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I've had this for a couple of years, I originally bought it because it was able to play mp3s from CDR and CDRW. Although I do have a dedicated mp3 player, I would rather listen to my CDs on this.
I did find the mp3 navigation to be slow, and this wasn't helped by the limited display.
Sometimes it takes a while to get started when it comes to CD playback as well, and it has the cheek to show 'OOPS' in the display when this happens. I've also had instances when, on playing an album again, a couple of seconds into the opener and the album jumps to the next track.
Usually I find that at around volume 2 (highest - 10) the loudness is sufficient. In terms of settings there are two levels of bass boost but I am able to pick out the low end without these. The supplied earphones are without volume controls, and are not particularly comfortable. Also the cord is fairly short in length but did last me a couple of years.
I'm under the impression the Magic Electronic Skip Protection does not seem to be effective, turning it on and tilting the CD players side to side I find the music skips a bit. On car journeys when I do my utmost to keep it steady (ESP off) the music still skips a bit.
The battery life is said to be 20 hours, but you would do well to get 10 hours from 2 AAs.
Fairly bulky and not exactly pretty with some minor annoyances, manages to get the job done but not recommended for listening to on the move.
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10 hours of skip-free music on one MP3-CD. A classic favourite, it comes with LCD display and is a great choice for easy and hassle-free music enjoyment on the go. Dynamic Bass Boost maximises your music enjoyment by emphasising the bass content of the music throughout the range of volume settings - from low to high - at the touch of a button! Bottom-end bass frequencies usually get lost when the volume is set at a low level. To counteract this, Dynamic Bass Boost can be switched on to boost bass levels, so you can enjoy consistent sound even when you turn down the volume.Included accessories: User Manual, Headphones.