Summary: Every month, manufacturers unleash even more MP3 players to an increasingly confused public. Not only do these devices have wildly divergent features, but ongoing format wars mean the MP3 player you choose dictates where you can buy your digital music.
Summary: I just got this fine little mp3 player today, and I am thoroughly impressed. Not only is it totally gorgeous, but I loaded up the mp3 file manager and transfered to albums to it in less than five minutes. NO NEED TO USE THE CRAPPY SONIC STAGE SOFTWARE! Awesome.
Summary: I was looking for a flash-based mp3 player for a while and stumbled across the sony nw-e99. I tried to find as many reviews as I could to help me decide on whether to buy it. I was a little concerned about all the complaints about the SonicStage software but decided to just buy it anyway.
Summary: I would have to say this player is like an old fashioned audio electronics. It is shaped like a old recorder, it has the strange toggles and such, its quite an interesting player to look at. The performance is also amazing.
Summary: Pros: 1. Incredible battery life(and you don't need to pay $100 for battery replacement in the future). 2. excellent sound quality, 3. ATRAC3+ format The sound quality of ATRAC3+ 64K is as good as WMA 128K and better than MP3 128K in my personal opinion.
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22 December 2006
Summary: Being an Apple fan myself, I realize this Sony may get lost "in the shuffle". However, compared to Apple's Shuffle, Sony's flash player has several distinct advantages: 1) Display. Not only can you see what song is playing, but it allows you to scroll to the exact album that you want.
Summary: The hardware itself is brilliant except for one fault - well two really. Hang on, found another fault - make it three. Firstly, the design is classy and it is small enough to make it practical when jogging, dancing, or running away from the police (those crazy guys! When will they catch me!).
Excerpt: This little Mp3 player is brilliant. I bought one about 4 months ago now and i use it around 10 times a week for 1 hour at a time. I have only had to change the battery 7 times.....now thats what i call battery time.
Pros: very small for something that can fit over 600 songs on
Cons: it takes a AAA battery, would be better if it was rechargable
Excerpt: This even made my mum reflect on how far the walkman had come, I had 35 albums on something that is the size of a small matchbox. Incredible. Most people fob this off as a sony player that is overpriced, especially in a world of i-pods and loads of GBs.
Pros: SIZE SIZE SIZE ! oh, and the throttle on the corner