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Anyone Still Making a Good Portable CD Player?

It's been a long time since I had a decent portable CD player, and my most recent one is lost. I ordered a crappy replacement for $27, but I'm wondering if by chance there are still any good ones being made? Perhaps a "boutique" company making any? I would really like one with Resume. Also, I'm looking for a new one - I know a lot of used units are being sold.


I know everything is moving to mp3 players, etc. but since I have thousands of CDs it's often not convenient to first have to rip a CD before listening to it. Like right when I want to go to bed or leave for work, for instance!
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It's been a long time since I had a decent portable CD player, and my most recent one is lost. I ordered a crappy replacement for $27, but I'm wondering if by chance there are still any good ones being made? Perhaps a "boutique" company making any? I would really like one with Resume. Also, I'm looking for a new one - I know a lot of used units are being sold.


I know everything is moving to mp3 players, etc. but since I have thousands of CDs it's often not convenient to first have to rip a CD before listening to it. Like right when I want to go to bed or leave for work, for instance!
I'm definitely interested in this, too. I've always listened to music on a portable CD player, because I always bought CDS and, frankly, still like buying them. I don't have a full-size CD player right now outside of my video game systems, and they don't have headphone jacks as far as I can tell.

Is there even much of a difference between different types of portable CD players? These are tough questions to find the answers to online honestly. Definitely subscribing to this thread, though, and glad someone else out there is like me!
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I'm definitely interested in this, too. I've always listened to music on a portable CD player, because I always bought CDS and, frankly, still like buying them. I don't have a full-size CD player right now outside of my video game systems, and they don't have headphone jacks as far as I can tell.

Is there even much of a difference between different types of portable CD players? These are tough questions to find the answers to online honestly. Definitely subscribing to this thread, though, and glad someone else out there is like me!

Googled and found these:


Sony Walkman D-EJ758CK Personal CD Player by Sony ($986.00)

Sony DEJ011 CD Walkman Portable CD Player ($280.00)

SONY CD Walkman D-NE241/B MP3CDP Portable CD MP3 CD-R/RW Player DNE241 ($863.00)
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Googled and found these:


Sony Walkman D-EJ758CK Personal CD Player by Sony ($986.00)

Sony DEJ011 CD Walkman Portable CD Player ($280.00)

SONY CD Walkman D-NE241/B MP3CDP Portable CD MP3 CD-R/RW Player DNE241 ($863.00)
Ouch, those are some steep prices.

Maybe my CD player breaking was a good thing.... Maybe this will make me finally rip all of my CDs onto iTunes (or some equivalent), in a lossless format, of course, and then listen to them through my computer, iPhone, or iPad (is this how people listen to CDs these days?). My only problem with that is I can imagine all of my hundreds of CDs would take up a ton of space.

I'm assuming the iOS versions of iTunes support lossless songs, right, and not just the desktop version?

I'm generally curious how people listen to CDs they buy today. I know most don't buy CDs, but some definitely still do.
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Googled and found these:


Sony Walkman D-EJ758CK Personal CD Player by Sony ($986.00)

Sony DEJ011 CD Walkman Portable CD Player ($280.00)

SONY CD Walkman D-NE241/B MP3CDP Portable CD MP3 CD-R/RW Player DNE241 ($863.00)
That US pricing on new players?

I was curious and was surprised everything came up used or refurb, the first refurb guy looks kinda interesting http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/3213213...chn=ps&lpid=82
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Ouch, those are some steep prices.

Maybe my CD player breaking was a good thing.... Maybe this will make me finally rip all of my CDs onto iTunes (or some equivalent), in a lossless format, of course, and then listen to them through my computer, iPhone, or iPad (is this how people listen to CDs these days?). My only problem with that is I can imagine all of my hundreds of CDs would take up a ton of space.

I'm assuming the iOS versions of iTunes support lossless songs, right, and not just the desktop version?

I'm generally curious how people listen to CDs they buy today. I know most don't buy CDs, but some definitely still do.


