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Sony Black CD Boombox For iPhone And iPod - ZSS3IPBLACK

Abt Model: ZSS3IPBLACK | UPC Code: 027242838253
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Portable Sound/ Mega Bass/ Flexible Dock Connector/ Simple, Intuitive Remote Control/ Charge When You Listen/ FM Radio/ Black Finish/ iPhone Not Included
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Sony Black CD Boombox For iPhone And iPod - ZSS3IPBLACK

Add some boom to your room with this CD boombox for iPhone® and iPod®. You can also connect an MP3 player via the built-in audio input.

Enjoy the ultimate in full-function portable audio with the ZS-S3IP CD boombox. More than your average CD player and digital AM/FM tuner, you can also play the tunes stored on your compatible iPhone or iPod. An easy to use flexible dock connector not only charges your iPod or iPhone, but also accommodates the protective case. In addition to controlling your music directly from your iPod or iPhone, the supplied remote provides access to your tunes from across the room.

Make your speaker dock even more useful by downloading Sony's D-Sappli app completely free of charge. Use its Music Play Timer functionality to 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 – it's just like the Sleep Timer on your TV. 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 synchs 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


  • Portable sound Stereo speakers housed in a bass-reflex design deliver a more complete, enjoyable listening experience.
  • MEGA BASS® Bass boost circuitry enhances low-frequency bass performance at the touch of a button for deeper bass.
  • Other sources welcome An auxiliary audio input lets you connect select digital music players to the clock radio for easy access to your music (cable included).
  • Flexible dock connector Built for iPod® and iPhone®1, the flexible dock enables power supply, battery charging, music/movie playback, and remote control when docked – no adaptors required. You can even dock without removing your case!
  • Simple, intuitive remote control Control your iPod® or iPhone® from across the room with the included full-function remote control1.
  • Charge while you listen Your iPod® or iPhone®1 charges while docked to help you avoid a drained battery (when using supplied AC adaptor).
  • FM Radio 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.



  • CD : Player


  • Tray Type : Top Loading Single CD
  • Type of Use : Portable Boombox


  • Battery Life (Approx) : CD Playback: Sony R14P: approx 4 hours, Sony alkaline LR14: approx 18 hours
  • FM Reception: Sony R14P: approx 1.5 hours , Sony alkaline LR14: approx 7 hours
  • Output Power : 1.7 W + 1.7 W (at 8 ohms, 10% harmonic distortion)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) : AC 18W
  • Power Requirements : 120 V AC, 60 Hz 9 V DC, 6x R14 (size C) batteries (sold separately)


  • Antenna System : FM: Telescopic Antenna, AM: Built-in ferrite bar antenna
  • Format(s) Supported : iPod1, CD-R/RW Playback Compatibility2
  • Frequency Response : 150-10000 Hz, +1/-2 dB
  • Sound Enhancer : Mega Bass®
  • Station Preset(s) : 10 AM, 20 FM
  • Tuner Type : Digital
  • Tuning : FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz, AM: 530 - 1710 kHz


  • Display : LCD


  • Speaker System : Full Range: 3 1/8 inches (7.7 cm)


  • MP3 Player
  • Radio : AM, FM

Inputs and Outputs

  • Input(s) : Audio In jack (3.5mm stereo minijack)

What's In The Box:

  • AC Power Cord (1)
  • Cushion for small-size iPod (1)
  • Remote Commander (with lithium battery) (1)
  • Operating Instructions (1)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 5 lbs
  • Shipping: 8 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 5.38"
  • Height: 9.25"
  • Width: 14.13"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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  • Abt ships this product for free!
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Most Liked Positive Review



Much better sound quality than the old model.

Great buy for the price and you're not paying an arm and a leg like the Bose systems.

Utilizes I-Pod function...Read complete review

Much better sound quality than the old model.

Great buy for the price and you're not paying an arm and a leg like the Bose systems.

Utilizes I-Pod function with ease from remote.

I would reccommend this unit to anyone looking for a great kitchen, bedroom, or smaller room radio that does it all!


