Summary: This CD player is easy to use, the sound is great, and the earphones are comfortable - all features that were important to me. It has other, more advanced features that I probably never will use - but I knew that when I bought it. I do wish it had come with an AC adapter, since I use it primarily at home in bed.
Summary: I've used the RioVolt CD/MP3/FM Player, Panasonic CD/MP3/FM Player, and this is now the third and I can safely say this is the best CD-Player EVER. Pro's: 01. It just doesn't skip. Given the number of activities I do like jog-climbing 40 flights of stairs daily, running around campus, and driving, I've never had this thing skip on me ONCE. 02. The remote control is excellent, with easy navigation. 03. It is loud. I was so impressed with the volume on this model.
Summary: Reasons I bought this unit: Needed AM/FM reception for professional reasons. Wanted MP3 capability for personal reasons. Wanted remote control capability of all functions. (As a mass transit rider, I appreciate not having to pull an entire CD player out to fiddle with the controls.) This is, as far as I can tell, the only portable CD player on the market that meets all those criteria. (jWIN makes a similar unit, but its remote doesn't control the radio.
Summary: THE GOOD ================ Top 3 Features that beat my Rio Volt SP250 1)Battery life >30 hrs (maybe 40+) Much better than my RIO 250 of 10 hrs 2)Shake proof Light years ahead of sp250 3)AM radio excellent reception -Sound quality is great what were other complaining about? -275 songs to a CD in ATRAC 120 typically with MP3s -Uses 1 standard AA battery (no gumstick battery) Who is the moron who thought it was so important to make the player thinner?
Summary: A great sounding unit, I was surprised. The volume is louder than I expected. There are 5 selections for equalizer: normal, soft (has less highs and lows), active (more lows and highs), heavy (even more lows and highs). I have not turned on the anti-skip feature, since it hasn't ever skipped and that feature uses more battery life. Turned off the LED. The front panel controls are great.
Summary: The sound is exceptionally good which is what I wanted. I am an older person; but found it very easy to learn the various functions involved because it is digital. I would recommend this particular model to anyone who enjoys clear sound plus the choice of AM, FM, TV and weather!!
Sexy CD player with tuner, but the love doesn't last...
14 August 2005
Summary: Sometimes one can only wonder what the engineers at these consumer products companies are thinking when they design and test these things. Finding a quality portable CD player with tuner these days is like trying to find a quality digital alarm clock radio. Neither exists because they are frequently made by the same company. Another mystery solved... Pros: - Yes, it has a radio tuner!!!
OOPS SONY DOES IT AGAIN? NOT As good as first indicated
Jeff S, Amazon
21 March 2005
Summary: UPDATE: 6-6-05 Just lost functionality of the Remote again. last time I had to send entire player back, as it was NOT the remote. So in 3 months this is the 2nd player to suffer the same problem. I'm not sure I want to send it back to get yet another player that will suffer the same problem within a few weeks. AARGH! I had said I was pleased with the "initial" quality. I guess "initial" in this case means "Short Lived".