Summary: The Good: * Sony Proprietary Atrac3Pro Compression - Burns more high quality audio files per CD than possible with audio compressed in other formats. * Excellent battery life! - This device is used 2-3 hours per day, after 2 weeks the battery is only one 'notch' below full.
Summary: I purchased a used Walkman knowing it has a faulty charging circuit. The fault made the unit most affordable and since it will be used in a stationary application it will rely on plug-in power. I downloaded the owner's manual and PC software from the Sony website.
Summary: I have really enjoyed my new gadget. It sounds good, has enough volume, unless you enjoy hearing loss. Even the squished Atrac compression suprised me. However, some of the basic playback features I found lacking.