that's what i'm wondering. which would you advise? which ever i eventually buy, i'm prepared to pay about £200, so which are best.? i'm aware of the obvious things, like most people use cds> md, and for mp3, its from music from the net, but is there anythin that i might not know- has any of you bought one+ found them good/ bad? also comparing mp3 w/ net md's (sony) they do a similar job, right? which are best? any input'll be greatly apreaciated!