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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 …