Summary: Re sony MZ R55 portable Mini Disc....... i didn't receive the exact item which appeared online,and unfortunately the way de adress was written i couldn't even send it back.it was unreadably too bad.
WORKS LIKE A CHARM. DON'T LET OTHER REVIEWERS FOOL YOU.
Anthony Morelli "Woofbear", Amazon
29 January 2003
Summary: My first review of a minidisc player was done in 2001. It was for the MZ-R70 blue model. I have bought this MZ-R55 2nd hand, which is in fact, over 3 years old. The unit (recorder and all supplies) work like a charm. It works better than the MZ-R70, for it's faster when skipping tracks, and it runs the TOC EDIT faster than my other model, which is an MZ-R50 silver model. Yes, I have 3 minidisc players.
Summary: Normal MD's are basically a novelty whose charm wears off the second you try to actually record one. If you want to record a MD at CD quality, you need a CD player with an optical output, which is not common, an optical cable (sold separately) and you must be willing to sit for the entire duration of the CD without so much as bumping the recorder.
Summary: I've had my mini-disc for about a year and a half. I like it because I can hook it up to my home stereo,and also play it in my car (with cassett adapter) and its got great sound. The part about the batteries is so true.., that is one drawback. I've recorded over 80 disc, and just about all of them have excellent quality. I've never listened to another MD so I don't know if there is a difference in quality of sound.
Summary: This player/recorder plays and records very well, is small and lightweight and compact, and looks damn cool. I only have 2 beefs with it: the battery life is terrible, only about 3 1/2 hours using only the rechargable and about 8 with the unsightly battery attacement, which also adds a lot of weight, and it does not have a very loud sound output. I am constantly listening to it with the volume all the way up and am still having trouble hearing only the music.
Summary: i take several months to decide what minidisc i should buy, i bought de mz-r55 and im very happy with my decition, it has been a year and a half since it belongs to me and i have nothing to complain about it. i had recorded several blanks, like 50, with any problems. i love the remote control. i love it size. i take it anywhere. the only thing that you must be aware is to have batteries.
Summary: I bought my R55 when it was first released in Japan. I was on a concert tour, saw it in the Sony Buildign and in Akihabara and just had to have it for recording my playing.
The audio quality was superb for it's time, though not nearly as nice as my mom's TCD-D100. It had noise that the DAT did not.
Not great battery life...
Anything else, not sure.
Summary: I'm very glad i bought this minidisc.. it's worth the price I'm paying for and best of all it fits nicely in my pocket without the extra weight of a walkman or a discman. Good shock resistance... no skipping on tracks no matter how hard I tried. Great product...and nice design. Smallest I've seen for a recordable minidisc.
Pros: Durable, worth the price, nice design, compact
Summary: I'VE HAD ONE FOR 9 MO. ITS THE BEST COOLEST THING I EVER OWNED. IT DOES ANYTHING YOU COULD WANT IT TO DO. ITS REALLY REALLY SMALL. ITS EVEN FUN TO OPEN. YOU HAVE TO BUY ONE JUST REMEMBER TO ONLY RUN IT ON NIMH BATTERIES OR DONT EVEN BUY IT THE MONEY FOR THE BATTERIES AND CHARGER YOU'LL SAVE IN THE FRST FEW MONTHS YOU USE IT. YOU'LL BE SORRY LATER IF YOU BUY A DIFFERENT MODEL!!!
Summary: At the time that I bought this, it was the top of the range portable MD player, and you could tell by the price! That said, however, I was absolutely delighted with the sound, as well as the features. I've never actually used it for recording, since I also bought a big box minidisc to add to the hi-fi at home, but just having the feature there is handy in case you want to surrepticiously record someone else's CD in their home (I think you'd be crazy to use this machine...