Summary: I disagree with the earlier comments. I bought this for my wife last year and I think the sound is great, it compares favorably with other units I have tried out that were more expensive then this one. If I were to fault anything it would be the very small controls on the unit, or on the headphone control cord, but once you get used to using them they are good.
Summary: Sony invented walkman. So this expensive walkman ought to be great, right? Wrong. The people who have written negative reviews got it right. Whoever thought it had great sound, well, I might suggest ... I thought that perhaps the negative reviews were just a couple of people who, for whatever reason, don't like the Sony brand. Such biased criticism, unfortunately, is quite common. So I ignored their negative advice and bought it.
Summary: When I opened my D-NE520, I was thrilled. The machine is sleek & black, the LCD elegant & the remote simple & intuitive. Unfortunately, the sound quality was, frankly, horrible. And I'm not some sort of effete audiophile: there was a persistent hiss that was incredibly distracting. I looked around on line, and, while there aren't too many reviews of this product, I found others had experienced the same thing. Stay away from this one. I'm sorry to say it's a dud.
Summary: In reference to the below feedback, the user either had a bad unit or did not know how to use the player (reading the manual before using is a must). I previously used the SoulPlayer portable mp3 player and was 100 percent satisfied with it. After over 3 years of daily use it bit the dust. I was forced to look for another brand as SoulPlayer no longer manufactured a disc type MP3 player. I decided on the Sony, mainly by name recognition. I am glad I did.
Summary: While the look and feel of this walkman is very nice, the sound quality was awful when wearing headphones. If I switched the audio output from "headphone" to the alternate feature which allows hooking up the player to a stereo, the sound was great, but then I couldn't work the volume. I will be returning this product and looking around for something better. I had high expectations of this product, and am very disappointed in this Sony product.
Nicht Klein aber fein und gut, Mp3 Fähiger CD-Player von Sony
5 July 2006
Summary: Seit etwas über einem Monat besitze ich diesen Player. Sicher sind die Abspieler mit Speicher kleiner und überall mit hin zu nehmen, aber da man ja sich auch selbst CD´s brennen kann, hat man so Wechselspeicher mit 700 MB Musikspeicher zur Verfügung. Aber die CD-Technik ist ja schon seit Jahrzehnten bewährt, und die Sony Geräte zählen nach wie vor zu den Besten auf dem Markt.