Too expensive for what it is, with much better systems even from majority themselves available for similar money. It does have a nice tuner though, useful alarm and timer functions, handy Bluetooth connectivity and USB playback.
If you’re buying these primarily to listen to music, I would certainly suggest you buy two to pair them up for proper stereo. But if you’re after a great-looking, well-built streaming speaker, and you don’t want invasive smart tech in your home, The MS-50 may just be for you.
The Majority Oakington is an all-in-one audio system with a CD player, DAB+ radio and Bluetooth. It sounds surprisingly excellent given its compact dimensions, and provides the ideal companion for a compact turntable.
the culmination of the so-called ‘ghettoblaster’ in its best form after decades of refinement. This particular example had a few faults. The CD player didn’t read discs, the tape deck warbled hopelessly off key and FM radio reception wasn’t as good as I thought it should be.
You can’t save ’em all. This is a Philips MC-151 micro ‘hi-fi’ system, a far cry from the once-great audio division of Philips who produced the first cassette recorders, a myriad of portable and hi-fi turntables, one of the first consumer CD players and even owned Marantz for a time.
a Yamaha CRX-M170 CD receiver offered on Freecycle recently sparked my interest. It was listed as having a couple of faults – a temperamental CD player and an erratic volume knob. These are plentiful on the second-hand market for little or no cost and are well worth a punt.
Designed as an entry to serious hi-fi listening, targeted toward a younger audience with a strong focus towards digital listening in lifestyle systems.
If you’re after plenty of inputs, smart aesthetics and convenience features with better sonics than the average one box solution, these are worth a look. For no compromise audio performance, look elsewhere.
A beautifully crafted pair of speakers with a neutral but likeable sonic character.
Part of the MCR-N870 mini hi-fi system, the yamaha MusicCast CD-NT670D is a CD player, streamer and tuner combined which is capable of connecting to yamaha’s MusicCast multi-room audio system.
A tiny receiver and bookshelf speaker package offering up tons of features and sheer musical enjoyment.