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Sony NW-A1000

Sony NW-A1000
alaScore 82

1112 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1112 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and price. The sound and design also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts 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 82/100 = 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, price, 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 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?

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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

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Sony NW-A1000 MP3 Walkman

 

An MP3 player that isn't made by Apple, surely not!

On balance this is a slick, sexy music player that turns heads and sparks conversations. This plus its comprehensive menus and superb sound quality means it meets all the important criteria for a top notch music player. Awkwardly placed control...

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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

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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