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Enjoy your music with this Sony CD/CD-R/RW boombox with AM/FM radio that features a dock for Apple iPod and iPhone, so you can listen to your favorite tracks. MEGA BASS sound enhancement technology offers rich, powerful bass.
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How is the sounds Quality?

1 year, 11 months ago
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Like a clock radio.

1.7w output, very little "oomph".
1 year, 10 months ago
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This Sony product offers excellent Mega Bass sound quality for all of your portable audio entertainment FM/AM radio, CD, CD-R/RW, MP3 CD, MP3 player, and iPod/iPhone playback needs to go. As Sony is worldwide performance leader in portable audio sound reproduction, this Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox’s |SKU:4911714 built-in stereo speaker system is just perfect for your next summer beach party. Moreover, this Sony boombox stereo provides beautiful, clear, and accurate sound output for those relaxing times in the patio, garden, on family picnics, the boardwalk, outings in the park, background music for a dinner party, your favorite tunes for the backyard barbecue, and it’s a great tailgate audio accessory before the start of the game. This Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox is ideal for all of your summertime portable audio activities. Lastly, it’s an exemplary addition for high quality portable audio use year round and for the dedicated boombox collector as well. Good Luck.
1 year, 11 months ago
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Is this portable?

Can you use batteries and not have to plug it in?
1 year, 4 months ago
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Yes, the Sony ZSS3IPBLACK Docking Station can also be used with batteries. Six R14 (size C) batteries (not supplied) would be required to supply power to the Sony Docking Station. Note that the unit cannot be turned ON using the Remote and an iPod cannot be charged when it is being used on batteries.
1 year, 4 months ago
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Hello. Welcome to the Best Buy community. Thank you for your question. Yes. The Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox is portable. You do not have to plug the boombox in to a wall outlet if you don’t want to. The Sony CD Boombox with AM/FM Radio and Apple iPod/iPhone dock does come with a power cord or you can run it off high-performance C cell alkaline batteries for any portable audio application indoors or outdoors, if desired. The operating instructions for the Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox indicate under the section “Power Sources” that this unit can be powered by the supplied, detachable polarized AC power cord or you can insert 6 C cell alkaline batteries into the battery compartment on the bottom panel. The remote commander’s battery is supplied with the unit. The factory supplied IR remote commander uses a CR2025 lithium battery that is already preinstalled in the remote commander at the factory. The insulation film on the remote commander lithium battery must be removed prior to first use of the remote commander. The C cell alkaline batteries are optional and are not included with the Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox. Please note that the unit does not have to have working C cell batteries for the supplied AC power cord to work. The installed C batteries should be removed from the main unit’s battery compartment if the portable stereo is powered exclusively by household AC current. The Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox can be plugged into a wall outlet, power strip, surge protector, or a DC-to-AC automotive power inverter for reliable stationary music playback. The Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK |SKU:4911714 boombox uses 6 C cell or equivalent batteries for all mobile DC power applications. The supplied remote control takes one CR2025 lithium battery only. The Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox is compatible with the following C cell 1.5V or equivalent battery types: carbon-zinc batteries, alkaline batteries, and NiMH rechargeable batteries (1.2V 5000 mAh recommended). The supplied remote commander is compatible with the following aftermarket equivalent Lithium battery replacement types: Maxell CR2025 Lithium Battery |SKU:5182233, Sony CR2025 Lithium Coin Battery, Energizer 2025BP Lithium Button Cell Battery, or Duracell CR2025 Lithium Battery. Personally, I recommend Duracell Coppertop C, Duracell Coppertop DURALOCK Power Preserve Technology C MN1400R4Z |SKU:185230, or Energizer Max C E93BP-4 |SKU:2543126 premium single-use alkaline batteries for the main unit. The Energizer Max or Duracell Coppertop C cell alkaline batteries provide maximum audio performance and battery life for this magnificent Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK hi-fi portable stereo. With respect to the remote commander, I recommend an Energizer, Duracell, Sony, or Maxell CR2025 Lithium battery for maximum infrared transmission performance. Stay away from cheap no name label alkaline or carbon-zinc batteries for the Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox. In my experience, these unknown brand batteries are of inferior quality, last a very short time span, and have a tendency to leak in the product packaging, and/or battery compartment. Make sure to never mix old and new batteries, different battery types, different battery voltages, and different battery brands. Remove all C cell batteries from the main unit if the portable stereo is not going to be used for an extended period of time to avoid damage from battery acid leakage issues. The Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox’s C cell batteries should be replaced with new ones when the red LED battery/operation light dims consistently, the stereo outputs subpar sound quality, or no sound at all. The remote control’s lithium coin battery should be replaced when it can no longer reliably operate the portable stereo from a short distance away. When purchasing batteries for the Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox, it is a good idea to check the date on the package. A fresh set of C alkaline batteries should have a best if used by date of at least 6 or 7 years ahead of the date of purchase. Duracell DURALOCK Power Preserve Technology C cell batteries are guaranteed to be fresh in product packaging by the manufacturer for up to 10 years from the current date of purchase. There is no definitive answer as to the actual length of time that the C cell batteries will last inside the Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox. The battery life specifications provided by Sony in the user manual are only approximate, are only offered under perfect factory operating conditions, and are only accurate if you use Sony branded C cell LR14 alkaline or Sony R14P zinc-chloride batteries. However, the operating instructions indicate that battery life expectancy for the remote commander’s supplied CR2025 lithium battery is approximately 6 months. Best Buy does not sell any of those particular Sony branded C cell batteries. Battery longevity will also vary by battery manufacturer and battery chemistry. Your Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox will have different battery life results because it is not likely to be used exclusively at the Sony factory. Of course, the longer the duration the Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox is powered on, and as the volume level increases during a playback session, battery life will be shortened accordingly. Proceed with caution. Battery life is determined by many factors and that is why individual results vary. Such factors include the type of music being played, the volume level being used, and ambient room or outdoor temperature. Battery life performance will be decreased if this unit is powered by C cell alkaline batteries in extremely cold temperatures. Lastly, you should always have a spare set of C batteries nearby in case audio performance deteriorates in the middle of your favorite song. The Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox can also be powered with standard household AC current (120V, 60Hz) with the supplied, detachable AC power cord. The Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox does not offer a dual voltage power supply for any international travel applications. The Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox features a 120V, 60Hz AC power rating, 18W AC power consumption, and a 9V DC power rating or 1.5V C cell x 6. Lastly, the main unit’s C cell batteries are automatically disengaged as a power source when this boombox is plugged into a wall outlet. Good Luck.
1 year, 4 months ago
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Does it have a headphone jack?

