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Bought this device as it seems to do everything that I needed including the FM receiver. The problem is that if you want/need to switch between (internal) music and FM radio while connected to a bluetooth device (earphones or speakers), you cannot. FM does not play over the bluetooth connection. In my case, this was a show stopper. Note that the device volume control does not (either) work on/with the bluetooth connection. You have to ensure that your bluetooth earbuds or speaker has a volume control.
Le son des sony on toujours été des meilleurs à mon point de vue malgré que j'ai connu mieux du coté logiciel. Le logiciel pour PC n'est pas complexe à utiliser mais celui ci ne fonctionne pas à la hauteur des attentes. Il est parfois pénible d'y ajouter des pistes avec le logiciel. J'ai connu mieux coté performance de la part de Sony. Il y a mieux chez la compétition même du coté sonore... Hiby R3
Contrairement à ce qui est annoncé la batterie ne dure que 5 ou 6 heures même en n'activant pas les ajustements du son que permet l'appareil. Décevant de la part de Sony car l'appareil sinon est de bonne qualité
This is a terrific Hi Res player with great sound and controls that are easy to use. I've tried several hi res players with limited success. This is by far the best, with controls that make sense and extra EQ features that some may like. Sony is not new to the game of designing small players, and it shows. The build quality is good and the external controls respond predictably. I can't say enough about how well it sounds, especially upconverting music by re-recording them to more accurate FLAC files.
It's dismaying to report that the software to support this player, Sony Music Center for PC, is a complete disaster. It is usually straightforward in accepting downloads on the computer. But once you decide to shift those over to the player, the nightmare starts. It seems to randomly select additional recent downloads to transfer again. Sometimes I have to take 100 or more duplicate tracks off the list of potential "new" transfers. And there are no commands that I can discover that will shorten this process, other than to uncheck each redundant track one at a time. Others have mentioned this problem of not being able to manage duplicates. But it is even worse than it sounds. Can a major builder of consumer electronics really not notice that their software is so dysfunctional?
Beware, too, that this software does not strictly sync your player. The player will hold on to things that have been deleted on the Music Center for PC library. They, too, need to be taken off the player one track at a time.
Having known what I know now, I might have still purchased the player but hoped for using a better music management system. How many player functions might be lost in the process is something I do not know.
Overall, I've never seen such useful hardware left to flounder with such dysfunctional software. I'm stunned that Sony puts its name on Music Center for PC.
First of all I love Sony period. Been a fan since the eighties and I own at least 5 products now from this company, which by the way has lasted me for years. When it comes to sound quality there are few that can hold a candle to sony and this model is no exception. The sound is beautifully balanced and clear with mids, treble and bass on point especially if you use the clear audio setting. If you start with quality tracks sony will not let you down ever and even the not so good tracks will sound at least decent with this player. However settings such as vinyl and analog tube reproduction I think are not reallly needed here, also when you use them there's not a big difference in my opinion. Also there is no gapless playback setting at all which I think is a travesty especially for the asking price of this player, I own a player right now that I paid less than $40 dollars for and it has amazing gapless playback. This and the fact that you can't use an already used micro sd card was the deal breaker for me, I love sony but I don't think it's worth the $200 price tag. Great sound as always but misses the mark as a whole.
I guess I don't know what I was expecting. I have used audio on my phone for as long as I can remember. My goal was to move the power drain from my phone and onto another device. I have never had a problem with any Sony device and I guess I still do not. However, the player is just blah. It is very small in height and width, but surprisingly thick. There are very few control choices on the touch screen. I was probably looking for a similar interface as all of the apps on my Android phone. This makes the navigation and choices a little clunky. Lastly, and this goes for nearly every product out there today, it has a proprietary power interface. USB of any sort is as close to a standard as we are seeing. Don't break or lose the charging cable, you will pay $15 to get another one.
Okay first of all I like that this has bluetooth. I can easily connect to my Jbl flip 4 (had issues pairing at first) but there doesn't seem to be a setting to turn off volume sync so that I can lower the volume on the speaker and device separately otherwise good feature. The interface is decent. I can scroll easily through my music and it isn't so touch sensitive. I also like that I can create playlists within the device so I don't have to listen to every single track. The audio is average I guess. I don't mess around with the equalizer or any of the other fancy settings. I'm really not that blown away and I wouldn't recommend listening to it at it's highest volume as the sound seems to get worse. 50-70% should be max especially with headphones. Battery life is kinda sucky. I can't get it a day to last let alone two and maybe that's becuase I filled the storage to the max and have extra storage for the thousands of songs I have loaded on it and the fact I use it frequently. I expected at least 20+ hours of playback but I got less. I don't know if anybody has run into this issue but for some reason when I have it on shuffle it will automatically turn off shuffle by itself and it'll start playing the songs in the order I have them which is alphabetically and I'm forced to turn on shuffle again and another issue with playback is that even with repeat off it will occasionally repeat some songs twice. I don't mind that the charger isn't usb-c not a deal breaker for me and besides my laptop doesn't support usb-c anyway. So far this is a decent device but I'm disappointed with the battery life.