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Sony NW-A1000

Sony NW-A1000
alaScore 81

1108 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1108 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the battery and value for money are generally positive. The sound and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the performance.

usability, design, sound, price, battery

performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NW-A1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony NW-A1000

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 692 user reviews of Sony NW-A1000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, design, sound, value for money, battery

performance

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWA1000B 6 GB HDD Walkman - BlackSony NWA1000B 6 GB HDD Walkman - BlackSony NWA1000S 6GB HDD Walkman - Silver

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Sony Walkman NW-A1000 (6 Go)

 

'Sony a affubl\xe9 son mini juke-box de 6 Go d\x92une coque translucide. Ce baladeur MP3 profite d\x92un design tr\xe8s original, d\x92un bonne sonorit\xe9 et se concentre sur sa fonction premi\xe8re de lecteur audio.'

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Sony NW-A1000 Walkman

 

In designing the NW-A1000 Walkman, Sony's latest digital music player, it seems as though the engineers' primary objective was to create something that would stand apart from the pack. It does that and little else.

In designing the NW-A1000 Walkman, Sony's latest digital music player, it seems as though the engineers' primary objective was to create something that would stand apart from the pack.

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Sony Walkman NW-A1000 review

 

The closest Sony has yet come to making a desirable audio player

Attractive

Same old Walkman problems

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Expert Review

 

Besides issues with the software, the Sony Walkman is a fine entry into the populated MP3 market and comes highly recommended as an alternative to the iPod.

Looks fantastic, Unique features such as Top 100 Favourites and Time Machine, Screen is bright and clear, Easy to use controls

Heavy for its size, Screen impossible to see in sunlight, Impossible to keep free of fingerprints and smudges, Volume isn't loud enough, Poor software

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Sony Walkman (NW-A1000)

 

Accompanied by the release of every new MP3 player are the endless comparisons with the market-leading Apple iPod. Since the original iPod was release...

Looks fantastic, Unique features such as Top 100 Favourites and Time Machine, Screen is bright and clear, Easy to use controls

Heavy for its size, Screen impossible to see in sunlight, Impossible to keep free of fingerprints and smudges, Volume isn't loud enough, Poor software

Besides issues with the software, the Sony Walkman is a fine entry into the populated MP3 market and comes highly recommended as an alternative to the iPod.

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Sony Walkman NW-A1000

 

Looks fantastic, Unique features such as Top 100 Favourites and Time Machine, Screen is bright and clear, Easy to use controls

Heavy for its size, Screen impossible to see in sunlight, Impossible to keep free of fingerprints and smudges, Volume isn't loud enough, Poor software

Besides issues with the software, the Sony Walkman is a fine entry into the populated MP3 market and comes highly recommended as an alternative to the iPod.

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Sony 6GB Network walkman (NW-A1000) review

 

Styling, innovative search features

No picture support, must use Sony Connect

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Sony Walkman NW-A1000

 

Sony's latest Walkman is a huge step in the right direction, but does it beat the iPod nano?

On the face of it, things look extremely promising. Sony sent over its smaller capacity 6GB hard disk player the NW-A1000 for us to paw and play with for a few days and we were immediately bowled over by its looks. It looked great in the press photos...

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Sony Walkman NW-A1000

 

Sony's latest Walkman is a huge step in the right direction, but does it beat the iPod nano?

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Stuff magazine

 

Sony's latest Apple whacker comes in an array of jewel-like colours, a floating screen and backlit buttons

Best of all, the player's operating system is Premiership footballer-proof

Product Specifications

Simply called 'WALKMAN', the new digital music player from Sony features spectacular ergonomic design and an exciting range of intelligent features that allow the user to enjoy music in a totally new way. Sony WALKMAN NW-A1000 is a true extension of the user's personal taste and musical preferences. At the press of a button, the 'Artist Link' function will search every artist, album and song stored on the device and offer suggestions of artists and bands closely linked to the genre of music being played at the time. Sony WALKMAN NW-A1000 also features two new shuffle functions. By selecting 'My Favorite Shuffle', the device automatically selects the most listened to 100 songs and plays them at random. The 'Time Machine Shuffle' function randomly selects a year and plays all of the songs from that particular year that are currently held on the device. Featuring an advanced organic EL display, Sony WALKMAN NW-A1000 not only incorporates a range of great features, it also offers the ultimate in ease of use through an appealing user interface and fantastic visibility.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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

Battery

Run Time (Up To):20hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage

Capacity:6GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:6GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:3.5in
Weight:3.8oz
Width:2.2in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:6 bands

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NW-A1000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Walkman

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue/Silver

Remote Control

Type: None
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