Summary: i got this mp3 player for my birthday 5 years ago and until recently it stoped working. the most durable electronic i have ever had. i've dropped it like a million times and stepped on it and washed it (by accident) and took it apart. it still worked.
Great player...CAN transfer mp3s without using SonicStage
25 August 2007
Summary: This player works great. I have owned it for a little over a year now and it has been going strong. I wanted to clear up a few misconceptions that older reviews seem to focus on...this player DOES NOT have to be used with Sonic Stage software..
Awesome little player but something goes wrong 6 mos later
M. K. Quillen, Amazon
1 July 2007
Summary: I love this little MP3 player from Sony!I have two of them. They are perfect for working out...BUT something majorly malfunctions after about 6 mos of use! When the player gets ready to go haywire, the battery will go dead- which seems to be an easy fix;I've replaced them successfully numerous times...
Player is great... but don't count on finding armband
Thomas Ashmore "Tom Ashmore", Amazon
14 February 2007
Summary: I have loved the unit itself. I had a minor issue in which I had to send it off for warranty work a few months after the purchase. It has worked great & I have enjoyed the quality of the MP3 player itself.
Summary: After some careful research comparing players, I decided this Sony was the right player for me because 1) I primarily want to add music from my CD collection, and this software, despite everyone's bellyaching, produces MUCH better sound than IPOD's.
Summary: This device is not a MP3 player because it just plays Sony's audio format (ATRAC), so you always have to convert your MP3 files into ATRAC format using a software provided by the manufacturer (that is not so easy to use).
Summary: All the other reviews on here are very negative. I understand where they're all coming from. It is NOT easy to put songs on this player and if you're a fan of any other music jukebox besides Sony's SonicStage (I am...) then you're going to have a hard time.
Summary: The biggest and most serious drawback I ever faced (because of which I have not been able to use the player even once) was the format incompatibility with mp3. This player does not play mp3 files !!!