Summary: I bought this little Sony Minidisc player as an alternative to the iPod. I bought an iPod ($400) that lasted less than a year. Nice. First the scroll wheel broke, then the hard drive crashed. Done with iPods!
This device is now retro - it's at least 5 years behind the times.
Summary: This is the second minidisc player I've owned. My first one (Sony MZ-R30) was exceptional in quality so maybe it isn't fair to compare the two... but this newer one is slow to respond, awkward to open, and the control panel is slightly hard to see. The sound is fine.
Summary: I'd read a lot about the Hi-MD format so I wanted to check it out in person. I don't know how in the world I missed this when shopping, but this model DOES NOT HAVE A MICROPHONE, NOR ANY WAY TO USE ONE WITH IT! Well, shop twice buy once I reckon.
Summary: The 1 gig capacity and atracplus codec are reason enough to use HiMD. The fact that the media is removable makes this device even more attractive. If your hardrive player or flash player breaks and it will, or if the battery fails then you can't access any of the music on the player.
Summary: The Pros: It's a thing of beauty. Some people say it's made of cheap plastic. Well may be true priced at $100.00+, but that aside I would have to disagree. Runs on a single AA battery for days. Sound quality is excellent for compress music. The bad . . .
Summary: This player is sweet in every single way: ->The 6 band equalizer is very flexible. I can customize it by mimicking windows media player setting to create a pleasant listening experience to almost any music genre. ->The navigation is very friendly and fast.
Summary: Before buying it, answer the question: How do you usually get your tracks? I am just talking about legal sources. If you have those 400+ CD collection at home, then this is the right hardware for you. Use the Net MD simple burner software, and you can live reasonably happy.
Nice entry level model, but why so few selections now for a high end portable MD player?
The Lunar Camel, Amazon
19 July 2006
Summary: Back in January, I purchased an Nomad 40GB Jukebox mp3 player and really love it, I've had no problems with it and the software is simple as the abc's. I laugh when people write about how bad the software is. A first grader could figure it out.
Summary: I made the mistake of selling my old Net MD devices and buying several of these MZ-NH600D units to replace the old ones. At first, it seemed like they were a great replacement to the old models. Greater storage. Can connect to PC and use as a drive.
Summary: I bought this product three months ago, and it is already broken, making it the second SONY product that I have gone through in six months. I wrote a review a couple months back after I had first bought it thinking that it was a great product and that I would be perfectly satisfied over an iPod.