Summary: Bought this stereo and was impressed with the good looks, compact size and of course Sony brand. Unit worked for one week, then lost audio. Sent it to Sony repair, they sent it back a month later saying no problem was found. Unit worked for about a week and then lost the audio again, exact same performance as original. Gave up, bought a different brand....
Summary: I was looking for an audio with bluetooth function. But the audio DOES NOT have bluetooth function! The one delivered to me was Sony CMT-BX20i, which does not have bluetooth, and is also available in other stores in Amazon at about 120 dollars. I am furious because the website did not give its proper name, if it had, I would have know that this doesn't have bluetooth. But it gave different name, and fooled the customer.
Summary: I purchased this same player for my mom about three years ago, so I knew what to expect. The separate bass and treble control are much better than the preset sound selection ( jazz, rock, voice, ect.) I have found on other systems. I have played 3rd gen Ipod to 5th gen Ipod with no problems. Speakers supplied sound nice with a decent amount of bass. I may try different speakers later to see if sound can be improved.
Summary: All functions, including AM/FM reception met my expectations, meaning up to Sony's reputation for quality products. The only thing missing is tone control. My older bookshelf stereos have simple up/down treble and bass controls. It would be a neat feature if Sony had added two additional jacks for connecting an external equalizer. I gave it 5 stars because I was aware of all this before I purchased the CMT-BX20i. I'm going to try adding these jacks..
Summary: As a more mature citizen I am at times puzzled by the newer electronic devices on the market. These are the times when I rely on my adult sons to help me make an educated choice. The sound is great, the unit seems sturdy but the instructions are lousy. Even though I am not familiar with the more up to date equipment I am quite capable of following instruction rather well.
Summary: For the price and quality of this micro system I have to say its a good value. The controls are easy to understand and clearly labeled the Ipod integration worked with every Ipod I have from my nano from 2004 to my Ipod touch from 2009. Sound quality from very good for a micro system I thought and if you do not want to use the sony speakers you can replace them with higher end speakers and still use the unit.
Summary: I got my Sony CMTBX20i system a few months back, and it has decent sound and features but I was worried from the start about the cheap quality of the unit. The system occasionally just went into sleep mode for no reason, et. But then about 15 days after the 90 day mfg warranty expired the CD ejection system stopped working. Essentially this product worked for less days than the dollars I paid for it, and now it is junk and I have to buy a new one.
Summary: I'm not an audio expert, but the BX20i is everything I wanted in shelf audio unit. It's small, easy (trivial, really) to set up and fills my 3-room condo with great quality sound. The black case and blue digital display is sleek, small and sharp. I love being able to charge my iPod while it's playing, and to control it with a remote. And the new, compact technology means I can spend less time at parties replacing CDs and more time enjoying my guests.