Summary: For some reason it skips a few seconds at random intervals when playing CD's (music CD not MP3) and getting it to pick up the iPod touch is an art.The CD playback is an issue because it's almost impossible to sit and enjoy the music when it skips some of the track. I checked for software updates that would perhaps fix some of the issues but there is nothing on Sony's website. Not what I would have expected from a Sony product.
Summary: Loud and heavy. This machine puts out great sound. I love the USB interface. Fill a jump drive up, plug it in and forget about the music and have fun. The remote is handy for turning up my favorites from across the room. It is big and pretty heavy, it gets left home sometimes for that reason.
Why are CD players such poor quality these days???
Jeff Linton, Amazon
28 November 2013
Summary: I bought this unit for my basement to use at Christmas when we had visitors. I think I used the CD player about a half dozen times over the last year. The other day I put a CD in it and it wouldn't read it. The display says there is no CD, which of course there is. I can't believe how quickly CD players stop working. It definitely isn't worn out. Not sure why it would stop working after such few uses. Disgusted.
Summary: the item is nice looking and works well. so that is great. however, as for ease of use, the power button is hard to find in the dark, you have to push a button various times to find the option you want (ipod, tuner, cd, etc..) have not used the ipod feature yet.
Summary: This is the fifth micro stereo we have owned, two from Philips and three from Sony. We use them in our kitchen and play music on CD's during meals. We seem to wear out the CD players in them in three to five years. One of the Philips we had came with pretty good speakers, so I kept them and used them with the Sony units because they have sounded better than any of the Sony speakers.
Summary: Works flawlessly with the iphone or like. The remote is nice... what my sons really like is the lights that beat to the music (pulsating to the music). You can really turn this thing up loud. Quality and workmanship is very good. If you cannot tell... this thing is huge and will easily fill a room with pounding music! Enjoy!!
Summary: Has no remote, yet all the operating instructions are for a remote. Very complex and confusing trying to figure out MANUAL operating instructions. Recommendations: Come On Sony! , Incude a remote with the system since all the instructions are for a remote.