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Sony ICF-CD523

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Sony ICF-CD523. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The performance and price also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the battery and portability. Comments are divided on the reliability.

sound, price, performance, design, size

portability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony ICF-CD523 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: katy (

Its Ok


I´m happy with the product [...]The product is good, friendly to use. Good brand.



Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. PRODUCT FEATURES: Under-cabinet space saving kitchen CD Clock Radio; Digital synthesized AM/FM stereo tuner; 15 memory presets; Convenient front-loading design; Built-In stereo speakers; Backlit easy-to-see LCD display; Built-in timer/alarm function; Mega Bass Sound System; Forward/reverse time setting; Date display.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

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

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Media Load Type:Tray
Playback Modes:All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Random play / shuffle / Repeat shuffle
Type:CD player

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony ICF

MD System

Type: None




Preset Station Qty:15
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital