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Sony CFD 980

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The reliability and durability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the price and portability.

sound, durability, reliability, usability, design

portability, price

On average, users rate this product 93/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony CFD 980 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on

sound, durability, reliability, usability, design

portability, price

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony CFD980 Sports Series Boombox (Black)


Product Specifications

Sony CFD-980 is a Sports Series CD/Radio/Cassette Recorder. Rugged Splash Resistant case of high-impact plastic is designed for outdoor fun, with rubber gaskets, bushings, and waterproof seals that help keep out water, moisture, and dirt, and an easy-carry handle. Built-in compact disc player provides digital sound with virtually no distortion, approaching the impact of a live concert. 10 Second Electronic Shock Protection (ESP) retains up to 10 seconds of music in memory for smooth, uninterrupted playback even if the player is bumped or jarred. 20 track RMS programming can pre-program up to 20 tracks on a compact disc, to play in any order. Automatic Music Sensor (AMS) System on CD player lets you skip forward to the beginning of the next track, or backward to replay the same track, at the touch of a button. Stereo cassette deck provides direct recording from the AM/FM Stereo tuner or the CD player, and lets you play back your own cassettes in addition to pre-recorded tapes. Mega Bass Sound system produces rich, deep bass tones for more powerful overall sound.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KB):Cassette player / CD player / Radio
Sound Effects:Mega Bass
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):Boomboxes, radios, clock radios

Cassette System

Control Type:Mechanical
Type:Cassette deck/Cassette recorder

CD System

CD Track Programming:Yes (20 tracks)
Media Load Type:Top-load
Playback Modes:All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle
Shockproof Memory:10 seconds
Type:CD player

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony CFD

MD System

Type: None


Color:Black / Yellow/Yellow


Preset Station Qty:20
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty