Sony's ATRAC format, and NET MD

I was given a Sony Mini Disk player and have been using it for portable music. I was disapointed I couldnt put my LAME VRB MP3’s on it due to it only excepting Sony’s ATRAC encoding format. So I have been using the LP2 setting (132 kbps ATRAC).

What is the low down on the quality of ATRAC? I have found that some stuff sounds a bit weak. Could anyone point me to any article’s or info on how good/bad the Sony ATRAC format is?

Thank-You ahead of time :slight_smile: