Summary: 5 years ago the choices in buying a single play CD deck were limited only by the balance in your checkbook. Today the worthy contenders are few and far between (sadly, the same is true of FM tuners). So when I stumbled across this offering from Onkyo I was immediately intrigued. After researching and examining one at a local "hi-fi" shop I placed an order with amazon...and am very glad I did.
Summary: This unit sounded ok, better than the Sony CDP CE500 I was using, but not by much. It was always a bit finicky about which cds it would play, and when. And then....it started skipping erratically. Sometimes as soon as I put in a cd, sometimes not. Of course this was shortly after the warranty was up. So now I just use my $100 Sony, which plays everything. NOTE: The Sony has a digital out which I connected to a Behringer SRC 2496, and upsample all of my cds to 96K.
Summary: I purchased this player and immediately replaced the factory power cord with a High End Power cord (had to gently cut out the hole for the IEC plug) and also replaced the internal power cord with solid silver plated copper. I also did some dampning on the internal case and top. Now for the review: The Onkyo DX7555 CD player is a wolf in sheeps clothing as it will compete with players costing as much as 4x to 6x what you'd pay for the Onkyo and this is the real truth.
Summary: After reading all of the glowing reviews pertaining to this cd player, I decided it was time to make the investment. I was fortunate enough to find a great deal on a refurbished unit here on Amazon and I must say that the payoff has been substantial. The DV7555 produces a very full sound with fantastic details.
Summary: I've had the DX-7555 for a couple of years. The overall sound is pleasing and very smooth. It's a solid, attractive unit and it even has a jog dial. It works pretty well with my NAD C-372 int. amp. However, I have one major complaint and one minor one. The major complaint is that the DX-7555 cannot show you the total remaining time left in random playback mode. It will show you the remaining time left in the current track, but that's far less helpful to me.
Summary: I purchased this player when my Sony DVP-S900ES died. The Sony was a great Redbook player, but this Onkyo is better. The Onkyo is more detailed and smoother at the same time. I used to get some listening fatigue at high levels with the Sony, and the Onkyo has eliminated that. I also love that this is a dedicated player, meaning no quirky sleep modes, no failures to play CDRs, and no extra circuits to pollute the sound.
Summary: I got this unit in August 2009. It's February 2010 and just about a week ago this player started skipping on the 4th or 5th track of any CD I play; after that it plays OK. Even caused me to return a new CD thinking the CD was defective. This unit sounds very good and appears solidly built, but the malfunction will waste my time with having it repaired, after such a short time and not that much use.
Summary: Hi from England - and Greece! I recently bought one of these CD players new for £199! and felt compelled to add my experience so far. Straight off, the sound quality of the 7555 is simply and NATURALLY superb! I am using the matching (in every way) 9755 amp and have the use of three pairs of speakers, which are capable of doing this Onkyo set up justice. These are a) A pair of modified Dynaudio Contour 1.3 MKIIs.
Summary: I bought this single disc CD player to replace a carousel CD player of lesser quality. The sound quality is far superior and I am very pleased with it. I have no basis of comparison with other products, so I cannot say if it is better than other players. My decision was based on a Consumer Reports review that I read. However, the single disc format is great.
Summary: Just received my Onkyo DX7555....it is a great CD player...sonics are excellent..excellent bass reproduction!!! This is a well built player..solid and heavy!!!...Nice remote control too!..Look around for the best price..I got mine for $399!!!..a real steal!!!