I was quite surprised the other day when I was at my mother's house and I noticed she still had this boombox. I bought this product years ago when I lived at home. I used to play my old CD's on it whilst I was doing my college work in my bedroom! The boombox didn't cost much. I can't remember exactly how much I paid for it but my mum says it was definitely under £20. The boombox came boxed with an instruction/ safety leaflet inside. It also came with a mains lead in case you want to use it without batteries. You can use it with batteries of course, great for when there isn't a plug socket handy!
The boombox is black and grey in colour. It's of a decent size and weight and it isn't too bulky. It does have a carry handle so you can pick it up and transport it from room to room etc. I wouldn't say it's lightweight but it's certainly not heavy either. There is no DAB radio on here, it's just a standard AM/ FM radio. However if that's all you require then perfect, this would be ideal for you. There is an aerial on top of the boombox for tuning into stations and the speakers are generously sized and placed either side of the boombox.
I find the radio easy to use and the LED display is clear and easy to read. The reception isn't always great but as with any AM/ FM radio it depends on where you are as to what signal you can achieve.
The CD playback is great. The CD player is clear, smooth and it doesn't skip. The sound quality is good for the price you pay and you can skip to and rewind your favourite songs quickly and easily. Loading and unloading the CD player itself is also an easy process and my CD's never came out of the player scratched or damaged. You can adjust the volume easily too and the boombox isn't too loud so hopefully the neighbours won't be annoyed!
Overall this is a great CD/ radio player at a great price. It would be handy for the caravan, the kitchen or simply for using in the bedroom. It looks nice too with its sleek design and modern colour scheme.
A simple "no frills" boombox for under £20.
This boombox cost us just £14.97 from Asda a couple of years ago.
It came boxed with usage instructions inside. A mains lead was also included in the package.
The boombox is strong and sturdy. It's shaped to look quite modern and it would fit in with any lounge/ bedroom decor. The boombox is black and grey in colour and the ariel extends to fit above the boombox. The ariel was quite flimsy to begin with but it's stiffened up a little now and it hold it's position a lot better. Using the ariel is easy, simply twist it around until you get the signal coverage that you require. There is no DAB digital radio on this device, it's simply just AM and FM radio. It manages to pick up "big" stations well, like Radio One for example, however it often needs tuning in for smaller stations, i.e Radio Nottingham.
The CD player is great though. The audio quality is fantastic for the price and the CD draw is easy to load. You don't hear any excess noise coming from the CD drawer, all you hear is the music so that's a lot better in my opinion. The boombox just concentrates on playing your music. The boombox doesn't sound tinny but the bass quality is average, this may disappoint some people, especially people who like to listen to "bassy" music like dance and trance. However I listen to pop music mainly and this boombox is perfect for my favourite genre.
I would recommend this boombox. It's good quality and it's well priced too.
I wanted to buy a small and relatively cheap cd player for my room so that I could listen to the radio/cds at night to help me get to sleep.
I bought this cd player in Asda for about £15 and it is reliable and works well.
It functions well as both an AM/FM radio and a CD player. It is powered by batteries or mains power, however as I keep it in the same place I haven't used it with batteries (except for when there was a power cut and it came in very handy).
It's quite a neat little CD player; it can sit comfortably on your shelf and can also be easily stored when you're not using it.
It is simple and easy to use, however it would be nice if it had a remote, as when listening to the radio in bed, it would be nice not to have to get up and turn it off (but maybe that's just me being lazy).
The sound quality is good and the radio works well and is easy to tune.
Overall it's reasonably priced and it keeps it simple and does what I need.
This is one of the most portable boomboxes I have owned. Its size means that it can easily be placed on a kitchen work surface or a desk in a bedroom. Its also incredibly light and has a handle mounted on the top, so it isn't a chore to lug it around. The price is simply amazing at £15. For the price the boombox packs a lot of features.
The unit is supplied with a plug but can also be powered by batteries. This makes it an excellent radio to take on the beach. There is also a remote control that can alter the CD function and volume. The radio has an auto tune feature which saves on manually turning dials. A digital display on the front shows which track is playing and the volume levels.
