Summary: sounds like a kitty cat but it's true--this portable cd player works fine but it can scratch your cds if you're not careful. It's battery console is opened from the INSIDE of the disc console (where you insert the cd to play). If you don't close the battery lid properly, it is still raised and will scratch the disc once you play it. This player scratched three of my favorites.
Summary: I've had my mp70 for just over two years, and love it. I listen to mp3s recorded at 256, using Grado sr80 headphones. The sound is excellent. With the Grado's I find a volume level of 5 to 8 to be fine. I've also used it with a pair of Panasonic RP-HG17 headphones, and usually need to crank it up a bit more for them. One of the things I love about the mp70 is the built-in charger -- I've been using the same set of ni-cad batteries daily for almost 3 years.
Summary: Last year I bought this item for my daughter. She listens on her bed in her room and does not carry this item around. We were pleased at first. Within a few months the lid ceased to close properly and she had to listen with the unit flipped upside-down to apply pressure to keep the lid closed. A few months later it became temperamental and skipped and/or refused to play.
Summary: I got one of these back when it was a new thing and cost about $60, and I have encountered the following problems: - Scratches/engraves a ring around my discs at about 75% out from the center. - Collects internal dust with a surprisingly fast rate compared to the non-MP3 discman I used before. - Have to remove the disc to change batteries - It just broke such that the spindle locks up on startup.
Summary: well, i bought this cd awhile ago, and like with most electronic purchases, there are pros and cons. One thing i liked not about the machine, but about amazon, is that i ordered this with the free shipping option and got it in about 5 days, 4 days less than the minimum amount of days they said it would take to ship. For starters, this machine as with many other mp3 cd players dont order the tracks correctly.
Summary: If you care anything at all about sound quality stay far away. I have a very expensive pair of headphones I use with a variety of CD players on various computers, etc. Sound quality has never been an issue with any of them really. Then I got this pile of crap. It sounds HORRIBLE. The two preset eq settings don' help either. I have dozens of Panasonic products including my 1996 model portable CD player (it's huge by today's standards ad takes 6 batteries).
Summary: It won't play cd-rw discs anymore: it did for about a month. Now it just spins and makes noise. Reads audio and cd-r discs fine. Great anti-skip system. Sound is a tad bit tinny but otherwise okay. I'll probably give it away because I do need the cd-rw capability; don't want to waste cd-rs whenever I want to listen to something. Mine is probably a dud because I haven't found any similar problems on the internet.
Summary: I was flipping through Circuit City the other day when this player caught my attention. I like the fact it can show ID3 tags, and it's really stylish. Battery life is long, about 35 hours playing audio CDs and "up to" 48 hours playing mp3's, on two AA alkaline batteries. I'm using nimh battery so I think the battery life will even be longer. I love this cute player. I put a few favorite mp3's on a Cd-r and now I have a single player that makes me happy.