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The sound and feature set is good. It needs to have 6 C batteries to prevent losing all programming if you unplug it. This makes it much heavier than without. A remote control or wifi app would be a good addition.
My old 20 yer old boom box was getting static on the radio, so I ordered this one, mostly because I wanted to be able to copy songs off of a CD and put them onto a USB drive and play them back. I did't pay much attention to the blue tooth function when thinking of purchasing, but once it arrived, I paired it with my smart phone (which took some effort) and will listen to streamign pod casts via the smart phone to the boom box, theus avoid commercials.
The thimgs that were disappointing, or why it got four instead of five stars is... The manual is a huge piece of paper folded like a map instead of a booklet with a table of contents and page numbers. The LCD display is small and does not light up, which makes it hard to read (especially since i am partially blind). This makes it difficult when pairign via blue tooth, or when tryign to set the CD or USB for random playback. I mena how difficult coudl it be to have the wdisplay light up when the power is turned on? You woudl think that would be a no brainer.
I ordered one for myself to play music I have on a USB. Needless to say, I like it since I just ordered another for a dear friend who has helped me tremendously. The sound is rich, and the volume is as loud as you could want it to be. I made a 14 hour USB of Amazon downloads I purchased for the friend and her husband, and it sounded like I was having a Gospel Reunion in my house. As the measurements show, it is not big and bulky, so it can easily sit anywhere. I'm sure it is sturdy enough since my two puppies have already tried to get at it after eating my rocking chairs and blinds. The Boombox survived without damage. I just tested the CD Player, and it's great also - very good sound quality.
It's a very simple boombox with technologically advanced features making it perfect for anyone who wants the media-versatility, portability and decent sound quality all in one device. - My favorite feature is the ability to plug in a USB flash drive and play MP3s. - It's battery operated, so you can bring it anywhere you may not have electric hook-up. - Some reviewers have complained about the sound quality. I prefer simple music, maybe it won't do well with complex music such as metal rock etc, but works excellent for meditative music. If your needs are simple as mine, I think you would really like it!
I have tested every function completely, and they all work very well.
Unlike most other audio devices that can read off a USB flashdrive, not only can It shuffle the entire drive, but also repeat in a certain folder. It can search for music by specific folder. It also displays the name of the song, and it's folder location.
The only serious problem it has is it burns through the 6 C cell batteries pretty quickly.
It is not extremely loud, but good enough to fill in a medium to large room with good music. Not good enough to a large outside event.