Summary: I have owned this unit for 6 months it sounds great but it is now skipping on cd's and freezing up. It is being sent in for repair at a authorized repair center but after only 6 months this is unacceptable.
Summary: Having to replace my Yamaha cd player was a hard choice.After much research on line, I found the Onkyo C7030.The Yamaha had an "in your face" sound I kind of like.The Onkyo was very different. It creates much more separation which I didn't hear before.
I am so pleased. I get quality sound at a fraction of ...
R. L. Scott, Amazon
11 January 2015
Summary: Beyond my expectations. I am so pleased. I get quality sound at a fraction of what I could have paid. Running this through two channel Sony receiver (old but great) and my Definitive Technology speakers and sub. I did purchase high quality connection cables and so glad I did.
Excerpt: I moved last year and finally unpacked my CD's and bought this CD player to go with a Yamaha receiver. My funds were limited so I couldn't afford a higher end player. I chose this one based on price and reviews (tech and customers). Very happy with it! Very simple set up, Great Sound!
Pros: Attractive Design, Doesn't Skip, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound
Summary: This CD player is one of the few affordable stand alone CD players on the market these days. Furthermore, it seems to be the only affordable, dedicated single disc player out there. That said, there is nothing cheap feeling about this player.
Summary: I was made aware of this excellent player on the Steve Hoffman Music Forum when it was selling for $139. Many forum members purchased it at the time and seem quite happy. It's a solidly built, nicely designed unit that does the one thing it's designed to do well.
Decent sonic quality, with details not heard on my previous portable Panasonic SL-MP70 CD/MP3 player.
Still Alive, Amazon
18 December 2014
Summary: Decent sonic quality, with details not heard on my previous portable Panasonic SL-MP70 CD/MP3 player. The unit plays mostly Beethoven, Sting, Dire Straits, Billy Joel, and, Broadway musicals at my office, using my headphone (skull candy earbuds or Koss TD65).
Summary: I bought the C-7030 elsewhere, but Newegg seems to have better pricing which is why I thought I'd write a review. I'd consider myself a budget audiophile, and in my pursuit of increased enjoyment from my music I recently ventured back into cd's.
Pros: Sounds great, looks good, works well, and priced exceptionally.
Cons: Some people might find it larger than expected, considering it's a single tray player.
Great for standard audio CDs and MP3s burned to CD disks
Arthur C. Snyder "editor", Amazon
12 October 2014
Summary: Elegant design, first-rate audio qualities that allow you to play standard audio CDs that you purchase retail OR burn (record) from your own music files, such as MP3 downloads. A writable CD that you burn (record to) can hold about 135 music files, for hours of non-stop enjoyment on one disk.
CD PLAYER THAT LOOKS AND PLAYS WELL ABOVE THE COMPETITION IN PRICE AND PERFORMANCE! LOOKS LIKE $500.00 +
MARK B., Amazon
24 July 2014
Summary: Don't listen to those who have criticized this unit and said unfair things about it. This player cost a pathetic $140.00 and performs two to four times that price hands down. The unit looks like a high-end cd player without unnecessary buttons and each button feels incredible considering the price.