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Sony NWZ-B163

alaTest has collected and analyzed 410 reviews of Sony NWZ-B163. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and price. The portability and sound also get good views, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, sound, portability, price, battery


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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Sony NWZ-B163 from 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 People really like the performance and portability. The price and sound are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the memory and reliability. Comments are divided on the durability.

usability, sound, price, portability, performance

reliability, memory

81% of the reviews on 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

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: Wonknose (

Good for price


" Not bad bit irritating that every time you switch it of you have to start from scratch again it doesn't hold song or album you where on "

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Sigitas (

sony walkman


" simplicity that makes perfect "

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Jet (

Good little music device


" It was easy to set up and just plugged it into my laptop with my music on a file and clicked a few buttons and it downloaded on the Walkman within minutes. The sound is really good and I have it on about 10-12 levels which is loud enough (bit hard of...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Henry8 (

A good gift


" Bought for a 17year old who set it up in minutes and uses it constantly. Battery life is good. It must have a large memory as his playlist seems never-ending. "

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Mezza (

Great product


" I found this mp3 player excellent value for money and very easy to use. "

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Bodie (

Total rubbish


" Bought it to put CD's on as our new car doesn't have a CD player. There was a problem with it as it wouldn't work with Windows 8.1 on my laptop or Windows 10 on the PC. Took back the following day fro a refund. "

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Alice (

Sony MP3


" This is an excellent product. Small enough to fit in my handbag with the capacity for a good selection of music. "

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Maudie (



" Finding the controls a bit fiddly but it is a small machine. "

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Blade (

This product was poor


" Unfortunately the product failed and had to be returned as faulty "

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Emsy (

great value for money


" Excellent item, very easy to use and looks great. Battery lasts a long time and very straight forward to download to. "

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


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


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


Display Technology:Monochrome STN Display / Not Applicable
Number of Display Colours:Monochrome / Unknown
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Memory Card Slot: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio Player
Video Playback: No

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
MPEG4 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: No
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No