Reviews and Problems with Cambridge SoundWorks i755
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Good Value – But Do Not Expect a Miracle
jerry i h, Amazon
8 February 2014
Summary: Yes, a lot of money for what is functionally just a clock radio. The capabilities of this thing does justify, but just barely, the high price tag. I do recommend it, but only if you need this unit's added capabilities. Bose Wave Radio? I realize that this is the big question you wish answered: how does it stack up to equivalent Bose thingie. I cannot make an honest statement, as I do not have one on hand to compare.
Summary: Out of the box, it's not compatible with iPod5, and when you go through the trouble to buy a 30-pin to lightning adaptor (which in my opinion defeats the purpose of the dock) it doesn't even work! The seller, Infintiy Sales, was moderatley difficult to deal with, but eventually approved my return. Sadly, I had to pay to ship it back to them and insure the shipment, and on top of that was subject to a 20% restocking fee [UPDATE - for what it's worth, this fee was waived].
Summary: I have an older model of this radio. The subwoofer went out after a couple of year. Also the buttons on the unit had started to wear out. You had to push very hard to get it to work. The company offered to fix it if I paid for the repairs. I would not buy another one.
Summary: The older CD 745 was an outstanding sounding music system. Great bass, nice highs and good stereo separation. The newer I755 is a cheap knock off of the older model. It weighs approx 5 pounds less, has less interface options and the sound in very "tinny'. The rich deep bass of the CD 745 is missing. A side by side comparison really makes this apparent. As with the older CD 745, the AM reception is poor and the FM reception is passable.
Summary: Have bought 3 and recommended it to 7 of my friends much to my regret. On all 3 of mine the CD function stopped and says 'no disc'. The first purchase was before the new owners and the man immediately sent me a new one. This one stopped in the same manner again and when found out it would be $150.00 to repair decided to buy another new one. The new one stopped very quickly but after the warranty of course.
Summary: My problem is different than the other reviewers. As a chemically sensitive person, I have used a Sony mini component sound system, and a full sized TEAC stereo, and not had any problems with any of the materials. But this Cambridge Soundworks radio/iPod player is different. It seems to work okay, but it has spent the entire 3 years I have had it airing out in a spare room, as I cannot bring it into my bedroom, where I had originally planned to use it. The reason?
Problems with CD/DVD Eject & Poor Customer Service
30 June 2012
Summary: It's a shame. The sound is great. The price is right. But too many button problems. I bought 2 i765s which are the same as the i755 but with CD/DVD. The CD gets stuck in the system regularly. I can't get the CD out of one of the radios. I called customer service who gave me instructions on how to remove it. I still can't get it out despite folliwng the instructions many times.