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#1

Image of KEiiD Compact CD/MP3 Player...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 372 reviews
Performance

9.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010
Convenience

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Controls and functionality

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Connectivity

9.1

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Pros

  • Built-in amplifier provides high-quality sound
  • Bluetooth helps sync music wirelessly
  • Memory play works in standby condition as well

Cons

  • Flimsy design
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#2

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 669 reviews
Performance

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Convenience

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Controls and functionality

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Connectivity

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010

Pros

  • Built-in bluetooth provides wireless streaming
  • Built-in digital FM/AM helps to choose from a wide variety of radio, talk and music program
  • Offers up to 26 hours of battery life

Cons

  • Inferior build quality
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#3

Image of auna Roadie • Kids Portable...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 171 reviews
Performance

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Convenience

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Controls and functionality

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Connectivity

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010

Pros

  • Built-in multi-color LED lights changes to the beat of the music
  • Bluetooth interface allows wireless music streaming
  • Aux input allows to connect to MP3 players and USB port for versatile media playback

Cons

  • Not sustainable
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#4

Image of Sony CFDS70-BLK CD/MP3...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 1171 reviews
Performance

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Convenience

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Controls and functionality

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Connectivity

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010

Pros

  • Compact CD/cassette player with AM/FM radio and 3 station preset capability
  • Features AC and battery power options with up to 19 hours of battery life
  • Enhances low-frequency bass performance at the touch of a button

Cons

  • Uneconomical in comparison to other listed products
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#5

Image of Magnavox MD6972 Portable...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 375 reviews
Performance

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Convenience

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Controls and functionality

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Connectivity

8.8

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Pros

  • Carrying handle on the top makes it easy to port
  • Dedicated keys for each function ensures convenient operation
  • Pocket friendly

Cons

  • Fragile build quality
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#6

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 729 reviews
Performance

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Convenience

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Controls and functionality

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010
Connectivity

8.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.0010

Pros

  • Offers high quality sound with maximum power
  • Features a music port on front panel for digital audio player playback
  • Natural surround and high quality sound with MP3 re-master and virtualizer

Cons

  • Ordinary battery and power efficiency
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#7

Image of Sony Compact Portable...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 903 reviews
Performance

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Convenience

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Controls and functionality

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010
Connectivity

8.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010

Pros

  • Easily connects any other audio device such as iPods, iPhones, and iPads
  • Bass-reflex design delivers a complete and enjoyable listening experience
  • Provides the most accurate and drift-free tuning of AM & FM radio stations

Cons

  • Costlier than other listed products
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#8

Image of Sony CFDS70-BLK CD/MP3...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 177 reviews
Performance

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Convenience

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Controls and functionality

8.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
Connectivity

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010

Pros

  • Built-in handle makes it easily portable
  • Made of high-quality material that ensures durability
  • Large capacity battery offers a run time of up to 19 hours

Cons

  • Mediocre radio quality
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#9

Image of Marantz PM6006 Integrated...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 130 reviews
Performance

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Convenience

8.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
Controls and functionality

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Connectivity

8.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010

Pros

  • High-quality material build ensures long lasting durability
  • Comes with a remote that makes it easy to operate
  • Built-in amplifier offers high sound quality

Cons

  • Uneconomical in comparison to other listed products
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#10

Image of Byron Statics Walkman...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 539 reviews
Performance

7.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.9010
Convenience

8.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010
Controls and functionality

8.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010
Connectivity

8.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010

Pros

  • Automatic stop system allows to protect the classical cassette tape
  • Ideal to use for conference recording, note taking or just a simple conversation
  • Compact design with detachable belt clip allows for easy transport

Cons

  • Average sound quality
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#11

Image of Sony Stereo CD/Cassette...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 2016 reviews
Performance

8.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.0010
Convenience

8.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.0010
Controls and functionality

7.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.9010
Connectivity

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010

Pros

  • CD-R/RW and MP3 CDs comes with shuffle and program functions
  • Built-in cassette tape deck with recording function offers high performance
  • AC and battery power options with up to 19 hours of battery life

Cons

  • Immoderately priced
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#12

Image of NAXA Electronics NPB-268...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 233 reviews
Performance

