It is good to see that cassette players are still available. I bought specifically because this may not be the case for much longerThe engineering and design of this player seems quite good. Excellent FM reception. The antenna did not seem flimsy to me as someone else noted.
I play a cassette with no issues; FF, Rewind, and Play all functioned well. It seems like a very decent cassette player. A played a standard CD (Sibelius Finlandia) and it sounded very good. Sony makes nice sounding units. The first MP3 disk I tried could not be read, but I suspect that is because of the sampling rate that I used for the files.
Standard mp3 files should work with no issues. The manual also describes the folder format required to play these files. Please leave a followup comment if you have successfully tried playing mp3 files. The plastic housing does feel cheap but it is finished well and looks good.
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I had my little CD player for a year before my husband hinted that he liked it. What a coincidence for him to do that right before his birthday! I got him one of his own.We both love them.
You can leave them plugged in or play from batteries. It has great sound for such a small unit. I must admit that I believe it is fairly sturdy also, as I had mine on with headphones while sewing, and totally forgot I was plugged in.
I spun around in my chair, and it went flying off my desk! Well, the little Jensen was perfectly fine! I was surprised and very happy about it. It is really easy to use, and you can adjust settings to shuffle your songs or press a button for it to repeat songs.
You can add extra bass if you are so inclined! You get AM and FM radio, Bluetooth ability, and CD player, all in one cute little cube. You should probably get one or two of these now before it becomes impossible to find a good quality small CD player!
I gave this as a gift to my father so he could have a radio for outside on the deck. It works better then expected! The sound is great and no need to boost the antenna with tinfoil. (the old radio this replaced needed tinfoil to get any station.
My father loves it and its an added bonus that it's bluetooth so I can pair it with my phone for more music! Also it takes CDs so it covers all your music needs. Overall I give it 5 stars for great value, super sound quality, and several ways to play your music list.
I would definitely recommend this.
I spent a considerable amount of time reviewing the reviews of countless boomboxes. Many negative reviews. I was wary of newer products that tended to have fewer (of course) reviews, and that did tend to be more positive. Reluctantly bought the new model NAXA NPB-268.
Everything works per the product description. Sound is good; both music and voice. Great value for the price.HELLO AGAIN. It is now three years later, and I wish to write that I have had no problems with this product, even after daily CD and tape playing.
I purchased this to play old CDs and tapes for my toddler from when I was a kid. The size is great for a kids room and is easy for transportation. It doesn't feel like it'll fall apart or break any time soon.
It's of decent quality, and I like the simplicity of all the buttons/functions. Very straight forward and my three-year-old can already work the stereo in less than a day.Good sound quality. Over all I feel that $40 is too much for such a simple player, but I understand that having a tape player makes it more rare and there's less competition for such a product.
The photo shows the size of the player in comparison with a regular CD case.
This is just what My Wife needed at work. She is only aloud to play it so she can hear it,,. That is what makes this tiny little Boom Box the perfect fit. Thank You so very very MUCH!!!!
I have been looking for a new one since my old one had died. This one is very nice and does more than my old one. It is the updated version since it can be use with a Bluetooth as well.
I love that you do not have to use a CD and there are many ways to listen to music. My kids love it because it is small compact. They can play CDs when they are playing around. It is pretty easy to use, has pretty good sound quality and plays their CD's with no problems.
It has a top loading CD player and the controls are up front for it. It is so easy to see the button even with the low light for which button to press for on, pause, stop, and repeat and so on for this CD player.
They made the letterings in perfect size. It has decent sound for the tunes. It has a built in handle to carry it around indoors or outdoors and AC/DC powered also. It also has AM/FM radio on it too and radio reception on FM is not too bad.
I've only had this for a couple of weeks now but so far, I'm very pleased with my purchase. The sound quality is great and set up instructions are easy to follow. I don't use BT so I just ignored that section.
I purposely looked for a model that has a vertical antenna rather than a loose wire type which usually caused MORE radio static in my previous models and was difficult to position in the right places. My only disappointment is that it doesn't have incremental timer auto-shut off for the radio since I often listen while drifting off to sleep.
Yes, I knew this before purchasing but figured the product had all the other features I was looking for. One minor annoyance is that the blue LED is so darn bright! I have to cover it at night with a piece of cloth.
Additionally, I shut off the needless pulsating disco beat lights.So yeah..... It's been a good deal so far. Let's just hope the CD cover lid stays locked in place. I've never trusted those!
It's true that the digital age is upon us, and CDs are not exactly as popular as they once were. However, some of us still have huge CD libraries. I have one of these CD players which is 3 years old and still running.
So when another CD player I had broke, I ordered one of these without hesitation. PROS (1) Affordable. (2) Surprisingly attractive design. (3) Plays CDs very well. (Including burned from laptop CDs) (4) Surprisingly powerful for such a tiny machine. Don't ask ne how it fills such a large room.But it DOES!
