Recommendation for portable CD player
Mar 26, 2006 at 9:54 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 16

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I'd like some recommendations for a portable CD player. Currently I use a Sony discman (sports model) but its somewhat larger/thicker than I would like.

Here are my requirements:

1) small (slim)
2) rechargable battery
3) decent sound

Hunting around on Amazon, I found a Sony discman for about $150, which is more than I think I should spend.

I use Shure earbuds while commuting or in airplanes, and Grados while I'm roaming around the house.

THANKS!
 
Mar 26, 2006 at 10:19 PM Post #2 of 16

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Here are my requirements:

1) small (slim) -YES
2) rechargable battery -YES
3) decent sound -YES

My recommendation?

PANASONIC SL-CT720
http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...00000000005702


Advanced D.sound Technology: Yes
Digital Re-master for MP3 1 Playback: Yes
FM/AM Digital Synthesizer Tuner: No
Design Compact and Thin CD Round Form
Playback Time 2 MP3: Up to 140 Hours
CD-DA: up to 80 Hours with Two Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries and Two AA Alkaline Batteries (Using the Supplied External Battery Case)
ID3 Tagging: Yes
Remote Control: Yes (Ready for ID3 Tagging Display on Dot Matrix LCD)
No-Skip Anti-Skip System: Yes
Flexible 4-way Power Supply Yes
Equalizer 6 Presets: Normal, 3D-1, 3D-2, S-XBS, S-XBS+, Train
Standard Accessories: Two Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries
AC Adaptor
Stereo Earphones
Color: Silver
Dimensions (H x W x D) 05/8'' x 53/8'' x 53/8'' Weight 0.34 lbs

Hey, after ALL this Sony plug and I am shilling a Panasonic? Well, it's the best bang for the buck at $99.95. Hey and I may LOVE Sony, but I ain't Stupid!!!
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(You can get it cheaper at ecost for $85)
http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/deta...l,ECOSTBIZRATE

Good luck and hope this helped!

Joonmo
 
Mar 26, 2006 at 11:19 PM Post #3 of 16

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Quote:

Originally Posted by shade
Hunting around on Amazon, I found a Sony discman for about $150, which is more than I think I should spend.


If that is a Sony D-NE20, $150 is far cheaper than it should be. You will be surprised by its SQ. Highly recommended.
 
Mar 27, 2006 at 7:55 AM Post #7 of 16

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Originally Posted by Cosmid
If that is a Sony D-NE20, $150 is far cheaper than it should be. You will be surprised by its SQ. Highly recommended.


SONY D-NE at J&R for $159.99 + $6 S&H. NO TAX!

http://www.jr.com/OMBasketDetail.pro...dToBasket.y=12

at Amazon (beware of TAX + S&H)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...96966?n=172282

I actually got mine at Virgin Megastore here in Orlando for $149.99 + tax so it cost me around $158. (Looked at it and put it back in the box. LOL. Saving it.)
Very pretty and slightly thicker than the jewel case.

I have had a Panasonic and they are good too. Go to your local store at look at both if you are not sure!

Good luck!
Joonmo
 
Mar 27, 2006 at 4:46 PM Post #8 of 16

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Mar 27, 2006 at 5:22 PM Post #9 of 16

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Originally Posted by Cjattwood
Guys, is this the same Sony D-NE20 here?:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...021084-9202234

I ask because I'm looking for a nice CD player (this one looks great) and it's £32.99, about $55-60, Which seems vastly under what is being stated here.



Yes, it is. But since it's being sold by a person (and probably used), I'd be very weary, as this _is_ the D-NE20 here. Read this review and see if you still want it:

http://www.atraclife.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=403

http://damage.wordpress.com/damage-reviews/dr-dne20/
 
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Ah I see, maybe I'll just hang onto my HD3 when it gets back then... Thanks for the response.
 
Mar 27, 2006 at 5:28 PM Post #11 of 16

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Ah I see, maybe I'll just hang onto my HD3 when it gets back then... Thanks for the response.


Why not check out the D-NE920 (or D-NE900) or wait till they release of their 2006 line.
 
Mar 27, 2006 at 5:29 PM Post #12 of 16

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Cjattwood
Guys, is this the same Sony D-NE20 here?:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...021084-9202234

I ask because I'm looking for a nice CD player (this one looks great) and it's £32.99, about $55-60, Which seems vastly under what is being stated here.



That looks more like the D-EJ2000. It says it's new, but it could be refurbished. There is NO way a D-NE20 could sell for under $100. Something just does not look right...
I don't like the seller's feedback rating. Caveat Emptor!

Joonmo

Picture of DE-J2000
http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showt...ighlight=d-777
 
Mar 27, 2006 at 5:30 PM Post #13 of 16

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I have a Panasonic CT720 and it gets very little use. Why? It basically sucks!

Battery life is exaggerated - lucky to get 20 hours with CD-DA using the external battery holder and internal batts.

SQ - Normal is fine; however, the other presets distort. Amp is only 6mW per channel. Has a hard time fully driving phones higher than 16ohm.

Remote - Hard to see, cheap poor quality. Headphone jack on remote is so recessed it is difficult to fully insert some phones.

Supplied Headphones - joke

No Line Out - should have at this price

MP3 Playback - Can't fast forward, etc.

Price should be closer to $60 rather than the almost $100 price tag. Panasonic doesn't provide even a cheap case for this model.
 
Mar 28, 2006 at 4:54 AM Post #14 of 16

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Get the D-NE10. I just got one from our very own tattoou2 and I'm happy with it. It isn't my best PCDP, but it's still very good and makes an excellent companion on the go. It's definitely better SQ wise than I expected it to be, and easily the best of the modern PCDPs that I've used (and I've tried a lot of them, including the NE20). Unlike a lot of them, it actually has a detailed, fairly neutral, well spaced output to begin with that you can tweak with the Parametric EQ. The Line-Out is even better, IMHO. It's definitely a nice unit
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Mar 28, 2006 at 5:29 AM Post #15 of 16

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Originally Posted by Filburt
Get the D-NE10. I just got one from our very own tattoou2 and I'm happy with it. It isn't my best PCDP, but it's still very good and makes an excellent companion on the go. It's definitely better SQ wise than I expected it to be, and easily the best of the modern PCDPs that I've used (and I've tried a lot of them, including the NE20). Unlike a lot of them, it actually has a detailed, fairly neutral, well spaced output to begin with that you can tweak with the Parametric EQ. The Line-Out is even better, IMHO. It's definitely a nice unit
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Adam, I'm glad you're liking it!
 

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