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Let the music power your body. It'll trigger your pulse and help you perform even better. So if you need more drive and inspiration, don't leave home ...

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Review of "Sony CD / MP3 player"

published 25/02/2005 | borisian31
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Pro Atrac capability, battery life
Cons poor software and value for money
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"Sony D-NE715"

I got my D-NE715 about a year ago and since then it has served me ok but is nothing special. There are a few nagging issues I shall address later.

Sound
Lets face it it’s a Sony, the sound quality is very good, with Mega Base to get you jumping and AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter System) which protects your lugs. Another feature is the G-shock, I know most players now have a very good anti skip system but the one on this player is great, I have never had it skip on me, even when I take is snowboarding! The earphones that come with the player are fairly standard Sony ones and unfortunately my ears seem to be a funny shape, which just doesn’t agree with them, so I had to get new ones. I’m sure they work for most people though

ATRAC3plus
ATRAC3plus (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding3plus) is an audio compression technology, developed from the ATRAC3 format. Though the ATRAC3plus format can compress music content to about 1/20 of its original size, you can still enjoy high quality sound. You can get about 30 CD’s onto a CD-R/RW if your CD’s are around 60 mins in length and your recording onto a 700MB CD-R/RW at 48kbps. This is pretty good and you can play audio CD’s and mp3 CD’s as well. The player displays the song name and artist. To make accessing your music easier, before you transfer to disc you can put your music into groups and files which you can access from the player, once it’s on though you can’t change it.

Other Features
Shuffle/Repeat, programmable up to 64 tracks in your fave order, Jog dial to allow quick selection of tracks, connectable to your stereo

Batteries
An important thing to consider when choosing your portable CD player (ie no external power source) is the batteries. And this is a real plus for this player the battery life is very good and charging doesn’t take forever, you don’t even need to take them out just plug the player in and press charge.

Looks
I think this player looks pretty cool, after all I did buy it! It may not be everybody’s cup of tea though.

Ease of use
Not bad here, could be better but once you’re used to it its ok.

BUT

Ok up to this point your probably thinking “yeh this sounds like a pretty good player”, however

Software
I don’t know what Sony was thinking here but SonicStage SIMPLE!! Burner, the software you use to make your ATRAC CD’s, is one of the worst programmes I’ve used. It really has given me endless problems so….

Is it worth it? Killing two birds with one stone is often a good thing to do, playing your audio CD’s and having mp3 and large storage capabilities is a great idea but especially with the price, I don’t think Sony have pulled it off with this player, I reckon you maybe better to go for a good mp3 player.

Thanks for reading
Ian

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  • cabsookie published 08/05/2005
    Hi there your review helped me to make a decision "Not" to buy this product ta tho, cabsookie : )
  • Dizzy_Lizzy published 10/03/2005
    I was thinking this sounded good until I got to the end of your review. The search for the perfect CD player continues.. ~Liz
  • Spiderkid published 25/02/2005
    Hi Ian, welcome to Ciao, thanks for the informative review. Tom
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Product Information : Sony CD / MP3 player

Manufacturer's product description

Let the music power your body. It'll trigger your pulse and help you perform even better. So if you need more drive and inspiration, don't leave home without your favorite CDs. Grab your CD Walkman and get out there. PRODUCT FEATURES: ATRAC3plus format capability for high quality sound at high data compression (30 CD on 1 CD-R/RW); ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 compatible; Group (ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3) and folder (MP3) function to organize and find songs easily; SIMPLE BURNER software included for ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format; Dot matrix 2-line LCD on the unit (ID3-tag and CD-TEXT indication); Jog dial for easy operation; G-Protection jog proof in 2 modes; Convenient bookmark function (999 songs X 5 CD for ATRAC3plus); Digital Mega Bass.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony CD Walkman D-NE511/S - CD player - CD, Sony CD Walkman D-NE511/R - CD player - CD, Sony CD Walkman D-NE511/L - CD player - CD, Sony CD Walkman D-NE240 - CD player - CD, Sony Atrac3/MP3 CD Walkman D-NE920 - CD player - CD, Sony CD Walkman D-NE715 - CD player - CD, Sony CD Walkman D-NE1 - CD player - CD, Sony CD Walkman D-NE711 - CD player - CD, Sony CD Walkman D-NE330/S - CD player - CD, Sony CD Walkman D-CJ01 - CD player - CD, Sony S2 Sports CD Walkman D-CS901 - CD player - CD, Sony Atrac3/MP3 CD Walkman D-NE800/W - CD player - CD, Sony CD Walkman D-CJ501 - CD player - CD, Sony CD Walkman D-NF611 - CD player - CD

Product Type: CD player CD/MP3

Media Content Source: CD

Media Type: CD-RW, CD-R

Enclosure Colour: Silver, Fun red, Blue, Metallic silver, White

Dimensions (WxDxH): 15.6 cm x 13.6 cm x 2.6 cm, 14 cm x 14 cm x 3.3 cm, 12.7 cm x 13.6 cm x 2.1 cm, 13.6 cm x 13.6 cm x 2.9 cm, 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 1.6 cm, 13.8 cm x 13.8 cm x 3.1 cm, 13.2 cm x 13.7 cm x 2.9 cm, 13.4 cm x 14.8 cm x 3.8 cm, 13 cm x 13 cm x 2.1 cm, 16.1 cm x 13 cm x 2.6 cm

