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Q: Walkman-type personal CD player ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Walkman-type personal CD player
Category: Sports and Recreation
Asked by: m0ng00se-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 25 Apr 2005 12:59 PDT
Expires: 25 May 2005 12:59 PDT
Question ID: 514030
I need a recommendation for a good personal CD player which will be
used only for its ability to play audio books and am/fm radio while
walking/jogging on a treadmill. Price --within reason -- is not an
issue but I'm not interested in--or do I want--accessories like remote
control, external speakers, software, etc.
Must have features: 
1. Anti-skip 
2. The ability to shut it off in mid-sentence (in the case of an
audio-book) and then resume playing at that exact same spot several
days later. (I understand that some players resume at the beginning of
the track...this would be unsatisfactory).
3. mp3 playback ability 
4. am/fm presets.
Please give me a specific model number and where it is available. Any
other tips as regards which features would be important to would be
Subject: Re: Walkman-type personal CD player
Answered By: djbaker-ga on 25 Apr 2005 13:42 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Mongoose,
I think I found the perfect player for what your are looking for. 
It's the Sony D-NF400 Psyc ATRAC Portable CD Player.  Some of the
features which it comes with are...

*MP3 Compatible
*Built in FM/AM/TV/Weather Tuner with 51 Presets
*Skip Protection
*85 Hours of playback on 2 double A batteries
*Mid-song resume
*Full ID3 tag recognition
*Digital Mega Bass Boost

The player got a 4.5 at Amazon and every else I looked it gave it
great reviews.  One reviewer at Amazon said that it was great for

The cost is $74.99 at Amazon and it can be found here:

The exact model number is: Sony D-NF400 Psyc ATRAC

I hope this fits your needs.  If not please request a clarification
before rating my answer and I will be happy to look again.

Have a great day,

search strategy:

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cd walkman radio presets resume mp3
m0ng00se-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Good fast job!Thanks, DJ. I think you hit the nail on the head. The
main feature I was looking for--being able to resume exactly where you
stopped--is not always apparent by reading the mfgr's specs but in
this case, there's no doubt after reading the reviews. I'm also going
to look into the Rio and iRiver models mentioned by one of the

Subject: Re: Walkman-type personal CD player
From: djbaker-ga on 26 Apr 2005 09:07 PDT
Great, I'm glad that was what you were looking for.  Thank you very
much for the 5 stars and the tip.  have a great day and thank you for
using Google Answers!

Subject: Re: Walkman-type personal CD player
From: zdav-ga on 23 May 2005 04:50 PDT
To: m0ng00se-ga

I am interested in your final selection as I must buy another player.
I very much like an older iRiver unit that I bought my daughter a
couple of years ago for Xmas, but they seem to have discontinued their
cd players. Did you end up with a Sony or Rio?

FYI: Panasonic also has some units that will "resume" playback from
when play was stopped. Also, Dealtime ( can search for
units based on "resume play" criteria.
Subject: Re: Walkman-type personal CD player
From: m0ng00se-ga on 25 May 2005 13:30 PDT
In response to your query as to what did I end up with, I got the Sony
and am very happy with it so far. It does everything I was looking for
a player to do. The AM reception isn't the best, but then I'm in a
fringe area for the news station I listen to. It's relatively
uncomplicated,  doesn't miss a beat while I'm on my treadmill, starts
up my audio-book exactly where I stopped the previous day, and is MP3
compatible. For my purposes, I would give it a 9 out of 10.

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