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Sony CMT- MX500I Desktop CD System
This top loading CD player supports CD, CD-R, CD-RW and 8cm discs, with shuffle, repeat and program functions for listening control. Enjoy simple menu functions with an easy to use key layout, plus remote control for operating freedom.
  • Desktop micro system
  • Audio system:
  • Stereo
  • Bass Boost
  • Dynamic Sound Generator X-tra (DSGX)
  • Built-in clock
  • Digital clock
  • Timer
  • Playback
  • Sleep
  • Bass control
  • Treble control
  • Connectors
  • Headphone jack
  • Speaker system:
  • Speaker(s): 2 x right/left channel speaker - 2-way - external - wired
  • Driver details: right/left channel speaker: 1 x woofer driver - 100mm Right/left channel speaker: 1 tweeter driver - 40mm
  • Detachable grille
  • Radio
  • Type Radio tuner - FM - digital
  • 20 Preset stations
  • CD system
  • Type CD player
  • Media load tray
  • CD-R compatible
  • CD-RW compatible
  • Made for iPod - change, play and control
  • Gloss black finish
  • Easy-to-use button layout
  • Single disc CD player - plays CDs burned on PCs and MP3s
  • Audio in - for use with MP3 players and PCs
  • AM/FM stereo tuner
  • Remote control:
  • Signal type: IR
  • Requires 1 AA battery
  • Remote commander
  • Speaker system measures: right/left channel speaker : 5.9"W in x 9.4"H x 8.7"D, weighs 4.4 lbs
  • Main unit measures 12.2"W x 4.8"H x 9.7"D; weighs 6.4 lbs
  • Imported

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Sony CMT- MX500I Desktop CD System
 
3.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Review of Micro Shelf Stereo System CMT-MX500i

By JimDandy

from Houston, TX

Comments about Sony CMT- MX500I Desktop CD System:

This is a great little stereo system for your upstairs bedroom and at a super good price! Very easy to set up plays one CD and has FM & AM stations. The sound quality is pretty good too I found. Recommend buying this item.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sony still impresses

By BentleyD

from Long Island, NY

Comments about Sony CMT- MX500I Desktop CD System:

My wife and I are really pleased with this Sony system it has clean lines that matches our decor and blends well with the other components. You really don't have to spend a lot to get a good sounding system that's packed with great features. Being able to play our ipod and our old cd's is great too. Overall sound is good the bass is clean and full bodied considering the size of the speakers and the over sized tweeters are clear and crisp. The two cons I have aren't serious but raise my eyebrow one is that the receiver is large to be considered a shelf unit and the second is the short speaker wires which is ok for setting up the system in a shelf. If you want to add wire you'll have to splice the wires because they are fixed to the speaker cabinet and Sony has their own plug at the other end.

(11 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not worth the money!

By FirstcityCyn

from Lawrence, KS

Comments about Sony CMT- MX500I Desktop CD System:

This is the second time I have had issues with Sony audio equipment shortly after it was purchased this year. I have bought a great many Sony products over the years and the name used to be synonymous with solid products, but the last few things I have bought have left me questioning whether I will ever purchase Sony again. Right out of the box, this system worked well. It was a Christmas gift, purchased for the kitchen and it was perfect for that area. We listened to it one evening and then went on vacation. When we returned a week later and turned it on, the sound was no longer operable. It is now going back to Sony for warranty work. If I had the original box, I would return it and purchase something else from a different manufacturer. This is the second shipment we have made to Sony this year, having to send in a Home Theater unit that inexplicably quit working as well. It costs about $20 package and send in a piece of equipment, a cost that is not reimbursed by Sony. That's an additional 20% over the cost of this unit, just to have it fixed. It seems that the Sony name just isn't the guarantee of craftsmanship and reliability that it used to be. I will have to consider long and hard before I purchase another Sony audio item.

 
4.0

Excellent job Sony..

By ridenow

from Undisclosed

Pros

  • Crystal clear audio, I-phone dock Play+Charge

Cons

  • Clock disapears, light on the bottom.

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony CMT- MX500I Desktop CD System:

    Pink Floyd is an excellent test for this unit. Plows through scratched cd's.. I forgot my charger plug for my dead i-phone at work... And then it dawned on me, "this will charge my i-phone so I can test it" And so it did. The sound is excellent. Initially, I was dissapointed, it does not have your typical slew of connections on the back to hook-up various devices. In fact, there's none. But it's not needed with this system . It has a very sensitive mini mic jack in the front if you want to tie something in. The speakers, and the system itself are very light weight, which did cause a little uncertainty.. But after listening, "this is a near-perfect sounding audio device" just the way it is..Very-well thought through features. Not a heavy metal player...However, this is a clean, lean, hi-fidelity machine. A great job to Sony's design and engineering team!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great for a small room

    By nipper

    from Northwest Ga

    Comments about Sony CMT- MX500I Desktop CD System:

    nice system for a small to medium room.It has good sound .My wife loves to put her iphone on the dock and listen to her music .I plug in my xm radio I love mine .

