Summary: The AM FM radio is great, and so is the CD player! Good quality sound and handy buttons on the top so I can operate it even in the dark, after I've gone to bed! I just reach over and push the right button every time ! BUT, the cassette player was a huge disappointment!!! I've had 4 of these jWin CD players and the cassette part always breaks down - while the rest of the functions work fine, I tried ordering a cheap Colby...but didn't like it at all.
Summary: I only ventured into this purchase because I have a vast collection of cassette mix tapes and my GREAT sound system (Panasonic) decided to quit on me. I was willing to take a chance on something cheap until I found something better. I expected the crummy sound. I did not expect the cassette drives to become erratic after TWO WEEKS of play ! Apparently they are "variable speed." This thing should have never been designed, yet alone manufactured. Fooled me....
Summary: I bought this for my parents, who wanted something that played both CDs and cassettes, and it worked great for them. Then they moved, and didn't need it anymore . . . and our own sound system went bad, so as a temporary measure I borrowed this unit from them. It has worked well, with all systems functioning for over a year.
Summary: The radio works "ok", but the CD player is junk. Have taken it back to Radio Shack store, he made it work after cleaning it, but it only "sorta" worked for 1 CD-playing. Spent a little more on this product, thinking we'd have better quality, but am so disappointed. The other day I dug out a 15 yr old CD player and it works beautifully (and it's not jWIN)!
Summary: The player was average and what I expected for the price. I play the cd player at night and haven't used the other features. Last night, 2-28-11, I awoke to the strong odor of smoke and the distinct smell of plastic that is hot or burning. I immediately started a search but quickly found the culprit on my nightstand, the jwin. I unplugged the unit and the odor began to dissipate. There was still faint smoke in the air.
Summary: This Cd/tape player/radio has a good sound with the radio and playing commercial CDs and tapes but taping from a CD to the tape deck and then playing the tape back, the sound was distorted. Otherwise, this product is adequate for the money. I played the tape I made from the CD on another tape player and it sounded fine. Not sure what the problem is with playing the tape on the recorder it was made on. Operating the device is fairly simple.
Summary: This boombox was purchased as a birthday present. It didn't work and we immediately returned it to Amazon.com. We refused to enter another order for it preferring to purchase audio products locally. Amazon has a very efficient return process and we were refunded quickly.
Summary: CD player quit after 2 days. I had an Emerson unit before, and the cd player started malfunctioning after 3 months. I have given up on finding a small cd player/boombox. Radio and tape player portion work fine, but not near enough time in the drivers seat to know how long they would last.