I do have a smartphone. How would I transfer the files from the CD to the iPhone, is that at all possible?Do you have a smartphone, i.e. Android or iPhone? If not, you're gonna have to rip your CDs to either a flash drive or an iPod. Music CDs are not long for this world I'm afraid. The 2017 Ridgeline also does not come with a CD player, but Honda sells one as an accessory that mounts in the cubby below the head unit. No such option for the new CR-V, though.
You will need to use iTunes to import the CDs then sync the phone. It's too many steps to get into on this forum, but a Google search should get you up and running. After the music is on your iPhone, you can either plug it into one of the USB ports in the vehicle, or use bluetooth audio streaming after connecting your phone to the car.I do have a smartphone. How would I transfer the files from the CD to the iPhone, is that at all possible?
CB: I'm disappointed - I figured you for an 8-Track unit !! I think I've got several Peter & Gordon tapes I could send you !! Musically, CraigOur '06 (purchased new) has a CASSETTE PLAYER as well as a 6 disc CD.
I've never even tried to use the cassette. If it doesn't work, can I still get a warranty repair????
I'll let the voices in my head sing to me...
The fact that it's "CD" does not make it better sound quality. You can get the exact same sound quality from digital media as from a CD if you want. The problem is in how the content is being digitized - not the physical CD versus the digital storage. There is no reason why a CD player in a '17 CR-V would sound any better than something on electronic media. You could rip the content to Apple Lossless, obviously consuming more storage, but with better reproduction. I'm guessing there may be limitations as to playing WAV files but really haven't been all that interested in digging in.I personally have not used the CD player in my previous vehicle, a. '04 Mazda CX-5, more than once or twice.
I can't say I miss it that much, then.
It would be useful for one thing : listen to the best sound quality possible in the CR-V. I'm still unhappy with that in my Touring.
Sirius XM sounds quite bad for a paid service. This is my first encounter with Sirius XM, and I could not believe how much compression I could hear in the talk radio channels! Is this normal?
FM radio sounds flat and muffled.
The iPod nano I connected has decent sound quality but I keep hearing pops and small skips in the audio coming from it (was fine in the CX-5, doesn't pop or skip with headphones).
CarPlay doesn't skip or pop, but isn't hi-fi at all, according to my ears. The same iTunes Store files sound very good in other audio systems. My brother's '17 Chevy Volt sound system sounds so much better than my CR-V's, with or without CarPlay active... it's quite incredible.
So yeah, a CD player would help me form a final opinion on this audio system. Not sure that's enough to complain loudly that there isn't one though