Just because it's a "USB CD Player" doesn't mean it will work in a car, at least in my understanding. Yes, it will get power from the USB, but I don't think the audio will transfer unless the car is specifically set up for that, which I doubt. Correct me if I'm wrong, because that would be nice.I searched "USB CD Player" on Amazon and came up with several in the low $20 price range. https://www.amazon.com/External-CD-...uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
EDIT: I have an old LC portable CD/DVD drive that I use with my laptops that no longer include an optical drive. I just tried it in my CR-V, it works. It is similar to the one I linked here. I cannot confirm that this one will work in your car, but worth a try? Amazon has free returns on most things.
To your edit... so you just plugged the CD drive in via usb and got audio? If that works, that would be very helpful.
I would assume Honda made it since it would most likely be in the middle armrest spot with the other USB inputs.My salesman did point out that the car did not have a CD player, after he spotted several dozen CDs in my trade-in, and offered to install one, for what I considered a reasonable price.
But I didn't need it.
If you are paying Sirius $10/month something's wrong. NEVER take their first offer. I'm paying $5/month, after my 3 month free trial. Works out to $45 for the year.
I agree a 3.5 jack would be a nice feature. I don't think it was Honda who made the decision to not have it anymore, that was probably Pioneer, who made the head unit.
Never take their first offer? I didn't realize Sirius was willing to negotiate. How did you go about asking them for a lower price?
I did the same exact thing, yes. And the Honda won't play any of the files that aren't at a certain bit rate.I have literally my old computer's entire hard drive of MP3s saved to my phone's Samsung player. I also download every song that I buy so I don't have to worry about inferior streaming files that just eat up data.
Here's a discussion about it as an example: Playing music from a USB thumb drive - 2019 CR-V EX
Just reading that discussion demonstrates to me how tedious and exhausting this whole issue is for some people. Obviously, a lot of you are fine, but people like me could have been made happy with a 3.5mm jack that was already part of the design of past vehicles and most likely doesn't cost more than $10 to include on a car.
I would prefer not to use Bluetooth for quality reasons, but also because then I can't have the phone plugged in and being used for other things like navigation.I have a bluetooth module the opposite I plug to my 3.5mm adapter Lol so I can have my smartphone play to the aux.
The link you posted has one review and not much information. But here's a similar link:
And note this quote under it:
1. Does not work with PS3, TV, Amplifier, CD, Car, Truck, Xbox One, or Audacity. (The USB interface on those devices do not carry audio signal)
My understanding is, like the quote above says, that USB interfaces do not carry audio signal.
I like the idea of the USB sticks, although it's actually pretty difficult to reach inside the armrest container thing and change them out while driving. It obviously wasn't designed to be manipulated constantly the way CD players were. Anyway, for whatever reason, the Honda software doesn't recognize a lot of the mp3 folders. For example, it might be named "Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales," but the Honda puts it in some other weird spot that isn't alphabetical. So that makes it difficult to search for songs even if they are separated into different sticks. When it was all on my mp3 player, I could easily find what I needed. So now I could just plug my mp3 player into the 3.5mm jack... if it had one.Most new phones have no physical audio jack. It's gone. Nothing to do with Sirius (which is also outdated technology limited to North America only) or any other conspiracy. 3.5 mm is gone everywhere just like the CD slots.
There was a member here who bought color coded USB sticks and had specific style of music copied to specific color of stick. Much easier to navigate. Much less hassle than handling delicate compact discs in a car.
Android Auto/Apple Carplay makes it ever simpler to manage and use your music library.
I switched to fully digital in 2006 when I bought a Kenwood Bluetooth head unit for my daily van. It had Bluetooth streaming and USB for mp3/wma. It also had a rear connector for 3.5 mm which I hooked up to an adapter in the front panel I fabricated back then (no Aliexpress) but only used it once to test.
The issue has been beaten to death in this forum but it's fun every time it comes up. Just like oil change topics.
I realize that new phones don't have physical audio jacks. I have a feeling this has a lot to do with their tendency towards waterproofing everything. But even if not, USB technology is so integrated into smart phones now that it's an easier issue to deal with there. In the car, I can't think of any real reason to get rid of it.
I know you guys are mostly good at technology, but imagine an older person like my mom buying a CRV and trying to implement some of these solutions that seem simple to you. Yes, I get that CD players aren't really included now, but a 3.5mm would open up so many options for so little cost that it makes me assume there must be some other reason afoot than just "it's gone everywhere." Someone like my mom is most likely going to have to just go with Sirius because it's so much easier than any other thing she would be able to implement.
I have Android Auto, and this is an ongoing struggle. I would be totally fine with being all digital if I could easily access my library and quickly find whatever albums and songs I wanted to hear.