Summary: This is a cool little player seriously. On top its a flash disk and has fm radio. The invisible readout feature is cool. The fact that it charges by plugging into your computer's usb port is very cool also.I dont find it boring when your forced to covert the mp3s into sonic format coz what matters here is music and not the format of the files,i liked it and i will always use it till when the product phase out completely!!
Summary: This is a great little unit, with superb sound quality for the size. The battery life is amazing and the time ton recharge (from USB port) can't be beaten. The earphones are of good quality (although jumping on the ipod bandwagon being white!) with great bass and tone. Once you get used to the controls, it is extremely easy to navigate around and you can find most features relatively quickly. This is perfect for the gym due to it's size and weight.
Summary: I've had this player in my car for over four years and it still works great. The play / stop, volume, and << / >> controls are easy to operate with one hand while driving. It gets four stars because the Sonic Stage software is EXTREMELY annoying. You can put MP3 and other files directly onto the USB disk, but the player doesn't recognize them unless you use Sonic Stage.
Summary: It looked as though this could be a simple MP3 player to load w/ music... It was unfortunate that Windows Vista was not compatible with this player; I was not pleased that i had to send this piece of equipment to someone else just to load it....
Summary: This was my very first MP3 player, purchased because I naively thought that I had no practical use for a device with a larger storage capacity. ("Why would I possibly need to have something that holds over 2,000 songs?") But I loved the small size and the fact that it resembled a disposable lighter; it's just cute. I had no issues with the accompanying software, and I've recently graduated up to a 8GB Sony MP3 player.
Summary: I have been using this player for over a year now. If you wanna have a music player, just go with it cuz it sounds just great... I love its user friendly customization on equalization. All you probably would need a better headphone and you are set. Try to get a headphone that supports 10hz to 23khz. Its provided software for transferring mp3 files, is bit hard to understand for a first time user.. if you spend a little time, you could do it.
Summary: I received this atrac player as a Christmas gift back in 2006. The structure of it is nice, and I have all my favorite music on it. But I wanted to inform the buyer about the radio capability. The reception on the FM Tuner is just terrible, with some stations you can't even pick up or to the radio station not coming in clear.
Great unit, software sucks but there's a workaround
31 March 2008
Summary: I purchased this unit a few years ago and have been using it ever since. I'm surprised Sony hasn't updated their software given all these bad reviews, but I'd like to mention my solution..... [...] This software lets you put mp3's on the unit easily in ANY operating system. Best of all the 'software' to do it is stored on the unit itself! Just plug the unit into ANY computer and run the software right off of it. Very easy and painless.