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 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 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.
Excerpt: "...use. However with newer models Sony Walkman works on Media Player format. Using the Walkman is a little complex to begin with although it does become more clear with use Overall a very good little MP3/radio for people on the move. ...
Excerpt: "...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. So in effect you have twice the capacity. My one also has an FM radio, a lot of others on the market for the same price did not have this facility, and you can preset your favourite stations. ...
Summary: Lo positivo Hay dos pilares de la nueva linea de reproductores en los que Sony basa su publicidad: la pantalla OLED de colores y el sistema "Noise Cancelling" que elimina el reuido ambiental. Despues de probarlo, puedo asegurar que Sony no miente. La pantalla OLED - la tecnología, en realidad- es sorprendente. Por su tamaño no ofrece demasiada funcionalidad, sino que tiene simplemente un valor estetico.
Pros: Sistema "Noise Cancelling", Pantalla OLED de colores, Buena calidad de sonido