Good MD player & recorder, if you can still get one!
Ignacio Litardo "inquisitive book worm", Amazon
22 October 2008
Summary: For some reason, MDs didn't get far, in spite of their recording quality for live music is, in my experience, unsurpassed. I agree with "fCh" (GMT-5, USA) that its intended audience may be: "For die-hard Sony/gadgetry fans". Also with: "Gary Coombs 'TraderGary' (Atlanta, GA)" in that its copy protection simply sucks... J. D. Sheppard (Carlsbad, NM USA) made the best review, including simple facts like: "The sound it produces is exceptional".
Summary: I won this item when it first came out. The transfer speed to PC TO MD IS very fast. The sound quality is the best. To download the sonicstage 1.5 software incase you lost your cd like I did here is the link [...] When I first used it. Sonicstage did not recognize the NetMd player, to solve the problem : After charging Netmd, Hit release on the cradle and connect the part that was connected to the back part of the cradle to the bottom of the md playerand the other end of...
Summary: hm... i have to say, for waht i payed, nah. the voice rekording thing is fun to mess around with and all, but try to put it on ur komputer and to my knowledge it's aktually not possible which doesnt make much sense to me... i dont see how this funktion is supposed to be usefull... i must say sound kuality is good, a fair amount of equalizers plus u kan make kustom ones.
Summary: i can't be bothered to type a massive long review about this. simple: 1) Hardware is great. 2) Software is BBBBBAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDD (although the new release has erradicated the copy protection and you can copy as many times as u like! phew ) 3) Recording back to PC. You can do 1 of 2 things: Get a 3.5mm jack-jack plug and plug directly from the controller on the MZN10 (where the headphones go) straight into your Line In on your sound card.
Summary: I bought several of these units to use in my laboratory for recording sound data for later transfer to computers. They worked great for that but they are notoriously easy to break. Most of the recorders were damaged in some way within a year. Perhaps this is just the result of hard use by undergraduate students but nonetheless I was hoping they would last a little longer.
Summary: My family bought this for me for Fathers Day. Worked fine for one week, but when I decided to erase and re-record new songs one week later, it wouldn't work. I went thru all the steps...downloaded upgraded software from Sony's site, used different discs, and even redid the whole thing on a different computer...nothing worked. So, on top of the $120+ my family spent on the unit, now Sony says I have to spend more money to send it from WI to Texas to get it fixed..
Summary: The unit itself is good, but the software that supposedly downloads music from your computer to the minidisc is lousy. The result skips and inserts large blank sections throughout all the songs. Not a very good result for the price Sony asks for this minidisc.
Summary: The reviewer who states that Sony has "finally" introduced a minidisc recorder with microphone input does not have much knowledge of minidisc recorders. Sony has always had minidisc recorders with mic inputs. Every year since minidisc recorders came out, Sony has offered some models with mic inputs, all the way back to the first minidisc recorder, the MZ-1 from 1992 (twelve years ago). Sharp has also offered the same since it licensed from Sony.
Summary: Well, right off the bat, let me say that if you're looking for a device to record samples, etc, then like everyone else the NetMD systems aren't for you, because the SonicStage software will still restrict uploading of tracks from the MD to the computer that haven't previously been checked out. Having said that, at least one person made mention in a previous review about the check-out being restricted to 3 only.
Summary: I've been wanting to try out MD players for a while. After heavily weighting between an MP3 player and an MD, I decided, why not try something new. Previously, I had owned Sony's network walkman with a sad amount of imbedded memory with no capability of expansion of 64mb. (I received it as a gift back when it was first introduced to the market.) Fortunately, for this product, I only paid $175.00 for it through eBaY.