This is a great MP3 player if you don't use shuffle much, otherwise I'd choose again.
19 June 2012
Excerpt: I was bought this 8GB Sony Walkman (in cherry red rather than black) by my boyfriend who is usually much better informed that myself! I was gutted to have lost my old MP3 Player which was a Creative ZEN. I am resolutely anti-apple because I believe you pay too much for the brand and it isn't easy to get fixed. I like the brand Sony and remember having a casette walkman the first time around! Great retro naming.
Excerpt: Maybe not that great compared to an iPod. It puts out much lower volume than the iPod and It has an annoying feature of putting the songs in some albums in alphabetical order. I wasn't thrilled with the earphones, but then I don't like earbuds generally, so I may not be the best critic on that score. However, it is cheap and it works fairly well for my needs. (I use it mostly when biking and exercising.
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: 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.