Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4 out of 5 by JimDandy Review of Micro Shelf Stereo System CMT-MX500i
This is a great little stereo system for your upstairs bedroom and at a super good price! Very easy to set up plays one CD and has FM & AM stations. The sound quality is pretty good too I found. Recommend buying this item.
August 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
by BentleyD Sony still impresses
My wife and I are really pleased with this Sony system it has clean lines that matches our decor and blends well with the other components. You really don't have to spend a lot to get a good sounding system that's packed with great features. Being able to play our ipod and our old cd's is great too.
Overall sound is good the bass is clean and full bodied considering the size of the speakers and the over sized tweeters are clear and crisp.
The two cons I have aren't serious but raise my eyebrow one is that the receiver is large to be considered a shelf unit and the second is the short speaker wires which is ok for setting up the system in a shelf. If you want to add wire you'll have to splice the wires because they are fixed to the speaker cabinet and Sony has their own plug at the other end.
May 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by FirstcityCyn Not worth the money!
This is the second time I have had issues with Sony audio equipment shortly after it was purchased this year. I have bought a great many Sony products over the years and the name used to be synonymous with solid products, but the last few things I have bought have left me questioning whether I will ever purchase Sony again.
Right out of the box, this system worked well. It was a Christmas gift, purchased for the kitchen and it was perfect for that area. We listened to it one evening and then went on vacation. When we returned a week later and turned it on, the sound was no longer operable.
It is now going back to Sony for warranty work. If I had the original box, I would return it and purchase something else from a different manufacturer. This is the second shipment we have made to Sony this year, having to send in a Home Theater unit that inexplicably quit working as well. It costs about $20 package and send in a piece of equipment, a cost that is not reimbursed by Sony. That's an additional 20% over the cost of this unit, just to have it fixed.
It seems that the Sony name just isn't the guarantee of craftsmanship and reliability that it used to be. I will have to consider long and hard before I purchase another Sony audio item.
January 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ridenow Excellent job Sony..
Pink Floyd is an excellent test for this unit. Plows through scratched cd's.. I forgot my charger plug for my dead i-phone at work... And then it dawned on me, "this will charge my i-phone so I can test it" And so it did. The sound is excellent. Initially, I was dissapointed, it does not have your typical slew of connections on the back to hook-up various devices. In fact, there's none. But it's not needed with this system . It has a very sensitive mini mic jack in the front if you want to tie something in. The speakers, and the system itself are very light weight, which did cause a little uncertainty.. But after listening, "this is a near-perfect sounding audio device" just the way it is..Very-well thought through features. Not a heavy metal player...However, this is a clean, lean, hi-fidelity machine. A great job to Sony's design and engineering team!
September 2, 2012