Summary: I've been using minidisc since its inception in the market. I've experienced Sharp and Sony minidisc players and I'm gonna tell you why I enjoy it so much. First, you have almost 150 minutes of music in each minidisc. The MD burner software lets you rip directly from CD to minidisc in minutes without using your hard disk to previous storage and management of library.
Summary: I have been a fan of M.D. since it's inception. Sound quality better than MP3's Disc's that are R-W and recording times of over 5 hours per disc. It is the most versatile audio recorder editor on the market. I have several MD players recorders. This one was awesome a heavy duty sports model that was $249.99 new and I got for $74.95. As all of them works perfect sounds great and will bring years of enjoyment.
Summary: I received this minidisc player a couple of years ago as a bday present and it hasn't let me down yet. Sound quality is clear as CDs. Easy and simple to use with a joystick to use as the button to play/stop/ff/rew. With the software (SonicStage), I can get over 30 songs on a single disc. Doesn't eat up batteries so don't worry about that. My only problem with the product is the bulky size which doesn't allow for simple transportation.
Summary: Let me say first that this MD player has treated me well over the last few months, in fact I may be pushing on a year with this thing now. It is my second MD player though as my first one just decided to kick the bucket after about two years so the verdict is still out on this current one.
Summary: So there are ups and downs to this package If you're looking for a good alternative to CD, or you don't have the money for an iPod, look into MiniDisk. If a CD and a Floppy disk had a child, a MiniDisk would pop out. The media has the decent durability of a floppy, with the capacity of a CD (not a full CD, but 169MB is not bad for music.) The S1 alone is built like a rock, (which is nice at school.
Great if you want/know the MD, DO NOT INSTALL THE SOFTWARE!
Velvet Marmoset, Amazon
30 September 2004
Summary: The Merits of the MiniDisc format: I have been a fan of the MiniDisc since I first saw all my dancing friends using them to play and share music, when there also was no chance I could afford an MP3 Player. The merits of the MD -- a relatively cheap, easily tranferable/shareable format, if your friends also use it.
Summary: I picked this up a few weeks ago and am completely amazed with the product. The software, while not the best, once learned is actually good. I have heard both formats when writing and the more compact format sounds just as good as the highest quality. The sound on any format is exceptional. The battery life is extremely long. Ever since i got this i have listened to it alot and the battery life meter is still showing it at the first bar.
Summary: I wanted a unit that I could use working out, but I didn't want to buy more expensive memory for my mp3 player. This new Minidisc has wonderful sound and is very well made. The nice thing about is it is fairly small and is perfect for the outdoors. You don't have to worry about it. Thanks for everybodies reviews, I wouldn't have wanted to miss out on this player.
Summary: After three minidisc units, two of which have been handheld portable devices, this one still gets a full five stars. My previous portable MD was a Sharp model from about 5 years ago. I never had a single problem with that one, and my favorable experience has continued with this Sony model. Really, this Sony MD player/recorder delivers everything I had been looking for in this type of product with the VERY appealing added benefit of being designed for rough use.
Summary: This is one great product. It delivers a single most important thing that I was looking for: Integration of all my music needs. I can use it at the gym (Mz s1 is quite rugged), on the go, in my car with the tape, feed into the aux of the home theater system. It can record from any source: from the pc (mp3), from virtually any other source with a line out (fm, cd, etc). I do not think that this is expensive.