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Sony NWZ-B163

alaTest has collected and analyzed 615 reviews of Sony NWZ-B163. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviews about the price and size are on the whole positive. The portability and sound also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the storage, and there are some less positive comments about the reliability.

usability, sound, portability, size, price

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NWZ-B163 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony NWZ-B163

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Sony NWZ-B163 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The price and sound are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the memory and reliability. Opinions are divided on the durability.

usability, sound, price, portability, performance

reliability, memory

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZB163 B Series Music Clip Walkman 4GB - BlackSony NWZB163 B Series Music Clip Walkman 4GB - Black

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: olly11 (argos.co.uk)

sony walkman

 

Nice and compact easy to use

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Benny (argos.co.uk)

Easy to use

 

Easy to use good sound quality fab for a technofob

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: MrG (argos.co.uk)

Great design, so easy to use. Highly recommended.

 

Simple design, easy to use drop and drag playlist production compared to some over complicated rival music platforms

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Caroline (argos.co.uk)

Great little MP3 player

 

Purchased for my son for Christmas, I have loaded it ready with some of his favourite songs and it sounds great.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Jo (argos.co.uk)

My daughter loved it

 

Was my daughters birthday present she loved it

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Amanda (argos.co.uk)

A top quality item.

 

It has a fab quality of sound and can store loads of my favourite music.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Stephen (argos.co.uk)

A great and and easy to use MP3 player

 

Very affordable and easy to use. The earphones feel a bit cheap, and my right ear seemed to enjoy the sound more, but this wasn't an issue as I used my own headphones with no issues. The battery life has been great and I can fit a good amount of songs...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Kris (argos.co.uk)

Nice design

 

Worth a price

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: woolly (argos.co.uk)

Sony Quality

 

I've already got one of these so I know what it's like, it's of good quality ,as you'd expect from Sony,easy to set up,good battery life, really pleased with it.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: leon34 (argos.co.uk)

Not suitable for hold music

 

Wanted to connect it to a phone system for hold music but cannot play music and charge at same time.

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Equalizer modes:Custom
MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
WMA bit rates:32 - 192

Camera

Built-in camera: No
Video recording: No

Design

Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Pink / Red
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

Backlight: Yes
Display:LCD
Display number of lines:3
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:1.1 / 1.16 / 1.167
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:18 / 3
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA / MP3, WMA

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Battery Type:non-removable
Compatible operating systems:Windows, Mac
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE):N
Extra earbuds: No
Internal memory:4
MP3 playback: Yes
Playback Time:18
Rechargeable battery: Yes
Slide show: No
USB port:1
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: No
AC adapter included:N
Batteries included: Yes
User guide: Yes

Performance

Picture viewer: No
Playback mode:Normal, Repeat all, Repeat one / Normal, Repeat all, Repeat one, Shuffle / Normal, Repeat, Repeat all, Repeat one, Shuffle
Playback Modes:Normal, Repeat all, Repeat one / Normal, Repeat all, Repeat one, Shuffle / Normal, Repeat, Repeat all, Repeat one, Shuffle

Ports & interfaces

Line-out connectivity:3.5
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:1.1 / 1.16 / 1.167
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:18 / 3
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

FM radio:No / Yes
FM recording: No
Preset stations quantity:30
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording:No / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:4

System Requirements

Internet connection required: No
Optical drive required: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.598 / 0.917
Height:0.917 / 3.54
Weight:0.988
Width:0.598 / 3.54 / 3.58