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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but could be better, 1 Sep 2012
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This review is from: Coby MP-CD521 - Personal MP3/CD Player with 120-Second Anti-Skip Protection (Electronics)
This is the better of the (only) two personal MP3-CD players available at the time of writing. Admittedly anything is better than the Phillips model...

1. It doesn't skip from one track to the next suddenly - but it does occasionally fail to land on the beginning of a track when the skip butons are pressed
2. It plays MP3 CD-ROMs - but it sometimes takes an unexplained dislike to ordinary CDs
3. The battery capacity is OK - but the old Sony one was better
4. It doesn't let you rewind from the beginning of one MP3 file into the tail-end of another
5. It doesn't display time-remaining
6. There is no "track time remaining" display-option

And as usual the supplied headphones are not the greatest in terms of output/distortion.

But it could certainly be worse - and for the time being we're stuck with this - until we can campaign successfully for Sony to get their act together and start making these things again.

Coby should at least be given credit for realising that these machines are still absolutely essential - for those people who actually are serious music lovers, with collections, and who will be especially aware that MP3 players are very, very limited in their usefulness and durability. And presumably Coby can be credited with realising that the aforementioned people are their very raison d'etre, and they have a social responsibility not to rob these people of the very stuff of which their personalities were formed, by refusing to manufacture players for a durable music-carrying format (Sony, are you listening to this?!)
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