Pros Best sounding MP3 player ever released in the US.
Digital Noise canceling works great everywhere.
Easy drag and drop file transfer using Windows file explorer.
Clear OLED display.
Cons Over sensitive touch screen.
Very limited web browser.
Badly encoded music sound bad.
Summary The S-Master Digital Amplifier does wonders for the music. Clear bass, DSEE, Clear stereo really works and makes music a lot more clear and lively. However, badly encoded MP3 will show and sound bad.
The Digital Noise Canceling works great. It reduces the background noises and makes the music full and clear without turning it up. It also doubles as a Digital Noise Canceling headphones with a simple included adapter and music pass through. Consider a stand along DNC headphones cost $299, this player is a great value.
I have revisited almost all my MP3 musics again and enjoy every minutes of it. While it does not surf the net or have small apps like iPod touch, I use my iPhone for these. However, if you like good quality music, you got to try it.
"Great Sound Quality"on by Lmptk
Pros These little earbuds sound great. More bass than I expected. Slacker readio and noise cancelling sealed the deal. WiFi didn't hurt either.
Cons Still not sure if I can RSS on anything but podcast.com to go. I may be missing something here but it seems a little limiting.
Summary If you are nuts about your sound like me then the includuded headphones are worth the extra dough. I have spent this much on earbuds alone and while they may sound a little better than these stock sony's, they did not come with such a solid player.
"One of the best"on by BiggBass216
Pros Fast wi-fi, unmatched sound quality, slacker radio, easy navigation, and a beautiful OLED screen(wonderful colors!)
Cons Not many: Not the best browser and internet features (simple & not ultra compatable)
Summary If you are looking for a high end music and video player then give it go! Music and vides are the mp3 players superior features and it will probably be the best one you?ve hear or see thus far. Battery life is substantial and the include headphones are great! The noise cancelling feature can also be used independently without music or even connected to another 3mm headphone slot. In my opinion if you try it you won?t go for a jog or a long train ride without it.
Pros Sound Quality, Features (WiFi, Noise Cancelling), Stunning OLED Screen
Cons Noise Cancelling only works with supplied headphones
Summary Audio players are for your ear first and foremost and Sony has delivered something truly brilliant in this respect. Even if this doesn't please you there are enough non-audio based features to keep you entertained for hours on end.
Pros Excellent interface and video quality. The sound is awesome. Great range on the lows and a solid booming bass. The headphones are quality and should satisfy most users. The youtube and slacker apps are really enjoyable.
Cons The web browser is a pain. A qwerty keyboard would be nice but its not a huge detriment. Also the video format limitation requires conversion of certain files.
Summary Well worth the money. I used to own the P2 and this is bar a stronger and better player. Sound quality absolutely blasts Ipod into the stone age. Wish there were more programs but an excellent start for this item.