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Vincent in Detroit, Michigan listens on AM800 CKLW and asked: “More and more these days, they’re making cars without CD players. I have a new Jaguar F Pace and it doesn’t come with a CD player, but I have some CDs that I would still like to play in my vehicle. What would be the best option for playing your CDs in vehicles now that don’t have CD players, but have an Aux plug?”
Vincent, where are you buying your CDs? Those things must be getting hard to find by now.
Since you have that AUX plug, you can just connect a portable CD player. Surprisingly enough, they’re relatively easy to find and relatively inexpensive. You can find them at places like BestBuy and Target and some models don’t even reach $20. Just plug them in with a standard stereo cable and you should be all set, probably for under $25 too.
Of course you probably won’t be able to control it with your car radio, or any controls you may have built into your steering wheel, so you may be better off joining the present and converting your music to some digital format that can be stored in your phone or a USB device of some sort. Bluetooth and USB inputs can both be controlled by most car radios, and just about any USB device or phone can hold much more music than a CD, so you won’t be needing to change them all the time.
Dennis in Jackson County, Tennessee listens on SuperTalk 99.7 WTN and asked: “I’m a PS4 Game player. I’m 56 years old and play Call of Duty. I’m looking for some good wireless headsets that give me that surround sound.”
Dennis, depending on your budget, you’ll find a wide variety of gaming headsets.
The first we should mention is Sony’s own PlayStation Gold Wireless Gaming headset. It goes for about $75, which is relatively inexpensive in the gaming world.
If you have some extra money to spend, the SteelSeries Actis Pro is very well reviewed, and it has a price tag north of $300, but it can be found for less online. This one’s kind of “the addict’s choice,” it features hot-swappable batteries that last about 10 hours each, for when you need to game every waking hour.
The Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 600 is in between the two at around $100, but you’ll have to live with just 15 hours of uninterrupted gaming in one sitting.
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