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Sony MZ-N710 Silver Net MiniDisc Walkman

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  • Net MD Walkman
  • Slim & compact aluminium body
  • Record from multiple sources (PC, digital In & analogue in)
  • Net MD portable recorder MP3/WMA/WAV compatibility
  • Max 32x faster music data transfer (high speed recording) from PC
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 721 g
  • Item model number: MZN710S
  • ASIN: B00008AF65
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan. 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,508 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

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Amazon.co.uk Review

The Sony MZ-N710 Net MiniDisc Walkman offers great looks, a compact design, up to 85 hours battery life and the ability to store over five hours of music on one 80-minute MiniDisc.

MiniDisc technology has come on in leaps and bounds these past few years. As the units have become smaller, the battery life and storage capacity have increased. The MZ-N710 is a compact unit that fits nicely into a pocket or in your hand. The player boasts an LCD display for track listings and other such information, as well as offering all the buttons you'll need to get the most out of the device. For direct audio recording the user has the option of microphone, digital optical and line-in sockets. Those with a PC can connect the MZ-N710 to their computer via the USB socket.

Connecting the unit to your computer via USB allows you to transfer CD audio, MP3, WMA and WAV files using the included SonicStage software. The software converts the audio files into Sony's ATRAC TYPE-S format before transfer. You can also change the audio quality setting to give yourself more music per disc. When it comes to recording, the MZ-N710 does an admirable job too. With the Quick mode you can have faster cueing and FF/RW speeds in exchange for battery life. The unit also offers a bookmark track function for easy access to relevant recordings.

The MZ-N710 is powered by a rechargeable Ni-MH battery which is charged via the included cradle. There is also the option of adding an addition 'AA' type battery via a connectable battery dock. The additional battery dock will be a godsend to those who plan to be away from the charging cradle for any length of time. The remote control also serves as the main conduit to the player, allowing the main unit to be hidden out of eyes reach.

Aesthetics aside the sound quality is very good. The player comes with six graphic equaliser settings and a virtual surround mode to enhance your listening pleasure. While sounding like a whim, the virtual mode is actually very good and on testing, it actually took away that hard edge normally found when listening to music through headphones.

Overall this is a very comprehensive player and delivers the goods. The slim and compact aluminium body does convey a sense of durability and it looks like it could take a few knocks. The ability to add a further battery can be a lifesaver if you are out in the field. --Jason Denwood

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By A Customer on 29 April 2003
I've had the minidisc player for about a week and i'm well impressed with it. I had a good look around everywhere and this was the best deal i found. I was pleasantly surprised with the delivery (i got within 6 days of ordering - and that was over Easter Weekend!!!).
The player looks brilliant and is well built, and cos its a sony, it'll never go wrong. Controls are logically laid out and you can figure out most of them without refering to the manual. There are some group function buttons on the main unit if you want to manually edit groups, but its quicker to do it using the computer. Similarly, changing track information with the main unit controls is cumbersome and timewasting. The control has well layed out buttons, and shows track/group/CD inforation. However, A back lit remote would have been nice at this price.
Transferring music using the USB cable provided with the sonic stage software is easy and quick. At LP2, it takes around 8-10 minutes to transfer around 3 cds of music on a single mindisc.AND you can record over them too! Sound quality is superb. Software-wise, Sonic stage is one of the best i've seen. Have to hand it to SONY, the software is simple to use even without the manual, and it looks slick.
If i have to name one bad thing - its the headphones. The only way they will stay in ur ear is if you glue them to your ear lobe. They are suppremely rubbish and sound lame, and should be binned staright away! I bought and would recommend the Sony MDR-EX70LP Fontopia Headphones.
Cos amazon have a lame list of what u actually get --> you get - the mZn710 unit, Control, Headphones (useless), MD link, USB cable, Carry pouch, Charging Cradle, AC adapter, Dry battery cell adapter, Lithium rechargable battery, Battery holder, and the Sonic Stage software.

Overall - a Great buy from SONY and amazon. Ditch the headphones and you should be fine.
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By A Customer on 29 Mar. 2003
I recently bought this minidisc player - and it's gotta be said it's a good machine. I bought it firstly because it did all the things i wanted it to and it was at a good price. It wasn't top of the range but it does practically everything that the best Net MD does.
--THE GOOD POINTS -
-----Well for starters it's a nice size - probably the same as the others - but it also looks better than a lot of the others as well!
-----Next it's got the net function meaning that you can plug it into the back of your computer and simply open the program and transer the songs onto the minidisc - this takes about 30 secs per song - much faster than real time. The software does seem to be a little 'rough around the edges' for example it loads slowly due to (probably) the amount of images it uses - also it seems to be a little hard to get the songs onto the software straight away - but apart from one or two SMALL bugs there's nothing wrong with this aspect of the player.
-----The player and the remote allow you to see the song being played (much like all the others on the market) - but it's got the remote - which can make a difference.
-----Supplied with a leather case which i don't think it says on the site. (with belt clip!!!)
-----Sound quality's great (and there's 320 mins you can fit on)
-----Rechargeable battery and stand (easier than the others that use normal aa batteries.
-----Varying sound profiles - myou can make the volume much, much louder if you have the urge with this function - it also has surround sound!! But this doesn't really serve mcuh purpose unless you especially love the sound of it.
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By A Customer on 4 Jun. 2003
What can I say I am very impressed with this product. It is my first MD purchase ever. The features that most appealed to me most where the ability to connect it to the PC and the faster than real time transfers.
At first I was very dissapointed at how long it took to fill a 80Min MD, i was expecting something in the region of 2-3mins (32x faster than 80mins), in actual fact it took about 30mins for 17 average length songs. The mode I was using for transfer was SP! I then tried using standard mode which transfers the music files at LP2 or LP4 depending on the bitrate. I put a CD in the drive CDDB2 named all the files for me and within 3mins all the files had been copied to the MD. This was the performance I was expecting!!! At first i was a bit sceptical about the quality of the song on LP2 however having listened to both a SP and LP2 MD I can hear no great difference on the supplied headphones.
Highly recommend for anyone looking for something to listen to music on the move. (Far more robust than an MP3 player aswell)
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The MZN-710 is a fantastic bit of kit. I bought mine a few weeks ago and have not been disappointed with any aspect of it. It's beautifully built (puts my old Panasonic MD player to shame) and very ergonomically designed. The buttons have a lovely weight and feel to them which makes you feel like you made the right choice in buying this player, every time you press one.
The battery really does last a very long time and the USB connection is so convenient. The only area where this product falls down is the software that comes with it -- it's not all that intuitive to use and it's a little buggy. I suspect that my PC's low spec has something to do with the occassional crash I've suffered with the software, so am looking forward to trying it on a different, more powerful machine that I have.
The ability to put upto 5 albums on one MD in mp3 format is great. This single feature makes the Sony a winner for me -- all the rest is icing on a huge cake.
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