Product Type: other portable cassette players
Newest Review: ... out of the box, does exactly what you want it to. The sound quality isn't the best, but it's actually pretty decent, considering the speak... more
Cheap CD player
Member Name: Siibillam-Law
Advantages: Cheap, decent sound quality. Small and simple
Disadvantages: Easy to break
I've had a few run ins with some cheap Alba products over the years, yet somehow I always seem to end up with one around. I'm pretty sure I don't buy them, but somehow they just appear in my house.
The CX570 is a decently priced portable radio and CD player which, when it first comes out of the box, does exactly what you want it to. The sound quality isn't the best, but it's actually pretty decent, considering the speakers the sound is coming from. The CD player played CDs fine without any problems and the radio worked as well as I expected.
Then, after a while, things began to go wrong with it, like they seem to do when it comes to Alba products. After a while, the CD player laser started to weaken and CDs began to play jerkily and eventually stopped. It would only play properly if I pressed down hard on the disc area.
Not only that, but few buttons began to come loose as well, meaning they would either fall off or have to pressed quite hard to work properly. I don't know, maybe it was just my unit but the thing is I seem to have similar problems with pretty much every Alba product I own.
So while I wouldn't discourage you from getting this, I mean it's not exactly expensive or anything, be warned that, like with a lot of products from this brand, it's not going to be of the highest quality. However, if it does work, and it does (at least for a while), you can't argue with the sound quality.
Summary: Not the best on the market by a long shot
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