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SONY NWZ-B153

SONY NWZ-B153
alaScore 87

148 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and value for money. The performance and usability also get good reviews, but views are divided on the headphones.

sound, usability, performance, value for money, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the SONY NWZ-B153 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 148 reviews)

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Showing 1 - 10 of 27 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (18)

Consumer review by:

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i really did like this product until a few days ago when i pluged the headphones in and now it sounds like its under water, its not the headphones i checked. Really upset as i've only had it 6 months :( ...

Reliable performance

Poor sound quality, Freezes up

Expert review by:

Sony Walkman NWZ-B153

 

The Sony Walkman NWZ-B153 MP3 player delivers good sound quality and has a useful three-minute battery quick charge feature. Its unintuitive navigatio...

Good sound quality, [en drive form factor, three minutes quick charge, three-line LCD screen; FM Radio with recording

Unintuitive navigation wheel, loose USB cap, plays only MP3 and WMA

The Sony Walkman NWZ-B153 is a good option for users looking for a compact, sturdy and easy-to-carry MP3 player. Its impressive battery life and good overall sound quality makes for a balanced product.

Expert review by:

Sony Walkman NWZ-B153 review

 

The Sony Walkman NWZ-B153 is a basic pen-drive based MP3 player that offers many essential features and good sound quality. It has the useful 3-minutes battery quick charge feature. Its unintuitive navigation wheel and limited format support may be...

The Sony Walkman NWZ-B153 is a good option for users looking for a compact, sturdy and easy to carry MP3 player. Its impressive battery life and good overall sound quality makes for a balanced product which is only second to the Cowon iAudio E2 in our...

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Expert review by:

Sony Walkman NWZ-B153

 

A pen-drive MP3 player with a quick charge option and good sound quality to accompany you while jogging or in the gym.

Good sound quality ; Pen drive form factor ; 3 minutes quick charge ; 3-line LCD screen ; FM Radio with recording

Unintuitive navigation wheel ; Loose USB cap ; Plays only MP3 and WMA

The NWZ-B153 is a basic pen-drive based MP3 player that offers many essential features and good sound quality. It has the useful 3-minutes battery quick charge feature. Its unintuitive navigation wheel and limited format support may be deal-breaking...

Expert review by:

Sony Walkman NWZ-B153

 

Sony's offering scores for being practical and is a worthy consideration if you're looking for a simple player.

Interesting LED lighting ; Drag-and-drop file transfer ; Quick charge feature ; Good audio quality

Some features are redundant ; USB cap has a loose fit ; Bundled earphones sound thin

Via CNET Asia

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Review: Sony NWZ-B153F

 

Though it has funky eye-grabbing looks, we wonder if Sony has introduced enough new features to liven up a player with a traditional form factor.

Interesting LED lighting; drag-and-drop file transfer; quick charge feature; good audio quality

Some features are redundant; USB cap has a loose fit; bundled earphones sound thin

Sony's offering scores for being practical and is a worthy consideration if you're looking for a simple player.

Expert review by:

Sony Walkman NWZ-B153F

 

Audio quality is its strong point

Small form factor, built-in USB connection, easy UI navigation, voice recorder, good audio quality, good battery life, inexpensive

No built-in clip to attach to clothes, no AAC format support, bass mode reduces battery life significantly, slow data transfer speeds, not much different than last year's model, rotating dial complicates navigation, USB cap feels a bit loose

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Amazon review summary for SONY NWZ-B153

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 73 user reviews of SONY NWZ-B153 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, performance, sound, portability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZB153B B Series Walkman 4GB MP3 Player with Unique Quick Charge - BlackSony NWZB153L B Series 4GB MP3 Player with Unique Quick Charge - BlueSony NWZB153R B Series 4GB MP3 Player with Unique Quick Charge - Red

Consumer review by:

Sony Walkman NWZ-B153

 

Dick smith manager would not open to demo & was very misleading.

nothing

to hard to handle

Consumer review by:

Sony Walkman NWZ-B153

 

I bought this to replace my Sony NWZ-S738, which was a great Mp3 player but unfortunately met an untimely demise!! While I think I will still buy the NWZ-S738 or a newer equivalent as well, I bought this one as a smaller portable player to take running...

Size, drag & drop, sound quality, design, price

USB cap loose, head phones are pretty basic

Consumer review by:

SONY NWZ-B153

 

Design ; The mp3 player feels nice to hold ; Its small shape and lightness make it good for things such as going to the gym or listening to music on the move ; The built in usb is handy for the computer as you don't have to worry about a cable ; Most...

Design ; Although the mp3 player feels nice in the hand there is quite a lot of plasticyness if you scrutinise it closely ; It is quite easy to lose the usb cap if you are not very careful ; The wheel for scrolling between tracks is a bit fiddly, and...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-In Microphone:No / Yes
Built-In Radio:No / Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
Direct TV Recording: No
Radio Function: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Display

Display Technology:Monochrome STN Display
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio Player

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: No
MPEG2 Playback: No
MPEG4 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: No
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No
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