Rated 1 out of 5 by Alexa I expected more from such famous brand, as Sony.
No UTF in MP3 tags support. It's hard to believe that Japanese company release a product to market with no UTF support. I'm wondering whether it displays French characters with diacritics?..
No CD-text support. Would be nice to have...
No headphones output. Not a deal breaker, but it's handy to plug-in headphone directly to the CD unit, rather to amp, for better quality.
No coaxial digital output. Not a big deal, but in mine amp Optical connector is in use by TV output signal. For somebody it may be useful to have a coax output.
MP3 playing stops. I experience here the same, as someone else mentioned already somewhere on Internet: playback stops unpredictably. It may stop on the same song one day, but may play it flawlessly on another. You have to press "Rewind" and start again for playback to continue. Very annoying
USB cold start is slow (30 sec). I have just ~200 MP3 files on my flash drive, and it still indexes it slowly. I suppose there's just 30sec timeout set by default, before MP3 playback can start. Why?..
CD start (after spin-up and before music starts playing) is slow (~4 sec). On another CD players playback begins immediately after spin-up.
Blinking when going to standby is annoying/useless.
After switching from "Shuffle" to "Continue: playback, MP3 playing begins from the first MP3 filw written, and not from the album which was played.
CD to MP3 export feature is useless at 128Kb/s rate.
Stop does not stop, but rather pauses playing. This is OK for MP3, but I would expect CD disc to stop spinning after pressing Stop.
Unit can only turn on via Power button:
- Can't turn unit on by pressing Play button
- Can't turn unit on by pressing direct disc button
Forward/rewind buttons on main unit are small.
Direct disc selection buttons are too close to open tray. It's minor thing, but shows that Sony engineers did not test the overall usability thoroughly.
Repeat (No/1/All) should share the same button on remote.
CD<->USB switching should share the same button on remote.
November 4, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by njmpmcc Poor Quality Control for CD Changers
I have had this newly purchased CD player changer for about a week and it has almost never played a disc without stopping or skipping on a disc. I have had 3 other CD player changers (Technics, TEAC, Toshiba) and none of them ever skipped like this until now when the 20 year old Technics started slipping and precipitated this purchase. I have 5 SONY DVD players, 4 Blu Ray) and only one gave me trouble, stopping some time but is still working well otherwise. My SONY Receiver STR 945 still works perfectly. What is the problem with these new CD changers? There are only 5 brands being sold now and all seem to have the same problem (check Amazon), but this seems to be one of the two worst. I'll be returning this and am trying to decide on buying a more expensive brand or picking up an older used one. The convenience of continued play these changers can provide thru a good audio system is very useful when doing computer work
December 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cristofori It's Ok, but missing some key features.
I'm a long time Sony fan and have always loved their CD players in particular, so I bought this carousel unit as an inexpensive way to enjoy simple, multi-CD playback, as I still like and use CD.
The player works and sounds well for what it is and at it's price point, but there is one key feature that it's missing, the ability to turn off the display. One of the reasons why I've always liked Sony CD players over some others is they always had this ability, I've never owned one where the display couldn't be turned off. What happened here? Was it so hard to create this player with a display that can be turned off? At the very least, it should be able to be dimmed down a few levels, but this player doesn't even allow that. I'm forced to sit there and look at the overly bright display and watch the timer clock with no way to turn it off. This is maddening, as well as making the listening to music seem more like a cold, mechanical experience. ALL CD/DVD players should have the ability to turn their displays off!
Another thing I find annoying, but far less so, is the USB recording device. When recording CD's directly to the USB, they are only stored as 128kpbs MP3 files. Really? Why not allow the full MP3 bit rate of 320kpbs? Is it so difficult? Even at full bit rate, MP3's are barely adequate, anything less is unacceptable. Anyone even remotely concerned about sound quality will find the CD/USB record feature to be worthless. As I mentioned before, I still mostly prefer and use CD, but it would've been nice to have the option to record some tracks off of some discs for convenience sake, but not at the pathetic bit rate of 128kpbs. As it stands now, this is one "feature" that I will never use.
Sony, you are one of the last producers of a carousel type CD players. Please keep it up but come out with a unit that has the features I expect from Sony. I'd gladly pay a little more for what I want.
August 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TMan22 Perfect for What I Needed
I bought this CD a few month ago to replace an old Sony 5-disc CD player I found and had been using. It was very affordable for the quality that it has and it does everything that I needed.
December 29, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by SB99 Works Well
Purchased this CD changer to replace a 20 year old Yamaha CD player. It plays CDs without problems. Haven't tried the MP3 function yet, but that is less important to me. Hopefully it will last as long as the Yamaha.
July 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by trooper GOOD VALUE!
Best CD player I have ever had. I can shuffle, I can play individual tracks,or I can play all five in order. Great sound and easy to set-up and use. Would recommend to anyone.
August 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Knut Best Purchase
I love the Sony CD changer. My previous CD changer wore out after many years of use. This CD changer works with my existing stereo system.
May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thomcms A well thought out machine
The set up was easy and quick and the interface with my other equipment was just as easy. The sound quality is very good. This unit has been well thought out with several extra functions that add flexibility.
May 5, 2014