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Value for money!!
on 27 March 2013
I have had this MP3 player for around two weeks now, maybe a little early to write a review, but, in the short time I have had it, I cannot praise it enough!. I paid around £23.99 for the player, which was despatched via Amazon. I was a little sceptical at first, after reading some reviews from people who had purchased the same player with bigger memory, and had had problems. As the price was low and with Sony being a leading name, i decided to take a punt and go for it. I'm no computer whizz when it comes to locating and loading software, but this really was very easy. If you know basic computer tasks, then there's no problem, in fact you don't really have to load the software that comes pre-installed on the player, as the device operates pretty much the same as a memory stick, just drag and drop your tracks from windows media player onto the device, and 'hey presto', they are on the player within seconds!.
I deliberately chose the 2GB player, so that I can just listen to my favourite albums of the moment and not store 2 million tracks on an ipod and search all day for the ones i wish to play!.The sound quality, I found excellent with the in ear phones provided, although I am currently using some better quality ones that I have had for a while and when you have the 'bass function turned on, the sound reproduction is very good. The functions are straightforward, just click the centre wheel to play/pause and click the wheel up and down to cycle through the menus and locate your songs. There is a 'hold' button, when slided, prevents you from accidently forwarding, pausing etc when you dont want to. Some people appear to be a bit heavy handed with stuff like this and hammer away at the buttons until something happens (or in some cases 'doesn't!). Treat it with respect and it does a great job. OK, it's not an ipod (which incidentally, I do have, and rate highly), but for the price paid, I think it is great. There is also something on the player known as 'Zapping', which from what i gather, lets you play and repeat certain portions of a song. Personally, i can't see the point of this feature and will probably never use it, but that's not to say you wont. It also comes with an attachable clip so that you can attach it to your clothing if desired. All in all, this is a great little device, which you can also store other data and files on besides your music. i recommend this to anyone, probably from ages 10 and up, would also make an ideal gift. Good job Sony!!