Thinking of Buying a Sony Bean MP3 Player?

In my opinion, the Sony Bean Mp3 Player is the worst Mp3 player you can possibly buy. I bought one last year and it ran without any problems. I filled it with songs that I downloaded from and thoroughly enjoyed it. However, a few months later, I was charging it one day and went to unplug it as it was fully charged, and when I activated the play button, I received an error message. From then on that’s all the player would display is that message. So I looked up the error message, and I found out that the battery inside it had died, and it could no longer be used.

A few months is quite a short time to have an Mp3 player that should last a while. This player also set me back 100 dollars or more. Not only was the player bad, but the music software, SonicStage, was really slow. It became annoying transferring music on to the player. However, the one thing I did enjoy about the player was the quick charge capability. One minute of charging equals one hour of playback. That is one thing good that I liked about it. The sound quality is pretty bad as well. Some songs cannot be heard unless you crank the volume up all the way, songs that you would normally have no problem hearing. When you finally do hear the songs, it sounds pretty bad. It isn’t CD-quality sound, in fact, it has no quality at all to it.

Song storage is alright. I put almost 250 songs on the one I had, which was a 1GB. That to me is quite impressive since the salesman told me it could hold about 150 or so. I was also not impressed with the interface. One time I wanted to change the time and date format, and it took me a while to do so. The interface seems to be very unorganized and thus trying to change an option is like pulling teeth. The feel of this Mp3 player is also extremely flimsy. It seems one wrong move and somethings broke off. Mine did not break, however, the screen did have a small crack in it which I have no idea where it came from since I took excellent care of it. I did like the fact that there was an FM tuner in it, and it picked up radio stations that my good radio could not. All in all, this is not a good product. I was severely disappointed in its performance. There are more things wrong with this player than good. My advice to anyone buying this is, find another company and do research on Mp3 players before buying one, it takes some time but in the end, it is worth it.