Summary: For those who spent big on this item when it was new, I can certainly understand why someone would have been angry about NetMD (or the limitations of NetMD). I learned this before I purchased one of these units.
Sony MZ-N10 No longer supported by Sony or Microsoft Win7
Russell Watson "guitar aficionado & book worm", Amazon
24 May 2011
Summary: Sony MZ-N10 No longer supported by Sony or Microsoft Win7 Oh for the sake of a driver. Apart from some recording live issues and fixes, this was a wonderful player. Having many discs full of great music, I was surprised when I installed Windows 7, to discover that there is no drivers past XP and...
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".
Summary: First of all, let�s get this straight: the Sony MZ-N10 is NOT a top-of-the-line recorder. It is mostly a music file transfer, storage and playback device. It does not come with a microphone; therefore, recording sound with it as packaged is not possible.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.