Excerpt: The Sony NW-S703F is an mp3 player with built in noise cancelling. It has a capacity of 1GB, which is not bad for an mp3 player. One feature that i like about this mp3 player is that it’s got an FM tuner, great for listening to the radio on …
Summary: I bought my 5703F (is that really the best name they could come up with?) about three years ago, and have used it almost entirely for the FM radio. The tuner is acceptable; since it uses the earbud wires as the antenna the reception can be improved (or not) by moving the wires around. Reception is good enough for my purposes, receiving strong local stations just fine. It should not be confused with a proper, sensitive, FM tuner. Sound is great, though.
No Sound after one year use, although free repair available.
12 March 2010
Summary: Sound quality is good but not great, software is horrible, and no sound after one year use, there is a free repire from sony, try google "No Sound or Sound Issues From Headphones s703f". Sony repair it twice before it finally works again. No more trust on sony product anymore.
Summary: The sound quality is superb. The earbuds that come with the player are very high quality, and the same noise-canceling Sony earbuds run for $99 retail. If you'd rather use your own earbuds or headphones, they work just fine but you lose out on the noise canceling feature. Second to the sound quality, the battery life is what really set this player apart from others. While the "max of 50 hours" claim is a bit high, it's far from an over exaggeration.
Summary: Having done quite a bit of research on mp3 players, I settled on this Sony unit, and I haven't been disappointed. As one other reviewer stated, the SonicStage software is not as user friendly as iTunes, but it's not as bad as some have depicted it to be. For one, SonicStage does allow you to easily transfer music to different computers, by using the unit as the transferring mechanism, and there are no problems with registering units like with iTunes.
Summary: The player itself is great. Pros- long battery life great sound graphic equalizer album icons files are searchable by song, artist, album, release year. the noise reducing headphones help on trains, busses, etc. It has a built-in FM tuner! cons- It's hard to figure out how to tell it what order to play songs in. I've been frustrated by this. The software isn't good. SonicStage is rather notorious for having bugs.
Good Walkman if the noise-canceling part is not your top priority
6 August 2007
Summary: I own the not noise-canceling version of the Sony Walkman, which I love. Because where I work is turning into a very noise place I decided to give the noise-canceling sony a try. I am sorry to say I am very disapointed. I didn't expect the same results I get with my Bose but I did expect some noise canceling. Didn't get much at all. Besides that it is a great little thing. It is very intuitive to use and resists wear and tear.
Summary: The other reviews are right on the money, but I thought I would throw my $0.02 in and mention that you don't necessarily have to use the included SonicStage software. voidMP3FM ([...]) is a 3rd party piece of software that runs from the player itself, and lets you copy your music onto (and even back off of!) the device without going through the PoS that is SonicStage.
Summary: The Sony NW-S703F (Sony should really rethink naming their mp3 players)is a beautiful piece of hardware that boasts innovative noise canceling properties, great sound, and good looks. I was in the market for a flash player for exercising and I came upon a good deal on this particular player and I have been more than pleased with it. Here are some of the pros and cons of this flashy little device: Pros + Innovative noise canceling function that really works!
Sony Walkman NW-S7xx Series - Great hardware/sound - NO MAC SUPPORT - No drag & drop - Junk software
K. MURPHY "NESeattle", Amazon
6 June 2007
Summary: The NW-700 series are a great bargain right now for people who want great quality in-ear noise blocking/canceling audio. The requirement that SonicStage software needs to be used to put files on the player is the absolute worst thing about this great hardware device. This is the one and only reason that this series of players is being sold out at 1/4 the retail price. All of your music must be imported as or converted into Sony's ATRAC format by SonicStage.