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Sony CDP-CE215
10 Reviews
rating  3.7 of 5
MSRP  180.00


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by POS-Sony a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2010

Bottom Line:   
This Sony CDP-CE215 is the worse CD player I had so far. Some cheap ass $ 20 DVD players do a kick-ass job compared to this player.
It plays 3-4 seconds of a track, then goes back to the beginning. On the 2nd shot, it might play 10 seconds and goes back to the beginning of the track....and so on. I have to play tracks # 3 or 4 and above on a CD for it to play continuously (without going back to the beginning). Oh, a tiny little scratch on a disc ? FORGET ABOUT IT !!
Not really surprising, Sony optical products in general are pretty much all crappy to begin with (consumer level products).
Same goes with car systems; like when they had the "XPLOD" line, at least they chose the perfect name for it since they do EXPLODE (especially subwoofers). I'm surprised that the FM radio don't skip while playing...
I sold electronics for 6+ years in a retail chain (won't name it) and we had this saying that if you sell 3 Sony car systems, 4 will come back (at least HAHA).
To this day, I simply don't understand why people keep buying Sony audio products even though they're told how "good" they are. Perhaps the name makes the sale, nothing more. Smarten up people. STAY AWAY !!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tom a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Good CD player for the money, esspecially, cosidering the fact that it plays CD-RW's, "nice unexpected bonus" which is nice if you burn your own CD's like i do. That way you can audition the CD to see if you like it or if it has any errors. Never had it skip & track access is fast, plus if you have a CD with more than 20 tracks it will play & program them. To anyone who burns there own CD's(on a computer)& would like a cheap CD player that plays CD-RW's, i would recomend looking at a Sony. Sound quality is good for a low grade CD player, but not audiofile quality. Good bass response. The feature i like the most is the auto fade, instead of have to pause the player & then start it at full volume "say when i get a phone call", i just fade it out, & then after the call fade it back in. "also comes in handy when making tapes". Overall i have to give this player a 5, simply for the fact that it plays CD-RW's, & the fact that i've never had any trouble with it.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by John a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2001

Bottom Line:   
As said in an earlier review, no carousel player will sound great, but I've found this to be a reliable player. If you don't have a remote, many universal remotes will come with the codes to run it. I've had 2 RCA remotes that did.

I use it exclusively for when I need multiple discs. My Sony DVP-S3000 DVD player sounds better, and my Pioneer Laserdisc player (CLD-D702) kills both as far as sound quality goes.

Digital outputs would have gone a long way to heklping this player out. I, for one, will never get another CD player without it, as newer amps all have the inputs, and it makes a difference.

Let's face it though, the CD player is almost dead. Going forward, I see them being phased out in favor of cheap DVD players, which handle both formats.

Bottom Line: A good player at a great price - but make sure you wouldn't rather save for a DVD carousel.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Crutchfield

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Geoff Scott a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2000

Bottom Line:   
well, I have had this cd player for 5 odd year..
nice player
reliable, fast, quiet..
not any read issues with sound quality - no multi disc unit will sound too great, and this ones no exception - just good..
And to the people who claim DVD players make better music?
your dreaming or you have some exceptionally crappy DVD players... read some of the news groups....

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $180.00

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by louis caligiuri a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2000

Bottom Line:   
this cd player is great. now i undrstand why people would say a dvd player sounds better but this cd player isnt even digital and it sounds great. i hav the 560 dvd player from sony and i do know the difference. this is a well recomended cd player.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

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