"can hold 695 songs, awesome battery life, bad software"4.0 starson by nissan350zguy5
Pros: battery life, ergonomics of player, easy to use, sound quality
Cons: software is really annoying
Summary: this mp3 player is great if you are jsut looking for a player to play back music. Sony says this player can hold 695 songs when they are compressed using SonicStage at 64 mbps. I average around 400-500 because some of my files are large. There have been cases where people have been able to fit more than 695 songs onto it. this thing has no fm tuner or voice recorder or anything. battery life is superb!-i average about 50 hours out of mine; very easy to use-can switch between albums and songs without even having to take it out of your pocket-flash based so its perfect for working out;which is why i bought this player and because it is light. only a couple of ounces.
THE SOFTWARE IS PRETTY BAD-it is slow and it is madatory to use to transfer music-to get maximum compacity, you have to compress songs-takes forever with SonicStage, so just go out and downlaod free software like Xilisoft Audio Converter. I got the free one of of cnet's donwload.com; it work great and it is very very easy to use plus its very fast
overall sony has a great player-the only reason why it doesnt get a full 10 is because of the software