Repeated failures to play on battery power - on my third unit!
I purchased my first unit from Kogan about 8 months ago, worked OK for about 4 months, usually on battery power. One day it simply refused to work on batteries, still OK on 240 Volt. Too much hassle to return it to Kogan from Adelaide.
Purchased a second one from Good Guys a month ago. It lasted only three weeks on battery power before failing again. Batteries were absolutely fine but no response on attempting to power up. Worked OK on 240 Volt but the power cord kept falling out. Returned the unit to Good Guys who replaced it without any pro...blems. It appears from my experience and other comments below that there's a very good chance I'll have battery power problems again before too long! Surely Sony must be aware of this problem by now?
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Replaced two, third one also failed. Requested refund
The first one failed and was replaced. Same story with the second one. Now the third one has also failed.
Multiple issues including CD not working, FM not working and intermittently stopping or just not responding to button presses.
Don't buy this.
Does not work with Batteries
I have bought 3 packets of batteries thinking there was something wrong with the batteries but the Sony ZS-PS50 still does not work by battery use. I thought Sony was a good brand but this has changed my mind. What is the use of buying something that is supposed to work with batteries when it doesn't.
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Easy to set the stations but cant get AM at all and seems to take forever to tune in to the FM stations I've already preset. Power cord falls out all the time. Sound is ok but not fantastic. Very disappointing as I thought a Sony product would be good quality.
Sony has continued its product strategy of always giving less than what the rest of the market gives. I bought this CD Boombox hoping the sound would compare with the many Bluetooth speakers available on the market at the moment but no it has fallen far short of the sound quality of these other devices. There is no or little bass and the speakers sound cheap. There is a usb plug on the front but why does it not include Bluetooth? Everyone has a Bluetooth phone with music these days. Sony, you were once at the top of the bunch but your product falls short and I think could do so much better now.
Chip fuse on power (AC & battery module (internal) - two screws re-installing I gave up.
A good system for sound primarily use the system only with the USB port, I did not expect 120 SNR on the system. . Player drop off ice chest and stop working with batteries, still work when plug into wall outlet (AC). The repair required "modifying" the power module with a mini (auto) fuse (purple) to bypass the blown chip fuse 50 Volt, 2 amp which disconnecting the battery, This repair required soldering in a new wires to install another 2 amp fuse. If this fuse can blow so easily, it needs to designed so that the fuse can be replaced witho...ut a soldering gun, and perhaps a spare fuse also attached. Re-assembling I was able to reinstall all screws, two screws under the "carrying handle" near the hinges - I gave up on trying to replace - one needs a special screw driver or EXTREME patients.
CD Player Is No Good
After 12 months, the CD player started not playing the CD's all the way through. This would result in the unit locking up every time the CD stopped mid-way and it would require at least half an hour unplugged from the wall to reset itself. This unit takes a long time to start up if I turn it off and restart it to continue playing the MP3's on the USB flash drive. Returning to Big W was a big issue. What they didn't tell me was that I have 21 days to return it to the store and after 21 days I would have to ring Sony, and Sony asked for a serial number which was not located on my unit. Thanks, Sony India.
Disappointed with this product.
Sony ZS-PS50 is called a boom box. Well, that it is not. The quality of the speakers is inferior. The sound quality is like that of a radio/alarm clock or transistor radio!. The boom box radio/CD/cassette player that Sony use to make in the 1980's-1990's had a better sound system, with a bass boost button as added feature. Very disappointing. NOT RECOMMENDED.
A few niggles but otherwise excellent
Having eventually overcome the shame of owning anything called a “Boombox,” I finally bought one (wrapped in brown paper to leave the shop) in the guise of a “Sony Personal Audio System” - also known (unfortunately) as a “Boombox”.
That was the scariest part. Arriving home, we’ve actually been delighted with the Sony ZS-PS50.
For us, its best features are:
1. Readily accessible separate USB and radio inputs on the front of the unit, together with a similar headphone output. The USB input, in particular, seemed to be missing from any other brands we were able to find.
The Audio Player That Does Not Play Audio
Find a different product. One that works.
This Sony ZS-PS50 has a USB in port to play MP3 or AAC music files, which is why I bought it but it doesn't work. Inserting a USB stick only results in an error code that means an "unknown device is connected." I wasted 1.5 hours buying this product, 1.5 hours trying to make it work and another 1.5 hours returning it. Four and a half hours of my life wasted on a product that does not do as Sony claims - hence the one star rating.
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