easiest way to go. They work pretty well.

u/kingofthelions · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

If you have an iPod, you could always get one of these for fairly cheap. Then you could at least choose what you want to listen to without having to shuffle through cassettes.

u/lameflip · 1 pointr/cassetteculture

this one?

has terrible customer reviews! worse than the one i bought and mine didn't function properly straight out of the package lol

u/Ottobawt · 1 pointr/CarAV

If goal is that you just want to play music from your phone/mp3 player into the stock deck you have a few options.
None of which that I know of would let you control your music from the deck, only play music.

This is probably your best option:

This is your easiest options:

u/Agedashi · 1 pointr/oneplus
u/Von_Claussen · 1 pointr/infiniti

I have used a cassette tape to aux converter in my 2004 FX35 for years (Not sure if 2007s have cassette decks though...). It may not be the absolute best audio quality, but in my opinion, I have never noticed a loss in quality. Maybe this is due to our vehicles having great OEM speakers. Very easy and cheap solution.

u/fernly · 1 pointr/prius

Yeah my 2012 has this amazingly inconvenient USB plug in the bottom front wall inside the console. You cannot see it, only feel it. When I can get my iPod Nano plugged in to it it does show up on the audio and I can browse and select any playlists or album titles. Podcasts and audio books show up as "albums".

But however, an older model with the cheap stereo option might have a cassette player, and if so, a cassette adapter like this works fine. Actually, it works better because you control the audio with the ipod or iphone screen.

u/misshannah0106 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

It's all about the karma ! ;P

I would love this ipod tape adapter for my car! Thank you for the contest!!!

u/notimeforidiots · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Congrats on your car!!! That's an amazing feeling :) Vroom Vroom!

Some items:

Visor CD Holder - Do people even listen to those anymore? :/

Casette Adapter for Ipod/Iphone/Anything - THIS THING WAS MY HOLY GRAIL.

The BEST Electronic Air Freshener - Seriously! I love this thing.

u/FuriousGorilla · 1 pointr/kansascity

No sarcasm, just trying to help a brother out, $1.64 before shipping.

Also, if you have a tape deck these tend to be easier to use (if a tad more expensive, $4) since you don't have to find a blank radio station.

u/UndeadStormtroopers · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

Based on what I'm trying right now, I think that particular problem was the movie I was watching, and one poorly recorded song. The problem with line-in, though, is that my phone, regardless of which music player I use, will pause itself like the cord was unplugged after 1-10 seconds of playing. This has happened with both the line-in cassette tape in my car (like this), and trying to use the line-in on my old iHome. It doesn't do this with headphones, both small IEMs and a larger pair of over-ear ones. This started happening maybe a week ago.

u/altometer · 1 pointr/Christian

bah. That stuff gets too repetitive way too fast. might help you out.

I usually just use a cassette to stereo adapter and play songs on my ipod or I use pandora.

u/elblanco · 1 pointr/technology
u/ElDeePablo · 1 pointr/sandiego

Cassette to Bluetooth adapter should do the trick.


u/Super_Midget · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

If the tape deck works you just need a regular ole cassette adapter you can pick up at most stores like Walmart, target and such. If it doesn't work you need an FM transmitter instead

Car Cassette Adapter

u/cccviper653 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Also these for old cars like mine. Also high quality sound coming from headphones running wirelessly arguably doesn't exist for audio philes. Oh yeah, and plugging a phone into any kind of stereo system or DJ equipment.

u/slappula · 1 pointr/infiniti

Before I got rid of my G35, I had two of these:

The first one wore out after about 6-7 years of use. I tried a cheaper Dynex version and it broke within a few days. Went back to the Sony and it lasted the two years until I sold it (and is probably still going).

u/sec713 · 1 pointr/Music

If you have a cassette recorder that has two tape slots on it, you could plug a car tape adapter into whatever's playing the MP3, stick the tape part into one of the tape slots on the recorder, then record the audio onto a cassette tape in the recorder's second slot. This is basically what people did to copy tapes in the past, except an actual cassette tape was used as the source audio instead of a tape adapter.

u/YAOMTC · 1 pointr/geek

Huh, I was just looking at this tape adapter yesterday, and trying to decide if I would buy it instead of this more expensive, but better reviewed, alternative on Amazon. Suggestions?

u/_This_is_an_account_ · 1 pointr/BlackPeopleTwitter

They are good. It depends on what brand you get obiviously, but the one from monster is really good in my experience. It's like 8 dollars more than some others on amazon but the sound quality is really good. I tried the Phillips one but the sound quality was pretty bad (like underwater + too much bass distortion).

u/Officer_Pedesko · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

So this cassette-mp3 player is pretty cool. But I have NO IDEA how it works, like at all, so it's obviously just magical (like seriously I have no other explanation as to how that would work...). You know what else is magical? Harry Potter. There are time turners in Harry Potter (at least there were before Harry destroyed them). TIME.

u/StaticR0ute · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting
u/brook_fiddler · 1 pointr/Cartalk

No but There are tape adapters you can buy that runs with an aux. Carwires MJ200C Premium Car Audio Cassette Adapter

u/GazaIan · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Jesus, how old and behind the times is everyone in this thread? There's way too many of you using FM radio here that don't even like it. Invest in an auxiliary cable if you have an aux port. There are cars that probably date back to the 90s with aux ports. Oldest vehicle in my family that's got one is my dad's Sienna from '06. My 09 Accord has it.

Maybe you're driving something really, really old. Maybe, for some bizarre reason, you still have a cassette player in your car. Get yourself a casette adapter. Inserts into your cassette player, and you plug the other end into your phone, your iPod, whatever. Get Pandora, get Spotify, get Rhapsody (I recommend Rhapsody, it plays new shit depending on the artist).

