GyroGearloose Posted June 23, 2004 Report Share Posted June 23, 2004 Hi, I just bought a 600D in Montreal. The things that bother me are: 1) Battery life is FAR away from what is claimed by Sony. I've tried various alkalines including Energizer and Pure Energy rechargeables. The most I can get with a Hi-MD and Hi-LP is 6 hours. What are other people's experience in this regard? 2) Taking the unit apart reveals the innards are far slimmer than the bulky plastic body. Is this Sony's way of differentiating between the lower end and higher end models? I don't like walking around with a 1/2 inch of extra air inside the unit... Anybody out there want to make a mold for a slimmer vacuum-molded 'mod' case? (and a different battery...) 3) The body has two indents that look like extra connectors can go there. The PCB has component locations for things that line up real nice with those holes. Where can I find more info on this? 4) The new ATRAC3plus codec sounds very good at 256k, but the 64k mode is fatiguing. There are audible artifacts that can be ignored because it is a Walkman after all, but after a few hours of listening to the same music with the same headphones I used before with my old-school MD, my ears hurt. Anyone else get this? 5) In the price range of the higher end models, what's the 'plus' that Hi-MD can offer vs. iPod, Gigabeat, Riot et al.??? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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