When I say the Sony RDP-XF300iP music player is loaded with
everything you would want in such a device, you will not
doubt me after reading the next sentence.
It's portable (with a rechargeable battery for up to six
hours of use), has a power cord for wall charging, a 30-pin
Apple dock, an audio-in port for non-Apple products, an
antennafor FM radio and a wireless remote to control it all.
Oh, and it's equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology so
you can pair it with another device and have them separated
but still control it from anywhere in the same room.
The player is easily the life of a party or can be used for
simple background music.
The clarity at high levels is outstanding and includes the
comfortable bass levels, which are easily adjusted. A sound
button on the top lets you scroll through audio choices of
rock, pop, jazz, flat or vocal. These choices are displayed
on a screen on the bottom left of the system, which defaults
to Bluetooth when connected to a portable device. The battery
level is also found on this screen. To tune FM radio (20
presets), all you do is press the FM button on top and use
the buttons. An expandable antenna on the back helped get
perfect sound from every station in my area. All the other
controls are on the top, including power, track choices and
the Bluetooth pairing.
Everything can also be controlled with the remote. The Apple
dockretracts into the player when not in use and reappears
with the press of a finger.
- Reviewed by Greg Ellman