Hi, I got my HD3 yesterday, so I'm still getting used to things. But it's gorgeous and it sounds great. A few points and questions... 1. Volume. I'm in the UK and have a UK HD3 and the volume is totally fine. Maybe the limit is deactivated, or maybe I have fragile ears. It's definitely not an issue to stop you buying one of these machines. (It can be altered if you're deaf/like it loud - check out other posts in this forum) 2. MP3 or ATRAC? MP3. Mainly because my other half has an iPod and he's ripped all the music already. (Am I lucky or what!) They are 160kbps and sound better than they do on his iPod. That way we can both use the same mp3 collection (although with different software) and save on PC harddrive space. I also prefer the idea of using a universal file type, rather than a manufacturer-specific one. 3. SonicStage. The main problem I have at the moment is how the right hand window (HD3) shows the albums in the order in which they were uploaded. So if I can't remember if I uploaded a certain album it can take ages to check. Is there a way of indexing this list better? Say, by Artist name? 4. Accessories. I know there are no decent HD3 accessories out yet, or does anyone know any different? I would also like a cradle/holder for use in my car, I thought maybe one designed for use with a mobile phone/gps/pda would be fine... anyone tried this? Also, has anyone bought the HD1 case for the HD3? Is it very bulky? What's the fit like? That's it for now. Any input greatly appreciated!! And I'll post back here when I think of something else!!!