Excerpt: "...in the gym. The Sony NW-S705F (2gb) fits the bill on all accounts. Although it’s now one of Sony’s older models, I noticed it seemed to be holding its price in the market. However, I shopped around and managed to get a good deal on E-bay. I was a bit wary of Sonic Stage, as I had read lots of negative comments, but luckily it all went very smoothly. I didn’t have anything to compare it to, but found the instructions straightforward, and put ...
Pros: Easy to use, good sound, long - lasting battery, pretty in pink !
Cons: Need to shop around to get good price, can be difficult to see display in bright sunlight
Excerpt: "...mp3 walkman 20gb, and thought sony would offer a pretty good "small" mp3 player... im not too sure whether i prefer this to the sony bean that came out a year or so ago. i like the asthetics of this handy clip on player, it weighs next to nothing and at around the same price as an Ipod nano, at least you get to see the tracklisting on screen. 2gb holds enough songs, around about 200 at the moment, the software is better than that supplied with my ...
Summary: Very nice, compact player. I don't mind using SonicStage software either. It's also smarter and easily aproachable than iPod's iTunes.
Pros: Player sounds great, and even better in a noisy place with noise cancelling turned on; the noise reduction is significant, wow! Capacity and features are really great, but the player itself is very small, though still effortless to use. Exept...
Cons: As the player is so small, it also has very tiny display. (The screen is actually just about one third of the height of the player!) It's readable, but very faint in bright light. And not a lot of information can be displayed at once... There are three lines in the display, and I'd say those could be utilized better, the management could be improved. Fe. now it's just pain in the **** to browse all sogs as there are no letter shortcuts and therefore finding a particul...
Summary: an excellent piece. i've never really liked flash memory items but this is truely amazing. its very loud and the noise cancelling feature is amazing. i'm truely happy. my last gizmo was a zen extra broke in 2 months. i was better of with a walkman for the size.
Pros: it fits in the palm of my hand in my pocket and i can control it without having to take it out and look at the display. i can't believe the size of this thing. the person who designed this thing must love music and how it should sound. i hope they make an upgraded version of this unit with more features. i'll be the first to buy.
Cons: 1. the headphones are a bit bulky as the back end is visible wher the microphone sits. 2. sonicstage is a pain but a must. sony needs to make it user friendly as i have had times when the programme freezes. i have to shut it down and restart most annoying.
Summary: My NW-507 mp3 player broke so I ended up having to buy another one. This mp3 player is pretty decent but not as great as the 500 series. Sony has made some improvements but only minor ones. One of them I found was the display. In daylight you can at least see a bit whereas the 500 series you couldn't.
Pros: *Noise cancelling technology (perfect when you're in noisy areas -- you can hear your music without having to blast the volume up) *Jog function -- sony has encased it in a little gap, i think it'll last a bit longer. (my 500 series was broken because of the jog function) *Fast charging
Cons: *SonicStage -- of course it's annoying and transferring songs takes a while if you're converting bit rates. Another thing I HATE is I can't simply add a song to an exisiting playlist onto the player. *The functions aren't as great as they used to be on the 500 series. It takes so many extra steps to change onto FM tuner. I can't easily get to my playlists anymore *Poorer battery life --It'll only last at least 24 hours for me. Much better battery life of course compar...
Summary: Since buying this device I will never buy another Sony product. Making you use SonicStage shows nothing but contempt for its customers. I own a Sony TV, PDA and stereo but after this I will go out of my way to avoid Sony products. This is as bad as the root kit they put on CDs a few years back.
Pros: Good sound Good Device Reasonable FM Tuner Compact but useful controls
Cons: Sonic stage makes this device useless. The software is bulky and finicky and VERY VERY VERY VERY slow. It is hard to believe Sony crippled this device so badly by using this software which only runs on WINDOWS.
Summary: Great design, fits nicely in hand. Have had it a year and no major problems
Pros: Good memory size lots of feautures such as time time warp shuffle etc
Cons: Can be painful to look through all songs on MP3 as it takes so long because the screen is so little. Difficult to see screen in bright light and how on earth do you load your own playlists onto it? Please help someone. However, the Pros outweigh the cons by far.