Rated 5 out of 5
by Shulamite Daily Enjoyment!
I thoroughly enjoy my Sony kitchen CD player. I listen to the radio or music every day while preparing meals or cleaning. No static, ever. From day one, it's been sheer enjoyment. I just purchased a second as a "requested" gift for a family member. Thanks, Sony!
September 24, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by bronius Love it, when it works.. CD won't catch reliably
I love this appliance-- works as expected and has extra features I hadn't considered including audio in (from ipod or pandora on cell phone). However, just after a couple weeks of use, the CD stopped "catching." It would spin the disc, but unless the entire unit was fist-bumped repeatedly (like the old tube-type TV days!), the disc doesn't catch, and the CD won't play. Repeat this cycle several frustrating times, and it finally catches and plays.
I don't know if this is my own unique situation, whether it has to do with the toaster over 1/2ft beneath (!) or whether it is a single unit hardware failure. Wish I were still under warranty-- it even happened within the period.
December 23, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jericho Speaker no longer works
I have been enjoying my unit for 3 years, but recently I was getting bad reception and now the speaker no longer works the unit has power and the clock and the cd drawer work but neither the radio nor the cd has sound. Always have been a Sony fan bur very disappointed that I need to replace it
May 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Formathe 3 years in service
Had this for three years now and works as good now as on the first day. It doesn't like low powered radio stations so if that's all you got in your area step away from it, but the sound is great and the wife loves to plug her little shuffle into it and listen all day on the weekends.
October 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Virgo Outstanding Little Thing!
Love it! Love it! Love it!
It's exactly what I was looking for.
It's small but do wonders.
The sound is great, even more with the MegaBass option 'on'.
Works great with my iPod: just plug it in and hit 'play'. Very convenient.
Automotically update with Daylight Saving Time.
PLUS: I got it cheaper here than any other site (with shipping & Tax included)
March 9, 2009
Rated 1 out of 5 by fromutah Poorest radio reception
The sound is OK for CDs and Ipod for something in a small box. The radio reception was terrible. The unit uses the power cord as the antenna so there is no way to add a good antenna to improve reception. If you are 15 miles away from the stations you want to listen to, don't buy this one.
June 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by KaMo Battery Back up SUCKS - can NOT Replace on system
Bought this item & popped out the back up battery...could not get it back in. It bent the mechanism & then the battery signal flashes & won't quit. I returned it & got a new one but it did the same thing so I won't buy another.
I like the item but if you need to replace the back up battery...GOOD LUCK!
February 5, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bigfoot Expected more from Sony
This would be a great radio if I could rotate my kitchen 90 degrees. I rely on a 50K watt AM station for local news and weather. All I can get is static. I might have expected poor quality from some no-name brand but I am shocked that Sony would have overlooked the necessity for a way to rotate the internal ferrite antenna or at the very least, a connector for an external antenna. So much for technology. I can file a warranty claim but I'll have another $20. shipping invested in a radio that I already overpaid for and get a refurb back that may be no better. It's going back to the retailer for a refund.
March 27, 2011