Summary: The sound quality is just at the acceptable mark. I bought this to be able listen to tapes and CDs while doing outside chores and wanted something portable that ran on batteries or was rechargeable. I was disappointed that the AC cord was not detachable and had to be made secure with a rubber band to keep it out of the way.
Excerpt: My biggest concern was that the tape player not eat my tapes, as some of them are irreplacable. So far so good. The CD player seems fine, as is the sound quality (when compared with other units encased in plastic). Operation of the unit is very straightforward, even though the instruction manuel could be more detailed. I would prefer a stouter carrying handle, but overall I am very pleased with Califone's product.
Pros: Compact, Convenient Cd Player, Easy to use, Good Sound, Hard To Find, Tape Player Works Well, Top Mounted Cd Easy To Ac, Very Portable
Summary: this is everything I expected. the sound is great. an added feature I didn't expect is the ability to record songs from the radio. It has a cd feature and also tapes are able to be played. this was worth the money spent.
Excerpt: I bought this to replace my old sewing room boombox. The CD player and tape player are just fine. I have a little trouble getting good radio reception, but then I had the same trouble with my old box! This unit is a convenient size and weight.
Summary: But it didn't work for me. I do believe though, that if classroom instruction is what you are dealing with, this will be a fine unit for you. I wanted it to work for me and my cassette tapes and I was not satisfied at all with the overall sound.
Summary: Best Player for the money. I realy like it & it has great sound when playing tapes or cd,s. I convert tapes to cd,s & use the tape player a lot. Had a big boom box give out on me so I bott this one & it still works. If you want a great sounding player and one that isn't going to quit after lot's of use. This is the player for you.