For a small unit the sound it can emit is relatively powerful. CD playback is smooth and the radio is clear, reception permitting. For something so cheap the build quality isn't bad, mine has had a few knocks but still works perfectly.
This is a very basic cd payer with radio. I purchased the cd player from asda for only £15.00 for my kitchen so i can listen to music while cleaning or cooking.
The cd player is easy to use and works of a mains adaptor but can be used off batteries it is extremely portable.
My girls have took the cd player camping with them and used it of the batteries.
The radio is an auto tune.
The play , pause, stop, skip and on buttons are on the front and comes with a small remote but i prefer to press play on the cd player.
The volume control is also on the front but it is a spin wheel and not a button.
Has a good carry handle and is very light weight.
The speakers are only 1 watt but the sound is fantastic until it is on very load and the speakers start to brake up like interference.
It can tune in to am and fm i have always had a good signal with it and has the pull up arial on the back.
Easy to use and very basic nothing fancy but a good price and just what i wanted.
All in i think this was very cheap and gets used everyday in my flat and other than the crackle speaker when to loud i cant fault it in any other way but can only give it 3 dooyoo stars because of that.
I recommend this basic cheap cd player!
I have recently added a new feature to my shed. You might have heard of it?
It's called electricity!
Anyway... It has transformed a dank dark haven for spiders into a wonderful oasis of tranquillity for yours truly. It is indeed a wonderful thing.
So whilst meandering around our local ASDA in a monthly shop induced trance, I happened upon the ASDA CD Boombox for a mere £15. Bargain!
Now let me just say that at this price my expectations were not high, so I was pleasantly surprised that it actually looks quite funky, well to a forty year old dad it does! It's black and almost oval in shape. The speakers are relatively large and situated on each side of the unit. The speakers are also quite loud, definitely loud enough for the confines of my shed on those occasions that I feel it's necessary to get the Led out or fancy a blast of The Who... although my Towsendesque windmill air guitar theatrics did bring a tool rack down on my head.. But I guess that's just Rock 'n' Roll!
The cd player is simple to operate, the top flips up when you press the lid. It's not very robust and my four year old would probably destroy it in an instant, so I wouldn't recommend it for little hooligans, I mean children..
There is a digital display situated on the front that lets you know which track you are playing and the usual buttons necessary for general navigation. Nothing fancy and very basic.
A bonus for me was the radio that has FM and most importantly AM for my Talksport requirements. It has a decent aerial, it's easy to tune and the reception is ok.
Volume and radio tuning dials are on the front of the unit, which makes life easy when it's up on a shelf like mine is.
Now, the literature does state that you can play CD-R's on this player and maybe you can but mine doesn't like them much and will play the odd one but in general it's a no. Which is ok by me but might not suit you, so be aware.
All in all this is good value for money and I'm pleased with my purchase,
It's lightweight and portable (dimensions are: w29 x h19 x d28cm ) and runs on mains power or with batteries.
This Player comes with no bells or whistles but for £15 it's definitely fit for purpose.
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I bought this boombox for the bedroom as I wanted music upstairs while I did the housework and this looked good and was very cheap.
It is a goodlooking lightweight boombox with the usual features - CD player and radio and a speaker either side. It is more of an oval shape than round and is silver and black. It has a digital display on the front to show which number song is playing on the CD and this can be changed by the forward and backward buttons, this is also the display for the radio but I never use the radio on it. The CDs are put in the top and this is opened by pressing the lid and it pops up. There is also a handle that makes it easy to carry. It can be powered by plug or battery(I have not used the battery as I feel it would cost a fortune !!)
Considering the price and size the sound quality is excellent. The volume can go quite high before it becomes distorted and it has a decent base on it for the average person. (my partner loves base and wont play anything on this as he says its tinny - but he will only play his music on a very expensive sound system).
