Summary: I got this refurb. off ebay just last December(2012), as this is a discontinued item. I can see why. It has WEAK sound. NO Bass to speak of. Even the Sony am/fm discman I used for years had much better sound. This, I have to turn it up to near max to hear many songs, and even then sometimes it sounds distorted. Having a better isolation earphone helps some at least. Problems syncing to device. I'm guessing this is why they discontinued this player.
Summary: Doesn't get five stars because of the lack of radio and it I'd like it to have come with something I could put it in to go jogging. That being said. Its an excellent mp3 player small but with a AA battery instead of AAA. Excellent long playing time. No major problems in over 2 years of usage. One thing though it has a complex (to me) folder system for compartmentalizing. So you don't have to read the manual to use it but, you may have to in order to get 100% out of it.
Summary: Really, actually does go well over 40, 50, 60 hours using 1 AA battery - also works with almost dead batteries. Does not offer extra features like radio, recording, etc... but great for listening to e-books or music etc...
Great sounding but Windows Media Player 11 killed it.
virginiaplain "virginiaplain", Amazon
2 February 2009
Summary: We have owned this device since it came out. Recently, it stopped working as we remembered it. When you hook it up via USB cable, it would appear with the green icon in the lower right corner, and was recognized as a "Mass Storage Device." If you go into Device Manager, it appears under the Hard Disk section. Everything we loaded on went fine. Flash forward to this month. For some reason, it was coming in as "Found New Hardware" as an MTP Device.
Summary: A good, basic player... Pros: - Has a good "resume" function which is mandatory for listening to audio books - AA battery with long life. I hate those Li-ion rechargeable batteries. This way I can use *any* AA - alkaline or NiMH - and they last a LONG time. - 2 GB memory is very useful Cons: - Navigating through folders is awkward and cumbersome.
Summary: If you want serious durability, long battery life and the generous capability to store multiple artists' entire collections, then this is the MP3 player for you. Simplicity itself, without confusing controls. The sync capability with almost any music manager is impressive. I can place music on the player using various means. It just works great, looks excellent and, best of all, it is easy to navigate through the menus to select music to play.
Summary: GR8 Sound for such a small unit. Would recommend this to anyone looking for just an MP3 player without all the unneeded extras. Battery life is gr8, and a 500 song catalog is more than most people would use, but I filled mine the 2nd day I got it.
Summary: I recently brought this MP3 player to replace my Creative Muvo 5GB HDD. I accidentally dropped it after taking good care of it for a year!. Like all hard drive players, it was very fragile. Any ways, back to this Panasonic 2 GB flash-based player. PROS: MEMORY-- I learned my lesson the hard way. I've always liked Flash based players--no skips,lighter, smaller,and more versatile when you are on the go like jogging or working out at the gym.
Summary: There is absolutely nothing to dislike about this player. It plays variable formate mp3 files and also Wma files. It is very easy to use, no software involved, easy snyc with windows media player. Most of all, uses AA battery which las well over 70 hours. I bought this player because it was one of the few who uses AA battery, but i was surprised to see how well the music was played.