Sonicstage, Hate it! Does not work with Windows Vista
Neal "Neal", Amazon
1 October 2007
Summary: Last Sony music player I'll ever buy. I had to use the restore feature in Windows to boot after the changes Sonicstage made, and had to uninstall the program. Cannot use it without Sonicstage, sonicstage will not work on my computer.
Summary: Started importing music from CD's. My computer froze. Uninstalled and reinstalled. Still freezes. I mean freeze where you have to cut power. Called Sony and we check my operating system XP, ram, service pack, etc... Did everything they told me to, and still freezes.
Looking for a nice and simple MP3 palyer ? try somewhere else
R. Chen, Amazon
18 July 2007
Summary: I'm more than happy with my Apple nano iPod, however, my wife insisted of buying a different player. Her requirements where quite plain and simple, let it be a USB key, simple drag and drop files and if it would be a little stylish that would make it even better.
Summary: The "player" only works with Sony Sonic Stage. The player is not bad, but what good is it if you struggle to load music. Let me begin, Sonic stage 4.0 kept crashing my dell pentium 4 running XP Pro. Upgraded to 4.3. 4.3 sonic stage will not run.
Summary: the sony walkman looks nice and has alot of nice features but the software that you are forced to use to convert mp3's to atrac is very fustrating. I sent the following to sony: I have recently received a Sony walkman nw-e003.
Summary: Good solid case design and well engineered buttons. This feels like it will last. Charged quickly as designed. The UI was well designed, but had the major down fall as it is a very small package. The sound over the provided headphones (on FM) was crisp and clear, no noticeable static.
Excerpt: device only works with their bloated software. I downloaded an mp3 file from the Internet and found it impossible to find on the software after a half hour's search. the software seems to want to take over, restricting usage of the mp3 player to certain computers, making it impossible to work if you...
Excerpt: This is NOT an MP3 player. BEWARE. When they advertise that it plays MP3's and the list of other formats, what they really mean is that it will use it's own software to convert them into its own format then copy it into the player's memory. SONY is lying about what this player does.