This particualr deck is identical in specification to the MDSJE330, but in a much smaller box (I've done a write up on the '330 elsewhere on 'dooyoo'). Whilst I wouldn't buy this unit myself, if I wanted a system for my bedroom or for duplicating my demo discs of my own music, I might buy it solely for duplication purposes, as it is one of the cheapest decks on the market. It is also (depending on the outlet) about twenty quid less than the '330 (don't buy it from index, as it is eight quid more than other retailers). Like the '330, it doesn't have a good range of editing features but unlike the '330, the build quality is a lot better (?!). The info display is only one line but the user can switch between track name or time. Not the best machine on the market but not rubbish, either. If you are tempted to buy this unit - be warned, it is only available in very shiny silver which may look out of place.
I bought this as an extra for my midi Hi-fi and it really has been a treat. Extremly easy to. With great sound quality and extremly easy to use. Also one thing I would like to say about Sony is there stuff actually survives wear and tear unlike my Sharp Portable minidisc recorder which they wouldn't repair even though it was under the 1 year thing. I have a lot of Sony products (tv etc) and none of them have gone wrong once! long live sony the king of the electronics world!