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Sony Connect (SonicStage)

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It worked for me!"

    October 22, 2013  |   By drewper73

    Version: Sony Connect (SonicStage) 4.3

    Pros

    I read a couple of reviews where it didn't work for certain Sony products and the results were really bad. I had never heard of it until I purchased a Sony CD Walkman D-NE330 and the owner's manual explained it. So if I didn't have the right hardware I wouldn't have tried it. But I did and now I have five or six blank cds with about 20 entire regular cds on each blank cd!! The buttons on the walkman make it very easy to navigate from cd (or folder) to cd while listening to a song. I can rank songs and create playlists among other neat features.

    Cons

    There have been some cons. One is if you don't already have all of these different cds ripped into your computer then that's gonna take some time. That's probably the main thing that's keeping me from downloading it again and creating another cd. Also, of the five or six cds I've made using Sonicstage, two haven't worked. I put the cd in my walkman, press play, and after some clicking sounds, nothing happens. One last con is that these cds will only play on my walkman because that's the only device I own that supports ATRAC.

    Summary

    If you know your Sony device supports ATRAC format songs, then I wouldn't hesitate trying Sonicstage. Just read the instructions as you go. Read your device's owner's manual first to be sure.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "it only works if you"

    February 29, 2012  |   By awetfart

    Version: Sony Connect (SonicStage) 4.3

    Pros

    if only works if you open as adminstrator,,,,so go to short cut right click then go to open as adminatrator,,,,works for me on an old modle... had the same porbs as above then did this,,,

    Cons

    it is slow but
    go to short cut right click then go to open as adminatrator

    Summary

    go to short cut right click then go to open as adminatrator

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Useless software"

    January 18, 2012  |   By butcher53

    Version: Sony Connect (SonicStage) 4.3

    Pros

    None it doesn't work.

    Cons

    This is useless as it isn't compatable with earlier Sony MP£ players and managed to wipe all 18GB of music off my MP player. There should be a warning that this is possible, prior to allowing access to your player. If I could I would demand compensation for the loss of all the music on my player.

    Summary

    Please do not download this if you wish to keep your music.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "USELESS SONY MP3"

    August 8, 2011  |   By basicnone

    Version: Sony Connect (SonicStage) 4.3

    Pros

    NOT ONE! NOT ONE!

    Cons

    Since the upgrade I cannot use my mp3 player period to transfer music. My library is lost, and it asks me to format my Sony player. I have music that I cannot rearrange or add to. This is useless now, and I will never buy another Sony product.

    Summary

    NO MORE SONY FOR ME! I paid over $100 for a piece of junk that won't work, and am now stuck with music I purchased before Sony Connect went out of business. I would think Sony could come up with a solution to this problem.............FAST! Guess they are dragging their feet hoping people will fork out more money on their products. NOT IN MY LIFETIME!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Sonic Stage 4.3 failure"

    May 22, 2011  |   By LoKiUSMC

    Version: Sony Connect (SonicStage) 4.3

    Pros

    I loved my Sony MP3 player at the gym, it was smaller than an Ipod and had an arm band for ease of use while working out, running, and on the Harley.

    Cons

    Sonic Stage is completely useless now. I don't know what they did to the software it worked ok at first but now every time I open a sonic stage file (even backup) it freezes the whole computer and I have to manually restart.

    Summary

    Sony needs more than one type of software for their MP3 players. Sonic Stage is an epic failure.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Its OK if you know its quirks"

    February 23, 2011  |   By gortonandy

    Version: Sony Connect (SonicStage) 4.3

    Pros

    Essential for some Walkman models - ATRAC3plus sounds excellent - better than ATRAC 3 by a large margin. Excellent Gracenote database outshines WMP.

    Cons

    Slow and unresponsive. No way to separate different genres. ATRAC CDs are best written in small chunks to avoid crashing.

    Summary

    ATRAC 3 plus is a truly excellent sounding format although it is now defunct. However if you have a Walkman or CD player that uses it you can take advantage of this program's inbuilt conversion to stock up your device with high quality sound. Just remember to alter the conversion standard from normal to high in the preferences - this helps even if you use the lowest bit rate (48kbs)

    Updated on Dec 17, 2012

    UPDATE: Don't download this from Sony.
    Go to the SonyInsider website and get "SonicStage Ultimate".
    This is a modified version and is very stable. It also has drivers for NetMd on 64bit systems - something Sony never got around to providing. Also it runs without any compatibilty issues.
    It will run on Windows 8 but you have to "disable driver signature enforcement" - google it.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "easy to use"

    January 12, 2011  |   By velukone

    Version: Sony Connect (SonicStage) 4.3

    Pros

    simple to understand

    Cons

    at times takes a little longer to work

    Summary

    generally very good

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Useless annoying pile of junk."

    December 5, 2010  |   By LokiLeysmith

    Version: Sony Connect (SonicStage) 4.3

    Pros

    If I can think of one, I'll get back to you.

    Cons

    Mixes up all of the artists and songs, very tedious especially with double albums. Very slow as well. I could read War and Peace while loading music onto my NW E105F MP3 player. No Drag and Drop feature that would simplify everything.

    Summary

    Sony doesn't want to update this software anymore I gather, and I don't think there is any other software that I can use with this model. At least none that I've already tried at any rate. Time to get an I-Pod I suppose. The device was a gift from my former employer a few years ago. Should have known it was too good to be true.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Horrible equipment, horrible software"

    October 21, 2010  |   By Rowdy1076

    Version: Sony Connect (SonicStage) 4.3

    Pros

    There are none!

    Cons

    I tried to load a couple of songs on a friends MP3 player (Sony NW300), but couldn't without the software. So I download and install Sonic Stage, and the second time I tried to access the program it crashed my computer.

    Summary

    People are very critical of Apple products, but they have never given me any problems. Get an Ipod (or even a Zune), but stay away from anything that requires Sonic Stage.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Sony is not Environmentally Friendly"

    August 6, 2010  |   By snugglyprincess

    Version: Sony Connect (SonicStage) 4.3

    Pros

    Not one thing

    Cons

    I have purchased Sony products for many years, and I think I am done. Mostly every product I have in my home is sony. But good bye!

    Summary

    I have an old mp3 player, and now since the connect store is closed I cannot do anything with it. This company upgrades every year and they just want you to spend more money. Well im done! Why recycle a product a that I spent about $100 for when I wont get anything in return but saving the Earth. I mean thats a good thing. But I am talking money here. Not everyone has the money to keep going out and buying new upgrades everytime you see fit to scam the consumer. I do love sony but it is time to say goodbye. I will make sure I buy cheap things for now on and not your products. I am so tired of companies that are not environmentally friendly and your company is not so I have to boycott you. See you, well I will never see you again!

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