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Sony NW-E205 Bean MP3 player

Sony NW-E205 Bean MP3 player
alaScore 77

50 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and battery are also mentioned favorably.

sound, battery, usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NW-E205 Bean MP3 player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 50 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony NW-E205 Bean MP3 player

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 19 user reviews of Sony NW-E205 Bean MP3 player from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

battery, sound, size, usability, memory

68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NW-E205B 512MB MP3 Walkman Player - BlackSony NW-E205W 512MB MP3 Walkman Player - WhiteSony NW-E205W 512MB MP3 Walkman Player - White

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Sony NW-E205 Bean MP3 player review

 

Sony's Bean, or NW-W205 to give it is proper title, is a 512Mb MP3 player that challenges other flash based models in the market, but with so many choices, what makes this one stand out from the crowd? We take a look and find out. Shaped like a large...

Long battery life, USB connector hidden inside, good sound quality

Hold button is very annoying, slightly on the large side

A good player, but the hold switch will drive you mad

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Sony Walkman Bean NW-E205 (512MB) review

 

Sony's half-baked Walkman Bean tries hard to be hip, but bad design elements and hissy audio make it one square audio player.

Excellent FM reception and battery life ; Retractable USB connector

Poorly designed USB cover ; Awkward controls ; Tiny screen muddles interface ; Noticeable hiss during playback ; Music-store support limited to Sony Connect ; Slow file transfers

In our tests, the Sony Bean transferred files at a disappointing 0.61MB per second. Even deleting songs from the device seemed to take forever -- nearly three minutes to remove just two dozen songs. However, the player more than redeemed itself with...

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Sony - NW-E205

 

You probably expect that a Sony MP3 player will be small, sleek and silver in colour, and perhaps it will have a Memory Stick slot tucked away somewhere. So it may come as a surprise to ...

The Sony NW-E205 combines quirky looks with good subjective audio quality and a decent 512MB capacity, but it's not all plain sailing. We're not fans of Sony's insistence on the ATRAC format and would prefer native MP3 playback. The price also makes...

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Sony NW-E205 512MB

 

The product is very ergonomic and easy to use. Battery life is excellent & USB connectivity makes things simple. Software easy to install & use

Some of the buttons are very small & tricky to use. The "hold" switch is too easily knocked & fiddley to use

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Sony Network Walkman NW-E205/P 512 MB : Jelly Bean!

 

I have had my Walkman Bean for over a year now and its still going strong. The software that is provided is easy to use, and because its Sony, you dont have to pay for the tracks, although u can use that option if you want to do it the legal way! The...

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Display Technology:OLED Display
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio Player

Playback / Recording

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

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No
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