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Proof the CD players still sound good!
Sony CMT EH15
Member Name: Argon
Sony CMT EH15
Advantages: It plays CDs. Looks good.
Disadvantages: Remote control has too many (illogical) functions
I bought this little system from Argos last November. I know it's wise to shop around and listen to a system like this prior to purchase - but I was drawing a blank:
Most hi-fi systems these days have shunned compact discs in favour of streaming media and MP3 playback, and it was a struggle to find a system which could play CDs for under £100.
Argos only had a handful of CD players, and this seemed a good all-rounder with it's 5W speakers, CD player, radio presets and it does look good! I got this for well under £100, and I won't say that it was a bargain, but it IS good value.
It really looks the part, being both modern, but the wooden-cased speaker units (in dark wood) look really good in "older style" rooms.
Sound output is good, with little distortion, but it does suffer from some differentiation between very low volume and medium volume. For example, it's one of those things where the difference between volume setting 7 and 8 is too great. I don't worry about it much, but it's an observation.
The main thing for me is that this plays CDs. The radio presets are easy to set up and reception is far better than my previous hi-fi system.
There is a clock/alarm, which keeps good time. This is a useful backup wake up call in the morning, though setting the alarm is a bit fiddly using the remote control.
The remote control is full of buttons, most of which I don't use, but I do find it strange that pressing the play button doesn't automatically switch on the CD player (which has it's own dedicated button). Similarly, the select and set buttons don't seem to have been very well thought out - But it all works fine.
I've not tried the tape deck - in fact I forget that it's there. I suppose that it has it's uses, but these days I listen to CDs and don't have much time for MP3s, other than on a dedicated MP3 player.
Summary: Well-priced CD player that looks well with a range of furnishings
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