It may not look like it, but it plays CDs

$3,000 for a piece of complicated-looking equipment

We're convinced that some people deliberately buy certain home entertainment equipment simply because it looks impossibly complicated. That way, they can pretend to be experts even if they have no idea how it works.

$3,000 CD player
Shanling

This Shanling CD player falls squarely under that category. Even though it uses the latest drive and decoding chip from Sony, as described by Chip Chick, it doesn't need to look as if only an engineer could work it.

Then again, if you're spending $3,000 for a CD player, it should probably look like something only a studio professional would use. But it could be worse: You could be spending $150,000 for a quarter-ton turntable.

Featured Video
6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Top 5: Cars with best resale value

Brian Cooley runs down the top five US automobiles with the best resale value in 2015, five years after original sale.

by Brian Cooley