Product Type: Sony portable MD players
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Sony MD Walkman MZ-E500
Member Name: abbas_ali
Sony MD Walkman MZ-E500
Date: 21/04/02, updated on 21/04/02 (447 review reads)
Advantages: LCD Display, New playback features
Disadvantages: expensive, as we know minidisc overall is a flop because of the price
Despite the fact that this minidisc is rather steep in price for just a playing facility I think it is definitely money well spent. This remains a class act with the best feature being the great remote with a superb back lighted LCD. The design is not breathtaking, more efficient, and most importantly it does not weigh down your pocket.
For most people a dedicated player may not be the thing but for those with access to a recorder it is far more sensible- why pay the extra money for a player when you can spend the money on upgrading features.
This is the principal behind the MZE-500, features such as the built in battery mean no more fiddling with AA’s (while of course you could always use the attachable single AA case to get about 40 hours of play time) while the upgraded remote is amazingly useful.
Its main features of it are:
. Playback only
. Long Play Feature
. Plays up to 75hrs
. LCD Remote
. G-Protection jog proof: skip free
In terms of audio there is:
. Digital Mega Bass sound system – which gives rich, deep bass tones with digital signal processing for virtually inaudible harmonic distortion or in other words means there is no interference
. Automatic Volume Limit System – this is where the volume is automatically adjusted for better sound and clearer sound.
. Digital Sound Preset – 8 stages treble and bass preset
The MZ-500 is also very convenient:
New Double faced Jacket Size MD WALKMAN PLAYER
LCD Indicator and controls on back of unit - shows battery level indicator and track information, and controls provide direct access to the player's functions
Easy POP-UP Eject Mechanism -When the eject mechanism is pressed on the unit, the lid pops up and ejects the disc approximately 1/2 inch making for easy loading and unloading
Internal Battery Compartment holds one "AA" TYPE Battery
Battery Level Indicator on unit LCD - shows you at a glance when battery power is low
Personal disc memory - Stores your preferred settings, for listening volume and other functions, when playing pre-programmed discs
I think that this is the best travel equip player there is currently out and at the £125 I got it for I would rate this well worth it.
It is tiny and has the best in playback features- compatible with the new MDLP function which seems to have got electro-geeks, who hardly ever use the things but just like admiring the fact they’ve got, one all hot on a cosy night in.
This player is really good and there’s not much bad about it. The minidisk format however is better than compact disc in terms of features.
I would say this player is superb and I can find no faults with it at this time, and long may it continue. By the way for untrained readers minidisc in itself is incredible compared to other portable formats, even compact disc due to the extra features it has and this player is top of the range.