Tesco £16 micro system voted UK's "best hi-fi system"

17 Apr 2009

Tesco MC-907
Tesco's £16 MC-907 micro system

We don't believe everything we read in The Daily Mail, but we couldn't ignore this story on The Mail's website this morning.

According to the Mail Online, shoppers have voted a Tesco Value MC-907 micro system costing £16.49 as "Britain's best-loved hi-fi".

Apparently reviews from thousands of shoppers gave it a higher score than more upmarket models from big-name brands costing hundreds of pounds.

The Tesco MC-907 (pictured) was voted top hi-fi in the Reevoo Customer Choice Awards 2009, after receiving an average rating of 9.3 out of ten by those who bought it.

In the same Awards, the JVC EK-A10, costing £663, scored eight out of 10, while a £750 Sony micro scored 8.6.

Your £16 buys you a CD player and AM/FM radio with stereo speakers.

Right, looks like we'd better pop down to Tesco then. A sub-£20 micro system Supertest anyone? 

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£16 purchasers aren't idiots. Those who spend £750 on a Sony Micro are tho'.

Tesco �16 micro system voted UK's "best hi-fi system"

is unlikely, but it being voted "best-loved" is more believable - it's all down to your expectations (if you can believe anything in the Daily Hate)

im suprised they havent done more budget tests with the huge  number of cheap breands out there and especially now with the credit crunch. bit of a no brainer really.

Yes AgentCool, of course, dear.

I have to laugh at the 'hate' towards the Daily Mail. Granted, they reported yet another non-story to fill up the pages but, on the whole, it's certainly no worse, and contains a lot more common-sense journalism, than the likes of the Guardian and the Independent.

ha ha! idiots

don't think you can go wrong with this price, i'll probably get one just to use whilst decorating, it can replace my old rotel that i've had for 20 + yrs!!!

That's all very well, but what will it do to house prices?......

"We don't believe everything we read in The Daily Mail".

I don't believe anything in the Daily Mail.  I would question football results printed in that paper.  The headline was probably, "overrated imported and rubbish, the reason we are in a recession is we don't buy hifi from Tesco".

Chill out everyone, it's �16 for heavens sake. Brilliant if it sounds even passable. Why give the kids a more expensive radio to trash?

Can the speakers be bi-amped?

Does it have a captive mains lead or is there some upgrade potential here?

Total balearics.  I'm sure it 'does the job' i.e. emits noise but come on, the people that bought it will not have compared it to anything.  The majority of people that buy electronics goods in a supermarket are not interested in sound or picture quality and will have simply saw 17 quid and chucked it in their trolley with their frozen chips.  However, I'm sure it would be fine for a kids bedroom or garage/workshop.  I've played some supermarket DVD players and had half decent results but I wouldn't use one in my main setup!!

Total balearics.  I'm sure it 'does the job' i.e. omits noise but come on, the majority of people who buy electronics goods from Tesco won't be interested in sound or picture quality.  They won't have compared it to anything, they will have seen 17 quid and chucked it in their trolley with their frozen chips.  That said, I'm sure it would be fine for kids bedrooms or the garage/workshop.

Think I'll stick with my DM37 thanks.

The term 'hi-fi' has been so debased over the years that it's hi-time for a re-basing. WHF and other publications haven't helped, much of what they (you) deem 'hi-fi' is not.

This product is no more than a cd/radio in a big box full of fresh air. I wouldn't even call it a 'sound system'.

Lower your expectations.........it certainly does not mean that the Tesco player is better than the JVC or Sony ones. For £16.49, even I would give it full rating if it sounds even half decent.

A sub-£20 micro system supertest will certainly be interesting, though.