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Sony NW-A3000

Sony NW-A3000
alaScore 79

1624 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1624 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and battery are overall positive. The sound and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the performance.

usability, design, sound, battery, value for money

performance

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 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1624 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony NW-A3000

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1200 user reviews of Sony NW-A3000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, sound, design, battery, value for money

performance

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NW-A3000V 20 GB HDD Walkman MP3 Player - VioletSony NWA3000B 20 GB HDD Walkman - BlackSony NW-A3000S 20GB Walkman MP3 Player - Silver

Expert review by:

Stuff magazine

 

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'

Expert review by:

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...

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Expert review by:

Sony NW-A3000S Walkman (20GB)

 

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

Expert review by:

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

Expert review by:

Sony NWA3000 Review

 

Consumer review by:

Slow

 

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

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

Consumer review by:

Buy at your pearl

 

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

Get one and find out.

Consumer review by:

DO NOT BUY

 

good memorythats all i can say thats good about it really

chunkybad designcomplete waste of moneynot worth itheadphones break easilyvery quiet

Consumer review by:

A decent opponent to Ipod!

 

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

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

Consumer review by:

AW-3000

 

Awesome sound quality, battery life and software (upgraded versions)

Screen can be hard to see, heavy

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

CCTV

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

Capacity:20GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:20GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.2in
Height:10.5in/6in
Weight:4.4lbs/9.7lbs
Width:9.4in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:6 bands

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NW-A3000/PCSA-CHG90/PCSA-CXG80
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
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