Rated 3 out of 5 by Passion4Music Slightly disappointed
I purchased this item last week with very high hopes of getting a good sound quality for not alot of $$. I have to say that I do love the way this was designed, a real space saver and am happy that those of us who still listen to cassettes haven't been forgotten. It's a very simple, basic cd player. I am happy with the product, but by reading the reviews, I thought maybe the sound quality may be a bit better than it is. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't sound bad, I just expected more from what i read. If you are really into your music, you should think twice before purchasing this item. However, if you want to just have something to play your music on that sounds okay, then you should purchase. Good for back ground music for office or store, keeping in mind the lower the volume the better it sounds. Too soon to tell how well it will hold up, I've only had it for a week. Altho I am happy with it, even tho I expected better sound, and I would reccomend this to a friend, but for me, I think I would probably send it back if shipping charges weren't so high and purchase the other one that is similiar for the few extra bucks.
February 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by flamesmarvin Nice unit !
This system is great. I have larger systems in use but wanted a "system" that I could move easily that also sounded decent. Tried an RCA and a memorex only to be turned off buy lose cases or thin sound. The Sony CFD-S05 is different. It is solid and has respectable specifications for the price. The amplifier circuit is robust for a boombox, just don't expect the room to vibrate. Thats not what this is for. It is a nice system and I bought a couple more and wrapped the boxes with plastic wrap and stowed them away in the basement. I don't want a system with a "dock" for any particular brand of MP3/4 players and these systems are getting scarce so there you go !
May 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Georgiana So glad they still make them this way
I've always owned Sony boom boxes. Never had any other brand. They last a long, long time, and these days, it feels like it is impossible to find a simple radio/CD/cassette player without a bunch of gimmicks, and at a good price for this quality. This model has satisfied our expectations. I bought one originally for my mother who is in her 60s and still likes to listen to old cassettes, but then I ended up getting one for our kitchen just so I can listen to the radio and CDs. It suits our simple needs and is very sturdy and pleasing in design.
June 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shooter2012 Great Purchase
I reviewed many other brands of portable radios before purchasing this one and was not disappointed. The other brands at the price of the Sony do not have many of the features this has. I wanted specifically a FM radio, cassette player and cd player, the CFD-SO5 had everything and more. The sound quality is very good for a small compact portable radio. The reviewers who labeled the sound quality as a "Con" should remember what you paid for, if you want concert sound quality you have to pay for it, for what this radio was designed for the sound quality is excellent. Sony AM/FM, cassette-Corder, CD player for under $50 is a great buy.
May 4, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by bassman4 Somewhat disappointed
I owned the previous version of this product for a number of years. I really liked the bass response. The new version is lacking in that respect. I do like the audio in jack for making cassettes from my computer.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Computerhobbyist SONY CFD-S05 BOOMBOX REVIEW
The Sony CFD-S05 CD Radio Cassette Recorder is an excellent Mega Bass portable radio for the nightstand by your bed to listen to the latest news, weather, and sports before retiring for the evening. It’s also ideal for anyone that likes to play selections from their cassette library or make custom mix tapes from their CD collection. The Sony portable stereo is the perfect addition for the boombox or radio enthusiast. With its excellent sound output, dual band digital FM/AM tuner, cassette player/recorder, CD player, program, shuffle, random CD playback modes, and CD-R/RW playback, this boombox would make a great addition for any home or outdoor activity. This unit sports an impressive features list including an LCD display, telescopic antenna for FM reception, built-in AM antenna, 30 FM/AM station presets, soft touch tape transport controls, CD syncro recording with cassette recorder, headphone jack, auxiliary input for MP3 player, two full range speakers, bass reflex sound system, carry handle, power button, volume controls, FM mode button, direct input source selection, and CD transport controls. The CFD-S05 stereo is complimented with sturdy build quality, excellent radio reception, and is lightweight. The Sony portable is powered by 6 C cell batteries or the unit can be powered by AC household current with the supplied, detachable AC power cord. However, the Sony CFD-S05 portable stereo does not come with a remote control. This radio is all about class and style with its intuitive design, easy operation, and warm natural sound tones that this Sony portable produces. Highly recommended.
April 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Consultant My wife and I are very pleased.
We have SONY HD-TVs, Blu-ray/DVD players and an under cabinet kitchen AM/FM//CD player, count on SONY to provide a quality product and have not been disappointed. We have CDs and quite a few tapes and no longer had a way to play the tapes. The sound is good, mega boost is a plus and ollar for dollar this unit cannot be matched!
January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Radioman Very good buy!
I love my new stereo! The sound is very crisp and clear, it has decent bass, the build quality and sound is very good for only $50. I would definitely go out and buy another one in the future!
May 2, 2013