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couple of questions about NW3 and other mp3

clarkyb

Active Member
hi
i have a minidisc player at the moment and i am thinking about upgrading to a mp3 player

i have the NW3 in mind because of its battery and looks
The Cowen I-Audio because of its good reviews and has a radio
or an mp3 cd player because they are cheaper (but less portable)

my questions are
1. does anyone have a i-audio and if so how easy is it to use?
2. with the sony why is sonic stage so bad??
3. i use itunes as my music player as i prefer it to Windows MP so if i was to copy my itunes music to audio cds and then ripped them into atrac+ would i have any quality problems
4. how easy is the NW3 to control and how good is the folder system on it
5. what atrac setting is comparable to 192kb/s mp3 and finally how does atrac sound at the highest setting (256kbs???) and how many tracks could you fit on the player

ps when recording onto minidiscs via optical cable would the quality of the HI-FI play a part in the recording quality
thanks :smashin:
:smoke: :uk:
 
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Goliath

Guest
Clarkyb
I can only answer some of your questions.

2 " Why is Sonic Stage so Bad"

It's not, correctly installed on a well maintained Pc Sonic Stage is very efficient. (Not Perfect but very efficient) and fairly easy to use. Many of the complaints I have read about Sonic Stage 2.3 usually appear to be simple problems that can be overcome by learning to use the software correctly.

4. "How easy is the NW3 to control and how good is the folder system".

After a short period of trying to use the NW3, I found it was difficult at first, then I did something unusual. I read the documentation, my NW3 is now a pleasure to use very simple.

5. what atrac setting is comparable to 192kb/s mp3 and finally how does atrac sound at the highest setting (256kbs???) and how many tracks could you fit on the player.

At the highest setting (256kbs) Atrac3Plus is fantastic, I love good quality sounds at it is good quality, I told that at 256kbs the HD should hold about 2,000 tracks, mine has about 1,000 tracks so far and it's not used half the disk space!!!!
 
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KMH

Guest
Goliath said:
Clarkyb
I can only answer some of your questions.

2 " Why is Sonic Stage so Bad"

It's not, correctly installed on a well maintained Pc Sonic Stage is very efficient. (Not Perfect but very efficient) and fairly easy to use. Many of the complaints I have read about Sonic Stage 2.3 usually appear to be simple problems that can be overcome by learning to use the software correctly.

Wait till you have more the 20gb of music and then see how woefull SS is, it has no built in approach to allow you to manage large libarys. Sony really should be ashamed of themselves for releasing software this bad.

Goliath said:
5. what atrac setting is comparable to 192kb/s mp3 and finally how does atrac sound at the highest setting (256kbs???) and how many tracks could you fit on the player.

At the highest setting (256kbs) Atrac3Plus is fantastic, I love good quality sounds at it is good quality, I told that at 256kbs the HD should hold about 2,000 tracks, mine has about 1,000 tracks so far and it's not used half the disk space!!!!

You need A3+256 to match LAME-128 or higher, fortunatly A3+256 is sounds very good, better than LAME APS to me. I can get about 230 albums on my HD1 at 256kbps
 
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Frodo0815

Guest
Hi
Im also locking for a NW-HD3.
I have ripped most of my CDs with MP3 Musicmaker and some with iTunes.
May I get problems because the songs are not ripped with SonicStage?

Thank you for your answers..
 

hughesy

Active Member
I have most of my songs ripped with itunes and haven't incurred any problems!!! Changing from itunes to sonicstage is the only problem!!
 

clarkyb

Active Member
thanks

one more question :boring: :D , if i rip a cd into itunes on 128kb/s AAC and then re rip in into atrac on 256kb/s will it sound better than the AAC file
thanks
 

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