Don't Buy This Model Mini Disc Recorder ! - Heads Up - This Item Has No Headphone Jack Output On It !!
Amazon Feedback Person, Amazon
16 April 2013
Summary: "...Plain & simple why I hate this item? There is no headphone jack output. Plain & simple as to why it is that I hate this item enough to give it only a one star rating. Unless you plug this mini disc player into your amplifier or a secondary listening source input , you cannot listen to this mini disc recorder without one or monitor your recordings accordingly.
Summary: This is a great recorder. It supports the old MD format and the slightly newer MDLP format. It does not support Hi-MD. It is a good all around recorder for the cost. Keep in mind MD is a dead product. Here is the not so great part: There is no digital out! Only a digital input. I solved this by tapping a hole in the back of the chasis and I added my own toslink transmitter.
Summary: I purchased this machine 18 months ago and have loved every use of it. I have not had a problem with this unit playing even warped discs. The only thing I wish it had was a peak level readout when playing back discs (it's only active during recording). The level readout is one of the things I missed about cassette decks (my JVC KD-D40 cassette deck had a 5-band spectrum readout! WOW!). Maybe it's because I am old and controlling. I think it's nice to see what's going on.
Could use a headphone jack, but otherwise excellent.
J. D. ALLEMAN, Amazon
14 November 2007
Summary: This is an excellent sounding, easy to use minidisc unit. The only obvious feature I can think of that it's missing is a headphone jack. I bought mine through Amazon and it was the best price around with free (and fast) shipping.
Summary: this was a great buy for the money, the product came a little early which was a plus but the one down side was after one week the player broke and i had to send it back but as long as you save your receipt everything is good! i sent it back" i had to pay for shipping " and it was back in about 15 days and is working great so far!
Summary: As a DJ, I have been using the Sony MXD3 and MXD40 because they have the CD player and 4x burn speed to MD feature, they sold for around $375 back in 2002. Unfortunately, I can no longer find any new CD to MD burn unit except the Tascam unit which sells for $800. This Sony MDSJE480 is a MD play/rec only model and for around $121 seems to be the only unit available anywhere near this price point. Tascam has a MD only model that sells for $400.
Summary: I have been recording music as a hobby since I was a kid in the mid 1960s. I am familiar with all of the pre-computer formats. I find little joy in messing with a computer to make music. The best sound comes from the older, analog formats. If you have a good LP and turntable, that sounds the best. Reel-to-reel is awesome too and can make anything sound warmer.
Summary: I've always loved music, particularly portable music, be it 45s, 8 tracks, cassettes, cds, and our modern offerings. I recall when cassettes became so easy to create, we thought we had reached the promised land. Then the cd format stepped in and changed the world. Digital files and home computers opened some fantastic doors, while closing some others. I have an extensive collection of analog sourced music, and have fought the battle of converting it to digital for years.