CD's in the Car

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by Condorsat, Feb 9, 2018.

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Still play CD's in the Car

  1. Sure do

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  1. Condorsat

    Condorsat Audio Enthusiast

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    The last year I played actual CD's (not rips) in the Car was 2012. Started using
    an Ipod Classic (AAC CD rips) into head unit that year. It's been in that car (still own) since then.
     
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  2. N8Nagel

    N8Nagel AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My car plays mp3 off a USB stick, I can fit my whole collection on 2-3 sticks so I don't bother with physical CDs.
     
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  3. kaplang

    kaplang Works for me ! Subscriber

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    Play CDs in the car and at home. Also have an antenna on the roof for television and no land line phone.
     
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  4. loopstick

    loopstick AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Not since one of my local college stations switched formats from rap to indie.
     
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  5. teal'c

    teal'c It's all moo

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    I think I've listened to a CD three times in the last four years in the car. I can't even remember what disc is in there.
     
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  6. BMWCCA

    BMWCCA AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My newest car has a six-disc changer in the trunk and a single-disc player in-dash. I play CDs in the car all the time. I have several 160GB iPod Classics but no convenient way to connect them to the older BMWs without a lot of messy add-ons. There are very few tracks on my iPod where I don't also own the original CD.
     
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  7. NeedForSpeed

    NeedForSpeed Hands Off The Stereo Subscriber

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    I do, I'm very old school I guess. But does sound better than IPod USB. My wife thinks I'm nuts, Lol!
     
  8. SA-708

    SA-708 Appalachian-American

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    Still have a 6 disc changer in the dash of my first gen Highlander, which does get used. Only other way to play digital is to hook up a phone or DAP to a cassette adapter.
     
  9. lbls1

    lbls1 Active Member

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    I have a single loading CD head unit in my daily driver, as well as a usb drive for music on a flash drive. I listen to the flash drive most times, and sometimes I'll listen to cds in the head unit. The wav files on my flash drive come amazingly close to CDs in terms of dynamic range and sound quality. Some files sound quite good. I still give the edge to CDs in overall sound quality and range, but the wav files are amazingly close to CDs.
     
  10. slow_jazz

    slow_jazz Lunatic Member

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    Every car with a factory cd player I've ever owned has caused me problems.

    I gave up.
     
  11. Pioneered

    Pioneered Well-Known Member

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    Gees! I reckon I still live in the stone age, I have a Pioneer (who'd a guessed that?) can't recall the model right now but, I believe it was the last flip face model that you could play cassettes in
    and I have a Pioneer 6 disk (wish I had gotten the 12 now) changer with 6 Pioneer speakers and a Alpine power amp MRV-T302 that I had in my last P/U.
    Now I have an Alpine CDA-9815 (came with it) in my new (new to me) P/U and am questioning myself whether I should put the Alpine power amp and Pioneer CD changer in with it or yank the Alpine out and shove the Pioneer Flip Face, CD changer and speakers with the Alpine amp in. So to answer the question yes I play CD's in my vehicle and I don't have a cell phone (nor want one) and 1/2 my phones have dials. You know, the chrome finger wheels you stick your digit in and spin. :)
     

     

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  12. Celt

    Celt Super Maude Staff Member Super Mod

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    In 2010 I purchased a Ford Focus SE which came with CD player AND a USB port. I never have played a CD in the car...not even once!
    But I have hundreds of albums on a tiny little flash media and it's all I need.
     
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  13. Oerets

    Oerets AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Sure I do.
    One of the options I looked into when purchasing my truck.
    Could not believe just how hard it was finding one.


    Barney
     
  14. RichPA

    RichPA Don't drive angry Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

    Haven't for years. I think there might still be one in there, though.
     
  15. grillebilly

    grillebilly Empty Head Subscriber

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    Very rarely. On trips I plug in a Zune, local driving time is spent listening to traffic reports. It is like a minefield around here with all the accidents halting traffic.
     
  16. squirrelnest

    squirrelnest Addicted Member

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    I listen to Sirius most of the time in the car, on the motorbike I record CD'S from computer onto a flash drive & plug in.
     

     

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  17. BMWCCA

    BMWCCA AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Another interesting side-bar to the original question is how many new cars even come with CD players anymore?

    I sell BMWs and they all come with single-disc CD/DVD/MP3 players and USB. Most with built-in navigation also offer a 20GB hard-drive space into which you can load tracks from a USB drive, or compress a CD while you listen to it. Many recent domestic cars we've take in-trade have no CD player and no option from the manufacturer to add one.
     
  18. opnly bafld

    opnly bafld AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I have a 2017 Honda CRV and didn't know until I was buying it that a CD player is not available even as an option. Backup camera is built into the radio, so not doing aftermarket. No smart phone to link, don't want to mess with usb, and not very many good radio stations around here. :thumbsdown:
     
  19. teal'c

    teal'c It's all moo

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    Are you saying you would mess with CDs? A USB stick is easier than CDs. Plus you can just not rip the songs you don't particularly care for instead of having to hit the skip button.
    Ripping a CD to the stick is about as much effort as finding the CD, swapping it with the current disc, and putting the old one away. Except you only need to do it once.
     
  20. opnly bafld

    opnly bafld AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Are all usb ports the same? :dunno:
    I listen to all the songs on my CDs, I used to have one in the car and would change it out to what I wanted next.
    I can't see having 400 usb sticks. :rolleyes:
     
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