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Is There a USB of Bluetooth CD Player that Plays Over Car's Sound System? #5288429 12/08/19 10:30 AM
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Wife's new GMC doesn't have CD player, most newer cars don't it seems. But she has a CD collection she likes. As a Christmas gift I'd like to find her a portable CD player that will connect to car's infotainment system by USB, Bluetooth, or even headphone-out jack. Ideally, this unit would also have a 12 volt power plug so it doesn't rely on two AA batteries or whatever.

Employee at a popular consumer electronics big box store told me the other day that only option is an old school battery powered portable CD player and use the headphone jack to cord music to the infotainment system. Is this true?



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Re: Is There a USB of Bluetooth CD Player that Plays Over Car's Sound System? [Re: LoneRanger] #5288435 12/08/19 10:44 AM
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I use my old iPhone 4 as an iPod and connect via Bluetooth, but that requires importing CDs onto iTunes first. Amazon shows a few, but they're no-name and a little pricy, like this one-
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTFLQQ...804&tag=shopperz_origin3-20&th=1


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Re: Is There a USB of Bluetooth CD Player that Plays Over Car's Sound System? [Re: LoneRanger] #5288440 12/08/19 10:50 AM
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Have you considered ripping her CDs to MP3? I still buy CDs, but don't like to lug around a cd wallet or deal with changing them in the car, so I'll put the ripped MP3 files on a USB drive or SD card for use on the road.


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Re: Is There a USB of Bluetooth CD Player that Plays Over Car's Sound System? [Re: LoneRanger] #5288444 12/08/19 10:58 AM
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As mentioned above, the CD's should be ripped to MP3's.
You could try buying an external CD DVD burner: https://www.amazon.com/External-Por...Compatible/dp/B07QNTWHZF?ref_=ast_bbp_dp



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Re: Is There a USB of Bluetooth CD Player that Plays Over Car's Sound System? [Re: fsdork] #5288445 12/08/19 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by fsdork
Have you considered ripping her CDs to MP3? I still buy CDs, but don't like to lug around a cd wallet or deal with changing them in the car, so I'll put the ripped MP3 files on a USB drive or SD card for use on the road.



That's the ticket. This is why cars don't come with CD players. People these days rip our CDs to MP3 and put the MP3 on our phones or a USB stick. Put each CD in its own folder. Very convenient once you learn to navigate the file tree.


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Re: Is There a USB of Bluetooth CD Player that Plays Over Car's Sound System? [Re: LoneRanger] #5288452 12/08/19 11:05 AM
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CD’s?

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Re: Is There a USB of Bluetooth CD Player that Plays Over Car's Sound System? [Re: LoneRanger] #5288470 12/08/19 11:36 AM
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I don't know how easy it is to navigate using the stereo; in my car I've thought about getting multiple USB sticks and grouping similar music. Less to scroll through when looking for something.

The temptation is to throw every album one owns onto one stick, and always have it... but then it's a pain to find something something quickly. At least that is what I found.


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Re: Is There a USB of Bluetooth CD Player that Plays Over Car's Sound System? [Re: LoneRanger] #5288476 12/08/19 11:44 AM
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Original CDs left in the car are a theft magnet.

Re: Is There a USB of Bluetooth CD Player that Plays Over Car's Sound System? [Re: LoneRanger] #5288519 12/08/19 01:03 PM
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new tech can be a PITA, as you need to work around what was simple before. this sells new modern tech + may asve auto makers a buck or two. i have older vehicles + like myself the work well so no need for newer overpriced ones!!

Re: Is There a USB of Bluetooth CD Player that Plays Over Car's Sound System? [Re: LoneRanger] #5288522 12/08/19 01:07 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions but I'll pass on ripping a bazillion compact discs to mp3 and coaching her on how to play them. Looks like she's out of luck.



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Re: Is There a USB of Bluetooth CD Player that Plays Over Car's Sound System? [Re: eljefino] #5288579 12/08/19 02:00 PM
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Really, who steals cd's these days? They're worthless. Heck, I leave my Ipod in plain view in my car, unlocked on the driveway, because who's going to want an Ipod these days?


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Re: Is There a USB of Bluetooth CD Player that Plays Over Car's Sound System? [Re: LoneRanger] #5288587 12/08/19 02:06 PM
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CDs are a pain in a car. Easy to scratch, need to be handled carefully, etc.

The advice to rip to mp3 is best. Put them all on one usb stick and be done.

There are USB CD drives... Ive never tried attaching one to a car usb connector. No idea if it would be controllable.

If that doesn’t work, the clerk’s comments relative to a portable drive are likely correct. The question would be if there is a portable CD player with Bluetooth output.

Every option will be clunky compared to the ripping to a usb stick.

Re: Is There a USB of Bluetooth CD Player that Plays Over Car's Sound System? [Re: LoneRanger] #5288603 12/08/19 02:14 PM
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Amazon has plenty of portable CD players with Bluetooth.

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Re: Is There a USB of Bluetooth CD Player that Plays Over Car's Sound System? [Re: LoneRanger] #5288625 12/08/19 02:31 PM
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take any portable CD player, add FM transmitter to headphone output, power both with 12v adapter.


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