Summary: I love Sony products, but this item takes a hit. The previous reviewer was correct about that dongle to charge the wireless headphones. Sony designers dropped the ball on this item, which is why they no longer sell it. Oh, well, I learned and was fore warned by a previous buyer. With the exception of that dongle, the MP3 player works beautifully. I can listen, advance, rewind stop and start and adjust the volume with ease.
Summary: I wanted a new mp3 player to use when I work out on weights and elliptical machine or when I walk. I've loved the Sandisk products, but my old Sandisk player was getting problematic, so I researched for some time to find another player. This Sony is a good buy on several fronts. Pluses: 1. sounds great - music reproduction is clear and loud 2. bluetooth provides tremendous flexibility in how I can use the player 3. easy transfer of music from computer to player 4.
Summary: I've read in a few places that this MP3 player won't shut off.. That's partially true. Not sure why Sony designed it this way but it completely shuts off only after like 4 hours of idle time. If you hit any button on this player after you've turned it off, it'll come back on right away and your four hour wait time to completely shut down, starts all over again. Terrible design!! The player works well though, all in all.
Summary: This product was almost perfect in every way. I considered it to be way better than any apple product at a budget price too. Unfortunately I had problems woth this product that I must adress. If you are buying this product be prepared, the device will eventually fall apart - easily. the mp3 uses a clip system to keep it intact besides the two bolts in the bottom behind it. when that clip comes undone two parts will fall out- DO NOT LOSE THESE PARTS.
Summary: PROS: - The bluetooth capability is nice since I use it while running. It limits the amount of wire hanging around me while I run. - Syncing WMP playlists is a great feature. I like that its software integrates with WMP for managing playlists. Then you can select the playlist and choose shuffle mode to have a nice mix of your music which is nice when I am running. - The clip-on headset controller is a nice feature.
Summary: OK. So I've read literally all of the reviews posted about this product before I bought it (all 20+ of them). I'm glad I did. My best advice is to read all of the most recent reviews posted. Those reviews will give you a good idea of what to expect from the player. First, it's very delicate. I mean, it is very light and thin but it feels flimsy and easily breakable. The surface of the player is very slick and is easily dropped.