“ Manufacturer: Goodmans /System Type: Micro System / System Type: CD / MP3 player / Changer Capacity: 1 „
I was given this Goodmans for a Christmas present. The system is pleasant to look at - silver in colour and simple to use however there is a large radio tuning button in the middle of the system which is in my opinion a bit ugly. The speakers have removable fronts which are easy to clip on and off. The remote control is very small and fiddly to use. I only use the CD player, I found the radio time consuming to tune in. The first couple of months the system worked fine. However after a few months of use ( a couple of times a week) the speakers started 'humming' and cracking and because it was a Christmas present I did not have the receipt to return it. Prior to the speakers breaking the sound quality was only average verging on poor. I would not recommend this product to anyone.
I've had three Goodmans products in my life: A CD walkman, A DVD-TV combined, and this. Adopting the 'three strikes and you're out' tactic, I now will never purchase another Goodmans product as long as I live. All three products stopped working after about 6 months. The attractive thing about buying from Goodmans is you can get the same product you can get from a major brand for a lot cheaper; but there is an important reason for that: They make appalling products.
Getting it as a christmas present, I was reasonably impressed. I had always wanted a HiFi in my bedroom with CD capabilities - rather than having the radio on constantly with some song you hate or some annoying DJ which is what I had before. So all was well, it did exactly what I wanted it to do.
Annoyingly, I lost the receipt and within about two weeks the remote control stopped working. Obviously Goodmans couldn't help me without the receipt which is fair enough, so I put up without having a remote.
About four months later, the CD player stopped working altogether which was the whole point of getting it in the first place. "Typical Goodmans" I thought.
I've stopped using the HiFi now, and will probably be thrown away next time I'm visiting the tip.
I'm sure there are people out there with good experiences of Goodmans products, but for me I'll never buy them again.