Axess PB2703 Portable MP3/CD Boombox with AM/FM Stereo Review

Axess PB2703 Portable MP3/CD Boombox

Traditionally, boomboxes often come in a long rectangular shape with sharp corners and a metallic finish that helped cement its reputation as an audio player for the urban youth; actually, this was not limited to boomboxes as most appliances from the same era tend to have the same style and design. However, development in audio and manufacturing technology saw the evolution of this iconic equipment to curvier and smaller sizes.

During the 1990’s, Japanese craftsmen and inventors were the first ones to develop smaller and smarter pieces of audio equipment. At first, they were still cubic but with rounded corners and more lights to guide a plane down a runway. Kidding aside though, these Japanese innovations became sought after, as well as the manufacturing technology that they used to make boomboxes smaller.

Boombox design has since departed from cubism and has started to embrace the sleek, curvy looks of the modern era. Lines have become less linear, and shapes have taken in the new definition, assimilating into the current style of modern homes and entertainment centers. Slowly placing boomboxes back to the thrones that they lost to the Walkman and other personal audio devices a couple of decades ago.

AXESS PB2703 Portable MP3/CD Boombox with AM/FM Stereo, USB, SD, MMC (Black)

Features of the Axess PB2703 Portable MP3/CD Boombox with AM/FM Stereo

True to this fact is the Axess PB2703 Portable Boombox which is a portable stereo system that looks far from what you would imagine it would look like. Its key features include:

  • Multiple Play Audio Sources

The Axess PB2703 Portable Boombox lets you play your favorite music from different sources like CDs and MP3 players.

  • Bright LED Panel

The LED panel is easy to read with a gentle backlight that lets you navigate the interface under any lighting condition, be it under the sun or inside a darkened bedroom.

  • Telescopic Antenna

The built-in telescopic antenna provides a clearer signal for the AM/FM tuner. This boombox also has a ferrite rod that works great for AM reception.

  • AM/FM Tuner

Like the boomboxes of old, the Axess PB2703 Portable Boombox has an AM/FM tuner that lets you catch up with the latest trend in music and keeps you abreast with the news.

  • Multiple Connectivity Options

This boombox comes with Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, and an AUX port so that you can connect to other audio devices.

  • Expandable Memory

The Axess PB2703 Portable Boombox comes with an SD memory card slot that lets you expand your memory as you go.

  • Power Options

Aside from the AC power cord, this boombox can also be powered by C-sized batteries, as well as USB chargers that are often used for mobile phones.

  • Lightweight

Weighing in at 4.55 pounds, the Axess PB2703 Portable Boombox is very portable and easy to carry around, especially on road trips and vacations.

Pros

  • The sound that this boombox produces is excellent given that it comes from such a small package
  • You can leave a track on pause indefinitely and then it lets you continue your playlist whenever and wherever you want
  • The volume coming from the 15-Watt speakers is loud enough to be heard from a different room
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    The ability to play music from different sources makes these boomboxes very reliable, especially if you have people who want to play this and that music
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    This boombox is very small and portable which makes it great for students studying dance or street dancers practicing and performing their act
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    This boombox is very small and portable which makes it great for students studying dance or street dancers practicing and performing their act

Cons

  • The plastic casing feels flimsy, but as long as you handle it with care, it should last for a long time
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    The AM/FM tuner does not memorize stations and can be difficult to locate your favorite station again once you lose it

Summary

The Axess PB2703 Portable MP3/CD Boombox with AM/FM Stereo comes packed with a lot of features in a light and compact size, encased in a unique casing that redefines how people see boomboxes. The Axess PB2703 Portable Boombox has the ability to play audio signals from a multitude of sources including MP3 devices, CDs and even its expandable memory which can hold more than 1000 songs.

This boombox also comes with a telescopic antenna for better AM/FM reception. The Axess PB2703 Portable Boombox also has Bluetooth connectivity and ports for USB and AUX jacks, as well as an easy-to-read LED panel that lets you navigate the user interface even in the dark. Like most boomboxes, the PB2703 also comes with a power cord as well as a compartment for C-Sized batteries for optimal portability.

Comparison

When it comes to features and functionalities, the Jensen CD-490 Sports Stereo CD Player with AM/FM Radio comes close to what the Axess PB2703 Portable MP3/CD Boombox with AM/FM Stereo brings into the dance floor. It also has an LED track display that lets you navigate the menus and see the tracks that are playing.

The Jensen CD-490 also comes with an AM/FM tuner and a telescopic antenna, as well as AUX port for connecting other audio players and storage units. The Jensen boombox also has a top-loading CD player and is powered through an AC cord.

Verdict

After comparing the features between the Jensen CD-490 and the Axess PB2703 Portable MP3/CD Boombox with AM/FM Stereo, the Axess PB2703 Portable Boombox is the clear winner, especially with its expandable SD Card slot and high-powered speakers, clocking in at 15 Watts.

Conclusion

Boomboxes are well known for their portability and unique style which made them a must-have for any music lover residing in large urban centers. They faded away for a few years because of the lack of innovation, but they are slowly making their way back to the throne that they left in the middle of urban dance floors.

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AXESS PB2703 Portable MP3/CD Boombox with AM/FM Stereo, USB, SD, MMC (Black)
Jensen CD-490 Sport Stereo CD Player with AM/FM Radio and Aux Line-In, Red and Black
Title
AXESS PB2703 Portable MP3/CD Boombox with AM/FM Stereo, USB, SD, MMC (Black)
Jensen CD-490 Sport Stereo CD Player with AM/FM Radio and Aux Line-In, Red and Black
Connectivity
CD, USB, SD, MMC
CD, Aux
Power Source
AC/DC, Batteries
AC, Batteries
Item Dimension
13.12 x 11.12 x 7 in
12.38 x 9 x 5.75 in
Item Weight
4.55 lbs
3.4 lbs
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Preview
AXESS PB2703 Portable MP3/CD Boombox with AM/FM Stereo, USB, SD, MMC (Black)
Title
AXESS PB2703 Portable MP3/CD Boombox with AM/FM Stereo, USB, SD, MMC (Black)
Connectivity
CD, USB, SD, MMC
Power Source
AC/DC, Batteries
Item Dimension
13.12 x 11.12 x 7 in
Item Weight
4.55 lbs
Price
Preview
Jensen CD-490 Sport Stereo CD Player with AM/FM Radio and Aux Line-In, Red and Black
Title
Jensen CD-490 Sport Stereo CD Player with AM/FM Radio and Aux Line-In, Red and Black
Connectivity
CD, Aux
Power Source
AC, Batteries
Item Dimension
12.38 x 9 x 5.75 in
Item Weight
3.4 lbs
Price

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