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Sony Network Walkman NW-E305B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews of Sony Network Walkman NW-E305B. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Comments about the portability and price are on the whole positive. The sound and design also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and performance get critical views.

usability, design, sound, price, portability

durability, performance, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Network Walkman NW-E305B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 user reviews of Sony Network Walkman NW-E305B from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers really like the sound and portability. The price and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability and performance.

usability, design, price, portability, sound

durability, performance, reliability

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NW-E305 Walkman Bean 512 MB MP3 Player BlueSony NW-E305 Walkman Bean 512 MB MP3 Player Blue

May, 2018

Expert review by : Rick Broida (

Sony Network Walkman NW-E300 review: Sony Network Walkman NW-E300


Sony Walkman Bean Sony is working hard to reestablish itself as a leader--or at least a competitor--in the portable music market. First, it added native MP3 support to its players, starting with the NW-S23 S2 Sports Network Walkman series. Next came...

Excellent FM reception and battery life; retractable USB connector.

Poorly designed USB cover; awkward controls; tiny screen muddles interface; noticeable hiss during playback; music-store support limited to Sony Connect; slow file transfers.

Sony's half-baked Walkman Bean tries hard to be hip, but bad design elements and hissy audio make it one square audio player.

Oct, 2005

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Hard to transfer!!


Hard to transfer files, I should import files first in Sony library, otherwise, I can't transfer any file at all.

easy to recharge, good design.

Hard to transfer files

Feb, 2006

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Good things come in small packages.


The sound quality is wonderful - on good headphones, the bass is strong - treble is clear - it looks great. Using the player itself couldn't be easier. The memory capacity leaves a bit to be desired, but if you're looking for the ability to hold...

Excellent device interface, small size, excellent construction quality, sound quality

flimsy USB port cover, software, batteries

Jul, 2002

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Don't pay attention to the cynics...this ATRAC3 player is a keeper!!!


Sony NW-E3 is the most beautiful ATRAC3 player in the world!!! It puts out the most incredible sound for such a little thing. I am a true believer in quality so I go with Sony that is made in Japan.

Ultimate portability, Most powerful sound of all MP3 players I have owned

battery life, poor software, not a mp3 player but a ATRAC3 player

Feb, 2002

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329.99 Lighter?


I received the NW-E3 from my uncle as a gift when it first came out into the market back in 2000. 329.99 was a steep price to pay, but it looked so cool and small. What I did not know is that a lot of features had to be sacrificed to get the player...

Size, that's it

Battery Life, ATRAC3 Format, Lack of Features

Jan, 2002

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Sony has done it again with its new NW-E3! It is the best bang-for-your-buck for an mp3 player. Great battery life from only one AAA battery. Software is simple and easy to use, and is very fast. All i need to do is to download songs from the...

Portability,Doesn't Skip!!Battery life,Ease of Use

Expensive Memory Cards

Jun, 2001

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Sony NW-E3 Software Macintosh Compatible? YES!!!


Allow me to start off by stating my purpose for being in the market for one of these things. I needed something that I could listen to music with - minus all the skipping and the bulking feeling I heard and felt with CD and Cassette Players. Then, of...

Sleek, Lightweight Design, Crisp Robust Sound


May, 2001

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worth the money, but only if it dosn't stop working.


I realy did like this product when i first purchased it. I found the software easy to use. The upload was rather quick. the ability to copy entire cd's was fantastic. At first, this was the best music player i ever owed. I was always coplimented...

sleek, stylish, great sound, easy to hide from teachers

extended use (4 months or so) leads to problems

Feb, 2001

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a good product


Recently I have purchased the NW-E3 because it was on sale for 264 dollars including tax. I was amazed at how small the player was, while still being able to deliver great quality sound. I have not experienced any problems with the product, and have...

small, light, easy to use, made in Japan, good design

battery life

Jan, 2001

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Don't bother


Just got one these for Xmas and wanted to add my dissatisfaction to that of the others here. In addition to the non-upgradability, limited compatibility, clumsy software, and all the other problems already extensively documented in other reviews, the...


Incredibly user-unfriendly

Dec, 2000

Product Specifications

Let your favorite MP3 start your day off right with the new Walkman Bean MP3 player. Its ergonomic shape slips nicely into your hand, making it the perfect travel companion for the drive to the office or a jet across the Atlantic. Want a change of pace? This MP3 Player features an FM tuner so you can switch from your music to the radio at the touch of a button. A built-in USB connector allows for easy data transfer without the use of a cord, and the Super Quick Battery Charge gives you three hours of playback with just a three-minute charge. Need track information? The player includes a 1-Line Organic Electroluminescence Display for viewing song titles, battery life, and time/date information.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Radio/Digital player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


Run Time (Up To):50hour(s)


Color of product:Black

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ATRAC3 / ATRAC3plus / MP3 / WAV / WMA/WAV / WMA / ATRAC3plus / MP3

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight




Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:45


Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

Flash Memory

Installed Size:512MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Network Walkman/Sony Walkman Bean


Color:Black/Blue/Blue / White/White

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):2.69 x 1.54 x 0.949

Packaging Content

Bundled software:SonicStage 3.2\n


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:45


FM radio: Yes
Preset Station Qty:30
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Record Modes

Voice recording: Yes

Remote Control

Type: None


Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:0.512

Weight & Dimensions