Written on: 04/10/2008 by Jle1953
Old technology, Sony has closed support site as of 3/2008. Says you can now use with any mp3...but it crashes you system or just stalls. Sony messed up another potentially great player/recorder...again! (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2008
Why market the Sony MZ-N505 to people who need to do interviews and then make it impossible to extract the interview. I can't transfer the recording to the computer to edit! (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2007 by brian williamson (1 review written)
would be happy if the N505 would do what the salesman said I could do with it. (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2004 by jupiterfuton
This Sony MZN505 was my 5th portable mini disc player from sony. They've all been great but sadly 1 got stolen and the other 2 i had to sell to friends because i needed the money! But i have bought this one twice now. (My brother stole the other one) Whilst looking for a cheap MD to take on holiday I found this one. The answer to my dreams. I recommend this to anyone that dosn't really know what there doing with mod cons. It real simple. And it has great sound and the volume goes to a... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2003 by claudz (1 review written)
Overall the Sony MZ-N505 is a good portable mini disk player. The only bad thing is that it does not have a screen on the controller and recording is difficult. Other than that the sound quility is 8/10 and it can hold a lot of music. (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2003 by mute509 (1 review written)
I love sony products, i really do. I've been tempted into buying this Sony MZN505 recording device, but, now i'm afraid that i'll have to return it. My main gripe about the minidisc is the format it uses the ATRAC3 format, is a proprietary format....sure it's small, sounds great but still there is a brighter future for hard drive style devices since they can record on higher bit rates and also permanent storage is becoming larger than we've ever imagined and even cheaper... i'm sure that... (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2003 by Dave.
Bought first sunday after XMAS 2002 enjoyed care free listening ever since and even got the software to work first time on two different PCs which some people have trouble with, yes a bit more help would have been nice for those less computer literate but its ok.
There is no LCD screen remote on the remote but to be honest I dont miss that I use when out walking to uni etc. Can skip tracks with out needing a screen to tell me what it is!
Nice and compact fits neatly in to a pocket. Tend... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2003 by jeff.
Has a good sound but the software only allows 3 downloads. Has anyone found a way around the three download without re-downloading to my PC hard drive? (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2003 by Carson.
This minidisc player is terrific. I bought mine a few days before christmas, and since then it has worker great. Sound quality is excellent. The only problem is that a few weeks ago, whenever i tried to record new songs onto my minisdisc and it keeps on erasing all of the songs on the disc and i cannot listen to it. If anyone has a solution please contact me. thanks. (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2002 by Tru_Knyte.
I bought this MD player very recently on Boxing Day, and have yet to be disappointed with it. The sound quality never ceases to amaze, but what I find most remarkable about it is it's ability to hold so many songs! The average mp3 player can only hold about 20 songs tops, but my N505 can hold double that! Also, being able to group my songs is awesome. It makes things so much easier to scroll through, and is very convienient. It's like carrying 3-4 cds in one. Plus, the size of it makes the... (read more)
Written on: 25/12/2002 by chris butcher.
The Sony Mz-N505 is perfect in everyway apart from the fact that the softare is not working, it only tranfers (checks out MD) the songs to only 8% and stops! If anyone has any advice on how to solve this please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2002 by amg895jmg.
Being my first mini disc purchase, I am very happy with my selection. I was looking for a portable unit with a large capicity. I have a Rio player, but the lack of storage and the cost of memory cards, made me unsure about buying another mp3 player. I heard and read about the mini disc years ago, I did not notice them until I started looking for a new unit. I like the price, portability and storage that the Sony unit has to offer. I have owned Sony equipment before and I know the unit is... (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2002 by Darren Billups.
The Sony MZ-N505 is a fine beast of a minidisc player.
I purchased this for £142 via the internet and i don't regret it. The sound is very good even in LP4 mode and the machine is very small (much smaller than my last minidisc player/recorder purchased 5 years ago) and will easily fit it my pocket. It has an incredible amount of functions for something so small and comes with all the leads you could possibly need.
My only negative is that the software that comes on the CD is not easy to... (read more)