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  1. Sure, I can ship to Australia. If you want delivery in 4-10 days it will be $20 shipping instead of $5.
  2. All sold, thanks! Netted $320 total, not too bad.
  3. I'm right at the other end, I bought the e4 from Shure and didn't really think it was worth it. It sounded very much like my Sennheiser HD280 Pros (though they are a closed can and not really suitable for portability). IMHO the white ones look pretty dorky, so I'd go for the black models. The models with "c" (at Shure) or the 6i from Ety are all white models. I suggest headphone.com if you can't try them out, because you have 30 days no questions asked to return them. D.
  4. These are songs downloaded from Connect. It is not critical - there are probably only 20 songs on there that I really want to keep, and if I'm springing for a new device I can certainly spend the extra $20 to redownload them from some other source. Thanks, all. I read the Hi-MD Renderer post but it didn't appear this would work, since these are on my PC in "plain" .omg format and not on a Hi-MD. D.
  5. The ol' NZ707 is on its last legs, and I think I'm going to switch to a different format. I'm just not optimistic about the future of non-Sony MDs, and I've had it with Sony products lately. I'll keep the old MDs for car use, since I just went through all that nonsense to get an indash MD player last fall. So...I've already written to Creative and Toshiba re their MP3 players, and I've peeked in Sonic Stage, but does anyone know whether it's possible to convert my downloaded ATRAC songs into MP3 or wma format? SS only seems to allow conversions to ATRAC and not the other way. ? Thanks, D.
  6. Anybody come up with a good reason/fix for this? It's started happening on my 707. I know the recording/disk is good because last week it was fine; this week it keeps skipping over big sections of songs or jumping to the next song. This particularly worries me since I have TWO 707s and I hope it's not a sign of planned obsolescence. Ah well, might be time for Hi-MD! Thanks for any assistance; will try blowing clean before my next listen, but would like to hear any feedback that might help. Donna
  7. Thanks. Couldn't find any reference to them at head-fi but the reviews you directed me to were fine. An added bonus for me is that I can cash in Amex membership points and get them free :-) We'll see. D.
  8. Hi all, Many years ago (possibly 20) I tested a pair of B&O cans at their store in Virginia. At the time these were the most awesome sounding headphones I'd ever heard, but financially these multi-hundred-dollar things were out of my very limited budget. Wondering if anybody has more recent experience with B&O, either the earbuds or the full-on headphones. The budget's a little more stretchy these days :-) Thanks, D.
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    Everything was fine for about a week of uploading music and listening. Then the other day I plugged it in to do more uploads. Sonic Stage automatically launched, as usual, and it didn't see the unit (usually it's in the Transfer list). Then SS shut down unexpectedly and Windows gave me an unspecified error and told me to contact Sony. We didn't see the unit in the drives list, either; after that point, it would pop up in My Computer for a few seconds, then vanish, then reappear, then vanish, and so on. After a long time of disconnecting, rebooting, reconnecting, browsing Sony help, contacting Sony customer service, etc. etc. etc., we finally gave up. It worked fine on my husband's PC, with his cable and Sonic Stage, but on mine it just didn't work. (SS did see my MD unit which is still connected to the PC, though.) In the end I decided it was more worth it to save the $ and keep on usin' MD. Luckily we were not yet 30 days from my purchase date! Sony's customer service was no help at all, as usual. They kept telling me to read the knowledge base, which of course had nothing in it about this problem.
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    Leon, I just had to laugh at this excellent example of a very long Americanized sentence. Good one! I have returned my Network Walkman to Circuit City because of SonicStage difficulties (strangely, these difficulties don't appear with my MD units), so I have no more reason to sign up/visit the ATRAC forums. It's a sensible idea, though. I'll still be poking around here periodically. Got to decide whether it's worth buying Hi-MD now that I don't have a flash player... D.
  11. Last night, Wedding Crashers. Pretty funny, good no-brain summer flick.
  12. Hi all, These wonderful little clip-on style earphones (headphones? what do you call them when they are not earbuds and not true headphones?) cost me $46.95 including shipping from Audiocubes a few weeks ago. I purchased them for my Sony flash player but I'm returning that unit and sticking with the faithful minidiscs. The sound is pretty average for this type of earphone, but I haven't had them long enough to burn in at all. I'll sell these for $40 including shipping in the lower 48. The Audiocubes URL is http://www.audiocubes.com/category/Earphon..._Headphone.html and if you click the picture to enlarge you'll see the light blue ones I ordered. They have the original packaging and instructions. I don't need the neck strap capability anymore since my MD player can't use it. Email me at donna@us-picks.com if you're interested. Thanks, D.
  13. I did eventually get around it. If I burn the .wma to a CD then I can import it into Sonic Stage and then transfer to the device. Guess I'll keep it.
  14. Total turnaround here. Connect didn't have a couple of songs I wanted, so I downloaded from MSN Music (my first time using it). They were .wma format, which the E507 literature says it will convert to ATRAC to put on the unit. I kept getting errors about "unable to convert copyright-protected content." Finally I went to the literature for the E507 and in tiny print it says "will convert unsecured .wma files to ATRAC." Unsecured? What's that, stolen? What good does this do me if I can't copy legitimately-purchased music? I have written Sony an extremely nasty nastygram and we are going to return these things to Circuit City unless they can resolve it somehow - either a) provide a patch, which is unlikely, or give us whopping loads of credits to the Connect store. Either way I'm pretty irritated.
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