Summary: Unfortunately, I have to agree with previous reviews about the sound quality of this Sony unit, which is extremely disappointing. I have an old Panasonic boombox - probably from the 80's or 90's, and use it nightly to play a cd of a tropical rainstorm, which ensures a great night's sleep. The Panasonic's sound is amazingly rich and wonderful; makes you want to check and make sure that your windows are closed to keep the rain out!
Summary: We listen to old time radio programs recorded on CD's. However times do change and I was looking for a good quality player that also had a USB port. I load a week of programs onto a USB finger drive and there is no CD changing. Fibber McGee, Jack Benny, Gildersleeve, the others and of course Gun Smoke are reproduced very clearly. The radio AM and FM, CD player and USB work just great.
Summary: I bought this unit after several weeks of research (including reading the other reviews and forums). The biggest positive is the USB input. You can play mp3s up to 320 kps from a flash drive (tried up to an 8GB) or SD card (with USB SD card reader). You can rip CDs to the USB drive also. The negatives are that you cannot play WAV files from the flash drive, and the rip resolution to the flash drive is only at 128 kps.
Summary: We bought this unit because of the built-in usb port to be able to play audio at low volume for 24 hour a day. For this, the unit works great by playing the MP3 folder in a loop. The CD player works fine and you can actually record onto the usb flash drive directly from the built-in CD player. You can also feed other audio sources into the unit. There is a headphone jack in the back of the unit that can be used for audio-out.
Summary: I like this unit very much. I really like the MP3 player and the USB. you can put a MP3CD or USB in, shuffle and listen to your favorite songs for hours. I think the sound is great for it's size.
Summary: The only reason I gave this radio 3 stars is because of the sound. The "mega bass" button is a bit of a joke, as there is none. But the sound is clean at practically all volume levels, and this unit plays just about any kind of media, which I love. Haven't put batteries in it yet, so I can't comment on battery life or the extra weight. But without batteries it's lightweight and totally portable.
Sony Portable Mega Bass Reflex Stereo Sound System
D. Carr, Amazon
5 October 2012
Summary: I'm fully satisfied with this radio. For myself I'd want a remote control but I bought it for someone who has no use for the remote control. I have, and really like, my older Sony 2S-BT1 with remote control. The USB input on the Sony under review here is a feature I'll want on any future radios.
Summary: This radio is beyond what I was hoping for at this late date when boom boxes--both big and small--are basically dinosaurs. Although this radio has the capacity to play digital music, it has everything that I NEED for an extensive CD collection. This radio is GREAT for some one (like me) who isn't looking for the lastest and greatest--but somthing small, simple and capable.
Excerpt: Классическая мыльница со своими достоинствами и недостатками,вполне оправдывает свою цену,мощных басов нет и быть не может в таких размерах.Сборка на высоте,специально разобрал посмотреть.Флешку на 16 Гб прочитал легко.Лучший выбор за эти деньги(2200р).У Mystery за эти деньги радио аналоговое(колёсиком настраивается) и брака 70%.Пробовал с батарейками,CD много потребляет,радио и флешка экономнее.
Pros: Маленькая,лёгкая,всё что нужно в ней есть:USB,вход для плеера,CD,цифровой тюнер,полноценный пульт.Приемлемый звук.Удобное расположение USB.
Cons: Подсветки дисплея не хватает,замороченное переключение пресетов радио с пульта.Но это мелочи!