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I bought this little portable radio so that my daughter could fall asleep listening to music. She loves it, and I have no problems with it. It seems to work just fine.
About a year later, my second daughter got old enough to need something similar. I foolishly bought another brand that I could get at my local department store. It lasted a few months. Then, I bought another, third brand that I thought I'd prefer because it had Bluetooth capabilities. It worked fine at first, until it got to the point that the Bluetooth was the only thing that worked.
A couple of weeks ago, after spending a frustrating 30 minutes getting my daughter's night-time music going, I logged in to Amazon and ordered another one of these babies.
The first one I bought is still going strong even though my now 8 year old daughter has not been kind to it. The 5 year old loves her new radio, and since it comes in multiple colors, I didn't have to get her one that is identical to her sister's. The absence of Bluetooth capabilities have gone unnoticed.
Please learn from my mistakes. There's not another portable stereo in this price range that matches this quality and durability. Anything else is a waste of your money.
The rating is based primarily on how difficult it was for our 19 month old and our 4 year old sons to destroy this thing. This is a replacement for the previous player that lasted fifteen months of being pulled off a dresser, flung to the ground, being stepped on, and being used in play totally unrelated to music. All the while it played the same 8 or 9 CDs quite well, and with fairly good sound quality. For the price, it is fantastic. The radio also allowed my wife and I to listen to music while cleaning the kids' rooms. It is a wonderful value.
I got it because of the reviews regarding toddler use. Unfortunately my grandson broke the antenna off right away. they like to ply CD's on it anyway. Just beware that the batteries run out because they forget to turn it off I would definitely buy it again. There was no remote control
Boom boxes seem to be disposable these past years. I have had this for one week. Sounds great. CD actually plays!!!! The antenna broke at first use, but good news is the good reception did not change in quality after the break. Good riddance then!
Bought this to replace the same model we had reliably used for many years. This one emitted a high-pitched squeal while playing CDs. While this happens on many devices, it was very audible on this one--multiple people asked what the strange noise was. We tried different CDs and adjustments with no luck. Hoping this was just a bad item because we had great luck with the same model original.
This our 2nd Jenson. We bought our 1st almost 4 years ago. We considered it a "beater". It spent it's entire life outside in the brutal California desert. Never loved. Dust storms. Just baking and doing it's job without complaining. It always worked great. Good sound. Good bass. We used it exclusively for FM radio when having drinks and floating in the pool. Last year the CD stopped working and the lid wouldn't shut so I duct taped it. It soldiered on without complaints. Always faithful and sturdy. We unboxed our 2nd one today (this one in white cause, you know, the sun). I apologized to it as I was unwrapping it. Just out of the pool, 115 degrees out, drink in hand listening to music.
I have done a 5 rating on this product and its seller. Love my boom box. I chose the white/red color. Perfect size, sound, tuning, CD feature and easy tuning. My second review as I have had the boom box for a few months now. It still is at a 5 star rating. Hi
It surprised me with new stations I didn't know we could get! I also like the simplicity of the features and the contrasting colors. I bought it for my brother who is blind and has dementia and he's been able to manage it without help.