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I wanted a simple cd player for my daughters' room so I could play audio books for them to listen to while going to sleep. This works perfectly for that. In addition, it's easily moved from room to room, and it has radio. This is a perfect, no-frills cd-player/radio.
We're working on clearing out one of the rooms in our house and I thought the task would be made a bit more tolerable with music. So, I picked this player solely to play CDs. Now, let me say that I was displeased with the packaging. Someone at Amazon, in all their infinite wisdom, just slapped the shipping label on the product box and off it went. By the time the box got to me, it was rather ragged but the actual player seemed to be okay (it was wrapped in bubble wrap in the product box). I took it out of the box and let it sit at room temperature for just over a day before I tried it out. It worked okay at first, but then again I was only playing one song here and there so wasn't using it for more than maybe 15 minutes at a time. Now, I've had it for about a week and have used it for a total of maybe an hour. I popped in a cd, hit play and started going through a pile of stuff. It took maybe 3 or 4 minutes for it to stop playing. So, I took out the cd thinking maybe I got a fingerprint or something on it... Nope, the play side is pristine. Just for the heck of it, I wiped it off and put it back in. That time it played for about 15 seconds before it quit playing. I'm definitely returning it, the only question is whether I want to replace it with another unit or just ask for a refund. Save yourself the money and aggravation and find a better quality player. P.S. The only cd I tried playing was purchased, not one that was an MP3 or CD-R. Just a good ol' store-bought cd.
The battery operation portion works fine and sound is acceptable for this size unit. HOWEVER, the ac power portion is inoperable. I purchased the unit mainly for outside use without AC so I will keep it rather than go through the return hassle. It is very obvious that the company has a quality assurance problem...the unit should have bee thoroughly tested before being shipped.
I was initially very pleased with this little cd player. I purchased it so my kids can listen to cds at bedtime. Received the item at the end of June, after minimal use near the end of August the sound no longer functions. The volume remains very low no matter what we do. So, so disappointed. My kids really enjoyed having bedtime lullabies and I am now out $40 and needing to purchase something else. I didn't expect it to last a lifetime, but I did anticipate it lasting more than 2 months.
The sound is decent for the size and price of this unit, but I was disappointed to discover that although the ad says it uses six C batteries it in fact uses 8 of them. I was looking at other models and would have chosen another if I was told the correct battery requirements. I'm unsure if I should send it back. Amazon typically does better.
After blasting this thing for a little while, I decided that the mistake in the ad doesn't overshadow the good value. I wish it was louder but its a good unit for the money and size. I'm going to keep it. I plan on using it a lot and will update my review as needed.
Update: I like this radio but it simply isn't loud enough to use at my noisy workplace.
Updated 100 days after I got it, it stopped playing cds. Too bad.
I really like the CD player! I have been searching for the perfect girly CD player. It's so hard to find a good quality CD player that isn't masculine looking but good quality that's reasonably priced! I have been using it for about a month now. It works great to play my CD's. It has good sound Quality and it's light and easy to carry around with the handle. It's such an attractive looking stereo! I like that I also have the option to hook up my mp3 player to it too. Although it did not come with an aux cord, so I had to go out and buy a cord for it myself. For anyone looking for an aux cable I found mine at the dollar tree it's black, works good and was only a dollar! I only have one real complaint about the stereo. The radio on it gets very few stations that come in. I can only get 5 to 6 stations to come in if I am lucky! But apart from that I still really like the Stereo!
This was a last minute idea to give to our 7-year-old granddaughter at Christmas. When she opened it, she was thrilled. It had a radio and a DVD player. Her dad gave her some old 1980s DVDs that he had. It works just great. And the radio was a popular thing with her. We have intermittent radio access in some of the areas in Idaho, but she is thrilled to be able to tune into the latest music when she can.
The unit seems to be hardy enough to bear up under the use of a young girl. And she has it all figured out about running it and so far has remembered to turn it off.
I was more than pleased with the purchase and appreciated all the input from others who had posted Amazon reviews.
I bought this little portable radio so that my daughter could fall asleep listening to music. She loves it, and I have no problems with it. It seems to work just fine.
About a year later, my second daughter got old enough to need something similar. I foolishly bought another brand that I could get at my local department store. It lasted a few months. Then, I bought another, third brand that I thought I'd prefer because it had Bluetooth capabilities. It worked fine at first, until it got to the point that the Bluetooth was the only thing that worked.
A couple of weeks ago, after spending a frustrating 30 minutes getting my daughter's night-time music going, I logged in to Amazon and ordered another one of these babies.
The first one I bought is still going strong even though my now 8 year old daughter has not been kind to it. The 5 year old loves her new radio, and since it comes in multiple colors, I didn't have to get her one that is identical to her sister's. The absence of Bluetooth capabilities have gone unnoticed.
Please learn from my mistakes. There's not another portable stereo in this price range that matches this quality and durability. Anything else is a waste of your money.
Bought this for a birthday gift for my granddaughter. it is not her birthday yet so I haven't given it to her, but based on some of the reviews, I was concerned that it might not work so I opened it and popped in a CD and tried the FM radio. Radio is about as good as one could expect from a small portable radio, sound is just fine, and the CD played, no bad motor noise. Seems easy to operate so my "6" year old granddaughter should have not problems operating it and will be thrilled it matches her room. She also has an old cell phone that she uses for games, music and photos. She will love that she can connect it and listen through the stereo. Price was definitely reasonable.