Product Type: Sony MP3 players
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Brilliant Music player
Sony Walkman NWZ-X1060 32 GB
Member Name: Kary
Sony Walkman NWZ-X1060 32 GB
Advantages: Play music, noise cancellation that works
Disadvantages: Nothing specific
Sony NWZX-1050B MP3 Walkman, Black, 32GB.
This product saved me from having to buy an iPod and install the dreaded iTunes on my PC. I have used iPods and I have used iTunes and I have taken a disliking to both but especially iTunes, it just seems slow (on a good PC) and there is just too much rubbish, I just wanted to be able to drag and drop all of my songs from my PC on to my MP3 player with no hassle but at the same time I wanted something that would do the job (playing music not games) as well if not better than say the iPod touch.
Lucky for me I stumbled across this Sony Walkman series when searching for MP3 players, now they are not cheap but then neither were / are iPods, they also weren't as popular as iPods and don't have the apps of the Touch but then that didn't bother me. I waited for prices to come down and luckily found it on offer in John Lewis and went ahead with the purchase.
The product arrived super quick and on opening I was instantly pleased with the size and weight of the device and super happy with its appearance, it looks really sleek and slick. I found the USB cable and plugged into the computer and was delighted when it showed as a drive on my PC and all I had to do was drag and drop all my music collection across.
Transferring files onto the player was not only easy but also very quick, I have around 1000 songs on there
with several audio books and there is so much space left that it is silly, I will probably put some videos on there just to use up some of the space.
The screen is amazing, the colours are very clear and vivid and it works really well in a variety of lighting, however the area in which this device truly excels is not video playback but in audio playback, but with this being the primary function I am very happy with this. The supplied earplugs are extremely comfy and fit really well in my ears and the noise cancelling is actually not a gimmick.
When I saw that noise cancelling was present it didn't really persuade me to buy it as everything I have tried this on hasn't really had an impact and I'm not saying on this device the noise cancelling will cancel out all your traffic when you are walking to work but it does do a much better job than I was expecting. I have tried using whilst out running (the player is light enough to use when running), in the gym and at a fairly sedate party (not to be rude but just to try it) and on every occasion flicking the switch clearly made a difference to background noise. The only time the noise cancelling fails you is in windy conditions but because of the way that they work that is exactly what I expected.
The user interface on this is really easy, you can set up playlists on your computer and just drag and drop tracks in and then you can just play these tracks, it is easy to play videos and you can easily change between shuffle and repeat etc.
The battery life in standby is really good, I have on occasion gone away for a few weeks and not used it and still been able to pick it up and go when needed, when using I can't quote a specific figure but I have used it regularly and not had to charge any more frequently than once a week.
For those people that like apps this isn't for you stick to the iPod touch, but for those of you who like listening to music in a good quality and don't just want the basic MP3 player then I think this is a really good buy.
Summary: If you want to play games get an iPod touch, if you want to listen to music get this!!!
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