Summary: sounds like a kitty cat but it's true--this portable cd player works fine but it can scratch your cds if you're not careful. It's battery console is opened from the INSIDE of the disc console (where you insert the cd to play). If you don't close the battery lid properly, it is still raised and will scratch the disc once you play it. This player scratched three of my favorites.
Summary: I've had my mp70 for just over two years, and love it. I listen to mp3s recorded at 256, using Grado sr80 headphones. The sound is excellent. With the Grado's I find a volume level of 5 to 8 to be fine. I've also used it with a pair of Panasonic RP-HG17 headphones, and usually need to crank it up a bit more for them. One of the things I love about the mp70 is the built-in charger -- I've been using the same set of ni-cad batteries daily for almost 3 years.
Summary: I got one of these back when it was a new thing and cost about $60, and I have encountered the following problems: - Scratches/engraves a ring around my discs at about 75% out from the center. - Collects internal dust with a surprisingly fast rate compared to the non-MP3 discman I used before. - Have to remove the disc to change batteries - It just broke such that the spindle locks up on startup.
Summary: I bought this because of these features: Panasonic brand name (still made in Japan;) Price ... MP3 capability Lcd display Size I've had positive experience with this brand before, my old cd player (lasted almost 5 years!) Looking at other options, they seemed to be a sea of off name brands made in off name countries. As far as sound quality, get some decent brand headphones, I sure did.
Summary: Last year I bought this item for my daughter. She listens on her bed in her room and does not carry this item around. We were pleased at first. Within a few months the lid ceased to close properly and she had to listen with the unit flipped upside-down to apply pressure to keep the lid closed. A few months later it became temperamental and skipped and/or refused to play.
Summary: Everything about this mp3 player is perfect. From the Visual perception (Looks great) and unbelieveably light (check out others, you'll see how heavy they are), plays ALL kinds of CD's supporting mp3, wav, and wma. Titles of Albums/Tracks/Time of the song is supported as well. AND THE BATTERY CONSUMPTION IS VERY LOW. I use rechargeable batteries (as you know, they are not ever as strong as alkaline) and i change them every 3 - 4 days.
Summary: It plays mp3s and regular cds very well. For the few who rated it low in case of a nuclear fallout: It's not the most sturdy built thing, but reliability makes up for that. As w/ anything in life, the better you take care of something, the longer it should last. Even Panasonic admits (in the manual), 'dropping it' is not a very good idea. I suggest getting a real case, instead of throwing it in your backpack. Pros: -Cd R-W/MP3 playback; ID3 tags.
Summary: ...So, here is the good and bad stuff about this product: Good -- Reads MP3 and Audio CDs, it has three settings for a bass equalizer, the battery life is LONG! You can program many tracks to play in a certain order, you can repeat and shuffle songs, the anti-skip system works, and you can view the tags of MP3 songs. Also very classy looking and EXTREMELY LIGHT. Bad -- Unfortunately, you can't fast forward or rewind MP3 cds, just audio cds.
Summary: Light weight, easy to use, many good features, great price. The only bad thing is that depending on the quality of the MP3 recorded on disc, the volume at which you can listen to it becomes limited or very low. Sound quality from MP3 vs. tracks on disc is evident. So if your a freak about sound quality, you maybe a bit disappointed. I like it, but frown a little on the sound performance depending on tracks from MP3's only.