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
14 February 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 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: 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
14 February 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.
Excerpt: Bit of a mixed review. Bought this mp3 player bout 6 months ago, I'll start with the good points, Amazing sound and battery life, easy to use software and really 2gig as it condenses tracks to atrac. Bad points wont affect you if you use mp3 player frequently...ish, however, if your like me and use it at work 1-2hrs+ 6 day's a week. 2 returned as headphone jack went faulty first time no sound at all, second it went lose so any movement caused sound to cut and echo.
Excerpt: A good little MP3 music device for on the move. Benefits from offering FM radio, which is handy when you can't be bother to choose the music you want to listen to or want to hear some news. The sound quality is really good and the player benefits from being able to block out background noise, although this doesn't quite work in a full on gale!! The battery life is good, but if using radio or changing track regularly it does not last for the full 50 hours.
Excerpt: Bought this to replace an old network Walkman that I had managed to kill by getting it covered in sweat on a regular basis. Purchased Jan 07 (late Xmas present for myself) for £90; slightly more expensive than most other 1GB players but I like Sony. I had to have a quick read of the user manual to get started; there are 3 controls on this small machine (only slightly larger than most USB memory sticks) - 'press' is different to 'press and hold'.
Excerpt: This is my 3rd MP3 player and by far the best. I started off by buying cheap ones from supermarkets, just to see what they were like, but soon realised that cheap ones will not last or perform well. The Sony 1GB 703 has very very good sound quality - which was my main concern when choosing the product. It also has Sony's own Atrac software, which basically means you can compress the digital music and therefore store more for your money.