Summary: I bought this so that I may listen to one of the many books on CD from the library while I work in my pottery/and painting studios. The CD playerand IPOD work great. Sound not the quality that I am used to but for books,works great.
Summary: Bought one a few weeks ago in spite of some reviews that were less than I expect from Sony. I am glad I did...Sony quality comes through again in a unit that costs less than $100. First one went in the motorhome and it took one trip to decide that I wanted one in my basement rec room.
Summary: Three and a half stars. The sound is as good as one could expect for its size and price. Easy to use right out of the box and it looks pretty sharp. Yes the sound is not perfectly crisp but I'll sacrifice that somewhat for the small footprint. I did have trouble with the a.m. antenna--when connected I got bad reception on f.m. stations. When disconnected I couldn't get any a.m. reception at all. But that is probably my location rather than the machine.
Summary: The Sony Shelf System plays like a stereo system but is compact and a lot less expensive. I just wish the stand for the iTouch/iPhone was sturdier and held your iTouch/iPhone steady in the stand. Many times you are required to use two hands, one to steady the iTouch and the other hand to touch the screen for music selections. Overall, the Sony Shelf System is a great deal for the quality name brand and sound!!
Summary: I like to listen to audiobooks (CDs) from the library and needed a cd player for that, plus I still buy cds and like to listen to old ones and don't want to go through the process of ripping them to my computer and then putting them on my ipod just to here a few songs that I have a fleeting interest in.
Summary: I bought this unit as a Christmas gift for my girlfriend and we are very pleased with the sound. It sounds better than I expected and is loud enough to fill the kitchen and living room area with sound. You can crank it almost all the way up before getting any sound distortion. I only wish it was a solid unit and the speakers were attatched for easy movement to the back patio in the summer. I definatly would recommend this item.
Summary: This stereo system sounds pretty good considering it's small size. Can't comment on the ipod as we don't have one. My son's mp3 player plugs in and works well with this system. Overall nice product.