This review is my opinion:
I thought the unit was over priced by 20 to 30 dollars. Mainly bought it to hook into my PC and use while working. Paid over what I considered as a good value, because it had headphone jack in front and line-in from the rear, and easy to see display with a clock.
Sound is decent, bluetooth test was good. Bluetooth is not a feature I will use, but did test it. When friends visit it is a nice feature to have, they can link their whatever device and play music.
Played CDs okay. As of yet, I have not used USP playback.
I liked the line-in feature in the back, made hooking up to PC easy. Speaker wires should be two or three feet longer, but that is an easy fix.
EQ or lack there of - has only two features and thought it should have more. Again, sound is decent and not a major issue.
Major design flaw is the clock.
*The clock feature was part of the selling point. I was mislead by store employees. Not their fault, it falls on Sharp's design team for the unit. When in standby mode, "The clock should display." Instead, it displays "bluetooth".
Also, once I have the function selected, example "Line-in" the system should have allowed a feature for the clock to be shown instead of "line-in".
Whenever wanting to know the time, I must push the clock button and time is displayed for a few seconds.
Sitting at desk, working and listening to music, I glimpse at the unit for the time. It informs me "line-in". I do not need a reminder the player is using "line-in". I would rather see the time.
Instead, I have to hang a wall clock or close a document on the PC screen to see time on the computer. I wanted something with a simple glimpse for time, without having to pick up the remote and push a button.
Clock feature is a design flaw that should have been caught prior to putting on the market. Having an option for clock display to be on is common sense.
Upside, headphone jack works great. Unsure about front audio-in, have not used it yet.
The clock design flaw has left me pondering a return to Best Buy for a refund.
Other than the clock feature design, the unit seems okay. I have only owned it for a day and passage of time could change my opinion.
Due to the clock feature failing to preform as told by Best Buy employees, I give it four out of five stars. If the clock worked as told, I would have given it five stars.
Would I recommend it? Maybe, but I would explain the design flaw for the clock. Thus far, sound quality is good.