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Poorest quality sound I've ever heard,
This review is from: Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube (Baby Product)
We purchased this item both for our daughter and as a gift. The construction is rock hard plastic and a sound quality that would embarrass a monkey with a hurdy-gurdy. Please listen to the sound 'quality' before you decide to buy.
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Initial post: Jan 13, 2009 10:08:35 AM PST
Spike Sagal says:
Mine also sounds like a choir of drunken monkeys, and it's going back to the seller. I wonder if it's a defective batch? But more likely they all sound like this.
Posted on Apr 7, 2009 6:45:16 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 7, 2009 6:45:48 AM PDT
Todd R. Moreau says:
You sound like a freaking tool! Get to the point, i lost interest in your so called review after the 50th umm. Also, you sound like a stuck up prick with your "we dont have this in our house".
Posted on Jun 5, 2009 5:14:03 PM PDT
Grandma Sally says:
Thanks for posting this! I was ready to purchase it for my grandson, but your video saved me (and him, and his parents!). We're a musical family, and we want him to love music too, but this is repulsive. I agree that when there is the possibility for higher quality digital sound there is no excuse for pawning this garbage off onto kids and families.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009 8:29:44 PM PDT
M. Correll says:
I suppose I'm to be considered a tone-deaf philestine. I think the music sounds lovely, even though the piano does sound like a harsichord and it's obvious the "French horn" and "violin" have been synthesized as well. (What was wrong with the flute and harp sounds, by the way?) My son saw this in the store and loved it instantly. I suppose a lack of appreciation for fine music is genetic.
An object should be judged according to its purpose. In this case, this is a toy designed to amuse babies and encourage the concept of cause and effect. It wasn't meant to replace the London Symphony Orchestra.
You made some good points in your review--such as the sound having a metallic ring to it. But the high-handed remarks (ie, "sound that would embarrass a monkey with a hurdy-gurdy" and "*we* don't want this in *our* house!") made it difficult for me to appreciate your position.
Posted on Jul 2, 2009 11:44:05 AM PDT
Shannon B Davis says:
Your video review cracked me up! You are right that the sounds are not quite right. But I assumed that was an issue with all "baby music toys".
What amazed me - and maybe I'm easily impressed - is that no matter when you click to add an additional instrument, it starts playing in sync with the other instruments...I was thinking that was pretty good AI.
Posted on Dec 8, 2009 6:51:27 AM PST
Janet E. Throneberry says:
That was fun to watch. I think the violin is the only REAL travesty, which is ironic since you play same. I think you posted it because you really care. Also---it is only 16-bux so makes a great out-of-family gift. Merry Christmas!
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2010 3:42:58 PM PST
lol...love the expression "like a choir of drunken monkeys"...!
Posted on Feb 25, 2010 4:50:02 PM PST
M. Monbeck says:
Okay Mr. "my baby will only hear authentic representations of musical instruments," I sure hope you thought to remove those packing wires before letting your daughter try it out. Kind of dangerous, don't you think? I know they can be tricky to remove, but if you use a pair of pliers they'll pull right out.
Lighten up; get your nose out of the air and come back down to the level of us normal parents. I feel sorry for your daughter. My daughter loves her Mozart Magic Cube. She doesn't realize that the instrument sounds are not really authentic. After all, she's only 9 months old. Plenty of time for her to figure that kind of stuff out as she matures and moves on from baby toys.
I'm surprised that you didn't have issues with the little artwork representations of the instruments on the buttons too. I mean, is that what a harp really looks like? Good heavens, it only shows 4 strings!
Folks, this is a fine and well designed toy. Babies and toddlers will love it. I'll admit that I sometimes get tired of hearing it play the "synthesized" instruments and songs over and over, but hey, it's not about me, it's about my daughter and she has fun with it.
Posted on Jun 6, 2010 3:37:33 PM PDT
Y. Zhang says:
Please please let us know which toy you choosed for your baby.
Posted on Aug 13, 2010 8:38:44 PM PDT
Anita Mar says:
Thanks for your review. The quality is indeed not that great, but where do I find something better?? Please let us know, what is the better alternative?