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Convenience

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010
Controls and functionality

8.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
Connectivity

8.5

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Pros

  • Plays and records to cassette tapes easily and efficiently
  • Digital AM/FM radio comes with 40 station preset memory
  • Portable CD player offers great sound quality

Cons

  • Tedious to use
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#13

Image of Sony Bluetooth Boombox...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 135 reviews
Performance

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010
Convenience

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Controls and functionality

7.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.9010
Connectivity

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010

Pros

  • Built-in microphone allows to make phone calls
  • Compact design makes it easy to carry
  • Built-in speaker offers a high-quality stereo sound with great bass

Cons

  • Doesn’t include a USB port
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#14

Image of Jensen CD-550SMP3 Top-...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 322 reviews
Performance

8.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010
Convenience

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Controls and functionality

7.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.6010
Connectivity

7.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.6010

Pros

  • Easy to playback old mix tapes and record new ones with the built-in cassette deck
  • AM/FM Radio stereo receiver offers a fordable carrying handle for continuous and smooth usage
  • Features an auxiliary input jack for efficiently connecting the iPod

Cons

  • Unexceptional connectivity
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#15

Image of Sylvania SRCD243 Portable...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 2642 reviews
Performance

7.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.4010
Convenience

7.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.9010
Controls and functionality

7.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.5010
Connectivity

7.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.8010

Pros

  • In-built handle and lightweight design offers convenient handling
  • 10.3 x 8.75 x 5.75 inches small surface area makes it easy to store
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Inadequate build quality

CD Players Buying Guide

CD players aren’t as popular as they used to be. This has been mainly because of the rise in popularity of MP3 players, mobile phones, iPods, etc. each convenient on its own. But for those who own an extensive CD collection or simply appreciate optimal music quality, it is important to choose the right type of CD player. Choosing the right type of player involves- right audio formats, disc capabilities, and other features so that you can enjoy the music to the fullest.

Nowadays the market is flooded with different brands of CD players offering multiple features. This makes it a challenge to find a suitable one. Therefore, to guide you with the right match of CD player we have prepared this informative guide. Read through this guide to know more about CD players and what to look for while buying them.

Benefits of CD Players

Multi-functional

The newer models of CD players not only allow you to listen to CDs but they are multifunctional too. Most of the newer models consist of a radio, MP3 players and Bluetooth transmitter.

Good Sound Quality

CD players deliver a better sound quality than regular MP3 players and smartphones. Most of them deliver clear and sharp sounds, complete with bass and treble.

Play Variety of Music

 Nowadays, CD players come with disc changers that allow you to load more than one CD at a time. This way, you can switch between different genres of music with ease.

Affordable

CD players are affordable than other audio listening devices like iPods, mobile phones, a stereo system, etc. This means you can easily get the latest model capable of delivering audiophile-grade quality.

Factors to Consider While Buying CD Players

Bluetooth Connectivity

Having a Bluetooth connection is an advantage for those who want to play music digitally. This will allow you to play your favorite song remotely. Thus, it is advisable to look for Bluetooth connectivity before buying a player.

Size

Look for a compact and light CD player for convenience. A good space-saving option would be to buy the one that comes with added features like built-in speakers. This will remove the need to carry extra speakers while being outdoors.

DAC’

The sound quality of the CD player depends upon the DAC (Digital-to-analog converter). This is measured in bits. Thus, higher the bits, better is the sound quality and more rapidly the CD player will read the disc. For good sound quality, choose a CD player between 15 bits to 24 bits.

Audio Formats

All CD players support commercially available CD’s. But CD- RS and CD-RWS may not work in all models. Thus, check the product specifications for the player to verify if they can handle all kinds of discs.

Additional Features

You can consider other additional features like anti-skipping, display screen size, or recording capabilities. These features depend upon individual preference. But it is recommended to go for brands when buying electronic gadgets. They often offer a good warranty.

Conclusion

CD players are an excellent way to hear quality music. They provide a great audio experience. With this guide, we have tried to make your buying process easier. But along with the above-mentioned factors, you should also check the market review, warranty, and return policy of the product.

To know more about your buying options go through our featured section above. The products mentioned there are reviewed and recommended based on their quality, popularity, and durability.

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