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Good: Compact, solid design, unbeatable sound quality
Bad: Variable battery life, useless software, difficult navigation and bad Sony customer service
Comment: The first 6-8 months of using the Sony hd-5 were great. I loved the excellent sound quality with my Sennheiser pro earphones and the positive comments I got from friends and family. However, the Sony software was practically useless and difficult to use. The navigation through the hd-5 was just as hard and recently the mp3 player just decided to give up on me and now doesn't switch on (it only works from the mains power). I've spent over £30 on new batteries but this hasn't worked and the Sony customer service has been appalling to say the least. A good product overall as other's haven't had the problems I had - I guess I've just been unlucky.
Comment: This player is absoutley brilliant, no one can beat it in my eyes.
The sound is clear & crisp. The battery life is unbelievable and the fact that it's removeable is even better. (Great when travelling and can't charge!)
This is much better than the iPod and the buttons are great and since i've never had an Ipod I won't miss the click wheel!
10/10 for sure!
Comment: Nothing wrong with software - it does the job, looks great, amazing sound, fantastic battery life, perfect mp3 - all for just £199.99. Completely satified. I'll never go the iPod road...
Comment: Quite simply the best. I've been looking around for a few months and evertually went for the HD5. The quality of th machine is superb and in my eyes the sound quality is excellent even with the earbuds that come with it. Only drawback is the Sonicstage software that can be a bit slow.
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