Sony CDP-X333ES CD Players

5/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $1000.00


Product Description

The X333ES was a middle model in the 91 Sony ES CD-Player line and shares
internal structure,cd-drive and analog output stages with its larger brother X555ES. It has separat power supplys for analog and digital electronics.
In general the X333ES is not as luxurios build like 555 and 777 but has enough in
common to sound very close to those. The X333ES is notably better than the older X33ES and is a very long lasting piece of japanese engeneering.
They build them not like this anymore.
I own one for 15 years now and never felt the need for a upgrade.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Arman a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2015

Bottom Line:   
Sony CDP-X333ES is playing with great dynamics range and clear sound ,fantastic midrange,absolute open and airy bass,and hi frequency in the most gentle way,compared to X555ES because of FET class A analog filter output of this unit,the sound is maybe a little more plastic,which could also be a matter of taste ,but with identical dynamic range ,X333ES is a great CD Player considered from any point of view.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



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

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2015

Bottom Line:   
It's almost impossible to find a CD player these days with such a solid build quality.
Every inch of this unit is absolute quality. I had a very hard time carrying this up to my apartment unit because this thing weights a ton! All the buttons are working perfectly, no problems with the monitor, the tray comes in and out without making a sound. Hard to believe after 20+ years it still feels new.

Hooked it up to my system and was absolutely shocked on how wonderful the sound was. I did a lot of reading online before the purchase and was always skeptical of the great reviews on the old Sony ES line. Boy oh boy had I not listened to the community I would never have had the privilege to appreciate the wonders of Japanese engineering at its pinnacle.

The sound was detailed, great midrange, and delivers bass unlike anything I've heard before.

Definitely something to consider picking up. It's a shame that you can't find something of this quality out there anymore.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



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

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2015

Bottom Line:   
This Sony looks very impressive, gorgeous looking unit, and weighs probably about 30lbs or so, that is my guess. It is the heaviest cd player that I have ever had in my system.

And it sounds even better then it looks. First thing I noticed was the tremendous bass and midrange to die for, specially the vocals.

On every other cd player, music sounded like recorded music, but this Sony X333ES made it sounds live, it has that "Dose" of live music. On familiar recordings, I could picture the singer right there behind the microphone.

Overall, very warm yet engaging sound and non-fatigue, you can listen to for hours and will not get tired.

I bought mine at a very reasonable price.

Buy one if you can and I assure you that you would agree with me on everything that I have said above regarding this CD player.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995




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