Summary: We purchased this for our 12 year old son for Christmas. The first time we purchased this the radio did not work. We return and ordered another as we liked the size. Upon receiving the second we see that the CD player does not work. Both times when i called the company for technical support they told me that I must not have radio frequeny and then I must be playing a CD that is not truly a CD..... Unbelievable!!!!!
Summary: The words on the unit for the buttons on the stereo are upside down and reversed, so you need to look on the opposite side to figure out what the buttons really do. Just amazing how this missed visual quality inspection check. The RADIO and AUX make a hissing noise, but the CD does not. The LCD display is very bright like a flashlight at night, and NO you cant decrease the brightness despite what some reviewers claim.
Summary: I bought this system for my mom as a Christmas gift. She loved the look and size. The system has a really great sound but both speakers had a defect in the wiring. Every time we adjusted the wire on one of the speakers, the sound in the other speaker would go out. We ended up returning the unit to store. My mom liked the system so much that I ordered her another online from Walmart. Hopefully the next one will not have any defects.
Summary: Overall good, speakers are OK but not audiophile quality.
Pros: Plays well, speakers are not integrated, so can be positioned, operates well out of box.
Cons: Do not use this in a sleeping area. The blue LED light on the player is very bright. It is comparable to the glow of moonlight, and is difficult to cover. There seems to be no way to turn it off with controls, so I will be removing the cover to remove the LED entirely.