REALTIME!! (Find me a slower recording rate)
I use PCM mode recording optically with FLAC/WAV/CD only.
I belong to the school of thought which believes music is for listening and relaxing and not comparing your "size".
Its not a personal taunt to you or anyone else but just my general belief.
I realize some prefer quicker ipods and even I have have a few Sony DAP,s such as the Vaio VGF-AP1L, HD1/3/5 and the A3000/1000.
For me nothing beats the silky smooth MD sound especially the Digital amps and the Sharp 1 bit Auvi amps. They are legendary in sound.