Summary: This JWIN portable player has enough functions to appease the average user but sound quality is very poor. It has a base boost switch but this accomplishes virtually nothing - changing the sound from totally tinny to less tinny. And watch out for the tape eating monster!! Four weeks into it, and it chewed up a couple of my cassette tapes, and is skipping and jumping on the CD's. Junk.
Summary: I bought this boombox a few weeks ago, after reading the reviews on Amazon, and I expected it to be a decent, basic boombox that could play MP3 CD's; well, it has exceeded all my expectations. I mostly use this to listen to audio books, and old time radio shows, and also to listen to classical music. The radio is OK, but a digital tuner would have been nice; I didn't have any problems tuning in various stations.
Summary: Just received the unit yesterday. Opened it today, and put in the MP3 CD that plays perfectly in my other boombox (kids wanted to use it so I had to buy another piece for myself). Wouldn't recognize the CD, tried everything that I could think of. Now, I have to return it. The unfortunate experience is that I can't even get to Amazon's return page - either that part of the App is down or something else is the issue. So, I have to try that tomorrow.
Summary: This item replaced a five-year-old GTX model which broke when I dropped it. The JWin had some trouble reading my MP3 disks at first, but eventually seemed to "figure it out." (Yes, I know this is impossible. The disks may simply be more scratched than average.) Sound quality is a bit on the tinny side, and even with the bass-boost active there isn't a heckuva lot of bass.
The CD player on this boom box suddenly died after a few months
1 May 2008
Summary: I bought this because I sometimes like to listen to CDs and MP3 CDs at night before going to sleep. Initially I would have given this product a high rating but, for no apparent reason, the CD player on this boom box suddenly died about 5 months after I bought it. The sad thing is that I didn't use it very often so there was really no valid reason for the break down.
Summary: I was in need of a reasonably-priced boombox to use with children on a playground. I "tested" it at home for a couple of weeks and was extremely pleased with the sound and ease of use. I then purchased batteries so I could play children's CD's, containing singing games. (I neglected to "test" before hand, assuming all would be well.) I was dismayed to learn that the Battery-powered portion of the boombox did NOT or COULD NOT play my CD. It didn't work at home either!!!!!
Summary: There is absolutely no other product in this category that even compares to this unit.It will play any Cd,Mp3 Cd, or cassette I throw at it.It's great to be able to play 15 to 20 complete albums on one Mp3 Cd.It really does a good job picking up radio stations and has pretty good sound too.This unit will do everything you need in a neat, compact, seemingly well made, portable system.For the price,don't pass this one up!