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Sony NW-E405

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews of Sony NW-E405. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and performance are on the whole positive. The sound and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

usability, design, sound, performance, battery

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NW-E405 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 162 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony NW-E405

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony NW-E405 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and price are overall positive. The battery and sound are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, sound, battery, price, size

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWE405 512MB MP3 Walkman - BlackSony NWE405 512MB MP3 Walkman - Black

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony NW-E405

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Sony NW-E405 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and performance. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability.

design, usability, sound, performance, durability

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony NW-E405 Network Walkman 512 MB Digital Music Player

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Jasmine France (cnet.com)

Sony Network Walkman NW-E400 review: Sony Network Walkman NW-E400

 

Fantastic battery life; cool and unique design; bright, easy-to-read OELD ; solid sound; gets really loud.

No FM tuner or recording features; inelegant software; must use Sony's SonicStage software to get music onto the player.

If you want a beautiful-looking device with killer battery life, consider the Sony NW-E400 series.

Jun, 2005
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Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

A lack of features and convenience overshadow strengths such as long battery life on this flash-based player.

Long battery life, convenient size

Missing key features, cannot drag and drop music files, requires a USB cable to charge battery and transfer songs

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Nigel Freitas (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony NWE405 Walkman

 

Like the tiny 1GB NWE107, the 512MB NWE405 continues the Sony tradition of delivering very compact, flash-based music players with excellent battery l...

Long battery life, convenient size

Missing key features, cannot drag and drop music files, requires a USB cable to charge battery and transfer songs

A lack of features and convenience overshadow strengths such as long battery life on this flash-based player.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: music_bandit (epinions.com)

solid, but problematic

 

simple design, good looking, good sound quality, small, amazing battery life

sonicstage is a pain, no radio tuner,hard to operate initially

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: bagatelle (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Network Walkman NW-E405/B 512 MB : sony MP3

 

at last something to challenge i-pods, if nothing else we might see better prices on these products now that there is some seriosu competition entering the market. allthough this has a tiny 512mb capacity (half an ipod shuffle) for my money it looks...

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: bagatelle (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Walkman NW-E405/B 512 MB: sony MP3

 

at last something to challenge i-pods, if nothing else we might see better prices on these products now that there is some seriosu competition entering the market. allthough this has a tiny 512mb capacity (half an ipod shuffle) for my money it looks...

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: bagatelle (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Walkman NW-E405 512 MB: sony MP3

 

at last something to challenge i-pods, if nothing else we might see better prices on these products now that there is some seriosu competition entering the market. allthough this has a tiny 512mb capacity (half an ipod shuffle) for my money it looks...

price, size

small capacity

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: Raxxxx (dooyoo.co.uk)

relaxing

 

you just come from work , tired , exhausted and dont feel like doing anything else but listening to your kind of music !! . Well this is the one for you . An easy to use , easy to carry and Gives a digital Sound !! For a low price this one is yours ,.....

easy to use , cheep , small harddisk

the only one i can think of is that its so small it can get lost :)

Jun, 2005

Product Specifications

Don't give up control. The NW-E405 is incredibly small, about the size of a pack of gum, yet it still has a 3-line display. This means you can better manage your music, because you can view all the important track information (song title, song duration, battery life, etc.). It comes with 512MB storage capacity, letting you load up with 345 songs. The NW-E405 also features excellent battery life: up to 50 hours of playback on one full charge. And, if you're down to your last bar, just quick charge it. A three-minute charge gives you three hours of battery life. It's time to step up to Sony.

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Battery

Run Time (Up To):50hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ATRAC3 / ATRAC3plus / MP3 / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:512MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:1.1in
Weight:1.7oz
Width:3.3in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NW-E405
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Network Walkman
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