Excerpt: This player, sounds great. I really like the USB / connection, I can use my Ipod and play it through the player. The sound quality is Great. I wish this player had a headphone jack like my Philips CD player I replaced , but overall I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
Summary: This is really a 3.5 star rating... I had a chance to compare the Yamaha with a similarly priced NAD C 516BEE and a few other lower priced units. I thought that Yamaha sounded fine, but a little to "bright", with upper mid-range a little too prominent for my taste, and a certain un-welcome shrillness in the louder passages.
Excerpt: This fit my need for a relatively inexpensive single disc player with good digital/analogue converter. The DAC was my main reason for buying this, and I am very happy. It has given me a new perspective for future digital audio purchases. The look and perceived build quality of the player are also nice.
Pros: Attractive Design, Durable, Easy To Assemble
A frustrating mix of great sound and poor attention to design detail.
GWH "Power Reader", Amazon
7 September 2014
Summary: I ordered this CD player along with player costing half as much from a different manufacturer. I had every intention of using this as my primary deck, and the less expensive one as a backup. It didn't work out that way. Operation of the deck is pretty straightforward. As other reviewers have noted, the drawer doesn't fully open, but that isn't really an issue when it comes to inserting a disc. It is a major pain, however, when REMOVING a disc.