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 Jamminjin Great purchase
Needed a boom box to play some cassette tapes that I still have and also to bring it with me when I'm on the go .. This is a great player. Cd"s sound great.. The radio sounds great .. Can't go wrong .. For the price.
July 16, 2014
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 3 out of 5 by Sundrop Battery eater, sound quality disappointing
The sound quality isn't as good as I expected, it's rather tiny even when using the "Mega Bass". It recommends removing the batteries when using the power cord which is a pain to remember. If you don't and leave the power accidently on (little red led) without anything playing, the batteries will drain overnight. The button usage seems to confuse the player, it takes too long for it to read info on a commercially made CD before it will list anything or play anything. I'm a little underwhelmed by this product. We have a number of Sony products and this one doesn't live up to the high standards of the others. Of course the price is attractive and the size is good, and it looks nice too, but the sound quality could be a lot better.
October 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ruvicha Last of the breed
So far as I can tell, Sony makes the last combination CD/Tape/AM-FM player. We have four in our home and enjoy them all, whether we use them to play a symphony while preparing dinner, catch up on sports news or listen to the BBC in the middle of a sleep-challenged night. Will it give you the high quality of a premium system? Not really. But will it give you fine sound and the versatility to use it wherever and however you want? Sure will.
September 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GolfHoncho Exactly What I Needed
I was looking for a multi-function portable stereo for use on my garage workbench. And, this was exactly what I was looking for - AM/FM stereo, CD player, audio cassette.player/recorder, AC/DC operation, etc. And, its overall small size and footprint were a perfect fit for my workbench shelf.
And, of course, the Sony quality and reliability are unsurpassed..
Bottom-line: I highly recommend this Sony product for those with comparable needs.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phoenix33 Super Buy + Great Price!
Received this item today and I am very impressed at the style and sound quality for the very affordable price. This replaces another wonderful Sony product I had for over twenty years that was used on a daily basis with never a single problem. This is a very peasant surprise!
June 25, 2014