Summary: I bought one of these years ago to use for recording uncompressed digital audio in a small convenient package with virtually unlimited capacity (depending on how many discs were handy). It's also super useful as a computer data storage device.
Summary: I still use mine exclusively foe all live recordings with the band. Excellent quality. I can't believe the price now. Paid around $350 over 10 years ago. My only issue is that SONY did not make an updated patch for the HD- transfer application needed to use on Macs.
Perfect - If you don't understand how it works, don't review it!
Daniel Thorlby, Amazon
18 March 2008
Summary: This machine is near perfect, the best minidisc item ever made. Nothing could be improved except to give it an external battery case, as the internal battery wears out then you won't be able to use it anymore.
Summary: I had an old minidisc player, which has lasted 5 years or so, and I was looking for an upgrade. I plumped for the RH1 instead of Ipods, I Rivers etc, mainly because of the sound quality, and because my old one lasted for years with constant use. I definitely made the right choice.
Summary: Sony appears to have pulled out of marketing MiniDisc as portable MP3 players, indeed this unit is marketed as a professional recorder. And quite a good recorder it is, while also an excellent player in terms of audio quality.
Summary: MiniDisc technology was great. Although I would not give up my large-capacity mp3 player, there was something about the physical medium that one could touch, label, categorize and store in your drawer or pocket. Unlike rewritable CDs, this medium was fully encased, unscratchable and lasted forever.
Sony MZ-RH1 Hi-MD Walkman MiniDisc/MP3 Digital Music Player
15 February 2008
Summary: We are not professional musicians just someone learning to play the Piano. The Digital Music Player controls were a bit confusing at first, partly because it is so small. But so far it is working out well and the recording quality is awesome.
Summary: The interface is difficult to use, the recording quality is actually worse than my 10 year old minidisc, it doesn't record to mp3, so you'll waste a lot of time importing in WAV and converting to MP3. The storage size is great, but navigating the contents is an incredible hassle compared to an ipod.
Summary: I love this unit. It's great. Interestingly, it is much smaller than I thought it would be. The sound is great, nice and full for such a small unit. Even though I won't use the ear bud phones, they have really good sound.
Summary: I upgraded from a Sony MZ-NH900 (which I still have) to the RH1 primarily for three reasons: the OLED display; its ability to retain manual recording settings without having to navigate through the menus to re-set it to manual recording for each recording; and because I just plain wanted it.