View Full Version : PS3 As Main CD Player?
10-06-2008, 12:16 PM
How does everyone think the PS3 measures up for playing CD's against a run of the mill CD player? I've got an ealry 90's HK CD player that is pretty basic. Probably their low end player at the time. But I find I prefer the sound of the PS3 for CD's. Just seems to be more full to me.
10-06-2008, 04:18 PM
If it means one less device in your arsenal, and it sounds good to you, why not? I think it plays no different than any other "normal" cd player. I use my Samsung DVD player to play cd's and I think it sounds great to me. There are obviously better cd players on the market however, nothing wrong with using it to play cd's!
10-06-2008, 06:20 PM
Your PS3 will have a better onboard DAC than your older entrly level H/K will. The only downside to running the PS3 is that they are noisier (when running) and take a bit more time read discs than a dedicated CD player will. Also it can be a bit more challenging sometimes with the remote and changing tracks
10-06-2008, 08:54 PM
Thanks for the advice. I'm short on space so will get rid of the HK. I've heard a lot of people complaining about the fan noise on the PS3's but I do not have that problem at all at least when playing a CD or a BD for that matter. Its a brand new one (80g) so perhaps some of those issues were fixed this time around. I also just ordered the Sony Bluetooth remote so hopefully that will be a much better interface then the game controller.
10-06-2008, 09:23 PM
Yeah that remote is life saver if you are using your PS3 to play BD and CDs.
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