I just use an iPod, aux cable, and play through that. So much more convenient than ever using that FM Radio that hardly plays music, and when it does, I heard the same song 9 times in an hour.

u/zapfastnet · 1 pointr/audio

> Technic CH550 sound system.


yeah, it looks like this system uses some sort of weird ribbon cable to interconnect componenets -- The phono input will not work for your purpose

a work around might be one of those minijack to cassete things that are available

u/gus_honeybun · 1 pointr/CasualUK
u/funkyb · 1 pointr/Android

Cheap and easy?

Try out something like these (get a few, they break eventually) or this if you have an AUX jack.
If you've got a tape deck grab something like this.

If you only have the USB for an input something like this might work, though I've never used it. No idea about plugging the phone directly into SUB. Probably depends on the radio too.

u/SirKolbath · 1 pointr/Jeep

One thing to consider is a Bikini or Crop top. Bikinis cover just the passenger portion and crops extend over the rear but neither has sides. My JK has full doors, which is my preference. There are several such tops that will fit under a hard top, so you take the hard top off and you're out tooling around and a sudden cloudburst swings by, at least you're not swimming. (One dude I knew actually just drove around with an umbrella in his car. He was trying to present the picture of "Screw the weather! I'm an open air Jeep man." That's fine but he looked friggin ridiculous and his ass was always wet, so he finally got a C. Res and a bikini top. And yes, he held the umbrella over his head while he was driving!)

I pulled my carpets and redid the floors in spray on bedliner. Eventually I'm going to have that removed and the interior done professionally with black Rinoliner similar to the green on the exterior. I've got a few more things on the work list first, though. It does make it easy when it comes to cleaning it out or dealing with puddles. (Soft tops sometimes have leaks in bad enough weather. Especially aftermarket ones. Smittybilt generally makes good stuff, but all soft tops stretch slightly after a couple years. This either creates new gaps or seals old ones.) I never bothered to put the drain plugs back into the floor, so I have a bit more noise, but I don't have a shit to give on that.

I just got used to using Bluetooth headphones with my phone, and I hadn't turned my radio on in two years. I drive around listening to documentaries on YouTube. I just discovered that they make a Bluetooth tape deck adapter, and for less than $25. That thing is friggin' amazeballs. (Bear in mind that my Jeep is a 2000.)

Also, have you considered moving somewhere where you don't have to drive on the freeway?

u/dsmfreak · 1 pointr/G35

The FM transmitters are trash don’t buy them.

Buy a cassette adapter, buy a female to female aux adapter, buy a aux to Bluetooth adapter.

This is the set up I have and it works great.

Arsvita Car Audio Cassette to Aux Adapter, 3.5 MM Auxillary Cable Tape Adapter

3.5mm Stereo Jack to 3.5mm Stereo Jack Female to Female Adapter Connector Gold Plated (3 Pack)

Bluetooth Adapter for Car, CHGeek 3.5mm AUX Input Dual USB Car Charger 5V/4.8A Hands Free Calling V4.2 Bluetooth Wireless Receiver Adapter for Home Car Stereo Audio System

u/asdf23451 · 1 pointr/audiophile

I was going to use Ebay, to find you some cassette adapters, but went for Amazon for reviews.

These 2 have some bad reviews and some good one, I suggest you read those before deciding between one of those 2

u/piclemaniscool · 1 pointr/DaftPunk

My favorite addition to my car. The implication is that I use it to listen to Daft Punk. Which I do.

[](/twibiggrin "Is it still only implication if I acknowledge the implication? Surely then it would be a statement. Or am I implying the implication?")

u/ramboton · 1 pointr/Weird

I would try goodwill for a tape player, that way you do not spend a bunch of money finding out there is nothing on the tape. Another idea might be a library, they may have a tape player for books on tape or something. And there is the usb cassette player that someone else suggested, they are less than $20 -

u/turdoftomorrow · 1 pointr/phish

You could always get something like this and download any show you want from the big spreadsheet. I know that particular one looks...questionable...but I got something just like it off Amazon a few years back and it works great.

BTW, it made my day to see the phrase "Phish tapes" again! Ahh, the good old days.

u/spaceminions · 1 pointr/CherokeeXJ

Get this one instead.
I use it, although I have some more stuff hooked up through it: a bluetooth audio receiver and a PA.

u/awwyisss · 1 pointr/240sx
u/Phocks7 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Something like this? I don't go on Amazon much as they rarely ship to Australia

u/vicktor3 · 1 pointr/applehelp

Cheapest option is getting the cassette plug in and I have found a few at thrift stores if price is a big deal. The strips inside the tape adapter can get dirty and worn out though. Otherwise Amazon sells them for around Ten dollars

u/nadmah10 · 1 pointr/cars

You're going to want to use a cassette adapter for best sound quality. You can also use an FM transmitter, but those will be wireless, and won't have good sound quality.
EDIT: this one looks pretty good.

u/LionHenry · 1 pointr/techsupport

This is a screenshot from the Manual of the SA PM 48 from Panasonic. I am currently trying to find a way to re-use the speakers to connect them to my PC. The only option I've found so far would be something like this, but I've only heard downsides like bad audio quality or technical problems.

My idea was something like a AUX to "whatever-this-adapter-is-called" connector, but in order to find one you need to know the name of it :D

u/NoWheelchairAccess · 1 pointr/ottawa


Amazingly, new ones are still available!

u/firmretention · 1 pointr/ottawa
u/Blu- · 0 pointsr/sanfrancisco
  • Download lastpass for you computer and smartphone, then sync them.
  • If they have a cassette player, get one of these
u/-Cosmocrat- · 0 pointsr/WranglerYJ

Get an aux cord to cassette tape adapter, no need to do any soldering.

Edit: found a Bluetooth version