Product Type: Sony hifi systems
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SONY GIGA JUKE PLAYER NAS-E35HD - ALL YOU COULD WANT FROM A MUSIC SYSTEM
Sony Giga Juke NAS-E35HD
Member Name: Laluhen
Sony Giga Juke NAS-E35HD
Advantages: GREAT FEATURES
Disadvantages: SLIGHTLY TIME CONSUMING TO SET UP
I am a girl who has absolutely no technical savvy whatsoever, i feel i need to review this product for all like minded girls and boys, men and women who are not technically minded to the extent where they can understand the long manual without asking any questions, and also for those who want a smart, trendy item but who do not neccessarily understand the whole concept of the technical side to HDD systems.
Firstly i will tell you the technical information taken from sony and pixmania, i am in know way advocating pixmania, it is just where i got the information from;
The NAS-E35HD from Sony is compatible with all of the latest music formats. With its 2 x 30 Watts of power, it's sure to bring music to your ears! The NAS-E35HD comes with a Bass Boost function and an FM/AM radio, so you can keep up with the latest hits. It also has a CD player that not only plays CDs, but also CD-Rs and CD-RWs. The NAS-E35HD has an 80 GB hard drive, giving you plenty of room for storage. There is even a dock for iPod, which allows you to simply pop your player in to listen to the track of your choice, as well as a front USB port for hooking up external storage devices, USB keys and hard drives and listening to MP3, WMA and AAC music. Thanks to the CD Ripping function, you can even copy your CDs directly to the hard drive or any other external device without having to go through your computer.
Now that you have read and digested all the above, i will tell you the above in laymans terms and review what i believe to be a wonderful piece of entertainment equipment. I bought this for my husband as a christmas present, he loves gadgets and has a colossal music collection and loves music, and i thought this would be an ideal gift, plus it would give me peace and quiet while he attempts to transfer music from computer to hdd system.
The sony giga juke player as it is known is a stunning looking piece of equipment, it is sleak and trendy in design, maybe a little bulky but as most people like a bit of meat in some shape or form, this is not a problem. The shiny black colouring is also a nice touch as it fits in nicely with the trendy aspect of the machine.
I cannot profess to knowing exactly what 80gb stands for but i do know that the machine holds an excessive amount of music, some 15,000 songs, and the 80gb is relevant to this. I love the idea that it is a DAB radio, cd player, ipod docking station (where you can play whatevers on your ipod, ipod touch, iphone through the system) plus a hdd memory store where you can listen to all of your music collection without ever having to get up and change discs, risking them getting scratched and broken. All of these functions can be controlled from the remote which is fabulous as i dont have to get up from the chair, or the table or desk to change music, i have the whole music world within reason, at my finger tips.
I will say that ripping the music, or in other words transfering the music, onto the systems hard drive does take some time, it took my husband many an evening to transfer the music and he has not put everything on there yet, i do notice a distinct lack of my music on there (coincidence, i think not), however once its on there, then thats it, its on there until you want to remove it.
There is a display screen that allows you to see what the song or artist is, the machine does this automatically, although there are a few minor issues with this in terms of it not reading the song and putting it in a different place, but as the music you put on it is yours, it is not going to be songs you dont know or like and you can rectify most of this by taking the time to change it, if you have the know how.
The sound quality of the machine is really good and sufficient for what you need at home, some people do say that the sound distorts if you play music at high volume, but i would say that it has to be excessively high for this to happen.
I love being able to flip between radio 1, kiss fm, my ipod and the hard drive on the system in seconds. It is an amazing machine and is good value for money, i would advise you to shop around, as the price for this varies from £224 to £362, which is a big difference, i managed to purchase mine for nearer the lower price which i was extremely pleased with.
For anyone who is looking for a new music system that does everything under one roof and is good value i would buy this or at least have a good look at it, just one piece of advice for everyone who is not technically minded, get someone who is to transfer the cd's to the hard drive, or from the computer to the hard drive, or be brave and have a go yourself, i tend to not get past the introduction in the manual myself, but certain things bore me, i just like the end product.
Summary: A GREAT MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
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