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Sony NW-E 003

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Sony NW-E 003. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The design and usability also get good views, whereas the price and reliability get mixed opinions.

portability, usability, design, performance, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NW-E 003 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Jasmine France (

Sony NW-E000 review:


Sony may have given up the portable audio crown to Apple years ago, but the Walkman pioneer has never given up the ghost. Although the tech giant made some questionable decisions during the past several years, such as placing a large amount of energy...

The Sony NW-E000 features a stylish design with a handy built-in USB interface, and it offers some desirable features, such as an FM radio. It's also competitively priced.

Sony's requisite SonicStage software still leaves much to be desired, and the NW-E000's display is impossible to read in direct sunlight. This player's controls are also rather unintuitive.

The Sony NW-E000 is a compact, stylish flash MP3 player that those who can tolerate SonicStage should consider, but beware the unintuitive interface.

Aug, 2006

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Sony NW-E003 1GB NWE003SILVER Review


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Sony NW-E003 review


This catchily named MP3 player is aimed at the Shuffle market – how will it fare against Apple's all-conquering units?

Small, neat and stylish, the NW-E003 is a decent piece of kit, but the ATRAC format is just so irritating.

Nov, 2006

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Sony - NW-E003


Sony's NW-E003 music player uses a simple USB memory key design, where you pop off the end cover and plug it into your PC or notebook to charge the Li-Ion battery and fill the player with ...

Sony has come up with a small, light and stylish player that has a superb battery life, but in 1GB form it's a fairly expensive player and the process of converting music files to ATRAC format is so tedious that it is beyond a joke.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (

Sony NW-E003B 1GB


looks good

do.s not download very easily?

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (

Sony NW-E003B 1GB


no good points

poor service from sony as they no longer provide a program to enable me to transfer songs to the item

Jul, 2013

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Sony NW-E003B 1GB


Needs Sonic Stage

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (

Sony NW-E003B 1GB


It's perfect to slip into your pocket or bag and take around, and listen to while on the move. It's incredibly easy to use, and to upload/delete/categorise music as well. Highly reccommended!

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (

Sony NW-E003B 1GB


Compact size & sound quality

Display illegible

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (

Sony NW-E003B 1GB


Software incompatible with Win 7 - what shortsightedness

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black / Blue / Violet


Backlight: Yes
Display number of lines:1

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:28
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WAV, WMA

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):0.969 x 0.535 x 3.11
USB powered: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:SonicStage 3.4


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:28


FM radio:No / Yes

Record Modes

Voice recording: No


Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:1

Weight & Dimensions