10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A really well designed piece of equipment,
This review is from: Sony D-NE511 Silver ATRAC/MP3 CD Walkman (Electronics)
My first mp3-cd walkman; I bought it because it was more flexible that mp3 players, since of course it'll handle the conventional music CDs as well as "data" CDs. The controls of the gadget are really straightforward, and I was pleased that it has random playback capabilities and can bookmark tracks too (I emailed Sony for a full specification before buying).
It reads CD-Rs and CD-RWs, burned with the Simple Burner software on your PC, which I ran on Windows XP. I found the burning of discs with this software reliable, although it didn't like a couple of my own mp3 files for some reason [they make it crash], but most were fine (and it tells you which file it was copying when it crashed so problem easily solved). Of course you need a CD-RW drive on your computer for this- the player doesn't have writing capabilities. As a guide I have just burned a single 700mb CD-RW with over 24 hours of music on it - the majority of my music. That was on the best compression setting [I think!] and I can't hear any loss of quality - and I listen to classical music which normally shows up that kind of thing quite well.