Rated 1 out of 5 by hihellohi1234567 Didn't work with Ipod
I was super pumped to get this music system due to the ipod dock. After having played mostly cds on it, I tried my Ipod, which much to my dismay, it didn't play. I followed all of the directions, checked all of the plugins, and yet the music wouldn't play. Actually out of one speaker I did hear it playing (so quietly, I thought I was imagining it at first. One speaker was playing so quietly that my sister insisted no sound was coming out, while I very faintly heard it doing so. And then the other speaker just wasn't playing anything at all. ) This was a super disappointing purchase. Back in the day (2003 era), you could get a $100 boombox that worked great and had good sound quality. As much as I didn't want to leave a bad review, it's lack of completing half it's job kind of left me no choice. No one else seems to be having this problem so...maybe it's just my system. Had the ipod dock worked correctly, I would have given the system 3 stars. All in alls, it's an okay system, but not great. (which I suppose makes sense for the price...)
August 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GiGiSanDiego Great Product for the Price
There is two things that you get with this system; a well made product at a extremely reasonable price. I bought this system as a gift for my husband in August to complement his I-Pod. The sound is clear and incredible. There is alot of "boom" for a such a system. I would definitely recommend it.
December 11, 2009
Rated 2 out of 5 by sbarnard Falls short what happened to Sony
I like the styling and size of this unit and found the features barely adequate for the price. Where this unit falls short is the mediocre sound and the lack of an Aux FM antenna jack (only the CMT-LX40i has one but there is no way to tell from the box). I mean really the lead antenna provided is not really good for anything, granted I live in a bad area in San Diego county for Radio reception, but it’s not like I live in the middle of nowhere. All the radio stations around here and I get one in stereo and the rest of the FM dial is static.
January 1, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by bluebird cd player broke after a few months
This was great when i first got it, it was nice, compact, great design, the antenna wasn't the best, but i figured it was b/c i wasn't in the best place and for $100 it still was a great deal. But a couple months in, my cd player stopped working. It accepted cd's but wouldn't play them. I'm not sure why, b/c I only was able to play a few cd's and I don't use it that often. I think it makes sense to spend a little more money for a more reliable machine that doesn't break as fast.
March 16, 2010
Rated 2 out of 5 by jackipoo Disappointed
I've been a buyer of Sony products for years using all price points but was very disappointed in this deal. the "eject" button works sporadically. It take days before it'll spit out a CD. Sound quality not bad for the price. However, I just bought it...had it two weeks because its a long drive to the store but, will have to take it back. Doesn't work properly. Disappointed.
March 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Snapper05 disappointing
I bought this for my wife for a birthday present with an i pod touch. After four months the cd player broke and it stopped playing and charging the ipod.
October 24, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sherlock33 Happy so far
We've had the system for only a few weeks, but it works very well, produces very good sound, and is simple to operate.
I wish it had more precise equalization, but given the inexpensive price, you can't expect everything.
We don't have an Ipod, so can't comment on how that feature works.
December 8, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by TheTRUST Just "OK".....
I bought this as a gift for my son, but was disappointed that it didn't charge the ipod/iphone unless it is turned on. So the ipod has to be taken off all the time just to be charged. Would have been nice to just leave it on and forget it. Sound is OK. Wish there were more presets. I honestly thing the design is ugly. Would have been nicer if Sony made the ipod/iphone try retractable. But I guess you can't win them all.
January 10, 2011