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To be completely honest when uttering my thoughts on this Sony MDS JE330, I would have to say that I really wouldn`t bother purchasing it, as it was a major let down in most ways, and I found it to be a waist of money, a large sum at that...
I purchased this product at ebay for 166.99 a while back, and I will say that it`s one of the most disappointing buys I have ever done, as I expected a lot more quality and features from such a well known and praised brand as Sony, however they didn`t really impress me with this product... First of all, the lack of variation in features cannot be denied, as the sound quality is anything but well balanced and good, the remote control is difficult to understand and doesn`t really offer all that many options and in light of the high cost, I expected a lot more from this product, at least being awarded a better sound, as I found the sound presentation from this machine to be fragile and thin, not at all a good listening experience...
The level of outputs is very limited and non-variated, meaning that you can`t really hook most of your audio equipment up to this machine, and I am certain there are many other similar products on the market that will award you a better range of opportunities and features, not to mention a sound that is worth listening to... I would also have to mention that I didn`t really like the design of the machine, as it came off looking a bit boring and old, it lacked a modern touch and elegance... So I guess my recommendation would have to be staying away from buying this Sony MDS JE330 and research for a better version of this product instead!
One of the biggest advantages of my new JE330 is that it is a Sony product. Sony is a name I trust and I bought the minidisc in confidence. I was not disappointed. It boasts Digital and analogue in but only analogue out, which limits the functionality when copying minidiscs etc. The remote is brilliant, offering text message like labelling of tracks. The mono recording option was also attractive, as I work in dramatics and mono is often a preferencial format. Linking it up to my hifi, I was astonished by the quality of sound produced. I have since linked it to my PC so that I can record some interesting sounds which i edit on the pc. I would have no trouble in buying another Sony Minidisc, although I would be tempted to buy the next model up for the extra features, like graphic equalisation and optial in/out.
I think that the sony minidisk player is a very good start for recordable hifi separates. It is easy to use and has very good sound quality for a simple to use minidisk player/recorder. I would recomened it to any one who is looking for a cheapish easy to use minidisk deck.The minidisk player is very easy to use so any one could use it. If you have never heard music from a minidisk player you will be very surprised with the sound quality.the remote is very big but it is still very easy to use.
This entry level machine from Sony isn't much cop as far as a seperates system. Sound quality is decent but being the most basic model, it is ill-equipped for the price and is basically a box of fresh air - I have seen better equiped personal decks than this. It is over priced for what it is and the accessories supplied aren't much cop, either - the cheapest of cheap remote control batteries, an instruction manual for different models (which makes you feel you've bought the wrong machine as the others are so much better). A severe lack of editing functions is fustrating, as is the thin, ill-fitting wrap-around lid case, which has gaps between the facia and the side panels (common on other Sony machines, unfortunately). Optical only outputs limits it's compatabilities with other equipment (some CD decks only have either an optical or digital output - buying this machine without checking this might mean getting a new CD deck, which would be more expensive than getting a higher spec MD from Sony - if anything like the unit it replaced, get the '640 instead.