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Much better than a bulky MP3 player
on 25 June 2002
I bought my MZ-N1 about a month ago and I have to say I am very impressed.
The unit is physically very small in size and it comfortably fits inside a shirt pocket. The remote control is very easy to use and makes changing volume, skipping tracks etc very easy especially as you can leave the device in your pocket. The player also comes with a leather belt clip, at first I didn't like the look of it but I have however changed my mind and I do use it as it will prevent the player from getting damaged and I can strap the player to my belt if I am not wearing a jacket or a shirt with a pocket.
I personally found the PC software very easy to use. I didn't like the installation as it took ages and seemed to consist of lots of seperate installations instead of one large one. The installation did however complete without any problems.
To put music on a MD is easy. Simply insert a CD into the CD-rom drive, enter the track name and artist and then click a button that will convert it into a format that can be copied to your MD. Once the music is in MD format you simply drag it to the MD player window and the files are quickly copied to the MD. Putting MP3's onto the player is a bit more complex because it automatically orders the files in name order and it is annoying putting them into the correct order. As however I use the original CD to convert the music I am completely happy.
I occasionally cram 4 CDs onto an MD, but usually I put 2 onto a single MD. I personally can not tell any difference in the music quality between the different bit rates.
My advise it to definately buy one. As mentioned you can fit 4 albums on a single MD and if you use the leather case you can put another MD in the case along with the player, this therefore means that you can have 8 albums at hand.