-------------------------Ditto . . . .
Just take 278 Cd" with 10-14 Songs = 3336 Individual Songs & Clip Art - Personal Labels . Spend 42 Hours with Your Computer .You just need to rip your collection once. Do it right with album art too if you want.
Then you can load the MP3 anywhere. You won’t be able to tell the difference between CD quality and a good MP3 rip if you’re worried about sound quality.
Btw, even if this car did have a CD player I would never use it. It’s like Acura keeping cassette players in their 2008 TL. Makes little sense.
Unfortunately CD's have become dinosaurs such as 8 tracks, albums, & cassettes... I would suggest if you want to "listen to complete symphonies, or specific, CD-sized collections" you get thumb drives specific to the size you will need to rip those collections to MP3's on and use them to listen to what you want. As much of a PITA as it will be I don't see the (auto) industry going backwards... at least they haven't as far as offering cassettes, or 8 tracks.Since I HAVE hundreds of CDs, mostly Classical, ripping to MP3 would only DISORGANIZE my music. Lumping them into any thumb drive would not only take precious time, but it would create a GLOB where I want to listen to complete symphonies or specific, CD-sized collections. So, CONNECTION of a CD player is HIGHLY preferable.
IS there a way to connect a CD player???
Honda SHOULD have provided for 3-6 CD changer option!
How many owners of the 10-speed Touring Edition are under 50? And AREN'T Baby Boomers STILL the largest segment of the population????