Summary: We so wanted to buy a cassette player before they disappear for good, as we found hundreds of cassette tapes in the basement and some even had talking on them from family's youth. This is all you need for a basic all round player, nothing too technical and the sound quality is great for what it is. It's not a 'Bang and Olufsen' after all, it's a Sony and they are good enough. Although the Walmart web sight said they were 'out of stock' in the Wilkes-Barre, Pa store.
Summary: Others have commented on the complexity of set up. I agree. Study the instructions and take your time FOLLOWING the instructions. I have a comment/suggestion for Sony. Yeah! Right! I'M making suggestions to SONY! This type of radio is more than likely going to be used in a location that is LESS than likely going to be spacious. It's going to be placed on a shelf against a wall. Maybe a kitchen, etc.
Summary: Sorry to say that this Sony product does not meet the standards expected of the manufacturer. I wanted another sound machine to meet the standards of the GE Super Radio II. I liked the features of the Sony so I purchased it without knowing the quality. I am returning the unit because of the poor audio quality. I was disappointed with the mega bass which did very little to add more bass.
Summary: I wanted to listen to cd's that I borrowed from the library while I ride my exercycle. The first player I bought (a Memorex) had terrible sound quality, so I exchanged it for this Sony. I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend it.
Summary: I was so disappointed that this could happen to a very re I able brand like Sony.Everything is ok til you put in the cassette tape.no matter how right you put in the cassette tape in the cassette compartment , the top part doesn't close.you can't close the cassette compartment, the door portion to close touches the tape at the end and that causes it not to close. So disappointing. Sony over looked that part.
Summary: My mom wanted a player so she can still listen to her tapes and cd's. She was so happy with Sony. She says the sound is great. She says it is well worth the price. This is perfect for her because she lives in small apartment and it does not take a lot of room.
Summary: If you're looking at this model, you're probably also comparing it to the very low-end units that typically cost 50 or 60% of what this one does. The short version of my review is, this one is worth the difference. The very low-end portable stereos often break when the CD laser gets out of alignment. One reason this happens is that the CD loading door is heavily sprung, but undamped, and over time the vibration vibrates the laser out of alignment.
Summary: I generally have good results when I buy a product that has a large number of positive reviews and a small number of negative reviews. So I bought this one figuring it would suit my needs. It was delivered promptly although only in the factory package with untaped ends and a damaged corner. Fortunately, the player was intact with no damage. Unfortunately, the plastic body of the player is cheaply made and the CD lid didn't feel like the catch would last very long.