I've gone from CD player to iPod classic 160gb and now to FiiO X5 for my music player. This player has no internal memory - but - has slots for 2 - 128GB micro cards (256GB od music at a time) I ripped all my CDs to a .flac format and placed them onto 3 of these cards. The sound quality is amazing. With a good set of headphones and the sound adjustments available - I am more than satisfied. It is also quite compact and substantial a unit. The internal battery is rechargeable - so I don't have to carry extra batteries with me. The price is a bit steep though, I paid a bit over $400.00 Cdn. for it + the cards. There are a great many versions of personal music players by a wide variety of companies. The picture I've attached will give you an idea of what the player looks like, the newer model is on the left.
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I've gone from CD player to iPod classic 160gb and now to FiiO X5 for my music player. This player has no internal memory - but - has slots for 2 - 128GB micro cards (256GB od music at a time) I ripped all my CDs to a .flac format and placed them onto 3 of these cards. The sound quality is amazing. With a good set of headphones and the sound adjustments available - I am more than satisfied. It is also quite compact and substantial a unit. The internal battery is rechargeable - so I don't have to carry extra batteries with me. The price is a bit steep though, I paid a bit over $400.00 Cdn. for it + the cards. There are a great many versions of personal music players by a wide variety of companies. The picture I've attached will give you an idea of what the player looks like, the newer model is on the left.
Thank you for the response! That player looks beautiful.

I wonder if I should just use my iPad or iPhone in the meantime until I get enough money to purchase a dedicated music player? I guess I could always get the newer Apple versions of iPods, too, if I wanted an Apple player totally devoted to music.

I do miss CD players, but it just seems like I probably shouldn't go out and buy a new portable CD player at this point. Maybe one day, when I have a nicer home theater set-up (now I only have an older LED, Vizio soundbar, and Xbox One), I will buy a home CD player to listen to on speakers, but I love listening to headphones.

I guess I should just rip all my CDs onto the Apple lossless format in iTunes and transfer to my iPad/iPhone?
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Thank you for the response! That player looks beautiful.

I wonder if I should just use my iPad or iPhone in the meantime until I get enough money to purchase a dedicated music player? I guess I could always get the newer Apple versions of iPods, too, if I wanted an Apple player totally devoted to music.

I do miss CD players, but it just seems like I probably shouldn't go out and buy a new portable CD player at this point. Maybe one day, when I have a nicer home theater set-up (now I only have an older LED, Vizio soundbar, and Xbox One), I will buy a home CD player to listen to on speakers, but I love listening to headphones.

I guess I should just rip all my CDs onto the Apple lossless format in iTunes and transfer to my iPad/iPhone?

I would also rip them as .wav files to have the original quality and leave your options opened as to the player - in the future.
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Thank you for the response! That player looks beautiful.

I wonder if I should just use my iPad or iPhone in the meantime until I get enough money to purchase a dedicated music player? I guess I could always get the newer Apple versions of iPods, too, if I wanted an Apple player totally devoted to music.

I do miss CD players, but it just seems like I probably shouldn't go out and buy a new portable CD player at this point. Maybe one day, when I have a nicer home theater set-up (now I only have an older LED, Vizio soundbar, and Xbox One), I will buy a home CD player to listen to on speakers, but I love listening to headphones.

I guess I should just rip all my CDs onto the Apple lossless format in iTunes and transfer to my iPad/iPhone?

I would also rip them as .wav files to have the original quality and leave your options opened as to the player - in the future.
Thank you. How is .wav quality different than lossless quality?
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Thank you. How is .wav quality different than lossless quality?
Lossless has compression, not much, but its there.....

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Maybe this will make me finally rip all of my CDs onto iTunes (or some equivalent), in a lossless format, of course, and then listen to them through my computer, iPhone, or iPad (is this how people listen to CDs these days?). My only problem with that is I can imagine all of my hundreds of CDs would take up a ton of space.

