Im very impressed with this unit. For a start, the sound is very good, with enough bass to suit any genre. The were many bad reviews about the ipod, focusing on its anemic bass, but im glad to say the NW-HD3 doesnt suffer here. It also has graphic equalisers, virtual surround, and bass and treble settings. Ok, they are limited, and are not close to say, PC media players but they provide a noticible difference. The playback is also gapless, which is good as i have a few mixed albums
I was slightly concerned about the interface, but it is very easy to use (who needs a touch wheel?). There are different modes to view (group, artist, album etc) and there are no loading times, especially when a track is played, it starts up instantly.
I am also very impressed with the build of the machine, metal body, and a nice colour backlight. The buttons are also llocated in the right places, with separate volume control (i found it quite annoying not being able to change the volume on the ipod when not in 'now playing mode') The battery life i am also looking forward to
Sonic stage i also found easy to use, although i havnt used it much, and to transfer 7 GB of music took about 2 hours on my slow 4 year old PC (650 Mhz, 256 RAM)
I havnt really got any bad comments so far, until i try it out more, except the bundle is fairly poor, just the nessecary cables, and a pouch for carrying
I hoped this helped.