Sony CDP-CE525 CD Players

4.13/5 (30 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this CD player for my girlfriend to go along with her Sony TA-1000 ESD receiver. The unit has proven to be very good and plays CDs from loading very quickly compared to my Onkyo or the Yamaha I bought for my dad. I have had problems with Sony CD players emitting a light (but just enough to be VERY annoying) "whirring" sound after significant use, however this player shows no such signs of doing so. On ebay it can be a great deal on a rock-solid unit.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $46.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mark a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Overall this is an excellent value! I've had it for a couple of years and played a zillion discs thru it, I love the CD-text feature (BTW, to the guy that asked earlier, Sony record labels;columbia, epic, etc, have factory CD-text)-If your computer had a burner and Adaptec CD Creator, you can burn your own discs and label the songs anyway you like! I use the exchange feature all the time in making compilation discs/tapes you can keep loading the trays while recording the output. I like the shuffle all disc feature of not repeating a played track until you eject. Programming is easy, has a nice sound (great for the little $) You know the Sony rule; NEVER buy the first of a new product or design and don't buy the top or bottom of their lines and you'll be fine... I know-I sold them for years!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $165.00

Purchased At:   home theatre stores



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jared Vestal a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This is overall a very good CD player for the money. I've had it for 3 years, and am very pleased with it. However, advice to anyone who buys this is to bear with it. Sometimes when you press too many buttons too quickly, and relocate CDs, etc, it has a tendency to "eat" CDs. By "eat", I mean that the CD skips out of the tray inside the machine. I solve this problem by opening the tray, then turning off the power... then I unplug the CD player and shake it (gently).... Usually the CD will just fall out, unharmed. Granted, this isn't exactly an ideal situation, but hey, if you've got more $$$, buy something better. This CD player has tons of great features... and like I said, if you're not trigger-happy with the remote, it shouldn't swallow up any of your CDs anyway.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Crutchfield



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ty a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Nice unit for all the same reasons. Both CD player and my MD unit went out as soon as warranties expired. DON'T BUY SONY WITHOUT EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN!!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $189.00

Purchased At:   Good Guys



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick DaDalt a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I received this product for Christmas just one year ago after purchasing a Harman/Kardon AVR20II. It works great with my receiver and I was happy with the taste of my parents who purchased the CD player for me. I love all the great features that it offers, including the CD Text and "Exchange Disc" options. I have no complaints about the sound quality and was told by an audiophile who owns a Denon player, that it is comparable to the higher end units. I highly reccomend this CD player for the first-time audio enthusiast. If anyone can let me know where to find CD Text enabled CD's and what label they're under, I'd appreciate it!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998




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