For over a year it has performed really well and it is used most days, lately though it has developed a fault that is very annoying although it hasnt stopped me using it - yet..... every 2 or three minutes it pauses for a few seconds then carries on playing during songs, you dont miss any of the song as it starts where it left off - very annoying when you are singing away and all of a sudden you are the only voice that can be heard !!! I have tried cleaning it and it does it with every disc so it is a fault with the boombox - but considering it cost £15 and I have had it over a year I think I might invest in a new one. I will get exactly the same one though as I love it.
** My Experience **
My partner bought this cheap portable Cd/Radio player as we were redecorating our flat and he wanted to listen to some tunes whilst he painted.
Everything was fine for the first few months. The radio reception is sometimes a little dodgy though. We have ours in our kitchen now, and if you move about whilst having the radio on it sometimes makes the sound go quieter/louder and you get some interference. This of course, could just be down to where we have the player positioned in our kitchen.
This little flaw is annoying but acceptable for the price we paid. What I didn't find acceptable though, was that literally one week after the warranty ran out, the CD player decided that it would not register any of the CDs put in. Every time you put a CD in the player to be played, the player says that the disk cannot be read. You may think, okay, maybe the disk is scratched, but not every single CD you try to play! Okay as a radio player but really miss playing my CDs whilst doing the dishes!
** Appearance **
My CD player came in silver and blue but it is also available in black and grey. It has a small carry handle that folds back to form part of the CD player when not in use. It has an ariel located on the top of the CD player which extends further if required. The CD player itself is located on the top of the Boom Box and is opened by pushing lightly down on it. The speakers are located at either side of the Boom Box and work well with the contemporary design. The tuner is located at the bottom half of the Boom Box.
** Price **
It was a very reasonable price - about £10-£15 (from Asda obviously!)
Having recently moved into a new flat with my Fiance, we decided that we would buy a cheap little cd player/radio that we could use in the kitchen to play some music while washing up, preparing dinner and the likes.
As we literally live five minutes walk away from an Asda we thought we would try there first as it was a spur of the moment purchase and Asda can usually be relied upon to provide electrical goods at very cheap prices.
We found this portable cd boombox with a built in FM radio for the very reasonable price of £15. At this price we snapped it up and it is worth every penny in my view.
The boombox looks exactly the same as the picture at the top of the page, except the model that we purchased is black all over with silver volume and tuning dials at the front.
It is lightweight and comes with a handle that enables easy transportation from place to place, which is handy for us as it means we can move it easily between rooms.
In my view, I think that this little boombox looks very trendy and can blend in with most interiors given its black and silver tones. I really like the bubble look of this particular cd player and in my opinion its design makes it look more expensive than its actual cost.
As I mentioned, this boombox comes with a built in FM/AM radio. This is great as it means that I can listen to all of my favourite radio stations should I fancy a change from playing a CD.
Moreover, this stereo is also CD-R/RW compatible. This means that it can play computer burned and multiformat discs. This is probably the biggest advantage of this particular boombox, as in the past I have had many Hi-fi's that would not play discs that I burned from my computer. Being someone who likes to download music and then burn it to CD, this was something that always used to peeve me and I am glad that Asda have taken on board this consideration with this specific product.
It is also possible to take this boombox outside with you, as it can be battery powered as well as mains powered. This means that it would be perfect for those barbeques that we are all loving at the minute with this lovely hot weather. At the moment, I have yet to try running this product solely on batteries so I cannot give an informed opinion as to its effectiveness and longevity whilst battery powered.
The speaker output for this product is 2 x 1W
There is a little digital display window on the boombox that informs you at a glance which radio station or cd track is playing and this is very helpful. Furthermore, the stereo as a whole is really easy to use and the volume/tuning can simply be adjusted by turning a dial. The sound quality is superb in my opinion and really cannot be faulted.
I would highly recommend this product to anybody who is looking for a compact, cheap and nice looking cd player/radio. For its small price it is brilliant value for money in my view and should the worst happen and anything goes wrong with it, at least you can be reassured by the fact that Asda provide a 1 year guarantee on all of their electrical goods free of charge. Overall, I cannot fault any aspect of this product and it is an all round brilliant little cd stereo.
4 dooyoo stars from me!
Thanks for reading!