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Sony NW-A3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 901 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. Comments about the price and battery are generally positive. The sound and design also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the portability and performance.

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 82/100 = 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 Reviewers really like the price and battery. The sound and design also get good opinions, but there are some mixed comments about the size. Many are negative about the portability and reliability.

usability, design, sound, battery, price

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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

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

Sony Alpha A3000 with 18-55mm lens


Despite being one of the few growing segments of the digital camera market, mirrorless versions of interchangeable-lens cameras still don't get no respect. For one, there's a perception in some quarters that they don't produce the same image quality as...

With an attractive $400 (or less) price, the Sony Alpha A3000 delivers excellent photo quality for the money.

It's slow, with a poor LCD and only slightly better EVF. Plus Sony doesn't include a charger, which may be an issue for some folks.

If you're just looking for better photo quality than a point-and-shoot on a really tight budget, but not better performance, the Sony Alpha A3000 meets that criterion.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: jmeyer (

Sony a3000 review


The Sony Alpha a3000 combines the Alpha and NEX systems in a new entry-level camera. But is it any good? Find out in our Sony a3000 review video.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: (

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

Expert review by: (

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

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


Built-In Microphone: No
Built-In Radio: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Radio Function: No


Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ATRAC3 / MP3

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Display Technology:Monochrome STN Display
Touchscreen: No


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:6 bands

General Features

Memory Card Slot: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio Player
Storage Medium:Hard Disc Drive
Type:Audio Player
Video Playback: No


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

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:1,120,000 pixels

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: No
MPEG2 Playback: No
MPEG4 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: No
WMA Playback: Yes

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No

Remote Control

Type: None

Video Input

Camera Type:CCTV camera/Videoconferencing camera