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Sony Network Walkman NW-MS70D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of Sony Network Walkman NW-MS70D. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the sound and size. The design and portability also get good opinions. Comments are divided on the memory, and some have doubts about the headphones and price.

usability, portability, design, size, sound

reliability, price, headphones

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Network Walkman NW-MS70D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Sony Network Walkman NW-MS70D from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Views about the design and performance are generally positive. The size and portability are also appreciated. The memory and reliability get mixed comments. Many are critical about the price.

usability, portability, size, performance, design


94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NW-MS70 Network WalkmanSony NW-MS70 Network Walkman

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Don Labriola (

Sony Network Walkman Digital Music Player NW-MS70D


The Sony Network Walkman Digital Music Player NW-MS70D is a striking player with a dazzling array of rotating rings, knobs, and sliding controls.

One especially annoying feature of the Network Walkman NW-MS70D is that it supports only music recorded in Sony's proprietary ATRAC3 and ATRAC3plus formats. You can download MP3 or WMA recordings to the player, but only if you first use Sony's bundled...

Nov, 2003

Expert review by : John Frederick Moore (

Sony Network Walkman NW-MS review: Sony Network Walkman NW-MS


Sleek, compact design; strong audio quality; great battery life; 256MB of built-in memory; expansion slot.

Expensive; proprietary encryption scheme slows transfer time and eats hard-disk space.

If you get your digital music from CDs alone, this tiny player rocks; otherwise, format conversion mars the experience.

Jun, 2003

Expert review by : Asher Moses (

Sony NW-MS70D: iPod Killer or Expensive Paper Weight?


Spending that little bit extra on a Sony product usually means the purchase offers a high minimum standard of quality. This is the case for Sony's new NW-MS70D, part of Sony's "Network Walkman" line. While it will not take out the iPod, the NW-MS70D is...

Nov, 2003

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Sony NW-MS70D


Expert review by : PC Authority (

Sony Network Walkman NW-MS70D


For the price, this unit doesn't have a lot going for it. It is clumsy to operate, and the display is too small. It has a slot for a Memory Stick, although a 'MagicGate' adaptor is required.

Oct, 2006

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Sony Network Walkman NW-MS70D


If you get your digital music from CDs alone, this tiny player rocks; otherwise, format conversion mars the experience.

Jul, 2003

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Aug, 2005

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for 300 dollars it needs a armband available.

May, 2005

Consumer review (

Tiny Tunes


Typical Sony build quality and great looks, tiny size

Software not the most intuitive

Aug, 2004

Consumer review (

Recommended for those with patience


Long battery life, very small

SOFTWARE IS TERRIBLE!, memory cards only go upto 128MB

Jul, 2004

Product Specifications

Sony's NW-MS70D Network Walkman Digital Music Player is the latest solution from Sony for listening to digital music on the go. Small enough to carry in your pocket or purse, this titanium device comes equipped with 256MB of embedded memory allowing you to store 178 songs. The Internal Battery provides up to 33 hours of continuous Playback (ATRAC3 Playback), and the Magic Gate Memory Stick Duo expansion slot allows you to take along even more music! The NW-MS70D also plays back ATRAC3 Audio, supports MP3, WMA and WAV, and is supplied with Music Management Software for creating music mixes for transfer at super fast speed. Plus - the Skip-Proof Design (No Moving Parts) keeps your music playing smoothly despite your active lifestyle. Take your digital music to go with the NW-MS70D.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

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


Run Time (Up To):33hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Color of product:Silver

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ATRAC3

Digital Storage


Dimensions & Weight



Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:Green
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:44
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WAV, WMA

Flash Memory

Installed Size:256MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Network Walkman


Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm

MD System

Type: None

Other Features

Battery Type:ATRAC3
Connectivity Technology:Wired
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Pouch: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:44

Record Modes

Voice recording: No

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Compatible memory cards:MS Duo
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:0.256

Weight & Dimensions