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Good: Excellent sound
Bad: display not up to modern standards
Comment: Still use this regulary.
Good: Design & sound - top notch, what I'd expect from a Sony Walkman product
Bad: The supplied Connect software - riddled with bugs & not user friendly
Comment: I wanted to give this product a 8 or 9 out of 10 - the player is beautifully designed, sleek & solid feeling, the interface is very easy to use too & the sound quality is superb, just what I expect from a Sony Walkman product. Unfortunately, I will only give this MP3 player a 5, because the supplied Connect software used to download tracks on & off the player is utterly user-unfriendly. I have a Vaio laptap that's a couple of years old, but due to the resource-hungry software, the software would not run on it all. I had to use my husband's PC that he uses to run servers & code software on; why does a piece of music transfer software NEED such a high-spec PC to run on?! Shoddy, poor programming by the Sony technicians has destroyed any chance of this hardware being Sony's so-called iPod killer.
On a side note, the player works just fine using either Sonic Sound Stage or the latest version of Windows Media Player (so far), so if you get one of these players & it has the Connect software disk enclosed, ditch it & use it as a coaster, because that is all it's good for.
Bad: Self-deleting software
Good: Easy to use and good volume range, no need for extra bass
Bad: I could not get on with the Connect system so used Sonic Stage, which I find very efficient
Comment: I am an older person who still loves her heavy metal but also like to listen to stories and this player does the job with ease. I am 61 and if I can handle this little beauty anyone can. Definitely a five star product. Well done Sony
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