Yamaha CD-N301 Compact Disc Player – : Brilliant CD player. Brilliant Streamer.

The best upgrade my hifi has ever had. Everything works perfectly, straight out of the box. Cds sound better than ever before, my denon amp sounds better. My elderly eltax speakers have more life in them than i imagined. Spotify premium, with the highest quality music selected produces the best mp3 sound i have heard. The price seems low for the the results it achieves.

Extremely easy to set up and start using (ethernet in. Extremely easy to set up and start using (ethernet in, digital out to my tv’s soundbar and sub) – i was listening to the vast flac library stored on my nas within minutes, which is exactly what i wanted to do. Only problem is that navigating such a large music library is somewhat cumbersome, as the companion app is a bit slowstill, great piece of kit and i am extremely happy with it.

Absolutely fantastic sound from streaming and the cd player, really smooth sound. Used to use a usb dac from computer but this sounds so much better and so easy to use.

Replacement for my nad and the mp3 compatibility is great. Good sound reproduction, very happy with it.

The music detail and sound quality from whatever source is amazing of this player. I bought it primarily for streaming, and it handles spotify brilliantly with an ethernet connection. Build quality is superb, including button/control operation and cd tray movement. The only gripe is the size as the depth is not deep enough to place on a standard amplifier without looking odd. Overall, a truly great purchase.

Yamaha CD-N301 Compact Disc Player – Silver : Very good player but yamaha app is very poor.

I’m really pleased with this. I bought it to replace a 12 year old yamaha cdx-493 which was refusing to play half my cds. Firstly it sounds noticeably a lot better than my old player, which i wasn’t expecting. The cd drawer mechanism is deliciously smooth and quiet. If you close the tray with a gentle push it will begin playback straight away. The uncharacteristically flimsy (for yamaha) ‘select’ button can be used to quickly select a track. Secondly it streams from itunes effortlessly from my imac or phone via its wireless airplay receiver. Simple and terrificthirdly i’m really enjoying stations like radio caroline 259 gold broadcasting at 320kps quality.

If only build quality was as good as the sound quality. . I got this for the internet radio function as well as the cd player. The ( jazz ) radio stations are also searchable by country but you have to go online with a computer to enable bookmarking of stations (strange) but once found they sound terrificbuild quality could be better especially the selector control. I was scared of breaking it off. Thank goodness you can do all of the selecting and entering via the remote control which is very nicely made. I’m really surprised at the lack of sturdiness of the selector control given the robustness of the volume and selector controls on the a-s701 amplifier i got at the same time as this.

The music detail and sound quality from whatever source is amazing of this player. I bought it primarily for streaming, and it handles spotify brilliantly with an ethernet connection. Build quality is superb, including button/control operation and cd tray movement. The only gripe is the size as the depth is not deep enough to place on a standard amplifier without looking odd. Overall, a truly great purchase.

Excellent value for money, lots of features, very easy to use and above all very good sound quality.

Interestingly the sound quality through a 1985 nad amplifier (with cd input) is much better than the old technics unit. Bought to replace an old technics cd player that simply stopped working. Interestingly the sound quality through a 1985 nad amplifier (with cd input) is much better than the old technics unit. I am very pleased with this.

It got lost but amazon protected my purchase and guaranteed a super fast redispastch. Would suggest such a device to listen to clasical music mostly. . As i think it lacks some brio in some passages of pop & rock music or in general faster music.

If only build quality was as good as the sound quality. . I got this for the internet radio function as well as the cd player. The ( jazz ) radio stations are also searchable by country but you have to go online with a computer to enable bookmarking of stations (strange) but once found they sound terrificbuild quality could be better especially the selector control. I was scared of breaking it off. Thank goodness you can do all of the selecting and entering via the remote control which is very nicely made. I’m really surprised at the lack of sturdiness of the selector control given the robustness of the volume and selector controls on the a-s701 amplifier i got at the same time as this.

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  1. This review is from : Yamaha CD-N301 Compact Disc Player – Silver

    Very nice addition to an establisned hi-fi system. Excellent bit of kit, very easy to set up. Using it on a wired lan so have solid and steady connection for internet radio. The reason i am not giving it 5 stars is due to the rather primitive app needed to use it with remote commands e. You cannot create radio station favourites through the app or directly on the device [using the supplied remote control] – you have to create an online account on the radio station portal site and create favourites there. Using this with a iphone 5s to run the app, streaming a lot from amazon music using airplay. I only noticed this model by chance while looking for an internet enabled receiver, pretty expensive items really.
    1. Very nice addition to an establisned hi-fi system. Excellent bit of kit, very easy to set up. Using it on a wired lan so have solid and steady connection for internet radio. The reason i am not giving it 5 stars is due to the rather primitive app needed to use it with remote commands e. You cannot create radio station favourites through the app or directly on the device [using the supplied remote control] – you have to create an online account on the radio station portal site and create favourites there. Using this with a iphone 5s to run the app, streaming a lot from amazon music using airplay. I only noticed this model by chance while looking for an internet enabled receiver, pretty expensive items really.
  2. This review is from : Yamaha CD-N301 Compact Disc Player – Silver

    Cd player and internet radio tuner in one. . When i decided to purchase this player, i wasn’t really paying attention to it’s networking capability. But it turned to be as important feature as playing discs itself. The internet radio allows me using this player instead of my analog tuner with ease and perfect sound quality. The rotary selector knob allows browsing easily bookmarked stations. Access is almost instant upon it’s press. I am using it with wired ethernet connection and it’s perfrct. The player completes the look of yamaha set along with a-s501 amplifier. I also have t500 tuner but since this player purchase i use it rarely. The player can search and play also any music files in your home network including looseless compression flac files.
    1. Cd player and internet radio tuner in one. . When i decided to purchase this player, i wasn’t really paying attention to it’s networking capability. But it turned to be as important feature as playing discs itself. The internet radio allows me using this player instead of my analog tuner with ease and perfect sound quality. The rotary selector knob allows browsing easily bookmarked stations. Access is almost instant upon it’s press. I am using it with wired ethernet connection and it’s perfrct. The player completes the look of yamaha set along with a-s501 amplifier. I also have t500 tuner but since this player purchase i use it rarely. The player can search and play also any music files in your home network including looseless compression flac files.
  3. This review is from : Yamaha CD-N301 Compact Disc Player – Silver

    I’m really pleased with this. I bought it to replace a 12 year old yamaha cdx-493 which was refusing to play half my cds. Firstly it sounds noticeably a lot better than my old player, which i wasn’t expecting. The cd drawer mechanism is deliciously smooth and quiet. If you close the tray with a gentle push it will begin playback straight away. The uncharacteristically flimsy (for yamaha) “select” button can be used to quickly select a track. Secondly it streams from itunes effortlessly from my imac or phone via its wireless airplay receiver. Simple and terrificthirdly i’m really enjoying stations like radio caroline 259 gold broadcasting at 320kps quality.
    1. I’m really pleased with this. I bought it to replace a 12 year old yamaha cdx-493 which was refusing to play half my cds. Firstly it sounds noticeably a lot better than my old player, which i wasn’t expecting. The cd drawer mechanism is deliciously smooth and quiet. If you close the tray with a gentle push it will begin playback straight away. The uncharacteristically flimsy (for yamaha) “select” button can be used to quickly select a track. Secondly it streams from itunes effortlessly from my imac or phone via its wireless airplay receiver. Simple and terrificthirdly i’m really enjoying stations like radio caroline 259 gold broadcasting at 320kps quality.