    (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Its just "ok" but not as described.

    By Huey

    from Durham, NC

    Comments about Sony CMT- MX500I Desktop CD System:

    This system was not as described/pictured. There is no usb connection as show in the picture, how do you make that kinda mistake? The speaker grills don't come off, so that leave you with a boring looking system(this is actually what sold me on the system). The sound is ok, but I expected better. The speakers are NOT what you see in the photo. I'm thinking of returning if I can.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Its just "ok" but not as described.

    By Huey

    from Durham, NC

    Pros

    • Ipod dock

    Cons

    • No USB
    • speaker grills dont come off.

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony CMT- MX500I Desktop CD System:

      This system was not as described/pictured. There is no usb connection as show in the picture, how do you make that kinda mistake? The speaker grills don't come off, so that leave you with a boring looking system(this is actually what sold me on the system). The sound is ok, but I expected better. The speakers are NOT what you see in the photo.
      I'm thinking of returning if I can.

      (134 of 148 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Decent hi-fi on a budget

      By MJarve

      from Minnesota

      Comments about Sony CMT- MX500I Desktop CD System:

      I'm an audiophile, of the high-end variety. My main setup includes the like of Musical Fidelity, Krell, Herron Audio, and so on. I have very high standards when it comes to musical performance, but this does not preclude budget conscious units. Indeed, there are more than a few "giant killers" out there that can be had for little more than the cost of a decent diner at a nice restaurant. The Sony CMT-MX500i is one of those units. The notion of a "shelf" system or all-in-one unit repulses many audiophiles, but, darn it, it's pretty convenient sometimes. If it sounds, good, all the better. The Sony combines in a single chassis an iPod dock, CD player, line-level/AUX input, FM Stereo tuner, pre and power amp, and, if you're in Europe, a USB input and DAB tuner as well. The power amp is a Class D or switching power amp rated for 30-watts per channel (at a stupidly high 10% THD+N), but is likely good for at least 20 "real" watts per channel, RMS. Being Class D, the amplifier is very efficient meaning it can get all the power it needs from a modest 35-watt SMPS (switch-mode power supply). Incidentally, Sony was one of the first mass-market electronics companies to embrace the use of switching power supplies and digital amps starting in the 1970's- they have the experience to make it work right. The supplied speakers are a simple two-way affair with a 4-inch woofer and 1.5-inch cone tweeter in a ported enclosure; pretty standard stuff, but it works quite well. Indeed, the performance of the speakers is much better than one would think from something so humble. The system as a whole provides much better performance than the modest build quality and specs would indicate. Indeed, while it's laughable that it could compete with even a mediocre "real" hi-fi setup of even a few hundred dollars, you would be very hard pressed indeed to get better performance for for the $150 you will pay from any new system, and such a system would be hard-pressed to deliver all the options the CMT-MX500i brings to the table. The iPod integration is perhaps the best I've encountered, with the remote and front panel controls providing access to all essential iPod playback options, well beyond the standard play/pause, track skip, or repeat/shuffle modes, allowing you to select play lists, navigate menus, and so on. Well done! There are a couple of things I do find wanting, however. First, the clock seems to have been included as an afterthought; It's only available if the unit is turned on, or for a brief time by pushing a button on the remote- a feature to display the time, perhaps with a dimmed display while in standby mode would have been welcome. This is particularly idiosyncratic, given that the unit will happily display the "Demo Mode" all day.... Additionally, a headphone jack would have been a welcome addition. Finally, don't loose or break the remote- certain features (tuner presetting, the clock display, sleep timer, etc), are available only by remote.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Decent hi-fi on a budget

      By Anonymous

      from Minnesota

      Pros

      • Many features
      • Respectable sound quality

      Cons

      • Don't loose the remote!

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony CMT- MX500I Desktop CD System:

        I'm an audiophile, of the high-end variety. My main setup includes the like of Musical Fidelity, Krell, Herron Audio, and so on. I have very high standards when it comes to musical performance, but this does not preclude budget conscious units. Indeed, there are more than a few "giant killers" out there that can be had for little more than the cost of a decent diner at a nice restaurant. The Sony CMT-MX500i is one of those units.

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