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Sony Network Walkman NW-E305B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and value for money. The design and sound also get good views. There are some less positive views about the build quality.

usability, sound, design, value for money, battery

durability

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 70/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Network Walkman NW-E305B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Sony Network Walkman NW-E305B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, design, sound, portability

build quality

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 White

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Sony Walkman Bean NW-E305 (512MB, Coconut White)

 

The 512MB NW-E305 comes in Coconut White and Tropical Ice Blue, while the 1GB NW-E307 comes in Black Licorice and, especially for the girls, Cotton Candy Pink. Sony has already lowered prices since announcing the Beans in August; you'll pay $119.95 and...

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.

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Adorable,but not really that tough"

 

Bottom-line is that its small and compact so ... 

Good sound quality

Poor build quality especially the d-pad and the hold/ cover button

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Adorable,but not really that tough

 

Bottom-line is that its small and compact so it can be an alternative to an ipod shuffle i don't know why Sony NW-E305 loses to the ipod shuffle so in short.. I really hate shuffles. The good thing about this player is that it has a good battery...

Good sound quality ; Good battery life ; Great variation of colors

Poor build quality especially the d-pad and the hold/ cover button

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Adorable,but not really that tough

 

Bottom-line is that

Good sound quality ; Good battery life ; Great variation of colors

Poor build quality especially the d-pad and the hold/ cover button

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"excellent product"

 

I've had other Sony MP3's and IPods etc and a... 

I've had my "kidney for 4 years now. Take it to the gym every day and workout hard for 2 hours. I've had no problem with it at all. It's easy to use. Maybe a little patience is required and not great expectations that we seem to expect every day

There is nothing that I dislike

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excellent product

 

I've had other Sony MP3's and IPods etc and always go back to my "Kidney" The othes mentioned have been OK but I have had problems with some of them. Thanks Sony for providing a product that reliable

I've had my "kidney for 4 years now. Take it to the gym every day and workout hard for 2 hours. I've had no problem with it at all. It's easy to use. Maybe a little patience is required and not great expectations that we seem to expect every day

There is nothing that I dislike

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Sony Walkman Bean NW-E305 (512MB, Coconut White)

 

I've had other Sony MP3's and IPods etc and always go back to my "Kidney" The othes mentioned have been OK but I have had problems with some of them. Thanks Sony for providing a product that reliable

I've had my "kidney for 4 years now. Take it to the gym every day and workout hard for 2 hours. I've had no problem with it at all. It's easy to use. Maybe a little patience is required and not great expectations that we seem to expect every day

There is nothing that I dislike

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Sony Walkman Bean NW-E305 (512MB, Coconut White)

 

Bottom-line is that

Good sound quality

Poor build quality especially the d-pad and the hold/ cover button

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Cute, but awful

 

This was my very first MP3 player, so when I got it I was very excited. That didn't last long at all. About a week or so after I received it, the little menu toggle buttons... freaked out (for lack of better wording). They became SUPER sensitive. You...

Small, nice sound

Terrible toggle, died after two weeks

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If only it weren't a Sony...

 

I researched MP3 players for several months before buying. Of the models in my price range, the built-in FM tuner and OLED screen (only high-end iPod's had a display at the time) were what finally what made me choose the Bean. Apparently SonicStage...

Affordable, comfortable and easy to use

Sony SonicStage is invasive, USB slider wears out quickly

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

Battery

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

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage

Capacity:512MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.5in
Height:0.9in
Weight:1.6oz
Width:2.7in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NW-E305/NW-E305B/NW-E305W
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Network Walkman/Sony Walkman Bean

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Blue / White/White

Radio

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

Remote Control

Type: None
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