Most Liked Negative Review


Low volume

Everything about the radio is fantastic except for one thing that makes it worthless. The volume is so low even on 10 you can only use it inside in a quiet room. It cant...Read complete review

Everything about the radio is fantastic except for one thing that makes it worthless. The volume is so low even on 10 you can only use it inside in a quiet room. It cant be used at a party or outside. Can Sony make a fix for this problem

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Very Nice Product but Not I-Phone 4 compatible


from Undisclosed

Rec'd this as an employee recognition gift after choosing from an on-line catalogue. The reason I selected this particular one is that is was I-Phone compatible. Unfortunately after getting it home I realized that it is only compatible with I-Phione 5 and up, and not I-Phone 4. The on-line description did state that it was compatible with I-Pod and I-Phone. Too bad because it is a very nice system. Had to send it back.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Not a bad purchase


from Colorado Springs, CO

Got it for Christmas, and I was very thankful for receiving it. The remote is helpful, epically for a person who likes to listen to the radio in the shower. I use the remote to change stations in case of commercials, while in the shower. The remote is "Water Resistance," but I wouldn't recommend putting in/near any water source.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Regret purchase


from Kentucky

I compare this unit to a nearly 30 year old stereo portable from GE model 3-6023A [stereo cassette player, see photo] which unfortunately has to be scrapped due to a defective display. However, this old GE unit outperformed the Sony unit in sound and radio reception by a long shot. Almost all my electronics are from Sony [Vaio laptop, Bravia TV, Blue-ray player, Cybershot camera]. This boom box is by far the worst piece of equipment I ever bought from Sony.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)




from Lake Orion MI

This is an amazing box which I purchased for 30$ on sale. It is amazing for the price. I love all the capability it has and I would highly recommend it to anyone

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Exactly what I wanted


from West Coast

I wanted a boom box for my cubie in the typical concrete and steel office building. This works perfectly. It protects my ipod from dust, has great sound and has been reliable. Radio reception is better than others I've had in the past. I've created custom play lists for ipod and my cubicle dwelling neighbors enjoy the music too.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)




from Beach Park, Il

I bought the Boombox for my son's birthday party. It was a hit because I created a playlist on my Ipod and then I plugged it in and let it play. No more running around because the CD ended or the CD is skipping. I loved that it would keep charging the Ipod while it was on the dock. It was wonderful because other parents would pull out there Ipod or even MP3 players. Using a 3.5 earphone jack (not included) I was able to connect there devices to the Boombox and we heard all kinds of wonderful selection of music. One of the best parts was the remote. If the song was to slow or now right for the party I would just skip to the next song or turn the volume up or down from 20 feet away. The remote even lets you control the Ipod Menu. I will be taking it camping since it only requires 6C batteries and even then the Boombox is not heavy.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great Product (for what it is...)


from Seattle, Washington, USA

I got this for my wife who wanted something simple to use for CD's. That it plays iPod tunes is a bonus, and I just happened to have an old, 1st generation iPod Touch laying around with nothing to do. The unit DOES look 80's, but that's NOT to say it looks BAD. Many "boom boxes" look positively ugly these days (2012), and this one though large, has a very understated design. The radio and the CD work well and for their intended purpose. My wife is bedridden and simply wanted something that was easy to use and that had a remote. The remote is well laid-out and functions well. The unit as a whole looks good in a living room, family room or bedroom. The only beef I have with the ZS-S4iP is that while it DOES protect the iPod and charge it, switching to "iPod" mode only allows me to play and switch between whatever songs are on the current album. There is no way to "swipe" the iPod to wake not up unless I replace the clear plastic cover for the open one, and that kind of defeats the purpose of having a cover to protect the expensive iPod Touch. That said, it works, looks good and the price was right. There are very few iPod players that will accept CD's. This is one of them. Just don't expect it to play really loud, it simply can't and don't expect too much control of an iPod Touch; that's very limited. Still I'm glad I purchased this.


Improvements Wanted !


from Los Angeles




  • Lacking features

Best Uses

    Dear Folks at Sony, the ZS-iP4 has a ways to go to compete with offerings such as the Memorex i-Move Boombox and the i-Home i-P90. The features I want in the next Sony I-pod Boombox must include a larger clock screen, and the ability to set multiple alarms and wake up to my Ipod. I still use my Sony CFD-S38 - which HAS clock/alarm features -but only for cds. It would be GREAT to have a boombox which can double as an alarm clock radio ! More functionality, more uses, and more value are what I expect from Sony. Having a working remote control is also requested. I expect something awesome with great sound - please deliver the goods !


    Good sound for a good price


    from Dallas, TX


    • Sounds great with good bass tones; works well with iPhone; not too bulky and not too heavy.


    • none

    Best Uses

      For the price, it has been an excellent product. It sounds great and works well with the iPhone--for iPod or any audio/music app running through the iPhone. It's nice to have as an alternate charger too. Some occasional conflict with the iPhone but nothing major.

      (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


      Good Modern Boombox


      from central Louisiana

      This is a very good sounding boombox. I use it only to play CD's. It plays loud enough for where I will be using it, but there are other situations where it would not be loud enough, such as an outdoor cookout. I have owned many boomboxes, mostly Sonys, and this one ranks uo there with the best sound for the size. I would like to hear it up against the Bose Wave system.

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