Summary: I bought this Boom Box for use in my workshop, and while working in the yard. This is a good radio, cd player. Reception of radio signals is good. I use this radio/cd player in my workshop each day, usually playing cds, but also for some radio broadcasts. I consider this to be a good investment.
Summary: I saw the many negative reviews before deciding to purchase this. I was just looking for a something cheap to play CD's in my children's playroom. It was only $20 at Target...all of the other models I looked at were $30 and up so I decided to take my chances to save a few bucks. The first CD I put in skipped repeatedly. My first thought was oh great, I should have listened to the reviews, and thought I would return it.
Summary: I bought this at Target because the CD drive on my computer is glitchy and I just wanted an inexpensive unit on which to listen to audiobooks. If I had read some of the reviews here first, I would never have bought it as many people say the CD player is poor quality. However, I never even got to that point. I always listen to music or books using headphones, but, incredibly, the unit I bought does not even have a headphone jack!
Summary: My daughter received this as a christmas gift. The very first time we tried to play a CD in it, it played the first song and then quit. We tried to give it the benefit of the doubt and use it again, but it made an awful rattling noise and quit again. We tried several times over several days to get this thing to work and it wouldn't last more than one song and even that was variable since it would skip around. So disappointed in this product. DO NOT BUY THIS!!
Summary: My wife has an extensive CD collection and her Hobbies and Chores have her hopping about the house and she said she wanted a portable CD player for Christmas. In the past I've purchased different Jensen products and when I found this item I was quite pleased with the price. The Radio picks up even weak transmissions as we live in a valley near a river surrounded by 1000 foot mountains we were surprised and please with it's reception.
Summary: This never worked right out of the box and it just got worse. It played store-bought CD's OK, but the it couldn't play the CD's I burned at all, even though every other CD player in the house did fine with them. When I returned it, I saw two more of these on the store shelf that had obviously been opened and returned too. DO NOT BUY you'll be bringing it right back.