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RCA RCD331BK Portable CD Player with AM/FM Radio - Black
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54 of 54 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2011
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
When looking for a CD player, I did not have much criteria regarding what I needed it to do, have a cd player, have a line in (or ipod dock), be under $50, and have some decent sound (not too much to ask for.. no?). It is not like I have massive expectations, this is a player merely for bedtime songs for my five year old daughter, and tbh, she is not too picky, well, about the sound anyways.
The first three criterion were fulfilled, but the last one, well, not so much. It is a "cute" player (per daughter's observation), and a nice size, but after playing an acoustic folk album that she likes, it is sadly obvious good sound was not standard set in place by RCA either. It is a cheap player, but the fact that the player can not handle the bass of Puff the Magic Dragon, or Jimmy Crack Corn, is kind of sad. So if you are interested in a player for hip hop, techno, or even some pop music, do not expect much if the music is centered around any kind of interesting beat or bass.
I did give it a three because I did get the majority of things I wanted out of a cheap player, and, overall, I really did not expect Bose type or surround sound playing from an under 50 bucks music player. It also came really fast, but, the love I have for amazon and their shipping dept. has always been something I rave about...
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on September 18, 2011
Color Name: White
I like the sound of this player quite well, but from the first day it skipped!I have tried using a CD cleaner to no avail. I have not seen this mentioned in other reviews so I can only assume I got a bad one.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on August 18, 2012
Color Name: White
While I did not purchase this from Amazon, I wanted to warn people about the absolute dismal quality of RCA products. It's just a leased name anyway - RCA went out of business in the mid 80s.
The sound is mediocre, and the CD is Garbage - does not work worth a darn. Skips from first use, pauses constantly.
We previously bought an RCA RC5610 for a bit less and encountered the problematic CD player right out of the box on that too. They must have bought a boatload of "china's finest" and dumped them in their products.
Don't waste your time with RCA labeled JUNK.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2012
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
Just what I was looking for! Easy for my mother in law to use to listen to her books on CD. She is legally blind but can still use it as the buttons are easy.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on April 17, 2013
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
When I relocated I had to be selective about what I brought and stuck with my portable player, which unfortunately died. I just wanted a simple radio and CD combination and I was so excited to find this. Super reasonable price, arrived quickly, and is not too large or heavy. Would definitely recommend to friends and family!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 30, 2013
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
the right speaker doesnt work! i figured being RCA it would be a good radio, but what junk! very cheaply made. there is barely any weight to it. the tuning dial is poorly thought out. the frequencies are so close together on the dial, it is very hard to pick a station up clearly. i sent it back the next day for credit!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2013
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
I have a sight-impaired and elderly mother who hasn't got a clue about how to work electronic gadgets. I thought this might be simple enough for her to listen to audio-books. It wasn't. All I want is a cd player with an on & off button that keeps track of where the book starts after she shuts it off.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on April 10, 2013
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
okay so i honestly bought this radio to play a cd of vacuum sounds for my infant, since I had to run my poor vacuum several hours a day to get her to sleep. this cd player works great for that. my requirements were a cd player for under $50 that read cd-rw's, has a repeat function, and an auxilary input so I could plug in my iphone. those requirements were actually difficult to fulfill. I bought 2 different cd players before this one and they did not work out and i had to return them. This works great.

I didn't rate it 5 stars because the radio doesn't work very well where i am. to be fair, i don't the best reception in general around here. I don't care at all because i did not buy it to use the radio.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2011
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
Ordered for my daughter's room. We use it during playtime. It is small and compact, has decent sound (we keep things low), and works well. I'd order it again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
I bought this for my husband to use at work. It was the perfect size and had all the features he wanted. When I received it, the cd player didn't work. I sent it right back and received full credit.
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