Aiwa AMF70 Headphones

AMF70

User Reviews (8)

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Tim   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 17, 2000]
Strength:

Easy to use, sturdy, great headphones great unit altogether

Weakness:

Any sort of editing or recording really drains the battery

Great product, dunno about in the US but over here in the UK it is shipped with the most comfortable pair of in ear headphones I have ever used, They have cushioned pads and the bass response is really good. Pity it doesn't have a analogue recording cable. The front on mine went a bit wobbly, but then I dropped it once (which doesn't seem to have done it any harm except for a little ding on the side) and that dissapeared. The jog wheel is amazing, really useful for getting the track breaks in just the right place and for putting the track names in (as if you are ever going to be bothered with that). Altogether a great unit.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
William Lin   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 18, 2000]
Strength:

Slick design, nice playback, very convenient

Weakness:

recording could drain battery, unless you use AC adapter.
Price is a bit steep.

I really enjoyed using my AM-F70 MD recorder, especially for those college lectures. You hook up a nice microphone (about $10), and the unit records some really clear audio. You will be amazed at how great the recorded audio quality is with this MD recorder. It's practically listening to a live lecture at your convenience.
I have also recorded CD's and MP3 with the unit and found that the music remained great.
I think the unit is worth the investment because it is worth the price to pay. You can do a lot with a MD recorder that a regular CD player couldn't do. While there is always the fact that the unit is fragile, but under careful usage, you can't go wrong.
Overall, it delivers clear audio for both the live recording as well as the CD/MP3 recordings. I've yet to try a live concert recording, but I think the quality won't be less than disappointing.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Adam   Casual Listener [Dec 29, 1999]
Strength:

Size, portability, sound quality, construction == great.
Backlit display, backlit remote display, dual hold buttons, manual level control or auto level control [can change manual levels DURING recording].
Battery life = forever with the battery pack. I haven't recharged or swapped in two weeks..

Weakness:

A little bit bigger than some other units

"Swoops-style" headphones are wretched. Thank god they were essentially free [the cable is like 2' long for them, too]

Otherwise, I can't do anything but praise this. Check eBay for it, you can grab it for around $200

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Iman Santoso   Audio Enthusiast [May 24, 2000]
Strength:

Excellent bass reproduction both from the unit and the headphones set, clear mic recording, and easy control over its front panel and remote control.

Weakness:

The headphones are loose and can be easily detached from the ears. I am going to buy the optional Aiwa headphones someday.

I bought mine in a sale for 18000 yen, and it is my first experience with minidisc player/recorder. At first I did not realize about its DSL feature because I could not get the English version manual, but then I couldn't be more satisfied! After comparing to similar products from Sony I can say that this product has better headphones and recording/playback quality.
Its bulky design and weight only give a better impression of a good quality product.

Similar Products Used: Sony R91
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
MikeC   an Audio Enthusiast [Aug 08, 1999]

This is a SUPER unit. I have had mine for about 3 months now and I love it. I looked at the Sony R55 and the Sharp 702 and 821. I liked the Aiwa better. This is my first minidisk unit, and I must say that I love the format. I have a CD-R in my computer, but I find the minidisk easier and more convenient. I had originally bought a minidisk for jogging (it has a 40 second buffer and never skips even when running), but I find myself taking it with me on all my business trips.The only downside of the unit as shipped are the headphones. They are earbuds that have a plastic band that goes around the base of your head. Complete crap! I can't believe the designer of these things ever tried them on. Chuck them immediately. I went and bought some Grado SR125s, SUPER headphones. The sound from the Aiwa is exactly the same as from the CD player, which from the Grados is very nice.
I use the AM-F70 to make digital recordings from my CD player which sound perfect. So far I have made around 25 minidisk recordings, including using the digital output from the DSS decoder (the nicer Sony models have built in digital out). I have also made a couple of minidisks from MP3s (going MP3 -> .wav -> CD -> minidisk), it stays digital all the way, so with great sounding mp3s you get great sounding minidisks). Since you can find blanks for under $2 it is easy to build up a nice library quickly. Easy editing provide on the F70 makes filling up disks easy. Unlike a CD-R, you can cut, add ,mark tracks, etc., to you hearts content. I also like the disk and track labels. Add to that an 8 hour battery (40! with the external battery pack), nice back lit unit and remote and you have a winner. 5 stars!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Alejandro Pena Munoz   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 13, 2000]
Strength:

The remote is very cool, easy to carry, the style l like it
nice piece of work...A+++++

Weakness:

a little hevy compared whit others, the headphones could be better

This is mi first MD player....i got to say they are the best Md player in the market today...are really cool, easy to use when you go in your car, the light is friendly with the eyes(The color is great)great sound after recording from the the CD player (with the optical cable) exactly are the same just a little bit lower quality but sounds terrific.If you don´t got one of this babys you are missing a lot of fun....Editing, dividing, combining, and so many things......

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Gav   Audio Enthusiast [May 04, 2000]
Strength:

Styling.
Sound.
Ease of use.
Playback time
Backlit display.

Weakness:

Headphones
A little on the big side.

I originally bought a JVC product (can't remember the model) but it broke within a day. So I went for the Aiwa am F-70 and I'm very pleased with it.

Perfect recordings every time with optical in.

Jog wheel and the backlit display make it very easy to use.

But the headphones were poor - too quiet, tended to fall out of my ears a lot (and, no, my ears are not too big!), and a bit muffled. Used my top quality Sony ones and everything's great.

Similar Products Used: JVC, Sony, Panasonic.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Fagan Steed   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 18, 2000]
Strength:

Good battery life, easy to use, blue backlight, almost never skips.

Weakness:

Average design asthetically, headphones split with time. h/phone lead too short [i know it sposed to be but its a joke], remote clip broke

Initially a good unit, sound quality on playback and recording is good. Mine started doing weird stuff [disc errors] pretty early on. Tried different disc brands [was using only Sony, switched to TDK and Maxell. No better. Currently is being repaired as it wont record properly, laser alignment or something.

I'd recommend you go for the Sony recorder. You'll know where those extra $/£'s went. Minidisc rules.

Similar Products Used: About 10 Sony Walkmans over the years
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
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