Summary: Before I start, I would like to make a few things clear. I have owned (or at least used) the following players: iPod (4th, 5th gen, mini, nano), nw-hd5, archos gmini xs200, creative muvo n200, the creative zen sleek, and of course, the nw-hd1.
Summary: The unit is a joy to use. It is very slick, and seems to be be well built. Sound qulaity is better with higher compression rates (these days I don't understand people who use 64 bit compression on anything other than speach)abd it is excellent at 250k.
Summary: I have been waiting for a long time to get an MP3 player to house my almost 600 cd collection. I was concerned about price and durability, so I decided to finally take the plunge and but the Sony Network Walkman. I now have a little over 6,700 songs on the player.
Summary: After doing a lot of shopping around and comparing with similair players like the 40GB iPod I decided to buy the Sony. I was immediately blown away by the size of the unit. It is incredibly small. The metal case seems very sturdy. Software was easy to install and fairly intuitive.
Summary: I think whether or not you like the Sony comes down to a taste in style. I do not have any MP3 files on my computer, so I don't care about the lack of native MP3 support or converting CD's to ATRAC.
Summary: I am quite a gadget person, and have needed for a long time a good way of making my music portable. It's very hard to find time to sit down in front of my home stereo and listen. I recently bought a Sony DNF400 portable CD/Atrac3 player and was impressed by the ability to cram 20 CD's into one at...
Summary: I bought this network player around X-mas and have loved it ever since. I love the fact that it was only $250 and has 20g of space. What sold me on this product was the look and the battery life (30hrs).
Summary: For those who don't know: THIS PLAYER HAS NATIVE MP3-SUPPPORT NOW. You can transfer mp3 files without converting to Atrac. The catch is, you have to send it to Sony for a firmware upgrade. Thats it folks, stop complaining. This player rocks!
Summary: I bought this a few months ago, and undoubtedly it is the best (and first) MP3 Player I have ever had. It works great, and is a great choice for taking on the go, or on trips. The recharge of the internal battery isn't too long (full-charge = 1-2 1/2 hours, maybe), and overall there aren't really...
Summary: 1) Because of the introduction of the newer NW-HD3 model, this model (HD1) sells for only $270 in Sony Style stores. (not available online, though). Go to sonystyle.com, at the very bottom click on Store Locator and see if there's a store in your city (New York Boston San Fran etc.).