I'm looking for an iPod/iPhone dock with AM/FM radio to use a work but need to be able to use headphones with it. . . cannot find info about headphones in product description or details
1 year, 6 months ago
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No. Unfortunately, the operating manual, marketing specifications, and Best Buy website do not indicate that the Sony ZS-S3IPBLACK boombox |SKU:4911714 features a headphone jack for your private listening session needs at work. Sorry. However, don’t despair. You can still purchase a high-performance Sony boombox from Best Buy that will meet your 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and iPod/iPhone playback needs at work exactly. The Sony ZS-S4IPBLACK Boombox |SKU:8962474 incorporates a 3.5mm (1/8”) stereo headphone jack into its world-class portable audio 30-Pin dockable iPod/iPhone product feature set. Fortunately, this means that you can purchase just about any pair of stereo earphones that Best Buy sells for all of your concert quality private listening sessions on the Sony ZS-S4IPBLACK iPod/iPhone Dock Portable Stereo System. Personally, I recommend Sony MDR DJ style or studio monitor series stereo headphones for this work-related private listening application. Sony DJ or studio monitor series headphones offer an over-the-head circum-aural or supra-aural design to allow the user to experience compelling music reproduction during lengthy private listening sessions. Sony dynamic driver stereo headphones provide the utmost comfort in the workplace, sound isolation, and the ultimate professional sound quality that Best Buy customers, seasoned DJ’s, and recording artists alike can simply revel over. Please note that the built-in stereo speakers are automatically muted on this Sony ZS-S4IPBLACK boombox when stereo headphones are connected to this unit. The Sony ZS-S4IPBLACK boombox 3.5mm stereo headphone jack is compatible any 3.5mm stereo headphone jack splitter for multiple user private listening sessions and any 3.5mm stereo headphone extension cords to add additional length to any connected stereo headphone products. Moreover, the Sony ZS-S4IPBLACK boombox’s 3.5mm stereo headphone output jack is compatible with the following private listening session accessories that are sold by Best Buy or Best Buy Marketplace vendors: monaural earphone, dual monaural earphone, flexible ear hook stereo-to-mono headphone, dynamic driver stereo headphones, electrostatic stereo headphones, high-definition neodymium magnet stereo headphones, active noise-canceling stereo headphones, passive noise-canceling stereo headphones, digital noise-canceling stereo headphones, noise-canceling in ear stereo headphones, behind-the-neck stereo headphones, street style stereo headphones, ear buds, balanced armature in-ear stereo headphones, clip-on stereo headphones, lightweight stereo headphones, water-resistant stereo headphones, open-air stereo headphones, active style stereo headphones, around-the-ear stereo headphones, sports stereo headphones, DJ style stereo headphones, studio monitor stereo headphones, wireless stereo headphones, and digital surround sound stereo headphones. The Sony ZS-S4IPBLACK boombox is capable of producing prodigious sound output from this unit’s built-in stereo headphone amplifier. However, your choice of stereo headphones will greatly affect the sound quality and dynamic overall loudness output from this elite Sony ZS-S4IPBLACK boombox. To achieve excellent loudness output, you should select over-the-head circum-aural or supra-aural stereo headphones that offer a low impedance level typically between 24-32 ohms measured at 1 kHz. Additionally, you should look to purchase Sony stereo headphones that feature a high sensitivity rating measured in decibels. Look for Sony dynamic driver stereo headphones with a sensitivity rating ranging between 100db-117db/mW, a headphone driver frequency response rating between 20-20,000 Hz, large diameter neodymium rare-earth, ferrite, or samarium cobalt magnet drivers from 30-70mm, 4-10 ft. oxygen free copper litz wire coiled connecting cord, copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils, multiple layer P.E.T. dome diaphragms, extra bass driver units, anti-resonance headphone construction for distortion-free sound playback, multiple case screw construction, plush urethane leather ear pads for extended private listening session comfort, handmade ear cushions, wide-molded adjustable headband, and high output power handling capacity measured in milliwatts (500-3,000mW) for a sensational private listening experience indoors or outdoors on demand. Additionally, I recommend any of the following Sony stereo headphones to achieve hi-fi private listening sessions on the Sony ZS-S4IPBLACK boombox: 1. Sony MDR-XB1000, 2. Sony MDR-XB700, 3. Sony MDR-XB500, 4. Sony MDR-XB300, 5. Sony MDR-V900HD, 6. Sony MDR-Z1000, 7. Sony MDR-V700DJ, 8. Sony MDR-V600, 9. Sony MDR-V500DJ, 10. Sony MDR-V300, 11. Sony MDR-V250V, 12. Sony MDR-V6, 13. Sony MDR-V55/BR, 14. Sony MDR-ZX600/BLK, 15. Sony MDR-MA100, 16. Sony MDR-MA300, 17. Sony MDR-MA900, 18. Sony MDR-ZX100/BLK, 19.Sony MDR-X10/RED, 20. Sony MDR-X10/BLK, 21. Sony MDR-XB800, 22. Sony MDR-XB600, 23. Sony MDR-XB400/GRN, 24. Sony MDR-110LP, 25. Sony MDR-210LP, 26. Sony MDR-770LP, 27. Sony MDR-G45LP, 28. Sony MDR-1R, 29. Sony MDR-NC500D, 30. Sony MDR-RF985RK, and 31. Sony XBA-NC85D. Good Luck.
1 year, 5 months ago
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The Sony ZSS3IPBLACK Docking Station does not have a Headphone jack. You may wish to purchase the Docking Station ZSS4IPBLACK that has Headphone jack.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+CD-R/RW+Boombox+with+Built-In+Apple%26%23174%3B+iPod%26%23174%3B+Dock+-+Black/8962474.p?id=1216425189693&skuId=8962474&st=ZSS4IPBLACK%20&cp=1&lp=1
1 year, 6 months ago
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at this cheap price, is it high quality?

