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Sony D-NE710

MP3/ATRAC3/CD Walkman®

Item # 158DNE710

Get extraordinary storage capacity from ordinary CD-Rs! Sony's skinny, silver D-NE710 comes with software that lets...

Get extraordinary storage capacity from ordinary CD-Rs! Sony's skinny, silver D-NE710 comes with software that lets...

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Item # 158DNE710

About the Sony D-NE710

Get extraordinary storage capacity from ordinary CD-Rs! Sony's skinny, silver D-NE710 comes with software that lets you use your PC's CD-R/W drive to burn your favorite CD tracks to CD-R in Sony's space-saving ATRAC3™ and ATRAC3plus™ formats. That's a huge advantage, because advanced ACTRAC3plus compression technology lets you fit over 32 hours of music onto one disc!

Get extraordinary storage capacity from ordinary CD-Rs! Sony's skinny, silver D-NE710 comes with software that lets you use your PC's CD-R/W drive to burn your favorite CD tracks to CD-R in Sony's space-saving ATRAC3™ and ATRAC3plus™ formats. That's a huge advantage, because advanced ACTRAC3plus compression technology lets you fit over 32 hours of music onto one disc!

Plus, the D-NE710 will play your MP3 discs, as well as standard audio CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs. You'll spend less time searching for tracks and more time listening, since the LCD shows ID3 tags and CD Text®, and the Jog Dial® allows you to search through songs at high speed.

Access your favorite tunes even more quickly by using the player's bookmark function. Enjoy up to 95 hours of ATRAC3plus playback with 2 "AA" batteries (not included). And you can trust Sony's G-Protection™ to prevent skipping. Plus, this hot, high-tech player looks just as great as it sounds!


  • plays audio CDs, CD-Rs & CD-RWs, and MP3, ATRAC3, & ATRAC3plus CDs
  • Jog Dial control
  • G-Protection
  • repeat, resume, and random play
  • 3-line LCD displays ID3 info and CD Text®
  • bass boost
  • Automatic Volume Limiter System
  • stereo headphones
  • Sonic Stage™ software CD-ROM
  • up to 95 hours ATRAC3plus CD playback with 2 "AA" batteries (not included)
  • 5-3/8"W x 1-1/8"H x 5-3/8"D
  • weight: 7 oz. without batteries
  • warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor

PC Requirements for Sonic Stage Software:

  • OS: Windows® 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, XP Home, or XP Professional
  • CD-R/W drive
  • For additional requirements, see Detailed Info.

What's in the box:

  • Portable CD player
  • MDR-027 on-the-ear headphones with 39" cord
  • SonicStage Simple Burner CD-ROM software for Windows
  • CD Player Operating Instructions
  • SonicStage Simple Burner Ver. 1.0 Operating Instructions
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Headphone level warning booklet
  • Notes on using SonicStage Simple Burner
  • Correction sheet (for SonicStage Simple Burner instructions)
  • Note on installation for Windows XP users
  • Note on switching play modes during playback
MFR #D-NE710

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Features & specs

CD-R Playback Yes
CD-RW Playback Yes
MP3 Playback Yes
Random Play Yes
Track Repeat Yes
Disc Repeat Yes
Program Play 64
Intro Scan No
Width (inches) 5-3/8
Height (inches) 1-1/8
Depth (inches) 5-3/8
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 90 Days
Analog Output 1 Stereo Mini
Digital Output None

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Battery Information

Computer Information


ATRAC3Plus, ATRAC3, and MP3 Playback: The D-NE710 can play Audio CDs, finalized CD-Rs and CD-RWs, as well as ATRAC3Plus, ATRAC3 and MP3 files recorded on a CD-R or CD-RW disc. ATRAC3Plus (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding3plus) is an advanced audio compression technology offering multiple bit rates, allowing you to create music compilations tailored to your listening preference with the ability to get up to 490 songs on a single CD-R or CD-RW disc at 48 kbps (see table below). ATRAC3Plus compresses music files to about 1/20th of its original size, while ATRAC3 compresses music files to about 1/10th of its original size while maintaining high quality sound. Discs must be recorded in ISO9660 Level 1/2 and Joliet formats.

Bit Rate Information: Available transfer bit rates for ATRAC3Plus are 64 kbps and 48 kbps; for ATRAC3 the bit rates are 132 kbps, 105 kbps and 66 kbps; for MP3 the bit rates are 16-320 kbps. The approximate number of songs that can be recorded on a 700MB CD-R/RW disc in ATRAC3Plus or ATRAC3 are:

Format Bit Transfer Rate Number of Songs*
ATRAC3Plus 48 kbps 490 Songs
ATRAC3Plus 64 kbps 360 Songs
ATRAC3 66 kbps 350 Songs
ATRAC3 105 kbps 220 Songs
ATRAC3 132 kbps 170 Songs

* based on 4 minutes per song

Slim, Full-Circle Design: The D-NE710 features a slim body with a full circle design, slightly larger than the circumference of a CD. A portion of the lid's outer edge is clear, allowing you to see the disc spinning inside.

