I bought this MP3 player for my partner for her birthday. Whilst we are both just hitting 30 years old, we aren't that great with technology, so wanted something simple but relatively inexpensive to download tracks and listen to while my partner does her cleaning job.
After some basic research on the internet and shops I decided on the Sony 2GB version in pink. I liked the idea it was so small and therefore could fit in the pocket. When we received it we were even happier with the simplicity. It acts as a pen drive as such, and simply take off the cap, plug into the USB port in the laptop and link up to Windows media player and simply transfer the songs over with the click of a button. We particularly liked the idea we could simply re-use our old CD's rather than actually pay to download new tracks etc. So now we have a light, nifty unit with a great back catalogue of all our tunes. It is fairly easy to use after that too, in terms of changing tracks, playing a particular album or mixing the tracks up for variety. The only down side we have found is the headphones come out a tad too easy, perhaps if you are moving around too much. But for an inexpensive, first time MP3 for beginners I would have to say this is the number 1 choice!!
I bought this about 6 months ago just so I could have something to listen to audio books with when I went to bed. I was looking for something small and found the Sony NWZ-B152B. This last while, I've also been using it while out jogging. It's small, light and unobtrusive making it ideal for doing both the things I use it for.
It's comes with its own headphones which I use all the time with it now. The USB connector is built in to the end of the MP3 player, neatly hidden under a cap that slides on and off. It's very easy to set up. Just plug it in to the computer, and a few clicks later you're done. To load songs on to it it's just a matter of plugging it in to the USB port and drag & drop the music files or audio books in to the folder. The files (It only handles MP3 and WAV)transfer quickly and easily.
The MP3 player will play for around 18 hours (I've never used it for that long at one time) on a full charge and takes approx 2 hours to charge.
As a whole the Sony NWZ-B152B is easy to use but I found the Dial on the front which is used to navigate through the menus very awkard and fiddly to use. It can be quite annoying to be honest, but being such a small piece of kit I kind of expected that so I can happily live with that.
On the whole, I'd say the Sony NWZ-B15 2B is a great little player. Now that I've been using it regularly for a while I wouldn't want to be with out it!
This portable MP3 player is one of the best little gadgets I've bought in a long time. I got it to replace an MP3 player (not Sony) I'd prieviously bought online that lasted exactly a week before it literally fell to pieces. But I guess something costing £9.99 isn't going to last very long anyway. So I decided to look into getting something that was going to last me a little bit longer, after reading several good reviews I decided on the Sony NWZ-B152B. £39.99 from Argos. This is perfect for me as I can't be bothered with all this "itunes" business, which is why I stayed clear of the ipod family.
The packaging it comes in is clear plastic with a cardboard backing, bit of a pain to get into but I got there eventually.
It comes in several different colours including Red, Blue, Pink, I chose Black, complete with a set of headphones, but unlike some things that come with head phones, I was pleasantly suprised at the very good quality of this set.
The player itself is about 4" long and 1" wide. The headphones clip into one end while the other end supports the USB connection which is covered with a neat looking cap that slides on and off quite easily. On the front of the player there is a wheel like control, pressing the centre of this turns the player on and off. It lights up when pressed on, this is also used for play/pause, the wheel can be turned slightly left and right for scrolling up and down on the small LCD screen which displays all your information, albums e.t.c. that you have stored on the player. Along the side of the player there is a button for the voice recorder, this can be used for recording voice or radio. A little further down is the volume control and next to that is a bass button. Along the other side is a hold button I've not used this feature but I presume it stops everything without turning the player off. Along with your own music you can also listen to FM radio.
The player is compatible with windows Vista and XP, it supports MP3 and WMA files all you have to do is plug it into the USB port and install which is more or less done for you, apart from a few clicks here and there, once thats done you open up your music files and away you go. Whilst the player is connected to the computer the word "connected" is displayed on the LCD screen, and it advises not to remove while transfering data. (not that you would anyway) And it's charging up while your sorting out your 2GB worth of music, it takes about 2hrs to charge completly from dead. The fully charged battery lasts round about 18 hours of play time.
I'm really happy with this MP3 player, the sound quality is excellent and the player is real easy to understand and control, I couldn't be without it now, it gets 5 stars from me.
I think I've covered just about everything you may want to know, if you were considering purchasing this product.
Thank you for reading my review.