(5) Because it's small, it's easy to find a spot for. (6) Unlike some brands, there is plenty of room to get the cd in and out without having to play surgeon. CONS (1) Kind of a minor issue, but worth mentioning. When you open the bottom (to get the power cord out), you may find it's not so easy to snap the bottom back on.
This is a real review by an actual paying customer not a seller-discounted product for a good review. I am a Machinist/Engineer for 40 years and I own 3 Bose Wave radios and a Bose Home Theater Surround sound system so I know, pay for and demand high quality true-to-life sound.
I work in a dirty, noisy, machinery-filled environment and needed a small, lightweight unit to play CD's with acceptable sound. This one is perfect. It plays excellent quality Jensen speaker sound without the amplified, artificially boosted "super bass" that everyone seems to want.
I have very eclectic music taste from Smooth Jazz to real Jazz to Blues and Classical music. I attended Symphony performances for years so I know what Real live music sounds like not the massive, artificially amplified pounding sound at an indoor or outdoor concert.
A nice gadget for my home office. I've used it on some CDs I have kept and it worked well, though I used it more on the bluetooth mode. I love the black low profile design and I like that it's battery powered and rechargeable, so I can take it on the go.
For the equalization settings, I recommend setting it to ROCK unless you're listening to classic stuff, to bring out the bass. RBG on the sides are nice, but not very visible during the day, that's okay for me though.
My toddler loves playing music in her room. We gave her an old (but really expensive) CD player/radio that we weren't using anymore and when that finally died, we wanted something fairly inexpensive that could stand up to a toddler's rough hands.
I had hoped to pay about $20 but couldn't find anything with good reviews that fit the price tag. I even tried a wall mounted unit that was more than this because I liked that it could go on her wall, but it was designed to leave a blue light on all the time.What?!Why?!
So, I found this and gave it a go-it's completely perfect and I love that the size fits her shelf better than any of the others would have. It seems durable, it's easy to use and pretty intuitive for a toddler.
The sound is fine and the controls are nice because they are very responsive-we can listen at a pretty low volume without it being an "all too loud" or "all too quiet" adjustment. I think the price is a little high for what it is, but that said I couldn't really find anything for less so I suppose it's in line with current pricing.
After spending much time reading the reviews for various boomboxes, I am pleased that I purchased this one. It was well packaged and arrived quickly. It meets all my needs as I like its compact size, not bulky, great carrying handle, and lovely sound.
I take it w/ me for retreats and use it upstairs away from my large stereo system downstairs as I live in a condo and sound carries. I did purchase the extra guarantee but have not needed it.
If this review helps in any way Positive or Negative Please hit HELPFUL!!! It will help encourage me to continue my real reviews of products I've purchased. Pros: * Thrifty price * Nice design great looking CD Boombox * Well packaged * Bluetooth works * AM & FM great reception without flimsy antenna (note: for weaker stations try rotating the boombox.
I didn't have to, but says in directions) * Takes Batteries so you can bring to beach (Not recommended though) * CD worked fine on mine * About same cost as cheap Bluetooth speaker and this one has two speakersCons: * Switch in back is a TAD sensitive * Bluetooth is not intuitive and you really need to read directions to help figure it out.
There is no AUX out on this unit for sound to other sound system. I had hoped to buy this as a cheap external CD player but no way to wire it up that way. Lastly: I'd buy this again, and for others in my family with confidence.
This radio/CD player is lightweight at just under 5 pounds. The unit looks fragile so I would be extra careful moving it around. The sound quality is excellent. The music reproduction is clear and transparent with no coloration of the sound coming from the CD player and radio.
At louder volumes the music does not distort, of course being a small inexpensive CD player the volume level is not real loud. The radio has decent sensitivity on both the AM and FM bands, no complaints. The CD player has a random play function or you can also program each individual track on your CD disc.
A lot of good reviews on Amazon for this CD player and I was not disappointed with it's performance.
My son, like many other kids who've never seen a cassette tape, saw the Awesome Mix from Guardians of the Galaxy and instantly wanted an old school boom box, like you had, Mommy! (Thanks for calling me old, kid. I decided on this one for his birthday and I'm so glad I did because he absolutely loves it!
He'd rather listen to music on this than his iPad so that's a win in itself! If you're looking for stereo quality sound, you're not going to get it with this, just like you didn't get it with the old school ones.
It has that classic boom box sound, and I was surprised that it has real switches and dials, not digital stuff. I love it enough that I'm thinking of getting myself one... Definitely a great buy for the money!
So it is really nice to have a CD boombox again.... I'm listening to some CDs that I haven't heard for a long time. I mean I have a ton of CDs. Also, I've got a ton of cassette tapes!
But I'm SO HAPPY to finally have some way to play the CDs again other than in my car. I have been thinking about this to use for weddings as well... I mean, I think that a CD player is much easier to control than Bluetooth and your phone...
It runs on batteries or plugin. It would be so much easier to just have wedding songs in order and then play them as needed by the number rather than having to search for them or download them or even play them on your phone with FB....