Display Information: The unit's 3-line dot-matrix display provides ID3 Tag information, as well as CD Text info, including song title, album title, and artist name. The display will also provide disc/track total time, disc/track remaining time and track elapsed time.

D/A Conversion: This unit features a 1-bit Quartz Time-Axis Control Digital-to-Analog converter.

SonicStage Simple Burner Software: The unit comes with SonicStage Simple Burner CD-ROM software for Windows, which allows you to create your own ATRAC3Plus music file compilations on CD-R/RW media using your PC. With this software, you can add your own titles and edit your music groups to customize your portable music.

G-Protection: Developed to provide excellent protection against sound skipping while jogging, providing a higher level of shock protection than traditional ESP. The G-Protection feature provides 10-times faster shock recovery compared to conventional shock protection systems, so it will easily outperform electronic shock protection (ESP) systems equipped with 40 second buffers. The memory buffer is refreshed so quickly, that it is virtually impossible to make a CD skip. Note that G-Protection can be manually switched to either position 1 or 2. Position 2 provides an even greater level of shock protection and is recommended while taking harder exercise.

Jog Dial Control: The unit's top-mounted jog dial control lets you quickly and easily search through the hundreds of titles to find your favorite songs. Once the folder or file has been located, a simple press of the "enter" button makes the selection, and the CD player begins playing.

Bookmark Playback: The D-NE710 allows you to bookmark selected songs from multiple CDs, then play only the bookmarked tunes when you insert the CD. You can bookmark up to 99 tracks for pre-recorded CDs (up to 10 CDs), up to 999 tracks for ATRAC CDs (up to 5 CDs), and up to 400 tracks for MP3 CDs (up to 10 CDs). Bookmarks are stored in the player's memory, and are erased when all power sources are removed.

Multiple Play Modes: There are 14 different CD play modes:

  • Normal play
  • Disc repeat
  • Group/Folder play (ATRAC or MP3 only)
  • Group/Folder repeat (ATRAC or MP3 only)
  • One track play
  • One track repeat
  • Shuffle
  • Shuffle repeat
  • Group/Folder Shuffle (ATRAC or MP3 only)
  • Group/Folder Shuffle repeat (ATRAC or MP3 only)
  • Bookmark play
  • Playlist play (MP3 discs only)
  • Program play (up to 64 tracks/files)
  • Program repeat

Heat Resistant Lid: The unit's lid helps protect against high temperature build-up, especially when it's being used in hot climates and in vehicles.

Digital Volume Control: Instead of a mechanical dial volume control, the D-NE710 features a digital volume function for very precise adjustment of the volume level. The volume is adjusted with a spring-loaded push button located on the edge of the unit, while the 30-segment volume level appears in the LCD display.

Digital MegaBass: Digital MegaBass sound uses digital processing technology to produce rich, deep bass tones with extremely low harmonic distortion. You can select one of two Digital MegaBass levels, or turn it off.

AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter System): This player can limit the maximum volume level to protect your hearing. The AVLS feature can be switched on on off.

Hold: To prevent accidental button presses, the controls can be "locked" by activating the Hold function.

Beep Tone: This player outputs a "beep" sound when a function is operated or while tuning the radio. The beep can be turned off, if desired.

Battery Information

Batteries: This model uses two "AA" batteries (not supplied). Optional rechargeable NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) batteries (NH-WM2AA, not supplied) can be recharged inside the player. The LCD display has an indicator which shows remaining battery life.

Approximate Battery Life: When you use the CD player on a flat and stable surface the approximate battery life using two Sony alkaline batteries is as follows:

Player Function G-Protection Level 1 G-Protection Level 2
Audio CD 55 hours 50 hours
ATRAC3Plus Files* 95 hours 95 hours
MP3 Files** 85 hours 85 hours

*when recorded at 48 kbps or 64 kbps
**when recorded at 128 kbps                

AC Adapter: The unit can also be powered by an optional AC adapter (item #158ACE45A).

Computer Information

System Requirements: In order to use the supplied SonicStage Simple Burner CD-ROM software, the following hardware and software are required:

Computer IBM PC/AT or compatible
  • CPU: Pentium II 300 MHz or higher (Pentium III 600 MHz or higher is recommended.)
  • Hard disk drive space: 200 MB or more (The amount of free space required differs according to the size of the audio files that you want to handle. 1.5 GB of free space or more is recommended.)
  • RAM: 64 MB or higher (128 MB or higher is recommended)


  • CD-R/RW drive (capable of digital playback by WDM
  • Sound Board
Operating System Factory Installed:
  • Windows XP Home Edition
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Millennium Edition
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows 98 Second Edition
Display High Color (16-bit) or greater, 800 x 600 dots or more
  • Internet Access: for Web registration and CDDB servies
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader installed for viewing the online help

Environments Not Supported: The software is not supported by the following environments:

  • NEC PC-98 series or compatible machines, Macintosh systems
  • Windows XP versions other than Home Edition or Professional
  • Windows 2000 versions other than Professional
  • Windows 98 versions other than Second Edition
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 95
  • Personally constructed PCs or operating systems
  • An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating system
  • Multi-boot environment
  • Multi-monitor environment

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