Pros Interface is easy to use, Sounds quite good, annnouces channels with a voice
Cons A little too big, Battery life, NO EQ!!!
Summary I've had the unit 4 days. The screen looks GREAT,Very easy to read..very pretty screen.
I have an Inno so I kind of compared the Stiletto to the Inno. Maybe it's SIRIUS but the Stiletto sounds MUCH more open, less compressed than The Inno. Plays louder too.
I feel the Inno gets SLIGHTLY better overall reception out doors...but it's almost a tie.
The Stiletto antenna headphones sound a lot better than XM's antenna headphones. One nice feature on the Stiletto is as you change channels..a pre recorded announcer tells you what channel you are on. This can be useful during execrise etc..not having to look at the screen. The interface is very good..near as easy as the ipod. Overall...I really like this thing..BUT mine froze up once. I had to remove the battery and reboot.If you compare the Inno to the Stiletto you will feel the Inno is much more refined..while the Stiletto seems more a work in progress. Having said that? I just sold my Inno in favor of the Stiletto and Sirius. With the slim battery the unit is borderline thin..with the 5 hour battery..the unit is like s brick. However for me 2 hours of live Satellite is OK.
If Sirius can come up with some firmware upgrades this unit will be hard to beat. I'm not sure if it's firmware upgradeble though I think it is. Overall..I feel the Stiletto is quite good..and is very enjoyable to use..and sounds WAAAY better than the Inno..or it's XM?
One other cool, or useful feature is you can rewind..live Sirius. Another words say you listen to a song, or talk radio..you want to hear it again..you can hear it back from where you started and ..well I guess it's like a Tivo, long story short. U won't find THAT on the Inno! If you want portable Sirius...well I guess THIS is it.I had no problem putting mp3s onto the Stilleto. Overall I recommend the Stiletto...I like it!
Pros Nice interface and screen
Cons Reception, headphones and battery life are terrible!
Summary The Stiletto could have been the portable of portables, but it falls short on so many levels.
Yes the interface is fantastic (as is the screen), but the poor placement of the headphone jack, the terrible antenna headphones and less than mediocre reception, and especially the abysmal battery life give me the big thumbs down here!
The Wifi stream is worse than AM, unless you pay an extra $3 a month for the good stream. No way.
No car or home kit. I'd like to know just how you are going to record those Sirius stations without a kit, and you can't record the Wifi stream. For $349, it should have came with at least one kit. Good luck sitting outside trying to record stuff for later.
Recording features are nice, but you cannot seperate the songs, they are grouped under a giant stream (like a cassette tape). This is rather annoying as well.
I agree with the reveiwer about the interface and buttons. They are well laid out and easy to use. But there is far too much room for improvement here folks, and I recommend holding off unless you absolutely need Sirius on the go.
Pros Wireless Streaming Internet
Cons Antenna Headphones
Summary I received my unit on Friday Oct 6th and had monst of Saturday to play with it. I am very impressed with the unit and the wi-fi feature it has. However the wi-fi will only work on networks in which you know the code or if your lucky, you will find an unsecured area. I am extremely disapointed with the provided antenna headphones that goes over your head. The headphoned are made from hard plastic and are much more heavier than your typical metal wire over your head products. I noticed that once the earpiece is placed in your ears the weight of the phones gave me an immediate headache. I did however give it a chance by adjusting the headphones and putting on the provided protective covers that go over the buds to see if that would give me more comfort, unfortunately it did not. I was planning on using this unit while excersing outdoors, but it does not look like this will happen with these headphones. It's too bad the makers of unit did not put more thought in the developmental statges of the headphones. Most of the other features are just like your basic ipod. Hold off a bit to see if others have this same issue with the antenna headphones and Sirius can resolve it.
Pros Nice Design Easy to Use. WiFi Feature Nice.
Cons MP3 Sotware for Sirius Studio has Glitches.
Summary My unit came today. Was able to log on to my wireless router but only works with 802.11b. It does not support A or G routers. Inside signal with antenna headphones so-so.I expected more.I haven't had the unit freeze up on me like the other guy said in his comments.Problems with software for mp3 storage. I contacted tech support and was told they have been getting calls about this issue. I was told a new software disk would be sent out in a few weeks to fix the glitches. MP3 Software does not recongnize the device. It renders the mp3 feature useless.I know its only 2 gigs of storage but it was a buying point for me.I was expecting a little more from a $350.00 unit. My suggestion is to wait until all the glitches are out before you buy!
Pros Great design with click wheel, antenna works well outdoors
Cons Device freezes up and reboots it'self, WIFI just does not work to an acceptable level, antenna does not work at all indoors
Summary Three main flaws:
1) I've had ther Stiletto for 4 days and it's frozen up 4 -5 times (had to remove battery to reboot) and has rebooted it'self several times
2) Antenna is useless indoors. This was not a huge concern as I planned to use the Stiletto via WIFI in my house. However, this made the device useless in my gym.
3) WIFI just does not work to a useable level. I had no problems connecting to my network, but when I pulled up a channel, I recieved no content and after a fwe minutes the screen said that the channel was no available. When I actualy got content streaming ( from the same channel that was originaly unavailable ) there were problems buffering the content so it wouod cut out every few minutes for a long period of time. Sometimes the content would just stop and the device would lose network connectivity. I would like to blame my network, but I had no problem streaming Sirius conent via my desktop computer (which is connected to my network via WIFI) If I had to guess, I think the WIFI radio in the Stiletto is in it's early stages and needs to be upgraded to be usefull.
I own the S50, which was a poor product upon release. I have no doubt that the Stiletto will, at one point, become a useable product. However, I would not recomend getting it until they work out the bugs. I actualy very strongly recomend against purchasing it because this version is something that should not be sold....it's the worst product I have ever purchased. I am returning mine this weekUpdated
I saw many positive reviews from users on the Circut City site...all of whom had no problems with WIFI
After checking the Sirius Stiletto forum on the Sirius I saw postings from several people who all had the same problem as I do. In all cases, their problem was resolved by simply exchanging their Stiletto. So, I'll exchange my Stiletto (or return and purchase again when Circut City has them in stock) and update post with the results from another unit.