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      07.04.2005 17:21
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      ---Overview---

      Having such a large collection of CD's for some people means that using Ipods or minidiscs can make a whole collection obsolete. I for one still need a discman while I'm putting songs onto the computer or saving up for that more expensive MP3 player. This is where the Sony CD Walkman D-EJ885 comes into play. There are obviously a lot of discmans on the market, but this one manages to jump out at you that little bit more.

      ---Price---

      At just under a hundred pounds this CD player is very good value if you want something to show off. It comes with a battey charger and remote control which helps ease the pain of handing over your hard earned cash.

      ---Quality---

      Its up to the usual high standards I expect from Sony and also nicely packaged. One small issue is that when you have the volume to the maximum the bass starts to hiss and click, but this is very minimal and I've only noticed it on a couple of my CD's (perhaps its more down to music type than the actual discman). I would therefore advise if its available to listen in store to the sound quality before purchasing it.

      ---Style---

      This discman is very stylish, its white and chrome exterior hark back to a kind of 1970's retro space feel, it manages to look very swish indeed. Adopting the usual minimalist feel it has very few buttons and would be a flash accessory to anybody's music activities.

      ---Conclusion---

      This discman has a lot going for it style, price, a large range of features. The only drawback I would take into consideration is that it is too stylish and not functiontal enough, again having that extra bit for the maximum volume really would have helped. Another benefit is the battery life is very good (110hrs) and there is a cradle charger which allows it to recharge in about 30mins. If you still need to use CD's then this is a very good purchase, but if not I would seriously consider an MP3 player.

      ---Features---

      G-Protection Jog Proof
      Maximum battery life up to 110h
      CD-R/RW Playability
      LCD Display on remote
      Optical Digital-out for MD Link
      Jog Lever Operation
      Bookmark Function
      Tuner (FM/AM)
      Battery Charging Stand
      Remote Control
      Rechargeable Battery
      AC Adaptor

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        16.12.2003 00:24
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        Lets be honest if anyone just wanted a cd player, they could go out and buy one from Asda or somewhere for no more then 20 quid. But this model boasts so much more then the typical cd Walkman. Style/Look The main attraction to this product to anyone is the size and outward appearance, just look at it. Its dazzling elegant silver exterior could win anyone over. But the main selling point of course being its width. It stands at an impressive 0.75 Inches in depth, just enough to hold the cd and some vital workings. As well as looking impressive this allows the players to fit in bags, pockets and other spaces usually inaccessible to cd walkmans. Also included is a small cylinder shaped remote control, matching the player and looking just as stylish. G-Shock For most people Cd walkmans are for on the go music listening, during jogging, walking or even cycling. The one major problem that many people face is the track skipping or damaging the Cd resulting in a worse playback, normally happening as a result of a sudden movement, i.e. a jerk or jump causing the CD to slightly move and thus skipping the track. In order to combat this the Sony D-EJ885 features Skip-Free G-Protection, which enhances the laser and stops the track from skipping. Battery This is by far the best part of this player. Normally these walkmans ware down batteries in lightning speed and end up costing you more money in batteries then you paid for the player! However the D-EJ885 can get up to 110 hours of 2 single AA batteries!! Imagine the possibilities! On a side note another feature is that the player itself can charge up re-chargeable batteries, (via an Ac adapter) meaning you can charge and listen at the same time. I would recommend rechargeable batteries as although they don?t get the maximum playback it does work out a whole lot cheaper. Other Features Sound Quality - Music does sound better on this player, not in comparison to similar m
        ore expensive models but in comparison to cheaper Goodmans and Aiwa, I found that the music was clearer. 64 Track Programming - Allows you to select which order you want you songs to be played in for up to 64 tracks. Connection to hifi Systems and Minidisk Players/Recorders Bass Booster - Gives the songs a deeper beat. Slim Stick Remote - Lets you change track, play pause etc all with one finger, great for jogging. CD-R/RW playback - Lets you play cds copied from your computer. A decent set of headphones also comes free with it. Price This is the only down factor. These are pretty pricey considering you could pick up most CD walkmans for under £50 these days. Although this Walkman is a cut above the rest, looks better, feels better and sounds even better then some models, it is a question of whether or not you want to pay an extra 50-pound for this. I found these everywhere from £95 to £180 so its a good idea to shop around, althog8uh I have found Amazon to be fairy reasonable at normally about £97.99. Still it's up to you if your going to spend this amount of money on what essentially isn't too different from cheaper models. Conclusion This CD player is a lot better then my previous Goodman?s model, and is ideal for jogging, cycling etc. It also looks great and is sure to impress all your mates. But although it is a great player for such a high price I really suggest shopping around beforehand. Great Player, Price Lets It Down, Still Recommended If Your Loaded Hope you found this op helpful, thanks for reading - Kris

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