A solid choice for those who don't want an ipod.
This mp3 player is of very good quality and I highly recommend this. I bought this as a gift for my mom. While testing it to make sure it worked, I was blown away by how quick and responsive this little gadget is. I have a different model Walkman for myself, and I love it, and I was not disappointed in the quality of this model. This player has good sound and is very easy to use. The build quality of the player is also very sturdy. One thing in particular I like about the Walkman is that you can customize the sound of it. They have built in mixers to help the listener tweak the sound to their liking. One thing I don't care for is that out of the box, when you hook the player up to your computer, it automatically syncs EVERYTHING from your windows media library. This is a nice feature, but I turned it off, because there are some things that I don't want on my mp3 player such as various videos or pictures, certain songs, etc. Also, I had a problem once or twice with the player showing up with 2 copies of the same song. This was a little frustrating, but after tweaking in the settings I fixed this little problem. Also sometimes, the buttons don't always register when first pushed, but that is nothing more than a minor inconvenience. Other than that, this is a solid player.Read full review
The E354 is a good unit that suits my purposes quite well
A couple of things keep me coming back to the E354. The E354's USB-MiniB allows me to charge from standard home, office and mobile sources I use with other equipment without having to lug around the special cable that the newer walkman's require. The battery recharges to a usable level in a very short time and full faster than other devices I've owned(A definite plus) The device also looks like a standard Thumb drive when attached to a computer, which means that I can add and delete music and audio books (it's major use) without special software. The unit is compact and fairly rugged but I've destroyed or travel lost several (I'm rather rough on mobile equipment). The ability to replace the device a reasonable cost is therefore very important. The separately purchased sony earbuds are sufficiently high fedility for my needs as compared to the cheapies. I've purchased high end earbuds for this unit and while slightly better audio quality, they break just as often as all the others (see rough on equipment). If sony ever goes back to an industry standard connector I may upgrade to a newer device.Read full review
Great value for the money.
This unit from Sony delivers. It has all the features that I was looking for at a big savings over some of the other brands! It has a lot of storage, good battery life, and is easy to use. I like being able to listen to the radio also. Something my older player did not have.
Good product. Sturdy and efficient.
Perfect for the type of person who has a tendency to drop their media players. Not too expensive, great quality, easily portable and tough. The sorting of song is a bit odd, and I don't use a lot of the features, but definitely worth it if you want to listen to young songs and run around while doing so.
The product is good. You get your money worth out of it.
I bought this product because I wanted an mp3 player not an expensive Ipod. In that this product has met my expectation. The only thing I noticed is that they could have made the storage capacity of the player as close to 8GB as possible instead of barely 7GB it actually is. Secondly they could have made it last more than 31/2 days on a 3 hour charge like say 7 days worth on 3 hour charge. And I know they could make the video play more formats that just MP4 without needing to use the conversion program. I know they have this feature on other model, but just not the one I bought. Apart from the things I listed, the device worked perfectly.