After reading the current reviews on play - it was obvious that this was the MP3 player for me.......and it didnt let me down!
The moment i took it out the box, firstly i noticed the tacticallity of it when in the palm of your hand, and the feather light weight - which doesnt take away from the feel of its build quality.
It's been touched on that the sound quality of this particular model is great - i can assure you that its nothing short of superb. Not to mention that your listening experience can be taylored exacty to your personal style or a selection pre-loaded presets.
the Bluetooth headphones have quite frankly blown me away. Although the wired headphones included host some absolutely fantastic sound quality - the abolishment of wires through bluetooth just free's your body up to do other things whilst listening to your music, whilst not being restricted. the Headphones have a built in volume and tract change utilities - so no need to really touch your player at all when using the them...... SPOT ON! put it in your own scenario - at the gym, at home doing domestic chores, walking the dog in the morning etc etc - think which ever you want, this Bluetooth technology just makes it all the better and all the easier. I must stress, there is no sound quality lost at all through these headphones and they'll silky and comfortable to wear and get on with.
Actually pairing the bluetooth headphones to the player can be likended to that of a mobile phone style system - but, through the use of its specially designed 'bluetooth' button - its evident how much Sony's designers have really though about user to machine compatability and understanding - essentially that made connecting the headphones to the player easier than sliding on a pair of flip-flops!
As for software...what software. quite literally my point. It does what it says on the tin. "....USER FRIENDLY OR WHAT?" with its drag and drop technology - you can either just 'drag and drop' files onto the player, or quite conviently just sync them onto the player through the use of windows media player - ive done both methods and i have to say windows media player just makes it that little bit easier and user friendly.
The screen clarity is superb, much better than many of the Ipod's that ive experienced - dare i say it, the resolution quality is verging on reasonably priced MP4 and multimedia players! Picture and video features follow suit as you may expect - although, home video's and ripped movies and so on may have to be converted to a certain file type (not to worry, conversion tool included)
Navigation - obviously many player wont come close to that of the Ipod's quite simply down to it being a patended style - but, may i add, the Sony has cunningly worked its past this through the positive and delightfully user friendly 3 - 4 step interface - which can be cruised with speed and ease.
To round this off, you quite simply for the price being offered here on play and for the amount of quality you get and should expect from a big player like Sony - this is the player for any person. The player echoes quality and class - whilst the featuers, sound quality, screen clarity and bluetooth outlets just slide it into that 7th gear - that most other players can rarely ever clutch at any time!
Superb - id recommend it to anyone.