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. I bought the unit primarily for field recording, quick-and-dirty analog sound recording, and for a portable, small-size solution for recording DJ mixes and live performances that I do. In this capacity, no Sony MD walkman has ever failed me in this respect.
Sony MZ-N10 No longer supported by Sony or Microsoft Win7
Russell Watson "guitar aficionado & book worm", Amazon
25 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 Vista. Thus this beautiful working device, is now just pure junk.
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: 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. However, you can purchase a mic and use the unit to record, but the limitations are severe, as I�ll explain below. You can record from any analog source but again with sever limitations.
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.