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Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player

B&H # SOCFDS05 Mfr # CFDS05
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Product Highlights
  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD-R/CD-RW Playback
  • Stereo Minijack Audio Input
  • Stereo Minijack Headphone Output
  • AC or Battery Powered

The Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player is a cost-effective way to enjoy your tunes in multiple formats. The CFD-S05 gives you access to the AM/FM radio, CD-R/CD-RW playback, the option to connect your MP3 player or other portable audio devices via the stereo minijack audio input, and a cassette player/recorder. With the S05 you'll have old school and current audio playback options, and the satisfaction of having made a budget-conscious choice.

In addition to the various audio playback options, the radio also features a headphone output and AC or battery power options. Additionally, Sony's Bass Reflex Speaker System and MEGA BASS features enhance your listening experience with full, deep sound you might not expect from a portable radio, while the 1.7W + 1.7W stereo RMS output enables high-powered volume.

Audio In
Connect your digital music player and play at full volume in great sound quality with 1.7W + 1.7W stereo RMS output
CD-R/CD-RW
Full playback for CD-R and CD-RW with shuffle function, for you to enjoy all your CD content at home or on the go
Mega Bass
Bass Reflex Speaker System and MEGA BASS for rich, deep low tones and a more powerful, crisp overall sound
FM/AM Tuner
Catch your favorite radio show with the built-in FM/AM tuner. Digital tuning and 30 station presets
Cassette Recorder
Listen to your entire music library in Sony sound quality, including cassettes with the built-in tape deck and recorder
Headphone Jack
Listen out loud, or plug in a pair of headphones and play your music back in private
Dual AC/Battery Power
Plug in and power up at home, or use C batteries to take your music with you wherever you go
Frequency Response CD: 20Hz-20kHz
Cassette: 80Hz-10kHz
Radio AM/FM
Radio Frequency AM: 531-1602kHz
FM: 87.5-108MHz
Speaker Full range 8cm diameter
CD Playback Format CD-R/CD-RW
Connection Stereo minijack headphone out
Stereo minijack audio in
Power Requirements 9V DC (6 x 'C' batteries)
AC power adapter included
Dimensions 14.4 x 5.3 x 9" (365 x 134 x 230mm)
Weight 6 lbs (2.7kg)
Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player
  • AC Power Adapter
  • 1-Year Parts and 90-Days Labor Limited Warranty
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    SonyCFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player
     
    4.6

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good sound (26)
    • Lightweight (21)
    • Durable (17)
    • Stable (13)
    • Good power output (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home use (24)
      • Daily use (13)
      • Outdoors (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (20), Traveler (4), Gearhead (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (25), Yes (3)

      Reviewed by 31 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bang For Your Buck

      By DJ

      from Ely, Mn

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Sound
      • Great Features
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Use
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

        Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player.This product has great sound. A lot of these combos do not have Mega Bass which to me is a must. It is very stylish, compact and the price was great.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Outstanding!

        By John B.

        from St Croix Falls, WI

        About Me Renaissance Man

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

              My assessment is simple. I looked for weeks in-store and online for a smaller, cost effective radio/CD player. It wasn't until I stumbled onto B&H photo video web site that shopping and buying became easy. I read the specs and reviews, ordered easily and got the sound system that was perfect for me, quickly! ...End of story.

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              • No

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              5.0

              great

              By mk

              from NY

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer
              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Use

                Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                great product, sound is very good, great price

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                • No

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                4.0

                Versatile, and a good buy

                By Pretty Patty

                from Cave Junction, Oregon

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Use
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                  I needed a compact player with fair-to-good sound for my small bedroom. This one has a better radio receiver than my older one, and I really value the CD/tape cassette options. Drawbacks are: 1) no clock-alarm or "sleep" timer features, and 2) No way to connect to better external speakers, unless via the headphone jack in the back?? Gave away my old speakers because they required the bare wire type connection, which I guess is obsolete now.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Obsolete But Just What I Wanted

                  By Perfesser

                  from Flossmoor, IL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                        OK, so everyone knows that CDs are quaint and cassette tapes are paleolithic. But some of us have CDs that we still play, and we actually listen to the radio without streaming. This Sony does both, with very good sound quality. And your grandchildren can plug in their iPhones or MP3 players (with a standard cable, not supplied) and get the same good quality sound. (Still not sure what to do with the cassette deck, though.)

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again.

                        By BUZZER BOY

                        from Spring Valley IL>

                        About Me Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Good Sound
                        • Great Features
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long Battery Life
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Use
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                          The radio, tape, and CD sounds great,I can record from the radio and CD player to a tape which sounds pretty good.I am very pleased with this product from Sony.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great little stereo at a great price!

                          By BerryIslandBoy

                          from Albany, NY

                          About Me Frequent Traveler

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Good Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Office Use

                            Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                            Listening to music, converting old cassettes to CD.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Good Player

                            By Nik

                            from New York

                            About Me Practical

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Sound
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Use

                              Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                              good sound and Lightweight

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              I love this product

                              By Joni

                              from Hastings, NE

                              About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Sound
                              • Great Features

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Use

                                Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                                I listen to the radio every day and play the CD's often. It has a great sound and is easy to use.

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Sony All- in- One

                                By Deb

                                from Seattle

                                About Me Practical

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Good Sound
                                • Great Features
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Use

                                  Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                                  Device that provides three ways to listen to a music library, cassettes, cd's and ipod. Sound quality excellent.

