Top critical review
Garbage, just... garbage.
June 3, 2017
DO NOT BUY THIS. I ignored the other bad reviews and tried it out anyway. Waste of money.
The unit I got was brand new and right out of the box it was making a rubbing / scratching sound when playing a tape. I removed the back cover and the noise went away, found out that any pressure on the back cover would cause the circut board to press against the motor and wheel, causing it to scrape on the circuit board. I left the back loose and it seemed to resolve.
Even after that "fix", the unit still is trash. The motor spins the cassette too fast causing playback to be distorted and high pitched.
So if you were looking for a cassette player that you can't touch during playback and makes all your tapes sound like chipmunks, look no further.