Summary: I m using it in my car and inspite of not so gud handling, its working absolutely fine. Life which I get from battery is gud. I havent replaced the battery till date. So, full marks for that. mp3 playback quality is also very gud and on this rate wonderful item. congrats to panasonic.
Takes a licking keeps on ticking and doesn't skip!
Larry Fitzgerald, Amazon
12 December 2005
Summary: I love this player. As others have mentioned why pay more for an MP3 player when you can have a CD AND Mp3 player? I have abused this unit biking, skiing, in the car and on hikes. It's been under water and skidded down more trails than I care to remember yet never missed a beat. The wired remote has been a big plus as I then store the main unit in a pac and have the remote on my front pocket.
Summary: Great CD player, for most people it should be fine. Of course the stock headphones that come with it are junk, but who uses those anyways? Buy a pair of Sony MDR-V6s or the like and then you can hear you tunes perform. Pros: In-line remote is handy Awesome battery life Reproduces sound quite fine Never seems to skip at all Cons: One can't seek within mp3 files.
Why buy an MP3 player when you can get a MP3 CD player instead?
12 November 2005
Summary: MP3 players cost hundreds of dollars. This doesn't. An MP3 CD will hold upwards of 200 songs (depending on length, bitrate and your CDR). I had an MP3 player, but sold it... and got this instead. You can save the hundreds of dollars you would spend on an MP3 player, and save your songs to CD in MP3 format... I have a CD with 300 songs on it. The battery life is pretty good hours of play (for an MP3 cd, regular audio CDs get average battery life).
Summary: I recently lost my last panasonic cd player and decided that i wanted to get another Panasonic player again because i trusted the company. I wouldn't have gotten any other one! This cd player has an amazing battery life along with the S-XBX which is also very loud! I left the player on all nite for 2 nights and it still had a full bar of battery life left!
Summary: I broke my last panasonic player that I had for over a year, after reading the reviews got this one today. First these units are inexpensive (got mine for 59 at circuit city) and THEY LAST, I trust the "made in japan" panasonics. Last one broke was my fault I dropped it on pavement.... First the player seems much faster (I had the equivalent model a year ago), faster startup, seek, etc.
Summary: This was definatly worth my 80$ (canadian :P) I needed a cd player that could handle my MP3 cds for biking. I was kinda limited for cash so I got this thing. And I must say, it has been working really good for me. I see people complaining about no skip protection, but I've been going through some mountain biking trails and down stairs no problems. It didn't say WMA compatible on the box where I got either, not that it matters to me since I use MP3s.
Summary: I recently picked up this Panny to replace the SV-570. Unlike the 570, the 430 does not have a radio tuner. Instead, it has a nice remote that the 570 lacks. Since the tuner is only mediocre, the remote is the trump card between the two models. Plug the headphones into the remote and the remote into the player. That design would work well with waist straps that include a headphone jack on the outside of the CD player storage pocket.