Summary: I have a large CD collection and no CD player (apart from the drives on my PCs) and as a result I haven't listened to some of my music for a long time. It's been sitting in boxes with me raiding to do the odd rip. Last time I looked at devices to integrate my CDs into my digital collection the prices were way beyond my means, so I was really surprised to see what looked like a capable piece of kit at an affordable price.
Pros: Easy to use, excellent range of audio outputs, compact size, great value.
Summary: The basic functions are easy to use . Have tried to rip approx. 400 CDs of these about 20 failed to identify the individual tracks from the free music database and they were shown as tracks 1,2,3 etc although the information can be input manually. This may be rectified if connected to the internet, I dont know. A few more CDs only partially ripped for reasons unknown. After a couple of months ripping the unit failed.
Summary: Like most other reviewers, I compared reports about the Brennan and the one or two other similar units before choosing the Cocktail Audio X10 and have not been disappointed. It is a very versatile piece of kit and I'm still learning about the various features. Initially, having ripped a few CDs, I had a problem with the drive refusing to accept discs but discovered that this could be overcome by pressing the 'eject' button before submitting a CD.
Cocktail Audio X10 – Review and Music Classification
ST "Reader from London", Amazon
27 July 2014
Summary: These days many people have extended music collections. At the same time we all see how the claim that CDs last forever is not true - many CDs start to deteriorate and tracks stop to play. Cocktail Audio X10 provides an excellent opportunity to preserve our collections (often with unique records).
Summary: Right here we go. I have a large number of cd's all alphabetically stored by artist. I needed a convenient system to rip, store and play them. I am also a very keen radio listener. Obviously the X10 would appear to be right up my street. And after having for three weeks it certainly is. Rips with ease. Find the album art with ease. But boy oh boy the the manual is completely useless PLUS you need the latest firmware and data base.
Summary: I commented on a review of the Cocktail X10 on Trust Pilot a little while ago and it seems to have disappeared. Strange. I'll keep this simple. The X10 is a good digital music player. But there are problems. 1. Don't bank on using the web interface unless you are happy to wait ages for it to do most things. This is not a wi-fi problem. 2. It is now a year since adding an album to a playlist via the web interface stopped working.
Summary: The product is just what I was looking for. I debated buying a more expensive product from another source but decided to gamble on this item as most reviews where positive. I would have given 5 stars BUT the lead connections aren't up to standard. The plug and transformer do not fit snugly and they part at the slightest knock and therefore the 'machine' shuts down.
Summary: We looked at the amount of space all of our CDs were taking up, and decided we had to do something about it! This proved to be the ideal solution, taking all of our CDs with loads of room to spare. Connected to our hi-fi amplifier the sound quality is superb, and the range of functions (some not particularly well explained by thr poorly translated manual) is amazing. It's amzing how much functionality they've managed to fit into such a small box. Thoroughly recommended.