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Sony NWZ-B143

alaTest has collected and analyzed 211 reviews of Sony NWZ-B143. 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. Reviews about the performance and portability are overall positive. The price and sound also get good feedback, but the storage and reliability get critical views.

usability, sound, price, portability, performance

reliability, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NWZ-B143 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 user reviews of Sony NWZ-B143 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the performance and portability. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the storage and reliability.

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reliability, storage

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZB143B 4GB USB Walkman - BlackSony NWZB143B 4GB USB Walkman - BlackSony NWZB143 4GB USB Walkman - Red

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (

Sony Walkman NWZ- B143F Mp3 Player


The B143F is a good player for the price with all relevant features on-board.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Naaptol (

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Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Prasad Naik (

Sony Walkman NWZ-B143F: Tiny MP3 Player


Excellent audio quality and good battery life

Small form factor, built-in USB connection, easy UI navigation, voice recorder, good audio quality, good battery life, inexpensive

No built-in clip to attach to clothes, no AAC format support, UI can be a bit sluggish, bass mode reduces battery life significantly, slow data transfer speeds

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Richard (

Sony NWZ-B143 4GB


Excellent value for money

Zapping' feature not particularly useful

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: nitroz (

Sony Walkman B Series mp3


great sound and great mp3 player with some good features

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: GianPP (

This unit is too qiuet. FAR too qiuet for most music.


Even on max volume I can hear my surroundings almost too well. That's my main dissapointment but if you like your music at 'good' levels then it's a big deal.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: ziggerdy (

Great buy! well worth £35


I have only had mine for a day as it got delivered this morning, i am very happy with it and although the sound quality is good i don't get the full power of the bass using the earphones that come with it, so i am going to buy some good ones. love...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: rogerzilla (

Great sound quality, small and lightweight


Load this up with decent 256k or VBR MP3 files and you won't be disappointed with how it sounds through decent headphones (I didn't try the ones supplied as I already had some good quality Panasonic earbuds). Battery life is excellent - I have the...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Stereofusion (

Great MP3 Player


This is a great player, with all the functions you'd expect from Sony, it has plenty of options to mess around with & you can change the sound settings to your own spec. it also supports folders. The only problem is that it isn't very load even at full...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: BigMac88 (



The unit has great build quality, but thats what you can come to expect with a sony product, and the ease of use is incredible. Its so simple to put music on it and charging it is really easy. Great for the gym, would definately recommend

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

Ultra compact 4GB (1000 songs) Walkman® MP3 player with Bass Boost ZAPPIN™ song search and direct USB connection. With 3 minute quick charge and 18 hours battery life 3 minute quick charge When you need instant music on the go you don't want to wait hours for the battery to charge. Plug your WALKMAN® mp3 player directly into your USB port for quick charge and get 90 minutes playback time in just 3 minutes! Perfect for busy lifestyles and daily commutes. Quick charge for music on the move As well as outstanding battery life to keep you listening for longer you can charge up and go in just three minutes! Plug in your WALKMAN® for only 180 seconds and get up to three hours continuous playback - perfect for when you're in a hurry or simply don't want to sit around and wait! Drag-and-drop your favourite content Transferring video and music to your WALKMAN® is so easy with drag-and-drop you'll have your whole library at your fingertips in seconds. Using Windows Media Player 11® iTunes® or Windows Explorer managing your playlists and moving files over is hassle-free. Just drag drop relax and enjoy. Connect charge upload and go! Charging up and getting content onto your WALKMAN® is even easier with USB. Connect to your PC or laptop via USB port then sit back and let it soak up some power. Or upload new music and movies by simple drag and drop from Windows Media Player 11® iTunes® or Windows Explorer.


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-In Radio:No / Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No


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


Display Technology:OLED Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Product Type:Audio Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio Player

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: No
MPEG2 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: No
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No