A lot more reliable! And the sound on this is just KICK BUTT! Fantastic sound at low and high volume levels. Just like an old-fashioned boom box! You can really rock out to this thing. Speakers aren't super high wattage, but somehow they sound fantastic.
Pros - nice sound, good bass if that's your thing. LED effects are not what I was going for, but look very cool if that's what you wanted.Also very bright. Input options are: Line-in (3. 5mm), 1/4" (with an XLR adapter included), a second 1/4" for a microphone, an FM antenna (plugs into the 3.
5mm jack), USB (will read right off a thumbdrive),and Bluetooth 4.0. That's a lot of options. Lots of power (300W). Not too heavy if you're carting it around, with a shoulder strap to make it easier. Menu options that include bass/treble, mic volume, guitar volume (the first 1/4" jack), and LED mode.
Cons: No included 3. 5mm cord, seems like an obvious oversight. No included batteries (AAA) for the remote. Something most companies figured out decades ago was both cheap and popular. The LED options should have been higher in the menu list, given that you're likely to use that a lot more often than the equalizer and mic/guitar volume options.
My second job is at a big warehouse, like the size of Lowe's or Home Depot. The department I work for the equipment makes a lot of noise, and we aren't allowed to use headphones. We are stationed all the way to the back of the building.
So in less than a year coworkers have been bringing their portable speakers. I brought this puppy in to work today and had people turning heads just looking at the size of thing. I disconnected my coworker's Bluetooth Mega speaker and connected mine.
Easy connection to the computer via Bluetooth, played different genres from old school Spanish to reggaeton, and then to electric dance.This thing BANGS!!! The unit was plugged to the wall socket. I had people from the other other side of the warehouse for the first time making song requests like I'm some DJ.
This is exactly what I was looking for. This is our third JBL speaker, but the first boom box. We wanted something a bit louder than the Charge and the Pulse, this definitely met the requirements. Also, the case being included was a pretty good deal.
Could there be a better quality speaker for the same or lower price? For sure, but you won't be disappointed if you get this one.
FAQs on Boomboxes
In my opinion, the single greatest cause of the demise of the boombox was the advent of compact discs, and their initial instability as a portable musical medium. Boomboxes from their heyday of the 1980s primarily utilized audio cassettes and radio as their means of playing music.
These mechanisms allowed one to listen to music while the player itself was in movement, i.E. Being carried about - without affecting the quality of playback. Either the cassettes were reasonable secured inside the playback mechanism or, in the case of radio, there were no moving parts involved in playback.
Unless there was a serious shock caused to the boombox by dropping or tipping over, playback was unaffected by the movement of the device. In contrast to this, early compact disc players were highly susceptible to the slightest shock or vibration, so portability was a very dicey proposition.read more
Not all portable radios are called boomboxes but in the 1980s, large, box-shaped portable radios that people frequently carried on their shoulders and were REALLY loud were nicknamed boomboxes because of their shape & their booming sound.read more
#1.Jensen FM Stereo CD Bluetooth Boombox Yes it displays the track number but I don't believe it counts down. It sounds terrific and can be programmed.Hope this helps.read more
Hi Nothing like a quick trip down memory lane, courtesy the Way Back Machine. It was popular to carry a big AM/FM Cassette radio, kinda on your shoulder, big speaker soundI believe to look correctly you needed to wear tight jeans, flare bottoms, silk shirts partially open, sideburns so low, you can touch them with your tongue, maybe called Lick Burns and if you can rollerskate, that would be a big plus Nowadays most of the boom is in the trunk of a car, hydraulic shocks, and bass so loud, that makes everything rattle, about 1/2 mile before the car gets there, Yea, those were the days A funny thingThe Boombox is still on the market..
Maybe go to Amazon or Google and see, what's on the market, in the way of a Boom, Box. You can probably get some stick-on sideburns, and a silk shirt, dark sunglasses, maybe its a package deal on Amazon. When you moveyou Gotta Groove Be cool Daveread more
Do I think Boomboxes will make a big comeback?No, I really don't. Yes, vinyl has made some retro inroads, but that is at home. Lot's of people (I would say most) use their telephones as media sources, and have come accustomed to the superior sound of earbuds or headphones, and the whole system fits in your pocket.
Boomboxes were OK for playing cassette tapes, but do you see anyone going around with cases of cassettes anymore? And they were heavy, ate batteries, and (even though this may not be an issue for all users) were irritating to many folks within range.
You can buy a wide variety of powered speakers which can be linked to your phone via Bluetooth and still pound tunes out by the pool, but with more control. Most have built-in rechargeable batteries, and you don't need all the real estate the cassette deck(s) took up, so you don't need the big box anymore.read more
The last time I see boombox that people using it or selling it is ages ago. It have been replaced by high-tech audio streaming devices and home audio system such as Sonos. Bluetooth speakers sounds more practical than carrying a boombox-ish speakers for this time.read more