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Sony NW-A1000

Sony NW-A1000
alaScore 82

959 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 959 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and value for money. The sound and design also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the performance.

usability, design, sound, value for money, 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 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 959 reviews)

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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.

Consumer review by:

Easily rivals the iPod

 

I bought the A1000 Sony MP3 player a few years ago and I must say it's one of the best MP3 players I've owned. After finding my old Sony Minidisk player severely outdated, and unimpressed by the ever so popular iPod, I decided to investigate the MP3 ...

Unusual and interesting design, long battery life, shuffle feature, quite damage resistant, well designed

Battery life dramatically decreases after a long time, prone to scratches, crashes occasionally

Consumer review by:

Not so sure about this one...

 

LooksEase of useAC AdaptorSexy looksSupports Atrac3 Plus

Battery lifeReliability

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Not so sure about this one...

 

Well I bought this mp3 player as a replacement for a cheap 1gb one that I had been using for about 8 months when the power started cutting out regularly and I returned it. I picked up a really good bargain with this because I got it just as Sony were ...

LooksEase of useAC AdaptorSexy looksSupports Atrac3 Plus

Battery lifeReliability

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Review for NW-A1000 after a day of use.

 

-Why did I buy this product? I bought the NW-A1000 because I was looking for a new music player after my MZ-N710 Network MD Walkman went kaput. The new player needed sound quality on an equal level with the MZ-N710 if not better, has a sexy design, ...

Sexy design, full featured software, ergonomics

Unstable software when handling large requests, proprietary cables.

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Review for NW-A1000 after a day of use.

 

Sexy design, full featured software, ergonomics

Unstable software when handling large requests, proprietary cables.

Expert review by:

Sony Walkman NW-A1000

 

Design-wise, it's a joy to hold and very pocketable

Attractive

Same old Walkman problems

This is the closest Sony has yet come to making a desirable audio player. Another couple of generations and it could present a real challenge. Given the company's clout, it might yet make it

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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 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

 

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...

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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