Great Sound - Great Battery Life - Minimal Features
Blodwyn "mmp64", Amazon
15 December 2006
Summary: This is a simple to use, great looking DAP with exceptional battery life. If you use Sony's proprietary format, ATRAC, at bitrates equal to or above 132K the sound is outstanding. I've read many of the reviews here and I wonder what player some of these people were using. Someone said you can only view songs by Composer - which is rubbish. You CAN'T view songs by Composer. Someone said you need to convert each track to ATRAC one at a time, which is also rubbish.
Summary: Its a good player, durable I dropped it a couple of times while playing and it works just fine, the only problem I have with it is the shuffel, after like 10 songs or so it starts back up to the 2nd song of the shuffel and keeps doing it, even if you start with a different song, it cycles then ends back up to the 2nd start song again, thats the most annoying thing I have with this unit.
Summary: I don't think I am going to add much to the reviews written previously. However, having owned an iPod and this unit, I lean towars the Sony device. I admit however, that I am a bit biased. I previously owned a Sony Network Walkman MS-11. This was Sony's older memory stick media player. That unit was extremely small but was limited by the memory stick capacity. Add to the fact that memory sticks are not cheap and the unit was expensive.
Excerpt: Wow! Well, isn't it nice, shiny and tiny? But who has control over what music you listen to, SONY does thats who. I was so excited when I first bought it. Then when I went to attempt to download my music on to it, it became a hair pulling nightmare. The ATRAC is clunky and not user friendly. The program was slow and you had really no control as to naming files or organizing your music at all.
Excerpt: Battery life of the player is AMAZING and I have not found a player that beats it, it lasts upto around 25 hours (with major button pressing) if not more. It looks good & is fairly robust. Easy to use (although the system for transferring music isn't the mst practical at times) It's small enough to fit subtely into a pocket. Surface is scratch resistant.
Pros: Battery life, looks, memory space, ease of use
Cons: Catagorization of songs, SonicStage software
Excerpt: When I first got this little player I was very pleased - I could finally move my huge mp3 collection onto a portable device which also had the ability to switch the output impedence to suit it as a hifi auxillary input. I have since changed my mind and am looking for something else.
Pros: big storgae
Cons: annoying fuctions - older models have mp3 issues
Excerpt: What pain in the backside my player has turned out to be. After a problem with my pc and a restore operation Sonicstage refused to work so i set about uninstalling and reinstalling- around 20 times just to get the darn thing to work. All fine until i sudennly get this very annoying pop up telling me to install the omg files from a set location, only the omg files were not there. Thus another 20 failed installations.
Excerpt: INTRO Ipod stand strong but why is this why do they have so much superiority, well it's because there isn't any body worthy of challenging them. But that's changed, oh yes. Introducing the Sony NW-HD1, the first worthy enough to challenge the mighty Ipod with its sleek titanium body and it's astounding features it'll blow you away.
Pros: 30hr battery life, 13000 tracks and 20gigs hard drive
Cons: tracks must be converted to atrac3plus, not that easy to navigate
Excerpt: I have read through the other reviews on this product and most of them give a very comprehensive asessment of this players strengths and weaknesses. I think the overall consensus is that the lack of MP3 or WMA Playback on this player is a major downfall, especially as Sony devices have started supporting it. Though if you happen to stumble across this player at a very good price, then there are 10 things you should consider! 1. The Sound Quality is Superb 2.
Excerpt: vey nice machine but was not able to put a mix CD on without creating gaps between the tracks. I've had the CD on the laptop in MP3 format in i tunes where it played alright but when transfering to the player gaps got created. I listened back via th player and goin from track 1to track 2, there's a small break which disrupts the flow. Is anyone familiar with this?It's very annoying and keeps me from using i an go back to the mD player.