Product Type: Sony CD Players
Newest Review: ... players in the budget end and the build quality of this machine is typical of Sony. It definitely has a build to last attitude with this ... more
Typically Sony - great sound and built to last.
Sony CDP-XE 530
Member Name: tlamp
Sony CDP-XE 530
Advantages: Good build quality and sound reproduction
Disadvantages: Slightly larger than a more modern unit.
If you are looking for a review of this product then you are probably buying it second hand and to be honest after owning this CD player separate for over 8 years I can quickly tell you that if it is in good condition and has its remote control then you wont go far wrong at the bargain price these trade for second hand.
Being a bit old fashioned in size (its slightly taller than more modern units) is the only reason you will know this unit was not made yesterday. The sound quality easily rivals todays players in the budget end and the build quality of this machine is typical of Sony. It definitely has a build to last attitude with this model.
The bass and treble are not as detailed as maybe a £300+ machine but the sound quality that comes from a good quality source still surprises me today, just like it did the first time i turned it on.
The remote is good and includes a line out volume control and other standard features. This player also has CD text which on some CD's shows the title and track names as they play.
The unit has lasted well and with good quality buttons on the unit it does not have any faults after 8 years use.
Summary: A budget CD separate that goes on and on and on...
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