Sony Portable Full Range Stereo Boombox Review

Sony Portable Full Range Stereo Boombox Review

Is your CD player not loud enough to cover the entire room? Do you find bringing a radio and a CD player at the same time burdensome and impractical?

Is your CD player or your radio not portable enough for your liking? Well, fret not for your problems can be easily solved by one appliance – the boombox. And when it comes to boomboxes, the Sony Portable Full Range Stereo Boombox is one of the runners that lead the race.

Features

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    CD player – CD, MP3, WMA & CDDA format
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    Digital stereo tuner (AM & FM) – 30 preset programmable stations
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    Sleep Timer
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    Control buttons for easy operation
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    Automatic scan radio
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    With audio input jack
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    Headphone output
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    USB input play
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    Battery life source
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    Long battery life
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    With carry handle
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    Sleek & modern design
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    Full range speakers
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    Item weight: 4.2 lbs
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    Product dimensions: 12 in x 8.2 in x 5 in

Advantages

One of the banner features of the Sony Boombox is its MP3 and CD playback. The boombox has the capacity to play quite a number of songs in MP3 and WMA formats. And it does not end there for you have the option to shuffle the songs for a random playing with its shuffle function.

When you need a break from your playlist, you can tune into news or music stations with the boombox’s built-in AM and FM radio tuner. With such a built-in function, you are given options to go about with your background music.

Another advantage of having the Sony Boombox is its capacity to interact with other music players. You can connect your iPod, iPhone, MP3 and other music players to this boombox. Such feat is possible thanks to the audio input terminal installed in the boombox.

It is to be noted too that the boombox has a dual alternate power source that you will find most convenient when you are outdoors and no electric outlet is available to power your boombox.

With batteries as a power source, this boombox is perfect for outdoor activities as you can bring it anytime and anywhere without having to worry about the presence or absence of electricity.

Another unique feature of the Sony Boombox is its sleep timer function. Through the sleep timer function, you can choose between four different time intervals for playing the boombox. This is a handy feature when you are fond of playing background music before you sleep.

You get to choose among four choices: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, and 90 minutes. After the time lapse you chose, the boombox automatically turns off. Such function is not only practical but also battery saving for it does away with playing music unnecessarily when you are already asleep.

When you need privacy in listening to music or the recording or you do not want to disturb others, you can avail of the boombox’s front panel headphone output jack for such a purpose. Instead of using the boombox to amplify the sound, you can use a headphone to isolate the sound.

Moreover, you can connect your other music players through the 3.55 mm mini auxiliary input or with your storage device through the USB terminal.

Disadvantages

The Sony Boombox may have high praise but it is not at all immune from negative feedback coming from its verified purchasers. To start with, the FM and AM radio tuners of the boombox have weak reception. When you listen to “talk” radios, the quality of the voice is low, too soft and caved in that you have to increase the volume in order to clearly hear the radio voices.

Also, the boombox has no remote control so that you have to do manual tuning and changing. It should be noted too that the appliance does not offer any Bluetooth feature so the only way to connect other devices to the boombox is through a wired or manual connection via cable or a USB port.

Verdict

The Sony Portable Full Range Stereo Boombox may have some shortcomings but it is undeniable that the product is a class of its own and an excellent purchase you should not let go of.

The boombox has unique and innovative features that most boomboxes do not have. For a few more dollars to shed, you get a product that is worth more than you bargained for. This is definitely recommendable to your friends and loved ones.

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