Summary: This player works great for my needs. Simple to operate, sounds great as JVC always has, in my experience. Can't go wrong here! Nowhere does it say this is a 'Boom Box', so I don't know why anyone would expect that. If you want a true 'Boom Box', they may still have some of those 200 pound relics at the Goodwill store, albeit broken. Like another reviewer said. If you're looking for 'Boom' or you're an audiophile, this will not please you, obviously.
Summary: I bought this item for my one year old daughter to listen to music at bedtime. Plays cds great. Doesn't skip when bumped by a 1 year old. Analog radio tuner is as good as any other analog tuner. Hard to tune into some radio station; not sure if it's placement in the house or the antenna. Has input for mp3 player. Serves my purpose perfectly.
Summary: I bought this because I needed a radio for work. I was tired of going through ear buds every few months. I saw it at Frys for 25 bucks and decided to give a try. It does exactly what I need it to do. It picks up stations I love to hear and I can hook my phone up to it. Do only thing I wish it did is pick up my favorite sports talk station, but that's not the radios fault its the building I work in. I have not used the cd player so can't I rate that.
Summary: I bought this radio for work because it could play cd's as well as the radio in addition to being able to play an mp3 player with its auxiliary port. It is extremely portable and there is no learning curve whatsoever. It did exactly what I bought it for. I may start using it at home too so I can listen to the radio, cd's and my mp3 player. Terrific radio.
Summary: This radio is a pretty nice radio its very portable and light weight. I would have expected the sound to be a little better though. The FM radio is good a little hard to get clear reception on some stations. The auxilary in is a nice feature. Overall it a good radio for the money.
Summary: I should have read the reviews prior to purchasing. The product arrived and besides the poor sound quality (by design), the CD player worked for about 10 seconds, then just quit working. I made sure to keep the original packing, since this is the third JVC product that I have received broken (2 HD car radios from Crutchfield before this). This boombox is on its way back to Amazon for a refund.
Summary: I read the two previous reviews and decided to take a chance. Ok but not great. It's compact and easy to use but has rather poor, flat sound quality with limited highs and lows. Could use a tone adjustment knob or a mini-equalizer. The previous comment about this cd player not playing cd's with blemishes is also correct. These are cd's which have no issues playing on other cd players in our house and car. Would have liked more for the price.
Summary: I got this as a Christmas present for my boys the sound quality isn't very good at all and the cd player doesn't like to play disc that have any blemishes at all on them, even though my other cd players play them just fine. The good thing about this unit is that with the purchase of a cable you can connect an ipod or a mp3 player.