Summary: This Walkman was purchased to replace an older model (with a square navigation control) that still worked okay after many years except that the volume control had stopped working. It was exciting to receive the new unit, which works great, but the navigation control is a wheel rather than a square, which make it impossible for me to operate the device from my pocket by touch during my walking routine.
Summary: The only thing I do not like is when you turn the player off, if a button gets hit the player turns back on. So be careful where you put the player when you turn it off. Also I wish there was a back light for the button, so you can see what you are pressing in the dark. Other then that great player.
Summary: The menu and buttons used on the Walkman MP3 is a good, well designed, system. It is very easy to figure out the features and using them is not as maddening as it is on some other players. The only complaint I have really is that it does not have an expansion slot so you can't add a card for more storage. The one I received was boxed as a red unit, but it turned out it was teal instead.
Summary: I love the sound and battery life. I hate the shuffle options and how it clears its memory if shut off over a day or two. So if you like listening to full albums (or playlists, I suppose), and listen every day, then you will probably love this unit. However, if you like listening to random songs, and don't listen every day, you will be upset that the unit constantly starts over playing the same songs in the same order.
Summary: I needed a good audio player for the road. I like music, but also enjoy audio books. I should have done more research, but was pressed for time. I figured Sony would be one of the best alternatives to an iPod and I've had Walkmans before and been very happy with them. Well, I come to find out that the bookmarking on the player is useless. Even my old Creative MP3 player could save decent bookmarks.
Summary: When I ordered this item, I thought it would be smaller, like my first one and in a greyish textured color, like picture. It turned out to be long like my last one and all black. What I don't like is that the font is smaller than my first one. Reminds me of prescription bottles, etc. When I am walking, it is harder to search for songs. I searched and tried to find a way to increase the size, but to no avail.