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Sony-nw-e505.284078
4.7 out of 10

Sony NW-E505

The NW-E505BLUE is both an MP3 player and a radio. It has 512MB Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony NW-E505

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Overall 2
2.0

NWE 505 a questionable package

Gregory T. Fuess "Greg", Amazon
7 August 2007
  • Summary: I purchased this item to listen to FM radio or music while running. The wire for the ear buds are incredibly short, and so I clipped the unit to the collar of my tee shirt. Sweat got on the case and the thing quit working within 30 minutes. This seemed like a fluke, since the device seems to be made for working out, so I returned it to Sony. At first Sony refused to repair or replace the unit, and wanted to refund the purchase price.
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Overall 2
2.0

Confused

Laura Golembieski "Lor", Amazon
10 April 2007
  • Summary: This mp3 player is very confusing. They don't put any instructions in the box either. You have to download them, and it's almost 100 pages long. Who has time to read all of that? I've had my mp3 player for over a month and i still haven't put any songs on it. Well I had like 3, but I hit a button (trying to skip to the next song)and it erased them all. So it's easy to erase your songs without knowing it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Doesn't work with Macs

jenring, Amazon
21 December 2006
  • Summary: I bought this as a gift for my husband for Christmas. I'm a huge supporter of Sony products, and this MP3 player seemed the best deal for him to use at the gym. Thought I would try to load some songs on it for a surprise, only I got the surprise. The software which they force you to use does not even install on a Mac. I even scoured the Sony website for alternatives on software or other ways to get the songs on the hardware to no avail.
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Overall 2
2.0

not usable due to SonicStage

BuyerLSD "buyerlsd", Amazon
11 July 2006
  • Summary: Hardware awesome, software a flop. Since you HAVE to use their software the package is destroyed. I will give you the final nail on the coffin for me. I tried to put Podcasts on the device using the latest SonicStage 4. No chance. It wants to be able to find each "artist" in the Sony library. This was bad for the odd bit of music it could not find but obviously it can not find the podcasts in their library.
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Overall 2
2.0

not usable due to SonicStage

BuyerLSD "buyerlsd", Amazon
11 July 2006
  • Summary: Hardware awesome, software a flop. Since you HAVE to use their software the package is destroyed. I will give you the final nail on the coffin for me. I tried to put Podcasts on the device using the latest SonicStage 4. No chance. It wants to be able to find each "artist" in the Sony library. This was bad for the odd bit of music it could not find but obviously it can not find the podcasts in their library.
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Overall 2
2.0

big mistake

J. Barlow, Amazon
13 January 2006
  • Summary: I was seduced by the cool appearance of this product. I knew about the need to go through the Sony regulatory software to get content on the device, but I figured "no big deal." As it turns out, it is a big deal - a big pain in the neck that is. The software is slow and clumsy, and it takes a lot of time to change the content on the player. I would avoid this player and get something that allows more freedom in moving content on and off the device.
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Overall 2
2.0

Requires you to install software from *Sony*

Geoffrey Kidd, Amazon
30 November 2005
  • Summary: And just what sort of intrusive DRM comes with that software THIS time? To quote Homland Security to Sony Executives "It's not your computer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Forced Copy Protection slows down transfers.

J. Welhouse, Amazon
1 August 2005
  • Summary: Nice looking unit but the software that you HAVE to use to get music on it is awful. It forces you to convert every mp3 to Sony's format. Then, once you get it on the player, you can only transfer it back to the original computer you copied it from in the first place. This is sony's form of copy protection and it makes transfering music to the unit painful. I returned mine and purchased another brand that does not force copy protection on you at your time expense.
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