I bought the Sony Walkman approximately 10 months ago. I am very impressed with the product in all of the catagories.
The sound quality is amazing compared with anything else i've heard from an mp3/mp4 player. The video quality and the sound quality of the video match the same standard also.
In the 10 months which i've had this product, it has been very reliable not breaking down on me and I havn't had any problems whatsoever with it.
The interface is amazingly easy to use. There are some unneccisary parts to it, for example it has a Time machine shuffle, which I don't see the point too and it seems to come up with a range of 6 different songs. The main menu has 9 options as you can see from the picture. Shuffle, Search, Clock, Pictures, Music, Video, Settings, Playlists, Now playing (Directs you to the current song/video/picture you are playing).
The keypad consists of the arrow keys used to navigate around songs and menus, The options button which shows you details when playing a song/video and also turns the Walkman off when you hold it down. Lastly the Back button, which goes back from any menu.
The Walkman has the bare minimum of features on it, but it has everything you need on an mp3/mp4 player. It has Mp3/Mp4, Pictures, Playlists, Shuffle and a Clock with date. Dissapointingly it doesn't have a radio, which would have been a nice touch.
To transfer files onto the Walkman, it's as simple as connecting it to the computer via USB and drag and drop onto the player. Couldn't be simpler!
The Walkman is chargeable only when left plugged into a running computer or laptop via USB which is the other main problem I find with it.
The battery life is impressive, I've been listening to it in bed and accidentally left it playing over night, waking up to find it still playing with a fragment of the battery gone.
Overall I think that it is a very good player and it has an amazing quality of audio and video. The two slight problems with it are quite easily outweighed by the posatives. Once you look past the slight drawbacks you will find an amazing player!
Well, i replaced my ipod with this, and it has done a very good job. Its alot more simple than the previuos models of this walkman. 4gb is enough for anyone with a fairly sized collection of music, although this model has video playback, i dont use it for this, and i would buy an archos for watching videos. The layout is very neat and tidy, and looks great, as does the actual mp3 player itself. You can also put pictures onto the walkman, and the quality is fairly good for the size of screen.
Its simpler, as i mentioned before, and you can simply drag and drop files from the computer onto the mp3 player folder. The battery life is fairly impressive, but if videos are watched, it can run out fairly quickly. For music it lasted about 25 hours full on, roughly.
I personally love this mp3 player, and its perfect for me, but i dont use this every day, nust when running, or on the train.
Thanks for reading
I bought this for my daughter for Christmas and would thoroughly recommend it. The NWZA models seem to have ditched the frustrating software of the previous models, which annoyingly look exactly the same as the new ones, and all you have to do is connect to your PC and drag-and-drop. Everything is downloaded in minutes and off you go. Unlike many mp3 players, the controls are easy to use, the index system being laid out the same way as a mobile phone. The headphones included are actually very good and the sound quality is excellent. Put it this way, I've got my eye on it myself so if she leaves it lying around too long!!!. The only downside is that the Sony's always cost that little bit more than the others, but at least reliability is a stable part of the Sony brand and, if you shop around, you can find some good deals. Apparently you can download podcasts aswell although we haven't tried this feature out yet!!