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Sony Network Walkman NW-MS70D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the sound and battery. The usability and memory are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the performance. Many are critical about the reliability and value for money.

portability, memory, usability, battery, sound

value for money, reliability

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.

Review analysis

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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. Learning to use these iconoclastic controls, unfortunately, can be a challenge.

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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...

Before taking a look at sound quality, let's examine an equally important feature - battery life. The NW-MS70D features an in-built rechargeable battery, which Sony says has up to 33 hours of life before needing to be recharged. During our internal...

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for 300 dollars it needs a armband available.


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Crud Software


The sound quality is really good and can hold alot for its size, long battery life, cool looking player and charger, I always have people coming up to me asking if they can see it

Really junk software, takes forever to convert files and load into player, titanium finish gets lots of hard to remove fingerprints, really expensive for only 180 songs, can't download music from player to any other computer except original

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converting MP3 into Atrac3 is kind of annoying


converting MP3 into Atrac3 is kind of annoying

converting MP3 into Atrac3 is kind of annoying

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Great thing to have around.


It has incredibly good sound and battery life

It's pretty expensive and the money's all just for looks

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Great size & sound, but flimsy.


The size of the player is awesome, I use it at the gym all of time. Great sound quality too. The volume and bass controls are nice too. I really like the cradle that is included, makes it easy to recharge the battery

The small parts on this are kind of flimsy. The additional memory stick door doesn't stay closed. I have also had problems with the forward button getting stuck. The software Sonic Stage is the worst. Sony tried too hard to make it look cool and instead m

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Tiny Tunes


Typical Sony build quality and great looks, tiny size

Software not the most intuitive

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

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ATRAC3

Digital Storage


Dimensions & Weight


Flash Memory

Installed Size:256MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Network Walkman

MD System

Type: None

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty