16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2005
This player is the best for only 40 bucks at walmart. It has a lot of features, including custom equalizer, 3x bass boost, track time left, and it also memorizes your place and resumes it after you stop it and play it again. It also only uses 1 battery at a time and lives for up to 41 hours on just that one battery.
Minor problems: buttons kind of small and sound is not the best quality at the highest volume, and no backlight (if this is a big problem for you, bring a flashlight).
But it is overall the best product out there you can get inexpensively with tons of great features and a massive crapload of mp3 memory and features.
However, I must edit this review now to say that I got a cheap Creative MuVo mp3 player and it is MUCH better.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2005
It has been a while since I have been so very impressed with a product. Unless you need to spend hundreds more for peer approval, this product will fit almost anyone's need for MP3 playback. Easy to use, thin,sleek styling,intuitive,logical, lightweight yet tough ...just like something SONY would do. Although I am not an exclusive brand addict, this product moves my purchasing compass clearly in their direction once again. The ATRAC software loads and executes flawlessly, very easy to use with logical organizing structures. Finished result sounds great. With it you get plenty of capacity - I put over 30 full albums on one CD-RW. Playback sound dimensions (awesome) can be tailored for any preference via several options of preset types or self-programmed setting. The included earbuds are also great which is unusual. Battery life (one AA) goes on and on just like the package claims, which is testimony to the efficient design technology behind the whole unit. LCD display is clear and easy to read under most light. Could use a nightlight but for the price who's complaining. Variety of display options is appreciated, as are the other playback and organizing options too many to list here. I've had this unit for over a month now and love it more everyday. Way more than I expected for the money, and I don't often say that. Thanks, SONY.
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on July 28, 2005
For the past three years, I've had the same, twenty-dollar piece of crap c.d. player that you could buy from Target in the clearance section. I hated its guts,I can tell you, mainly because it was big and bulky and cheap and not an MP3. My experience with crappy c.d. players soured my look on electronics, but then, on my birthday, there was salvation. A friend bought me the D-NE319 and my whole outlook on c.d. players changed.
This is a great MP3 player for the money. Seriously.
>Tough as nails. I've dropped mine three times on cement and once on a treadmill (not on purpose, of course) and the thing still lives and breathes today.
>Great sound system for the money. If I got better earphones instead of the buds I have (which aren't too bad, mind you) the sound coming out of my player would be amazing.
>Incredible software program. I've crammed over 30 c.d.'s onto one, normal, 700MB c.d.
>Lightweight, fits pretty well in the hand. Is great to jog with.
>Has a nice, sleek look.
>Makes weird squeaky noise when it's reading a c.d. Kinda creepy.
>Like most people have said, this MP3 doesn't have an LCD screen, making it difficult to read or find music during the night.
>Once you make an ATRAC MP3 c.d., you can't play it on any other MP3 player except Sony. A cruel marketing scheme.
Altogether, this is a steal of a c.d. player for the money. Instead of getting an iPod, which has more memory than you'll ever honest to God need, and would send you to the poorhouse because of the price, you should get this Sony Walkman, because it is a steal for the money and is just great all around. I know I'm going to have mine around for a long time.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2005
I have had this cd player for over a year now, I havent had the "no cd" problem to many time (less then 10). I use batteries that i've used in something else before in it, it still lasts awhile It's great. I've never tryed a fully charged battey in it and i dont know if i'd need to replace it after that. Yes it makes a strange noise when loading the cd but i can live with that. There is only 2 problems i really see with it, no back light for it but at that price its a steal. The other problem is slightly bigger though, It holds alot of music by compressing it, it takes a long while for it to compress, ( i think i burned 400 songs 1 cd and it took 5 hours) but besides all of that its great. I've droped it countless times and it still runs like the day i bought it though it does has some scrathes but i'd expect that after i threw it up in the air tryed to catch it and it landed in gravel. I give it 6 stars out of 10 if i could.
17 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on March 31, 2005
love it. Better the the sony MD player i have not as small though.
1. store a lot of music on one cd
2. very good sound quality very cosmizible equlizer.
4. not half bad price.
1. makes verry wiered noise when finding music and somthimes stps and says no disk.
2 no back light is what everyone else has I can see were they are going but I can live without it.
3. feels verry fragel
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 13, 2006
I love this portable CD player. It is tough, light-weight and awesome in that it runs with only one battery. I don't mind the funny noises that it makes and the "bootup" time that it takes to read an MP3 disc. I use it in the car to listen to audio books on MP3. I wish the buttons were a little bigger, though.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2005
it stores up to 490 songs on a cd
it has a great antiskip
no backlight so when you use it at night you must memorize the places of the buttons
hard to repeat songs
It's a less expensive version of an ipod
Great for someone on a budget.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on August 26, 2006
This is the best, reasonably priced, CD player I've owned. I like that its slim (fits into a pocket, that it displays time left on a track, etc. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's hard to fast forward through a track. All-in-all, it's a bargain.
on June 27, 2014
I love it except for one thing, the volume doesn't work! It doesn't ever skip & it remembers where you were when you shut it off. That was nice. One other issue is that it was placed on hold so I had to go online to figure out why it would not play. I received it very fast!
on January 28, 2008
This discman is absolutely in line with my expectations! Before I chose it, I went through other offers, but they were much worse than this. Besides high quality of sound, it is designed very ergonomically. For me it's absolutely the top product.