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. * Remote Commander - All functions accessible from this one small unit, great layout and easy to navigate functionally.
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. While I just needed a high-quality CD player, I happily now have a great way to record sound files and super flexibility in how I choose to play them back. A well designed unit at a bargain price.