I'm assuming the iOS versions of iTunes support lossless songs, right, and not just the desktop version?

I'm generally curious how people listen to CDs they buy today. I know most don't buy CDs, but some definitely still do.
If you use iTunes on your main computer you can easily rip them. There is actually a setting in iTunes to rip CDs when you insert them. Yes, I am able to play WAV songs on my iPhone, but it won't play FLAC, you have to use the Apple ALAC if you want to have lossless compressed files.

I recently ripped all 400+ of my CDs in an uncompressed format and it took up less than 300 GBs. It was a chore, but I love being able to point and click to listen to whatever song I want, and transfer the music files very easily to my phone, mp3 player, etc. Most CDs are 50-70 MBs per disc and storage is quite cheap. You can get a TB HD for well under $100.

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Lossless has compression, not much, but its there.....
Interesting. One would think that by its very nature "lossless" wouldn't have any compression, so that's good to know. Does iTunes have a way to rip the music in .wav format?

If you can't tell, I'm new to the whole ripping CDs/iTunes thing. I don't think I've ever bought a single song on iTunes, but ti does seem to be a useful way to save your songs onto a computer, smartphone, or tablet.
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Googled and found these:


Sony Walkman D-EJ758CK Personal CD Player by Sony ($986.00)

Sony DEJ011 CD Walkman Portable CD Player ($280.00)

SONY CD Walkman D-NE241/B MP3CDP Portable CD MP3 CD-R/RW Player DNE241 ($863.00)
Tut Tut, Supply & demand.... Wouldn't a portable DVD player be much less?

Steep prices?, I'd say more like insane opportunistic pricing.

Basically the industry is telling you to "trash your cd collection!"... store everything in the clouds for an EZ monthly fee dude! ... yeah & it will always be there when you want it too.... Right!

Like the Telco wants me to get rid of my landline, & to do so they keep increasing the service till I say enough is enough, but again I just love than big black box on my kitchen wall, & really do not want to part with it... & if I do, all communication from my house will cease to exist!
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If you use iTunes on your main computer you can easily rip them. There is actually a setting in iTunes to rip CDs when you insert them. Yes, I am able to play WAV songs on my iPhone, but it won't play FLAC, you have to use the Apple ALAC if you want to have lossless compressed files.

I recently ripped all 400+ of my CDs in an uncompressed format and it took up less than 300 GBs. It was a chore, but I love being able to point and click to listen to whatever song I want, and transfer the music files very easily to my phone, mp3 player, etc. Most CDs are 50-70 MBs per disc and storage is quite cheap. You can get a TB HD for well under $100.
Thanks again for your help! I think I've finally decided to rip all my music digitally from my CDs and then listen on either my iPad, iPhone, or laptop. Plus I still have the CDs to play on a CD player, which hopefully I'll have in the future again sometime.
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Tut Tut, Supply & demand.... Wouldn't a portable DVD player be much less?

Steep prices?, I'd say more like insane opportunistic pricing.

Basically the industry is telling you to "trash your cd collection!"... store everything in the clouds for an EZ monthly fee dude! ... yeah & it will always be there when you want it too.... Right!

Like the Telco wants me to get rid of my landline, & to do so they keep increasing the service till I say enough is enough, but again I just love than big black box on my kitchen wall, & really do not want to part with it... & if I do, all communication from my house will cease to exist!

The only thing I store in the cloud are my dreams. I would hate to find out 600Gb music disappeared.

Who needs 4K?... just go see your optometrist.
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One thing I forgot to mention, do get an external Hard drive and back up all your rips!

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If you are open to used as I am, just type 'discman' or 'walkman' in your local CL. I'm not in a market for one, but I do see these come up for sale every now and then.
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The only thing I store in the cloud are my dreams. I would hate to find out 600Gb music disappeared.
Being sarcastic, even a Hard drive is prone to crashing, Optical storage would be the best bet.... I just prefer to have the CD's for some reason... & I copy the ones that leave the house.... just in case.
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