Connecting mp3 player/ipod to symphony HU


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Hi all,
Has anyone attached an ipod or mobile phone to their car system (I have the Nokia N95). I find my N95 does not have as good sound quality as a cd player when I connect it through aux (for some reason the volume has be turned up higher on the system i connect it to), however as it has 8gb of storage I am thinking it might be a good idea for me to go ahead and use it as a music player in my car through aux.
If not, I will consider getting the ipod. What quality have you guys found with the ipod? Also I have heard with the ipod I can buy a more expensive connection which is compatible with the audi sytem and steering controls, any one tried this? (I have a symphony 2 head unit - the one with the tape deck and 6 cd changer).