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                                  • No

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                                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Good Deal

                                  By Luckie

                                  from Manhattan

                                  About Me Practical

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Use

                                    Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                                    I use this in my kitchen to keep in touch with the news or to listen to a CD. It has a good sound and doesn't take up a lot of space. Reasonably priced. I consider it a good deal.

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                                    • No

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                                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Just Right!

                                    By Woody

                                    from Ohio

                                    About Me Practical

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Sound
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Stable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Use

                                      Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                                      The price, the size, the sound, the features of AM/FM, CD and tape cassette are all what I wanted, and this Sony fits the bill! Thanks for a great product with a super price and prompt shipping! I'm lovin' it! I would easily purchase it for a friend who wanted the same as I wanted.

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                                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      I enjoy this product every day.

                                      By Erma

                                      from Grenada, MS

                                      About Me I Am A Senior Adult Who L, Practical

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Sound
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Long Battery Life
                                      • Powerful
                                      • Stable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Daily Use
                                        • Home Use

                                        Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                                        I like the size and sound of this product. I have it in my bedroom and often listen to Cassettes or CD via earphones after retiring to bed. It is simple to operate and easy to carrywith the fold-down handle. I cannot think of anything I don't like about it.

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                                        • Yes

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        It's everything I expected and then some

                                        By Bootmaker

                                        from Branson Mo.

                                        About Me Practical

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Sound
                                        • Powerful

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Daily Use
                                          • Home Use

                                          Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                                          The instructions were a little fuzzy for me but I'm not tech minded liKe some, it has a. Nice sound and I bought it for radio reception . It brings in stations clear and even some that my old one didn't...

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                                          • No

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great product!

                                          By superguyy4

                                          from New Jersey

                                          About Me Frequent Traveler, Gearhead, Practical, Student

                                          Pros

                                          • Good Sound
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Stable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Daily Use
                                            • Home Use

                                            Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                                            Got this as a gift for my grandmother, basically for the tape player feature, but fell in love with it myself! That's what I get for trying to test things out, huh? It's very loud and it has four different ways to hear music! (radio, cassette, CD, and an audio in port) You just can't go wrong! Although it has a "megabasss" feature, the bass isn't too loud, but that's no problem, because blasting this is enough anyways :D

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                                            • Yes

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                                            4.0

                                            GOOD SOUND, NEAT APPEARANCE

                                            By Suziderr

                                            from Pittsburgh PA

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Good Sound
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Stable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Daily Use
                                              • Home Use

                                              Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                                              This is an attractive little unit which is fine in my studio apartment. It's clearly old technology: I bought it for the radio (which is fine, analog tuning with a red light to tell when you're on the signal) but it has not only the CD player (which I use) but also...a tape player? Who has audio tapes these days? In any case, it has good sound for what it is. Fills the bill. I'm only using it with AC; I imagine it's not very economical with batteries.

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                                              • No

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                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              SONY CD-Cassette Player

                                              By jcook56050

                                              from Nashville, TN.

                                              About Me Good with tech, Practical, Reenactor, Salvation Army bellringer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Good Sound
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Long Battery Life
                                              • Stable

                                              Cons

                                              • Skips Easily

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Ambient audio effects
                                              • Daily Use
                                              • Home Use
                                              • Reenactments
                                              • Street audio

                                              Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                                              We have used the father of this unit, CFD-S01, for so long I can't even remember when we first bought it. It's a tough little unit with the option of using either plug-in wall power or size C batteries. And, we've used it in all types of weather from 98 degrees to 30 degrees. It puts out enough sound power to overcome street noise (we actually used it to play Christmas music while ringing the bell for the Salvation Army and Old West music during reenactments). And, I hate to admit it, but we abused the h--- out of the CD compartment with dust, damp and dirt. Darned thing just keeps on playing. A couple of negatives here - first, the push buttons probably turn the unit on too easily, as when we stored the unit in an old Victorian era bag, and found it had turned on and drained the batteries before we used it. Second, the manual function button takes a bit of getting used to. In other words, you have to tell it what you are playing - CD's or cassettes or radio. And, please note that the audio always starts from low level. You must turn it up when the unit is first turned on. Other than those little points, this is a tough customer - light and easy to use in most situations.

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                                              • Yes

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                                              5.0

                                              Good Product

                                              By Little D

                                              from Colton, CA

                                              About Me Practical

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Good Sound
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Stable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Daily Use
                                                • Home Use

                                                Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                                                I am pleased with the performance of this product. The radio gets good reception even in my room where reception is often weak. The tape player and CD player both work well. I have not had the CD player skip at all even though I have it sitting on the floor where it gets shaken by foot traffic.The sound is good.I also appreciate the unit's compact shape and size. It does not require as much room as my old unit and most of the others I looked at before purchasing this one.

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                                                4.0

                                                new radio

                                                By rovering rose

                                                from Denver, ACO

                                                About Me Practical

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Good Sound
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Home Use

                                                  Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                                                  easy set up

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                                                  • No

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                                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  They are getting harder to find,

                                                  By Jethro

                                                  from Omaha, NE

                                                  About Me Practical

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Good Sound
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Stable

                                                  Cons

                                                  • None

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Home Use
                                                  • Weather Emergency

                                                  Comments about Sony CFD-S05 Digital CD Radio Cassette Player:

                                                  Even though cassette players are not used much anymore, there is those that have a lot and like to listen to tape and having compatibility to play cd's as well when needed, best yet it can used for weather related emergencies with batteries for the radio.

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                                                  • No

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