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Sony NW-A3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 900 reviews of Sony NW-A3000. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and battery. The sound and design are also mentioned favorably, but the portability and performance get mixed opinions. There are some critical opinions about the reliability.

usability, design, sound, battery, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NW-A3000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 475 user reviews of Sony NW-A3000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Views about the price and battery are overall positive. The sound and design also get good comments. There are some less positive opinions about the portability and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the size.

usability, design, sound, battery, price

performance, reliability, portability

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWA3000B 20 GB HDD Walkman - BlackSony NWA3000B 20 GB HDD Walkman - Black

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: jmeyer (

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Dec, 2013

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Sony NW-A3000 review


Sony might have been fashionably late for the party but it's definitely walked into a warm reception

The NW-A3000 sounds clear, detailed and as crisp as a bag of Walkers'

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Rosemary Haworth (

Sony NW-A3000


It'd be a slight overstatement to say there was a round of applause when we heard that Sony was going to break the habit of a lifetime and start selling music players that were capable of playing MP3s. But it was certainly greeted as a welcome volte-face.

Its looks are striking and listening to tunes on it really is a joy, but the NW-A3000 is heavy and lacks the user-friendly access to tracks found on its rivals. And despite claiming to be an MP3 player, in reality it's a clunky Atrac player that can...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: Randolph Ramsay (

Sony NW-A3000S Walkman (20GB)


Sony won us over with its latest MP3 entry, the 6GB

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Alistair Warmington (

Sony NW-A3000


A promising assault on the MP3 market best suited to newcomers

The NW-A3000 is a simple, functional device ; there's no fancy colour screen in there but the monotone display is very smoothly integrated with the translucent chassis and easily shows all the info you need

You knew this was coming really: the CONNECT software is the player's main Achilles heel

Dec, 2005

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Sony NWA3000 Review

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: docwarren (



Excellent sound qualityFirmware upgradesUse it to store files e.g. word docs

screen terrible in daylightVERY SLOW to browse trackshold button annoyingartist link useless

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: thorneel (

Buy at your pearl


The battery lasts, you don't have to connect to a PC to charge it.

Get one and find out.

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: xjoxx (



good memorythats all i can say thats good about it really

chunkybad designcomplete waste of moneynot worth itheadphones break easilyvery quiet

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: milan1985 (

A decent opponent to Ipod!


Sound, Looks, Design, Features, Reliable. A better than conventional mp3 player.

Weight, button sensitivity, Connect player (with certain people)

Aug, 2006

Product Specifications

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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


Camera Mechanical Design:Pan / tilt / zoom
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Supported Video Signals:Component video / SDI

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ATRAC3 / MP3

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:6 bands


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony/Sony IPELA/Sony Walkman

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:1,120,000 pixels

Remote Control

Type: None

Video Input

Camera Type:CCTV camera/Videoconferencing camera