Just bought this and I am totally chuffed with it! I recently bought a Bose SoundDock for 599 and returned it after 3 days as I honestly could not justify the price to myself . The Sony Giga Juke Hi Fi leaves it standing and is almost a third of the price. I cannot praise this system highly enough (and I am VERY fussy)! Not only does it play and record your cds, but it also comes with an MP3 / iPod cradle. The speakers are also worth mentioning, and the sound quality is unbelievable! I am picking up instruments I have never heard before on certain tracks! I am totally impressed with this unit and it is a real pleasure to actually sit and listen to cds I have not been bothered to listen to for a long time. If anyone out there is hesitating about buying this, DON'T!!!!
I've had this for month now and I'm so happy i brought this, its the ultimate music database, I've stored most off my music albums on to the hdd off the giga juke its so easy to use, simply put a CD in the drive press hdd transfer and its done although it copies at 4x speed which is bit slow, i find transferring music from usb stick is easier and faster and you can create music folders on your PC and this will be stored as albums on the unit. the screen is very clear and track/ albums are clearly displayed, sound quality is good for the size off the speakers and the unit allows basic adjustments off treble and bass although i would have liked to have more sound options. The unit has a database off 40,000 songs and it found all the track names and albums i put on, but you can update the units database by using a usb stick to add extra track data. The days off shuffling around the house looking for that special cd or album are now over, at a touch off a button you could be listening to Jackson five or ub40 its that simple not to mention that the dab tuner is good quality and you can record dab radio programmes to the hdd using the timer. It Evan has a ipod dock. Sony has put a lot off tech and features into this unit all tucked in a well built highly polished unit well done sony.
I have had this stereo on pre order for such a long time. I did want the more expensive Wifi version but the premuim over this system was just too much. Obviously with the system being from Sony the quality is spot on, no complaints. I can dock my iphone on the cradle included and it works well with the system. I have around 35gb of music ready on a portable hard disk and unfortunatley I have not managed to add this music all in one go, only folder by folder. I am hoping to crack this with more fiddling so dont let this put you off. The sound quality is superb and is capable of going louder than my ears would allow.
At this price you need to get one! Sony centre have the old model reduced to the price of this one on play so its a great buy.