Summary: This is a great micro-system with exactly what I needed: CD/USB/Aux playback (mp3) and radio, and it fits basically anywhere at home. The sound quality and radio reception are great. The only downside is that to find the desired mp3 folder in a CD or USB memory can be a bit difficult and time-consuming since you have to go one by one...
Summary: I bought this when I first got my Apple Nano, to be able to play it loudly. It does everything it states. The sound is good (if you're not expecting rock concert lever music) and it's quite simple to use. HOWEVER if you're buying it to play your MP3 player, I suggest you look for another shelf stereo that has an actual iPod dock. That would be so much easier to manage!
Summary: Bought this for my office so that I could play music from my USB stick, listen to the radio, and tie it into my computer. It works pretty well. But... There are a couple weaknesses. First the USB file structure is limited to 99 directories. You might think this a big number but if you allocate your files by group/album etc, this can get consumed very quickly. Second. To access a folder number, the remote does not allow you to select the folder number from the number pad.
Summary: Little unit is just the right size, and has a very nice sound. Sometimes I like to listen to it in another room, and have to max the volume to hear it when listening to the news. Wish it had a little more volume for that purpose. All in all, great value for the money.
Summary: I was looking for a small stereo for the kitchen, something to play CD's and MP3's. I don't have an iPod but I do have a smart phone, so the AUX in was a great addition and makes way more sense than an iPod dock. I have even connected it to my laptop. The sound is pretty good for a little system like this. Only two things struck me as odd: the lack of AM, not that that's a big deal, and the location of the headphone jack.
If You Can Get It Cheap, It's a Good Buy Otherwise. . .
E. Gonzales "History Buff", Amazon
17 April 2011
Summary: Purchased this JVC unit and it works perfect for what it was meant to do. I needed a small sound system to put in a small bedroom. Everywhere I looked I found sound systems designed primarily for the iPod, but I don't need one for an iPod. I was surprised at how many units have built-in support for or made primarily for the iPod, but hardly any units with just a cd player. My criteria was simple.
Summary: I was looking for a small stereo for two years that played all formats of CDs and had the ability to plug in an MP3 player. After reading many reviews and listening to this one on a trip to New York City I decided to purchase it. After using it for over one month I am extremely satisfied. The sound is excellent and the features are great. It will also play music from a flash drive which is an added bonus.
Summary: I think the descr on J&R site didn't do this little gem justice. It takes up no room, it sounds great and while it wouldn't be enough power for a noisy bar it's fine for my little house. The stereo has a timer too. My alarm clock is obsolete now. Save a trip to the store and just buy a reel of speaker wire when you buy the stereo. The wires it comes with are only about 3 feet long. I have the stero on the end table and the speakers are stashed under the couch.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound