By far, this is the BEST mp3 player I've ever owned!
19 September 2010
Summary: I was up in Canada visiting an ex-girlfriend and the 256MB Philips Nike PSA player I had for the trip just died on me while lifting one day so I had to purchase a new one until I could get the Nike PSA repaired back home. We went to Future Shop where I saw a sweetheart of a deal on this (it was marked down to $79) and because of the convenient size (trust me, it's small) and being that I am and always have been an audiophile so the 4GB flash memory would allow me to load...
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: This superlative unit is perhaps the finest portable audio/MP3 player on the market to date. I find it funny to say that, because this device crystallizes not only everything that is right about Sony, but most everything that is wrong about it, as well. In a maddening repeat of the Sony story, the Sony Corporation was perhaps some ten years ahead of every other company on the world in developing high-compression audio using software algorithms to store sound data in...
Summary: Bought this because I need another MP3 player that I could easily carry when I'm in the gym. I have a 30GB Ipod but I don't like its size which is too heavy and big for me to carry around in my pocket. Furthermore, I listen to music most of the time. Movie is just secondary. I first plug in the ear bud that comes with the player and really AMAZED of the sound quality. Unbelievable top sound quality from an ear bud.
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. First, the sound. it's amazing!
Excerpt: "...excellent, as expected from a sony product. I'm not sure about the noise cancelling head phones, doesnt seem to make that much difference, but maybe depends on the type of noise. I chose to also but the transparent case, seems sensible to try and protect such a small device. It happily connects to the PC via USB and the software is more than adequate. Battery life is very good, not had to recharge it between it's weekly connection to the PC. All ...
Pros: Compact, lightweight, good sound and looks
Cons: Some maye find it fiddly due to its compact size
Excerpt: "...I have owned include a Sony Walkman CD player, a Panasonic Minidisc player, a Sony HD1, and a Sony HD5, an iPod Mini, iPod Nano, and an iPod Video, all of which were sold within around four months of first purchasing them. Related to the sound of the player, is the built in noise cancelling, a feature unique to this player. At first I thought that this was purely a gimmicky feature included by Sony to give them a USP and gain a few more sales. ...
Pros: Excellent sonic performance, noise cancelling, bright screen
Cons: Slightly flimsy control wheel, Sonicstage software may also be an issue for some
Summary: Hola a todos! Hata antes de ayer, yo tambien pensaba como muchas personas que este mp3 de sony era el mejor! y lo era hasta hace 3 dias... cuando comenzo a fallar la entrada de audio y luego comenzo a fallar cuando cambias de cancion, se pierde el audio. cuando se mueve un poquito tambien, se escucha como muy lejos, luego se pierde la voz, se baja el volumen... etc... un largo etc...