The Sony ZSRS60BT offers Bluetooth with NFC pairing, a surprisingly long battery life, and 30 radio station presets. It is also equipped with USB recording and playback functions, so you can save all your favorite tracks onto a thumb drive.
- Mega bass boost
- Can run on ac power
- No backlighting on the display
You can go old school with the Studebaker SB2145B , which resembles the boomboxes of the 1980s, but with the addition of some cool features, such as an illuminated graphic equalizer. It has an analog radio tuner and a large handle for convenient carrying.
- Dial for volume control
- Headphones and auxiliary inputs
- Build quality is poor
Victrola Navigator 8-In-1
Anyone with a particularly diverse media collection will make good use of the Victrola Navigator 8-In-1 , which can play vinyl records and cassettes in addition to compact discs. There are six wood finishes to choose from, as well.
- Lid has a sturdy hinge
- Belt-driven turntable
- Phonograph needle tends to skid
Yamaha MCR-B020BL Micro Component System
The Yamaha MCR-B020BL Micro Component System fits easily onto shelves and in entertainment cabinets, thanks to its detachable speakers. It has an auxiliary jack for use with phones or MP3 players, and provides a surprisingly good bass response.
- Bluetooth connectivity
- 30 watts of power
- Mid-range tones are a bit muddy
Cambridge Audio DacMagic AXC35
The Cambridge Audio DacMagic AXC35 utilizes a Wolfson WM8524 digital-to-analog converter, resulting in high sound quality from compact dics. It also has an output dedicated to sending your music to a computer to back it up.
- Creates minimal vibrations
- Chassis is all metal
- Lacks an auxiliary input
Como Audio Musica
When it comes to all-in-one listening solutions, the Como Audio Musica is a feature-packed option. It has multiple music streaming apps integrated into its interface, can be connected to your smart device wirelessly, and has a color display for easy navigation.
- Real wood cabinet
- Bass and treble adjustments
- Charging port for phones
Denon DCD-1600NE Single Disc
Only the most dedicated audiophiles are liable to reach for the Denon DCD-1600NE Single Disc , as it features some of the best signal processing in the business. It’s capable of reading rewritable DVDs with audio stored on them.
- 112-decibel dynamic range
- Zero total harmonic distortion
- Very expensive option
The Marantz CD6007 is equipped with a premium digital-to-analog converter that gives music a warm sound, and a double-layered, vibration-resistant chassis to reduce the chances of skipping. It also features a headphones port with gain control for private listening.
- Front-facing usb input jack
- Optical and coaxial outputs
- High-current power supply
Crosley CR3501A-WA Fleetwood
The Crosley CR3501A-WA Fleetwood has a great vintage aesthetic, with a wooden housing you can get with either a walnut or natural finish. You can program your favorite channels into its AM/FM radio, so you don’t have to scan around.
- Integrated bluetooth receiver
- Rca auxiliary input
- Comes with a remote
Bose Wave SoundTouch IV
The Bose Wave SoundTouch IV is Wi-Fi enabled to sync up to your home network, so you can stream music directly from Spotify and Pandora, and it is also compatible with Amazon Alexa. It can connect via Bluetooth, and includes an AM/FM radio.
- Impressive room-filling sound
- Six station presets
- Can be programmed with two alarms