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Sony NW-HD5

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Overall 10
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An amazing player

lutece3, Ebay
4 August 2012
  • Summary: This is the best sounding player I ever had, next to the MZ-RH1 HI-MD Minidisc Player. The battery is easily replaceable , its very compact, and the display is clear. My only complaint is that Sonic Stage does not work under Windows 7 and so far, Sony has no intention of updating the software. Fortunately it works under Vista.
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Overall 8
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Value for money 10
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Features 2
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Ease of use 8
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 10
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Brilliant Sound

jazzzza, Ciao
21 May 2008
  • Excerpt: "'''Storage, Dimensions, & Use''' I love this mp3 player, in my eyes, it truely is one of the best of the bunch. I rate it highly because of the high battery life (~40 hours). I don't use it everyday anymore (I don't walk or cycle as much as I was) but with heavy daily use I still only needed to charge it once a week or so. Now, I literally charge it once every six weeks or so - and I still use it a fair bit, just not every day and not on every journey ...
  • Pros: Battery life, storage, size
  • Cons: Not a multimedia device (if that's what you're after)
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
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Features 6
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Ease of use 8
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 8
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Cracking MP3 but mind the cracking buttons!

HokaHey, Ciao
2 November 2007
  • Excerpt: "...warned. I would definitely buy another Sony product though as, being a music lover, sound is key and this blitzes similar Ipods by a long way. ...
  • Pros: Sound quality, battery life, looks
  • Cons: buttons crack quickly, software
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
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Features 10
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Ease of use 10
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 8
8.0

Sony's Spacious, Solid Sound, System

Ruudboyas..., Ciao
27 October 2007
  • Excerpt: "I got a Sony NW-A1000 for Christmas a couple of years ago but I ran out of space so sold it and bought this one to replace it. I have to say I much prefer this model. This is a Advantages: - So much space. I've got over 3000 songs on it including a lot of podcasts which take up more room, and I've only used about half of the space on it. - Good quality sound. I put songs on with an 80kbs bit rate which is low (standard is 128, 192) but the ...
  • Pros: Space, robust, sound quality,
  • Cons: Scrolling, software, looks and scratching
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
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Features 6
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Ease of use 10
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 10
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Better Than An Ipod

NeilG1, Ciao
6 October 2007
  • Excerpt: "This player is a genuine contender for the Ipod. I got mine a few years ago in Singapore when it first came out. Though it says it only holds 5000 songs, that is in MP3 format, if you use the Atrac format provided you can get around 13000 songs on it. The player comes in several colours (red, Black & Silver) and though it lacks some of the functions of an Ipod, games etc, if you are just looking for something to listen to music too, it surpasses the ...
  • Pros: Great Sound, Battery Life, Sturdy
  • Cons: No Colour Screen, Video or Games
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 8
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Listen To The Music

Foxy1982, Ciao
27 August 2007
  • Excerpt: "I was given the Sony NW-HD5 about a year ago as a gift, mine is silver but i believe it also comes in white, black and red. It is available from £150 - £250 and its probably best to search around for the best price. Also the Sony NW-HD5 is widely available new and used on Ebay so if you prefer to buy it from there thats an idea. Now I use it most days and it has been very reliable and since I have had it the only thing that has gone wrong is ...
  • Pros: Good Battery Life, Easy To Use, Great Gadget
  • Cons: My Headphones Broke,
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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
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Features 6
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Ease of use 8
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Sound quality 8
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Looks 6
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Sony NW-HD5

elmarteon..., Ciao
25 July 2007
  • Excerpt: "...Sonic Stage is absolutely dire, sony really need to sort it out to compete with apple. But once the music is on the device its all fine. If you have a lot of music then it can become quite difficult to search through it. Definitely worth the money 2 years ago. Now you can do better. MP3 players are always compared to iPods and although its good, its not good enough to replace the iPod. Try harder sony. ...
  • Pros: Battery life, hard drive
  • Cons: Not very sleek looking, Sonic Stage is dire
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
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Features 8
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Ease of use 8
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 10
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Indestructible,

cwl_5880, Ciao
10 June 2007
  • Excerpt: "...taken I will be buying Sony mp3 player in future, although I love this one that much I can’t see that being for a while. Easy of use – pretty standard scroll menus, good selection of playback options, Sony also has an Artac 3 format which is more compact than mp3 format – roughly about half the size so you could technically get the equivalent of 40gb mp3 format of tracks on 20gb on Artac format. I have roughly half mp3 and half Artac and use really ...
  • Pros: indestructible, great battery life
  • Cons: bit dated
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 2
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Ease of use 8
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 10
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it's cool!

kurisun, Ciao
5 February 2007
  • Excerpt: "...hated the sonicstage software that sony use, it is rubbish. the newish version is better but it's no comparison to iTunes. But one you've transfered all your music you dont need to use the software much so it's not all bad. Overall this mp3player is amazing, it's super compact and feels nice and weighty, plus when people see you with it you feel so cool because it's not an iPod!! ...
  • Pros: Size, Battery Life, Coolness
  • Cons: Software, Buttons, playing long tracks/fast - forwarding
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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
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Features 2
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Ease of use 8
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Sound quality 10
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Looks 6
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Good MP3 player...but that's all

Gryffpref..., Ciao
29 January 2007
  • Excerpt: "...always thought that when the Sony Walkman NW-HD5 was brought out it was very much an under-rated MP3 player amoung the giants such as the IPod. But mainly that was because it was just brought out too late and within a very short time it became seen as old fashioned and quickly brushed under the rug. However, with it's superior battery life, 20GB HDD and cheaper price tag it is definately the MP3 player for music enthusiasts who just want a easy ...
  • Pros: 20 GB memory, 40 hour battery life
  • Cons: Monotone screen, included Sonicstage software is necessary
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