Summary: i bought this unit from a local dealer, as display unit.. it's cheap and functional, along with superb musicality. i don't use it to watch movie or whatsoever... to me..it fit perfectly for my daily audio needs...
Excerpt: "~~~~ Introduction ~~~~ Sony vs. IPod With the Apple IPod dominating the market the choice of which MP3 player has always been which iPod should you choose? Well now we have a refreshed Sony product entering the market to give the consumer some choice. Sony has at long last got licensing for MP3 on their range of products and it is this step that will allow them to become a serious contender. All they have to do is offer a player that has ...
Pros: MP3 playback,fantastic audio and video and easy to use
Summary: I only wish that I had bought the larger GB instead of the 2GB that I was talked into by the assistant... but nevertheless it is pure magic. My previous player was a 20GB Samsung quite good but larger and heavier. I am 80 years old and use it when I take the dogs for walkies... but have better headphones (Sennheiser PX100) since I don't like the ones with the product.
Summary: As soon as I set my eyes on it, I knew that this was the perfect one for me. This player really does the job if you don't need a lot of features; the sound, video, and photo quality are all stunning, and you can listen for 4 hours a day and not have to recharge it for a week. However Sonic Stage can get pretty annoying sometimes. If you're not keen on all those other features, the Sony NW-A800 is just right.
Summary: Really, really good. Its sound quality is one of the best players around. The screen is nice and the video option is nice, but you can only enjoy something like a movie trailer, a music video or a short clip on it. The screen is too small to watch anything longer than around 5 minutes. Included earbuds worked well. Strangely, it's not available in America but it is in Canada...
Pros: Design, easy to use, sound quality, video, thin and small.
Cons: Area of earphone jack, no radio, and is somewhat pricey...?
Summary: I'm using this player for a while and everything about the quality of the player it's true. Sound quality is unbelievable and it's really a joy to use. Now, about Sonicstage. As the player is unbelievably good, Sonicstage is unbelievably bad. It's not what it does (you eventually manage to get your music on the player and it has nice features) is how it does.
Pros: Amazing sound quality, great battery life, good interface, great build quality
Summary: Sony and Apple have, for me, much in common. They both make outstanding products which they then hobble with their insistence on their own proprietory formats. Why-oh-why should I be limited to using Sony Connect (or iTunes in the case of Apple) to buy my digital downloads? This is a surmountable obstacle, and at last I have an excellent reason to surmount it. The Sony NW-A808 is my fourth mp3 player and by some distance the best, despite the quibble above.
Pros: Awesome sound quality - and the bundled buds are almost the equal of my Etymotics
Cons: SoundStage and it's lack of support for DRM WMA files
Summary: I can't believe that no one mentions the fact that you can not zoom the pictures you load into that thing. Hello, even my cell phone can do that! And what is with the power-on routine? This thing turns on all the time when you carry it around in a pocket. No way to turn it off, each button turns it on again at the slightest touch and drains the battery. Not even the lock button disables that feature. I was lured by the design but I regret I bought that thing.
Summary: My review may be biased so you are warned ;) I have owned Sony products since I was born [or so I like to think :)] Walkmans [tapes] to CD player to MD player to MP3 [HD5] to this A808!!! The sound just keeps on getting better! I'm into hip hop and r&b [clap once if you're with me!] and BASS and DUFF DUFF is what I find important in my music! This player ALWAYS delivers, no EXAGGERATION! [note I use CX300s, the ones supplied are aite, but I love my CX300s] Anyways...