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Good: Sleek look, superb sound quality, battery life
Bad: Plastic is easily scratched, would like to be able to buy replacement plastic
Comment: The sound quality of this unit is superb even when transferring Atrac 3plus files at only 128 Kbs - It sounds the same as CD. I think I imagine the differences since I couldn't tell the difference in a blind test. I have a pretty good ear and play violin and viola. My primary listening is classical music. For me, a single work would be the equivalent of up to 20 pop songs (Mahler's 2nd is 80 minutes long, for example) and a work will typically group four individual files, one for each movement, together. So not having drag and drop is not really an issue for me. I find navigating to a specific work fairly easy with the clear three-line display. My major complaint is that I can't buy a replacement plastic display cover. Since this model has different colours, it would be really nice to be able to switch colours - after all only two screws anchor the plastic screen cover.
Good: Great sound quality, amazing display, easy to carry
Bad: Left earphone is about one foot shorter than the other, can't create subfolders, no microphone for recording
Comment: Good unit but can be more advanced with some updates
Good: Bass boost! OLED Display, Battery Life
Bad: It's not loud enough sometimes. but that's all I can think of honest!
Comment: This is the best MP3 player I've used. I used to own an iPod Mini which is really what you should compare it to as I have more songs on this now than I do on my Ipod Mini. My iPod Mini was bought in August 2004 when the first batches arrived at amazon.co.uk. Dissapointingly the battery life deteriorated to a measly two hours. I decided to chuck the Ipod Mini to one side and invest in the NWE507 which is expensive compared to the pods but one can only begin to understand how wicked this player is when you listen to it. The bass boost is like a Sony Discman circa 1997 (think D-777). This is the D-777 of Network Walkmen and it's difficult to think of how they will be able to improve it with its next model. Well done Sony, now we're talking!
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