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've been using this cd-player for nearly a year now. The quality of the cd-player itself is not bad. It has excellent battery power, I only use rechargeable batteries and it takes forever for player to use up the battery power, so I have no complaints in that area. It seems fairly sturdy and buttons are comfortable enough to press. On the other hand, the headphones stink.
Excellent sound!! batteries last long time!! Great Buy!!
Clifford Lynn, Amazon
14 April 2005
Summary: I bought this mp3 cd player for my car. 1. The sound is incredible coming from a walkman. 2. The battery power outlasted any previous cd walkmans I have ever owned (over 80 hrs) 3. CDRs are less than 15 cents these days and you can load up over 10 hrs of music in 1 disc, which makes this, cheaper, and better than an iPod for your car. I have 10 mp3 discs in my car which account for over a 100 albums which I can choose from for my traveling.
Summary: To begin this review, I will have to tell you that in actuality, I gave this product a 4.5. Why? I'll tell you later. But lets start with its glorious sound that just make your ears feel like their in heaven (good phones will make you compare this product to others on the market). I has an amazing amount of battery life that I have NEVER before seen. It also has some equalizer settings that really make difference to what you hear.
Summary: Excellent! - great battery life - good in-line remote - simple - decent quality - cheap - decent headphones these are all the things i was looking for, i am very happy with this purchase, especially consider what the cost is for similar mp3 cd players. unless you need to fast forward or rewind mp3s, then this is the one for you (you can only skip mp3s).
Summary: I purchased this CD player (@ BestBuy) for a very specific purpose. I wanted to create playlists of my existing CD collection, then burn MP3s to play on the portable CD player, primarily for airplane travel. For this purpose, it has worked great. I've been able to burn 8 hours of music on a single CD, and now I can put all the music I could possibly want for a long round-trip flight on a few CDs.