Pros The volume levels are ear shattering. Adjusting the sound settings which include a graphic equalizer, surround sound, the DSEE enhancer (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) and the Dynamic Normalizer and the thing can peel the enamel from your teeth.
Cons Previous reviews have lauded the battery life. Not on my unit. The NC (noise canceling) system is a battery hog! I toggled the screen saver to a blank screen and turned off the NC and this has helped... helped!
Summary Having an FM tuner is a huge plus. Being able to switch between music and FM stereo is a great option. You may not think so until you can do it. The headphone cable functions as the FM antenna and it works great if you are outdoors. This player has every bell and whistle you could want. Sony R&D deserves great applause for doing their homework . My only gripe however is that the player maxes out at 8GB. If this thing had 20+ GB it would be the ultimate MP3 player.
Pros sound quality
works with Rhapsody To Go
Cons asymmetric ear bud cord
noise canceling only works with included ear buds
Summary I bought this player primarily for use with Rhapsody To Go. Although Rhapsody does not list this player as being compatible with its service, it works flawlessly with all Rhapsody To Go features including channels. The sound quality from this player and its bundled ear buds is superb. File transfer is simple, and the player interface is very intuitive. Excellent all around.
Pros The battery life is extremely long. I have gone about a week straight of listening to it, for at least 8 hours at a time, without charging it. It's very easy to navigate. The picture quality is amazing.
Cons I don't think that I personally have had any problems with the Sony NWZ-S738F Walkman in the 6 years that I had it.
Summary I loved the Sony NWZ-S738F Walkman and I am trying to get another one, though it's hard to find as it's been discontinued. I would gladly recommend this item to anyone who asks me.
Pros Making and editing playlists is ridiculously difficult.
Cons Good sound.
Pros Beats hell out of ipod on every single level. battery life lasts forever.
Cons nothing at all.
Summary My only question is I have a pair of Sony MDR-V6 headphones that I've tried to use with this player, and something seems wrong. Even with the volume level at 30 the sound still seems to be soft, really soft. Does anybody know what's wrong here? The headphones work great in my video camera when I'm on location recording. Not sure why they don't seem to want to work with the MP3 player. Any help would be much appreciated