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Sony NW-E505 Gold

Sony NW-E505 Gold
alaScore 74

288 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 288 reviews of Sony NW-E505 Gold. 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. Reviewers really like the battery and sound. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, performance, sound, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NW-E505 Gold is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony NW-E505 Gold

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 user reviews of Sony NW-E505 Gold from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Comments about the battery and sound are generally positive. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability.

usability, design, performance, sound, battery

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Kobrin (pcmag.com)

Sony Network Walkman NW-E505

 

The Sony NW-E505 looks like a very fancy cigarette lighter, but it's actually a 512MB MP3 player with an integrated FM tuner. Although the device doesn't pack extras such as voice-recording ability, and Sony's SonicStage software still leaves a lot to...

Very long battery life. Attractive design. Decent earbuds.

SonicStage software is clunky and difficult to use. Repeat/Sound button is awkwardly located and tough to press.

The Sony Network Walkman NW-E505 offers good sound quality in a very attractive package. The battery life can't be beat, but the required SonicStage software and lack of WMA support hold it back a bit.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: kriehle (shopping.com)

Awesome form factor - software is a DUD.

 

I was initially attracted to the elegant styling of this small NWE505 and when I received it I was not disppointed. The software, on the oher hand, turns out to be a HUGE NEGATIVE. Users have a choice of ONE software product for downloading tracks and...

Sexy form factor

Software is nearly unusable, which cripples the user's ability to enjoy favorite

Feb, 2008
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Consumer review by: kriehle (epinions.com)

Awesome form factor - software is a DUD.

 

I was initially attracted to the elegant styling of this small NWE505 and when I received it I was not disppointed. The software, on the oher hand, turns out to be a HUGE NEGATIVE. Users have a choice of ONE software product for downloading tracks and ...

Sexy form factor

Software is nearly unusable, which cripples the user's ability to enjoy favorite tracks and albums

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: johnny99 (shopping.com)

can't transfer and/or play library e-books

 

I have enjoyed this model for quite some time, and have LOVED it (for my music)! And, the battery power is awesome. I can listen to music at work (2-5 hours of listening per day depending on mood)and it lasts all week.

Music sounds great! I love the volume controls on top, and the size

The software and player will NOT allow you to transfer library e-books

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: johnny99 (epinions.com)

can't transfer and/or play library e-books

 

Music sounds great! I love the volume controls on top, and the size.

The software and player will NOT allow you to transfer library e-books.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: khan1934 (epinions.com)

Portable Audio model NW-E505

 

Compact, Solid, great design for joggers and trainers.

The Sonicstage software really SUCKS!!

May, 2006

Consumer review by: khan1934 (shopping.com)

Portable Audio model NW-E505

 

This unit is great, portable and solid. It's been at least 1 year that I own two of this unit and I have no problem what so ever. The battery last quite long and we are very please.

Compact, Solid, great design for joggers and trainers

The Sonicstage software really SUCKS

May, 2006

Consumer review by: emondragon (epinions.com)

Sony's NW-E505 Nearly There

 

This review of the Sony NW-E505-507 will provide, I hope, the strengths and weaknesses of this MP3 player. Let's start with strengths: 1. Well built feels solid with its metal back and thick plastic components. 2. Small size makes it handy to carry ...

Battery and resume play

Propriety software needed

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: emondragon (epinions.com)

Sony's NW-E505 Nearly There

 

Battery and resume play

Propriety software needed

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: emondragon (shopping.com)

Sony's NW-E505 Nearly There

 

This review of the Sony NW-E505-507 will provide, I hope, the strengths and weaknesses of this MP3 player. Let's start with strengths:

Battery and resume play

Propriety software needed

Mar, 2006
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Product Specifications

The elegant NW-E500 series really pushes the boundaries for MP3 players. What's so brilliant about the players is that they all come with an inbuilt FM digital tuner. So now you can swap from your own sounds to those on the radio in a second. Now there's always something new to listen to. Like the NW-E100 and NW-E400 series, the design of the NW-E500 series players is everything you'd hope for. They come with revolutionary clear Organic EL three-line displays, which not only look hi-tech but also means searching for your favorite tracks is a breeze. To suit your style these players come in a range of cool colors. The NW-E500 players also share the NW-E400 series' impressive rechargeable battery (offering up to fifty hours of life before you need to charge them up again) as well as its MP3/ATRAC3plus compatibility and invaluable quick charge function - just three minutes will give you three hours of playback. So handy when you're in a rush.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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

Battery

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

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage

Capacity:512MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

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-E505/NW-E505B/NW-E505P
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Network Walkman

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue/Pink

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None
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