Sony CFDS70BLK Boombox Home Audio Review
The Sony Boombox offers a total solution for anyone’s basic home audio needs. This compact, portable yet surprisingly potent system offers multi-format playback to a quality rarely seen as such an agreeable price point.
As we shall see in this Sony Boombox review, this is a very reliable and easy to use system that’s also ideal for outdoor use too. So, without further ado, let’s put the Boombox through its paces.
A comprehensive modern day take on the classic boombox model that really is capable of playing almost anything going. Anything from old school tape cassettes through to digital audio files, this device can handle it. The MEGA BASS feature isn’t a gimmicky soundbite – it really does enhance the overall feedback. Given its dimensions the sound quality is very impressive indeed.
This is a multipurpose product that can be used pretty much anywhere and in any context. Given its small size it would be ideal as a bedroom or kitchen music player/radio, but there’s no difficulty imagining this being just as handy outdoors or even on the road thanks to it being so lightweight. The battery life is an impressive feature.
Customer reviews have suggested that the vast majority of people who have purchased the Sony Boombox are very satisfied. Points worth noting are that it performs especially well at low volumes thanks to the bass control, making it good for quiet personal use as well as on louder settings. Most also report that the cassette playback is reminiscent of a top of the range player.
The cassette player does not feature automatic reverse. This is a surprising oversight seeing as so many people’s tapes are likely going to be dual recordings.
While playback is excellent and the unit looks smart, it is plastic and therefore must be considered to be slightly on the fragile side. Given its price point this is hardly surprising – and not even necessarily much of a negative – but do be aware that it is very light.
It’s easy to see why the Sony Boombox has proven to be such a popular product. It offers a very good quality performance at a standard that is above its cost, and as a go-to daily music player it will easily satisfy all but the most demanding users.
It’s reassuring to have the Sony name on this product thanks to their reputation for delivering usually higher end consumer electronics, but in this instance, they’ve served up a really impressive value gem. The Boombox therefore is highly recommended indeed.