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Sony NW-E405

Sony NW-E405
alaScore 77

286 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and usability. The battery and sound also get good views.

design, sound, battery, usability, performance

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

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 133 user reviews of Sony NW-E405 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

battery, usability, sound, portability, design

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Network Walkman NW-E405 - Digital player - flash 512 MB - WMA, MP3 - midnight blackSony NWE405 512MB MP3 Walkman - BlackSony NWE405 512MB MP3 Walkman - Black

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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.

design, sound, build quality, usability, battery

performance

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

Expert review by:

Sony NW-E405 Network Walkman (512MB)

 

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.

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Sony NW-E405

 

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.

Expert review by:

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.

Consumer review by:

"Great buy, but it does has its drawbacks"

 

This being my first mp3 player (me being a high school student), I had high expectations for the Sony NW-E405.

Very solid mp3 player, high volume control, great looking, good warranty service if you buy directly from Sony.

Supplied clip somewhat fragile, quite easy to accidentely move the scroll control and restart the song. Also, the battery life isn't exactly as long as Sony advertises.

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"I would have given it a 10 if it wasn't for the stupid software"

 

I use this MP3 when I'm on the bus and it gives me an amazing battery life (I listen to music for around 4 hours a day). The battery usually lasts between 2 or 3 weeks and that is because I only use it when going to school so 4 times a week. However,...

Excellent battery life and sound

Software, Navigation Menu, Lithium Ion Batteries, Atrac Format

Consumer review by:

"A work of art, but still not impressed"

 

Much of the technology put into the NW-E400 series should be expected in future models from Sony and other MP3 player giants, notably the OLED display and quick-charging battery. Sony has always been on par with fashion, likewise with their line of...

beautifully designed, revolutionary display, respectable sound quality, quick charge and noteworthy battery life

lacking in features (eg. FM tuner), brutally slow transfer rates

Consumer review by:

"looks good, feels solid"

 

am really pleased. opted for the fm tuner and am happy with the reception. clipping the player to the waistband of my shorts, found it easy to adjust volume in stride while running. found sonic stage, the accompanying software, a straightforward jukebox.

very tiny, very slick. solidly built and sounds clear

standard earphones sounded weak, standard belt clip is flimsy, difficult to read display in direct sunlight

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"Volume buttons are quite Weak! The rest is Great!"

 

I regret buying this player because of the cons I mentioned above. It is very practical to carry and very easy to control, but the proprietary software (SoundStage) and the weak volume buttons within a month of my purchase made me try and return it...

Sleek, fits in the watch/coin pouch of most pants, easy to control

Need to use proprietary software to transfer files, MP3's are masked and cannot be loaded from more than 1 computer unless you completely erase the device first, vol. buttons weak after 3 weeks usage!

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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...

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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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