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! Very happy with my purchase.
Pros: Attractive Design, Doesn't Skip, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound
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). On this player, demanding Beethoven compositions such as 9th symphony comes alive and gives me a good lift.
Summary: I bought this to replace my old single-CD Sony unit from 1989. It appears to play whatever I throw at it, whether store-bought CDs, CD-Rs (recorded by me), or MP3 CDs. Does a good job, far better than the cheaper Teac CD-P1260 unit I previously bought from Amazon that refused to play any of my CD-Rs.
Great player for the money, but quality control is questionable.
Steven L., Amazon
5 November 2013
Summary: I had to re-write this review and give everyone the straight facts about this player and all I have been through to get a working unit. First off I'll tell you the positive aspects of this player. Of course the price is outstanding at $179 with a retail price of $250. So it's fairly simple to give it a positive review based on it's price/performance ratio, which is how I rate all my electronics. So why the Onkyo and what's with all the bad players being sold by Amazon?
Summary: As the owner of a sizeable CD collection, and having witnessed the slow demise of a Kenwood 5 disc player, which was older than I can remember, I needed a replacement. I liked the description and reviews on the Crutchfield website of the Onkyo C-7030 single disc player, and as I was already using an Onkyo TX-SR606 receiver, I decided to match the brand.
Pros: Quality unit, immediately synched with my Onkyo receiver. The quality of the sound reproduction was well worth the trade off of a multi disc player.
Cons: Trivial lack of a full disc "read" display of all tracks and count down features as noted in other reviews.
Summary: Great single disc player for the price! Use mine in a home office setting, so perfect if like me you are looking to use with just headphones as it has a phones level/volume control just for the phones jack - no need for a receiver. No doubt would compliment any component system as it's size and quality matches up. Not a small unit, but weight and construction are what I have come to expect from Onkyo.
Summary: The days of the mp3 have come... and passed. Remind me why we decided that lower sound-quality was better? Yes, the file size is smaller. But if you're paying for your music that shouldn't matter (it might but it shouldn't).
Pros: Excellent sound reproduction without having to spend thousands.
Cons: I'm sure it could be better, but is it worth the extra thousands of dollars?
Summary: Easy to find the faults in this piece, but again, I would venture to say that $179 could not possibly buy a better player. It's just not audiophile quality, at least without some modifications to help the musicality. I hear Onkyo is going to release a higher end model of this. That one should be more of what I, personally, am looking for.
Pros: The best stand alone CD player that you can buy (that I know of) for well under $200. That statement should get it 5 stars. Should buy cables as good as you can afford to use with it.
Cons: Perfect example of a CD player with exceptional DACs, but not so good output circuitry. Nice case, features, remote, can find no flaws in functionality or layout. However, even though it does a good job of giving you what is on the CD, the overall sound is tinny, thin midrange and not much punch in the bass. But there is a lot of detail. 3 stars here.