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Insignia™ - CD Boombox with AM/FM Radio - Black

Enjoy your favorite songs from a CD, AM/FM radio or a Bluetooth-enabled device with this Insignia™ NS-CBBTCD01-B boombox that features a headphone jack for private listening. The 20 station presets ensure you can easily find your favorite stations.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • CD Boombox with AM/FM Radio
    • AC adapter
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (486 out of 571)

    Features


    Plays CDs

    For listening to your favorite tunes.

    AM/FM tuner

    With 20 presets lets you quickly locate your favorite radio stations.

    Bluetooth connectivity

    For music streaming from your phone or other Bluetooth-enabled device.

    3.5mm headphone jack

    Allows private listening.

    Stereo input jack

    Enables connection of compatible audio devices.

    Runs on 6 C batteries (not included)

    For simple portability. AC power adapter provides additional power options.

    USB port

    Allows charging of USB devices.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 571 reviews

    85%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Overpriced, but it does the job

      Posted
      Loosh64
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The styling fits nicely between "too-old-fashioned table radio" and "too-techno, too-portable" boom box. The sound is fine for a radio in this class and price range; you won't be impressed, but it is clear and loud enough, with good range. I'm not a heavy streaming music user, but the Bluetooth setup was as easy and functional as it is with any other device. Too be honest, I bought this mostly so that I could listen to the local news and weather while I fixed breakfast before work, and enjoy programs on NPR from my La-Z-Boy on the weekends. It does that just fine. Where it falls down is in the details, the "user experience". I generally have to press the power button 2 or even 3 times to get it to come on (this could be just my unit, but watch for it). The station presets are as easy to program as on any other radio, but there are no numbered buttons to recall them, just a single button that cycles through the stations. Take note that it only goes one way: if you're listening to preset 5 and you want to change to preset 3, you have to press the button at least 8 times: switch from 5 to 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, then start over back at 1, 2, and finally 3. Sometimes when I start that process, from preset 5, the display initially shows that I am on preset 5; other times, the first press reveals preset 1 and I have to start from there. The volume control is a round, knurled knob as you might expect, but it doesn't "rotate" to adjust the volume; you turn it a 1/4-turn to the right or left until it stops, then push it further to "click" and adjust the *digital* volume by one number, up or down. At least setting the time is as simple as it gets: there is no clock. For the price I paid, I was expecting a better design. As it is, it does what I need it to, and looks nice enough doing it, so I've kept it, and I'll put up with the interface quirks. It was just surprising, in this age of fairly uniform electronics control designs, to find these few idiosyncrasies.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Adequate for small rooms or close outdoor settings

      Posted
      Steve
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Volume is adequate for small rooms and for low noise outdoor settings in which all people are sitting within about 8 to10 feet of this "boom" box. This is the best reasonably priced battery operated unit offering such volume. (It does come with an AC adapter cord that can be attached and used). Would have been nice if it could recharge boombox batteries. It will recharge your MP3 player or other unit attached to its USB port, but only when boombox is connected to AC. This boombox's carry weight is not burdensome. The online description of this Insignia boombox, under specifications, list "Yes" for both Remote Control Included and Headphones Included. Neither, however, actually are included. When using its Bluetooth source, you can use your Bluetooth MP3 player or cellphone app player to control volume and change songs, playlists, etc. But, for AM and FM radio and CD you will need to use controls on the boombox.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Boombox

      Posted
      PR356
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Volume is adequate for small rooms and for low noise outdoor settings in which all people are sitting within about 8 to10 feet of this "boom" box. This is the best reasonably priced battery operated unit offering such volume. (It does come with an AC adapter cord that can be attached and used). Would have been nice if it could recharge boombox batteries. It will recharge your MP3 player or other unit attached to its USB port, but only when boombox is connected to AC. This boombox's carry weight is not burdensome. The online description of this Insignia boombox, under specifications, list "Yes" for both Remote Control Included and Headphones Included. Neither, however, actually are included. When using its Bluetooth source, you can use your Bluetooth MP3 player or cellphone app player to control volume and change songs, playlists, etc. But, for AM and FM radio and CD you will need to use controls on the boombox.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Grandpa loves it

      Posted
      Bubbalovesvegas
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      We were looking for a simple to use, old school, boombox for my 94 year old Father-in-law. This one works just fine. There aren't a ton of confusing buttons and he can listen to his CD's without any frustration. There are only two issues - first, the markings on/near the buttons are very light grey and in tiny print (even I had to get my reading glasses to see what they said). Secondly, the sound is just mediocre. But, Grandpa was able to learn where the buttons he needed are, and as far as sound goes, well, he listens to really old music that doesn't have the high quality that would demand a good sounding speaker. Overall, it's a nice little boombox for him.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Product

      Posted
      ceres
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      This boom box could be the best one on the market if only it had a remote control. I knew it didn't have one because of the reviews I read. What sold me was the great design, it would look good in any home décor. Has a great sound and not too pricey. I have two criticisms however. First, I don't like whip antennas because they easily bend and break. A wire antenna works just as well. Also I wish the volume control was set up like the tuning controls. I don't like the digital volume knob where you have to turn it one quarter inch either way and hold it to increase or decrease the volume. But still it is a great product for the price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Sound and Looks

      Posted
      KaraChristy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Has a good sound, nice sleek look, and it picks up radio station with a digital tuner even in rooms with poor signal! The volume is great. I don't have to turn it up very loud to here it. The digital screen is nice and helpful for both radio and playing CDs. The only two things that I was a little disappointed with, was: It said it came with a remote, but didn't, and when playing CDs on repeat for an extended time, it has a tendency to skip the disc a bit. Overall, this is the best boom box I've purchased yet. Great for bedrooms!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love it! Controls easy to find in dark.

      Posted
      bobn
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I use this in the bedroom because I have insomnia. I listen to talking books, inspirational CDs, and music. Ihad previously bought a different CD player, which I could not find controls on. Best Buy graciously allowed me to return after 2 days. Salesperson helped to search for this one as it was not on the sales floor, just online available at my store. This one far exceeds my expectations. Great sound. Well placed and identifiable controls. I have used the "Aux In" jack a few times for talking books from the LIBRARY which are only available on mp3 players with headphones only jacks. Great idea, thanks for thinking aboit this use!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Features

      Posted
      MirabilisStudio
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I'm getting old. i was amazed at how difficult it was trying find the combination of features that I was looking for in a boom box: CD, Radio, and iPod dock. But this unit had something better than a dock--Bluetooth. As a musician obviously the sound quality was very important and I have to say I'm pleased with what I hear. Very clear, not overly bass-y. The four EQ settings offer some variety. The Bluetooth connection takes a while to link, but once it does the quality is great. My only complaint is that the volume control is this weird, spring-loaded knob. Not sure what was wrong with just turning the knob up and down. Other than that it's an excellent buy. Very pleased.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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