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.
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 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.
Summary: The minidisc player offers many great features. I love the size of both the player and the discs. The battery life is good and the sound quality is good as well. But don't get me wrong, to really listen to what you want, you have to do some work. I have a fairly large collection of music on my computer and the songs and albums are all in fairly different formats.
Summary: This is my second Mini-Disc player. The first was by JVC and came with part of a rack system. The one by JVC lasted for 9 months until it took one too many falls. My thoughts on this player, the Sony MZ-S1 Sport Net MD The Good: Does not skip. I have run, hiked and worked out on machine assisted equipment while using it. When running I have to hold it in my hand. When hiking or working out with machine equipment I hang it around my neck.
Summary: The Sony minidisc has great sound quality and the software provided allows for easy organization and transfer of music from your computer to the mini-disc. The downside is the joystick which is used to navigate through the sound tracks. Its very easy to hit the stop button and it is very clumsy trying forward or reverse through the different tracks. Also, I use the unit for jogging and it does skip every so often, which is sometimes annoying.
Pros: The joystick is clumsy to use and it occasional skips while jogging with the unit
Cons: The joystick is clumsy to use and it occasional skips while jogging with the unit