The new D-NE300S ATRAC CD WALKMAN combines all the benefits of a Sony CD WALKMAN with playback of ATRAC and MP3 compressed music. While ATRAC compression technology keeps offering the benefit to pack 30 CD's worth of music onto 1 CD-R/RW, significant improvements in compression bitrates have allowed the user to compress music with a sound quality level very near to original CD. On top of that, the new PC music jukebox functionality allows users to easily rip their CD's, buy and download music from the Internet, create their own playlists and burn directly to CD-R.
Major leaps forward have been made in ATRAC technology, the compressed audio format which Sony originally developed for MiniDisc ten years ago and which lies at the heart of Sony's Network Audio devices. The ATRAC3plus format has extended its bitrate compression rates from 48- and 64- to also 256kbps, delivering playback quality that is very close to original CD. All ATRAC CD WALKMAN models feature a parametric equalizer to allow users to fine-tune the tone of their sound. All models come with SonicStage 2.0 software.
Sony products are the essence of simple connectivity. They are designed to connect quickly to each other and to the world beyond so that every owner, from the novice to the enthusiast, can easily enjoy the benefits of digital networking. The ATRAC CD WALKMAN, with its new SonicStage software and easy playback of CD-R and downloaded MP3 or ATRAC3plus files, brings users even closer to the total Network Audio solution. Such simple connectivity creates a bridge between the worlds of AV and IT and gives users complete control over their digital environment.
The D-NE300 includes an AC adaptor to save your batteries while listening to your music at home.