Rated 4 out of 5 by gccradio2014 Great Basic Boombox
Boombox is very basic more like a early 2000's fashion. It does not have a bluetooth receiver, and the cassette deck does not have Auto Reverse like those Walkmans do. It would have been nice if it had a bluetooth receiver built in and Auto Reverse record and playback. When playing back your mp3 CD's it takes time for it to read the disc before playback especially old discs. It does not have ATRAC decoding. And it would have been better if the bass was deeper which the Mega Bass does not make any difference. Sounds like a boombox you bought from the dollar store. Also it would be helpful to add LW and SW bands to the next future model. The FM and AM reception is good which is better than the other brand boomboxes I have owned. I hope the next model comes with Auto Reverse and Bluetooth along with the other features I have just mentioned. Still, it's a great keeper!
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by martino Great size and sound for a triple player!
Just what I was trying to replicate in an old one I have, but this is reduced in size by several inches, but not by sound quality! The other Sony has great sound with larger speakers but I cannot find fault with this new model! Nor can I tell the difference in sound quality from the old one! I'm very pleased with looks, features and sounds!
I saw some with the cassette & CD player on top and side by side, which to me looks like a design flaw, but this is the ''baby brother'' to my 15 year old one. This now will sit near my PC desk for easy access to morning radio and my language CD's. Potability is major in a triple player like this and 2 way power makes it so. I hate wearing ear buds and fussing with play lists so its back to the basics for me and great room filling sound quality to boot!
May 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2000bpo Sony boom box
Searched for a long time to find a good radio, cd, mp3 player that would play mp3's and allow me to pick up where I left off on audio books, etc. This one works great. It looks great, and is compact so it doesn't take up a lot of room, yet it sounds great. I'm very pleased with it and would recommend it.
January 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by syxer Very nice product
Plays well and has the functions my Mother wanted which was radio-CD and cassette tape. This is a nice smaller size unit and Sony has done a good job in making this unit small but functional. Mom is pleased with the unit.
January 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by gccradioscience Great Purchase I Made For A Boombox
This boombox has your basic needs such as CD, Cassette, mp3 input and AM and FM. The reception is great on AM and FM since i live 1.5 miles away from 1 AM and 1 FM station here in Virginia Beach, VA. Most cheap radios that I bought would simply overload in local area like this. When playing a CD it has great sound and it plays back mp3 CD's, CD-RW and CD-R and Audio CD's. The cassette is very basic, it does not have Auto Reverse like those other boomboxes have and it would be nice to add that to next future model. It has Aux input to add your mp3 player, phone, tablet, portable TV or portable DVD player or from your small bedroom TV or satellite radio receiver. It would be great on the next model to come out with this boombox with the short wave bands since I have to always connect a small short wave portable radio to the AUX input to hear short wave broadcasts. Most boomboxes that Sony made had SW 1 and 2 and I think the next model should do. Bluetooth would be nice to add as well to the Aux input such as a bluetooth receiver which they should had one built in. A digital output would have been nice for digital devices such as minidisc and mp3 recorders.
August 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Libbie CFD-S50 CD Radio Cassette, CD sensors don't work
The sensors on the CD player intermittently picked up sound and now the read out registers no CD inserted when there is a CD inserted. I would have contacted you sooner, but I had foot surgery and a long recuperation. I am very dissatisfied with this product, and I'm a Sony buyer.
January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by tensleep Play Your Old Cassettes - and More
I purchased this item specifically because it plays cassette tapes, although I use it for Cd's as well. The portability makes it ideal for "road' activities such as camping, boating, and just picnicking. Sound quality is good for the size of the unit and speakers. I also use the unit to play Cassettes through my home system; the switch is easily managed with an AC power cord and output cord with mini-plug left in place at home. This is a very good buy.
January 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stillmissbetamax Good equipment, sound quality a bit above average
Good enough for the price. Hoped for better sound quality from a Sony product, hoped for great actually, but got just pretty good.
January 21, 2015