Top positive review
I Like It
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2016
It is good to see that cassette players are still available. I bought specifically because this may not be the case for much longer
The 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. The boombox is also very light which could be a benefit for some.
For the price, this is a respectable radio that has Sony's experience and reputation behind it.