Good quality "shelf" type stereo

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jshelton, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. jshelton macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2008
    I am looking for a stereo/CD player for my mom for Christmas. Are there any out there for around $50? She doesn't have an iPod or iPhone so a dock isn't necessary. I know there are a million choices, but I haven't bought or used one in about 12 years so I have no idea which brands are good.
  2. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    There really aren't too many choices out there these days, so at least you won't have a bunch of options to confuse the issue.

    Shop around and you will find stuff within your price range, plus Bose-type devices for several hundred dollars.:eek:
  3. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    $50 is really a little too cheap to get anything 'good.' At that price range, I'd go to Best Buy/Target/Walmart and pick what I like off the shelf. They'll all be about the same - which is to say, totally fine for the vast majority of people.
  4. shinji macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
    A clock radio with a CD player maybe? Or a small boombox.

    You don't really see shelf systems much these days.
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    $50? Best buy used. I've always found Aiwa to have decent enough sound.
  6. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    I bought a Pioneer one at Wal-Mart and surprisingly enough it was really good.

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