1 year, 3 months ago
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The Sony ZSS3IPBLACK Boombox is designed to provide high quality sound. You can dock your iPod or iPhone to play the music through it and also charge at the same time to help you avoid a drained battery (when using supplied AC adaptor).

Moreover, you can make your speaker dock even more useful by downloading the Sony's D-Sappli app completely free of charge. Using its Music Play Timer functionality, you can set your music to automatically start and stop whenever you'd like. Fall asleep to your favorite nighttime playlist without the annoyance of waking up to it the next morning by setting Sleep Timer to turn it off after you've fallen asleep.

You can switch things up with 7 uniquely attractive clock display designs or adjust the brightness to just the way you'd like by sliding your finger vertically on the screen. For speaker dock models with the applicable clock function, D-Sappli automatically syncs date/time information from your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad so you don't have to, plus it makes it easy to set the alarm via the touch screen of your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad.

It has a Bass boost circuitry which enhances low-frequency bass performance at the touch of a button for deeper bass. You can even control your iPod or iPhone from across the room with the included full-function remote control.

Besides, it also has an auxiliary audio input which lets you connect select digital music players to the clock radio for easy access to your music (cable included).

It also has a built-in digital AM/FM Stereo Tuner with 30 station preset memory (10 AM, 20 FM) lets you choose from a wide variety of radio, talk and music programming.

Refer the Marketing Specifications below to view more details regarding the Sony Boombox.

http://www.docs.sony.com/release/specs/ZSS3IP_mksp.pdf
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Will this system play a 7th generation nano ipod? I see it says up to 6.

I have a 7th generation and am looking for a box like this that will play this latest version.
10 months ago
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The dock on this boombox is designed to be compatible with the 30-pin dock connector which is used by the 6th gen iPod nano and its earlier counterparts, and will not be able to support the smaller Lightning connector of the 7th generation iPod nano.

Regarding connections using the Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter / Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2m): Due to the instability of connecting iPod and iPhone models to our speaker system using the Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter / Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2m), there is a possibility that the one or both dock connectors may be damaged. Sony does not recommend using Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter / Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2m) with the Sony speaker docks with 30-pin connecter.
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