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Sony MDS JE480

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews of Sony MDS JE480. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The price and sound also get good feedback. The connectivity and size get critical reviews.

usability, sound, price, durability, portability

size, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony MDS JE480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 101 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDS JE480

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Sony MDS JE480 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the sound and durability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the portability.

usability, price, durability, sound

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDS-JE480B MiniDisc deck- BlackSony MDS-JE480S MiniDisc deck- SilverSony MDS-JE480/B Static Mini Disc Player

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDS JE480

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony MDS JE480 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Views about the durability and reliability are on the whole positive. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the connectivity and size.

price, usability, sound, reliability, durability

performance, size, connectivity

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDSJE480 MiniDisc Player / Recorder (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

MiniDisc player/recorder

 

Owners say the Sony MDS-JE480 MiniDisc player is a good stay-at-home solution for DJs looking to create custom recordings or party mixes, or for enthusiasts who need a high-quality component to play back MiniDiscs on their audio systems. This player...

Analog line-level audio and digital optical inputs, integrates into home audio systems, inexpensive

Not portable

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Consumer review by: unclerepete (etronics.com)

Sony MDS-JE480 MiniDisc Digital Recorders

 

This is a decent unit and with the Sony name behind it, it should give a satisfactory life span.Happy CamperPros:Easy to use and a lot for the money even at the retail price.Cons:No captioning.

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: oxjuliard (etronics.com)

Sony MDS-JE480 MiniDisc Digital Recorders

 

Do not buy if you're a musician wanting to record yourself to create CD's. It does not permit you to export audio you record via microphone into your computer.Unsuited for musicians wishing to create CD'sPros:Good editing tools and good...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: ssjakira1 (etronics.com)

Sony MDS-JE480 MiniDisc Digital Recorders

 

I know MP3 players were in existence when this came out, so why it ever came out at all is beyond me. Maybe the price?The missing link between CD players and MP3 playersPros:No skip, decent amount of space, CD music straight to player - no...

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: jason222 (etronics.com)

Sony MDS-JE480 MiniDisc Digital Recorders

 

Don't buy this product. The battery life looks great, but it's not worth it.Only so-so.Pros:Great battery lifeCons:Button issues, software bad

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: guilleman (etronics.com)

Sony MDS-JE480 MiniDisc Digital Recorders

 

It.s great, if you have the money, buy it!!!Greater than any MP3 playerPros:Comfortable size, Digital PClink. It record up to 320' on an 80' MD. Low price.Cons:Its headphones and the remote control doesn't have a display, it could have been...

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: mindaddy (etronics.com)

Sony MDS-JE480 MiniDisc Digital Recorders

 

Buy if you want a media format that is cost effective and skip resistant. if you want durability at the expense of remote control, mic input, and size.MD finally won me overPros:'Sport' design / water resistant. Sound quality. PC...

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: fiferjanis (etronics.com)

Sony MDS-JE480 MiniDisc Digital Recorders

 

Get something else. Make someone other than Sony manufacture it with better less fragile parts and greater durability and ease of use.I got the LemonPros:Pretty blue case.Cons:Keeps breaking, costly to have fixed, distortion, non-user-friendly, no...

May, 2005

Consumer review by: crashingatmtu (etronics.com)

Sony MDS-JE480 MiniDisc Digital Recorders

 

Its well worth the priceNet MD Walkman MZ-NF610, Simple personal Media DevicePros:Disk capacity, Battery life, Remote controlCons:moments of freezing up, headphones, Software.

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: gvepinions (etronics.com)

Sony MDS-JE480 MiniDisc Digital Recorders

 

New technologies now make this unit outmoded, so I would no longer recommend it. The MZ-N707 is a robust little unit with good sound quality, and some serious drawbacksSony MZ-N707 Net MDPros:Sound quality; compact; variety of sound inputs and outputs;...

Feb, 2005

Product Specifications

Sony's MDS-JE480 MD Player/Recorder was created to maximize your MiniDisc enjoyment. Reap the benefits of features like ATRAC DSP Type S/MDLP/MP3, Hybrid Pulse DAC 24-Bit, MD Long Play (MDLP) Modes which enable recording for up to 4x's Normal Capacity, and Time Machine Recording with a 6-Second Buffer Memory that captures music up to six seconds before you press the record button. Utilize Jog Dial Control for Track Selection. Text Entry and Digital Record Level Control will simplify recording and playback. Listen longer. Record more... the MDS-JE480.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KA):MiniDisc recorder
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio components
Type:MiniDisc recorder

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Connectors

Optical Digital Input: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.2in
Height:3.7in
Weight:6.6lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:JE480/JE480B/JE480S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDS

MD System

Media Load Type:Slot-load
Playback Modes:All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle
Type:MiniDisc recorder

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Silver

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Turntable

Type: None
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