Weight: 202 g, 210 g, 160 g, 199 g, 179 g, 191 g, 262 g, 360 g, 178 g, 215 g

Playback Digital Standards: MP3, ATRAC3

Localisation: English, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), English, Korean

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Sound Effects: Digital Mega Bass, Mega Bass

Built-in Display: LCD

CD System: Slot-load

Headphones: Headphones - binaural - ear-bud - stereo, Headphones - binaural - stereo, Headphones - binaural - ear-cup - stereo

Battery: 2 x battery - AA type, 1 x battery - "chewing gum" battery - rechargeable - Nickel Metal Hydride, 2 x player - rechargeable, 2 x player - "chewing gum" battery - rechargeable - Nickel Metal Hydride, Battery - AA type, 2 x battery - AA type - rechargeable - Nickel Cadmium

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Audio Specifications: CD - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz

Equaliser: Parametric, Parametric - 3-band

Equaliser Factory Presets: Soft, Heavy, Action, Custom

Radio: Digital radio tuner - AM/FM - 40 preset stations

Audio System / Type: CD / MP3 / ATRAC player

Manufacturer: Sony

General

MPN: D-NE511S, D-NE511R, D-NE511L, DNE240S.CE7, D-NE920, D-NE715, D-NE1, D-NE711, DNE330S.CEK, D-CJ01, D-CS901, DNE800W3, D-CJ501, D-NF611

Product Type: CD player

Digital Player Type: CD/MP3

Width: 15.6 cm, 14 cm, 12.7 cm, 13.6 cm, 13.5 cm, 13.8 cm, 13.2 cm, 13.4 cm, 13 cm, 16.1 cm

Depth: 13.6 cm, 14 cm, 13.5 cm, 13.8 cm, 13.7 cm, 14.8 cm, 13 cm

Height: 2.6 cm, 3.3 cm, 2.1 cm, 2.9 cm, 1.6 cm, 3.1 cm, 3.8 cm

Weight: 202 g, 210 g, 160 g, 199 g, 179 g, 191 g, 262 g, 360 g, 178 g, 215 g

Enclosure Colour: Silver, Fun red, Blue, Metallic silver, White

Supported Digital Audio Standards: MP3, ATRAC3

Localisation: English, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), English, Korean

Enclosure Material: Aluminium, Plastic

Style: Sport

Audio System

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Sound Effects: Digital Mega Bass, Mega Bass

Features: Battery level indication, hold button, CD Text capable

Audio Specifications: CD - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz

Equaliser: Yes

Heat Resistant: Yes

Automatic Volume Limiter System (AVLS): Yes

Water Resistant: Yes

Built-in Display

Built-in Display: LCD

CD System

Type: CD / MP3 player

Media Load Type: Slot-load

Playback Modes: Programme play, resume play, random play / shuffle, all tracks repeat, one track repeat

Supported Bit Rate: 16 - 320Kbps, 8 - 320Kbps

Shockproof Memory: Yes

MP3 Shockproof Memory: 200 seconds, Yes

CD-R/CD-RW Compatible: Yes

CD-RW Compatible: Yes

Supported Digital Audio Standards: MP3, ATRAC3

ID3 Tags Support: Yes

CD Track Programming: Yes, Yes (64 tracks), Yes (32 tracks)

Sample Rate: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

Headphones

Headphones Type: Headphones - binaural - ear-bud, Headphones - binaural, Headphones - binaural - ear-cup

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Connections

Connector Type: Headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) ¦ DC power input

Miscellaneous

Software: Sony SonicStage Simple Burner, Sony SonicStage 2.1, Sony SonicStage 2.3, Sony SonicStage 2.0

Included Accessories: Carrying case, player remote control

Carrying Case: Pouch, Soft case

Secure Latch: Yes

Power

Power Device: Power adapter - external, Power adapter + charging stand - external

Battery

Battery: 2 x battery - AA type, 1 x battery - "chewing gum" battery - rechargeable - Nickel Metal Hydride, 2 x player - rechargeable, 2 x player - "chewing gum" battery - rechargeable - Nickel Metal Hydride, Battery - AA type, 2 x battery - AA type - rechargeable - Nickel Cadmium

Battery Life Details: CD playback - up to 15 hour(s) ¦ MP3 playback - up to 23 hour(s)

Run Time (Up To): 23 hour(s), 41 hour(s), 32 hour(s), 130 hour(s)

Included Qty: 2

Recharge Time: 10.5 hour(s), 5 hour(s)

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year, Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year, Limited warranty - parts - 1 year

Equaliser

Equalizer Type: Parametric

Equalizer: 3-band

Equaliser Factory Presets: Soft, Heavy, Action, Custom

Remote Control

Features: LCD display

Remote with LCD Display: Yes

Backlit Remote: Yes

Type: Player remote control - cable

Amplifier

Headphones Output Power (per channel): 5 mW

Radio

Type: Digital radio tuner - AM/FM

FM Preset Station Qty: 30 preset stations

AM Preset Station Qty: 10 preset stations

Preset Station Qty: 40 preset stations

Tuning Display: LCD display

Tuner Frequency Range: FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz, AM: 531 - 1602 kHz

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