Headphones & Mp3 Players forum

General discussion

Bookshelf Stereo that plays mp3 from USB drive or SD card

by rorschandt / September 7, 2009 4:49 AM PDT

I am tired of replacing stereos that have glitchy CD players that screw up my CDs. This is for the bedroom. I don't like the Apple stuff, the controls aren't intuitive for me; so an iPod on a dock isn't a solution. I really just want something that behaves pretty much like an old school bookshelf CD system, but runs music off a)internal memory ,b)SD cards, or c) USB thumb drive.
I've already tried some streaming internet server devices that don't work. I also don't want to pay monthly fees, like satellite radio. I have my own eclectic music on CDs that I've ripped.
I'd like price to be under $200, and to shut off automatically after x amount of time.

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Bookshelf Stereo that plays mp3 from USB drive or SD card
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Bookshelf Stereo that plays mp3 from USB drive or SD card
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Bookshelf Stereo that plays mp3 from USB drive or SD card
by ld1964 / February 20, 2011 8:46 PM PST

I agree, it looks like the MP3 market is underserved while a lot of manufacturers are
catering to apple products.

Collapse -
Using a loudeer MP3 player with portable speakers
by Squint92543 / March 2, 2011 2:58 PM PST

I started with a ZUNE 4GB and a light portable inexpensive speaker at Best Buy: HMDX audio. The volume was too low. I upgraded to Sony SRS-M50 portable stereo speakers, which have louder sound. Then I switched to a Trio T4300HD-8GB MP3 player, to get a very good combination, loud enough for my purpsoes. That combinationn would even be loud enough for playing in an automobile while moving.

If you want a bookshelf system, look to a louder MP3 player and then you may have to buy to try out bookshelf units that have an plug input for external soundi and keep takiing them back until you find one you like.

Then please report your experience for the rest of us.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,224 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,453 discussions
Laptops 20,090 discussions
Security 30,722 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,937 discussions
Windows 10 1,295 discussions
Phones 16,252 discussions
Windows 7 7,684 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,215 discussions

Finding the best 360 camera

GoPro, Pixpro, or Ricoh?

You can spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a 360-degree camera. We tested three of them to find out what kind of quality and ease of use you can expect at each price point.