Summary: Initially I was just looking for a small CD player so that I could listen to recorded books when I wasn't in the car. Then I discovered ATRAC software and (even though I thought it sounded too good to be true) knew I wouldn't be happy with JUST a CD player. I did a little research and decided a remote control would also be essential. So, the D-NE900 was in the running but seemed a tad expensive until I found a great deal at Amazon. I've been more than pleased with it.
Summary: Plusses: - Good sound quality (not excellent) typical of Sony portables. The "active" sound setting seems to be the best at volume, and the "custom" equalizer setting is nice if you need to compensate for too much bass or treble within a recording. I was listening to a CD today, for instance, that had too much treble, so I switched the setting to "custom" and turned the treble down a little, while boosting the bass a smidge.
Summary: I am posting this review to assist anyone else after info on this model, as I could find very few reviews on it anywhere. I have only owned the thing for a month (black version of course - they go faster/sound better), so these are some preliminary thoughts. I hope this is of some use - email me if you have any queries. THE PLAYER I spent a while wondering whether to get this Sony or an I-River IMP job. Getting both was the clear solution, but alas not practical.
Summary: Never buy this player. It is a waste of money. i own the european version and This was my second cd player. My first one was a cheap German Low quality thingie but considering the price this is even worse. The main downpoints are the earphones. The wire is way too short (15cm?) and the sound quality is low. Also this player seriously lacks the bass boost and volume.
Summary: This is actually my 3rd CD Player and it's great, is expensive, but all good things in life are... so in conclusion this CD PLAYER works great, the rechargable battery is also very powerful and even powerful if you use the back up battery case that comes with it (1 AA battery) the display provided is big, and the desgin is fabulous.