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Sony NWZ-B163

Sony NWZ-B163
alaScore 84

219 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 reviews of Sony NWZ-B163. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and battery. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the connectivity.

sound, usability, price, battery, performance

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 219 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Sony NWZ-B163


alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Sony NWZ-B163 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 Reviews about the performance and battery are on the whole positive. The usability and sound also get good feedback.

price, sound, usability, battery, performance

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 - RedSony NWZB163 B Series Music Clip Walkman 4GB - Blue

Consumer review by: review summary for Sony NWZ-B163


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony NWZ-B163 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the sound. The design also gets good feedback.

design, sound

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Excellent Purchase


Does "exactly what it says on the tin". First class product, first class service. Could not be happier.


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Could be better


Bought this to replace an old Phillips one. Big mistake. Whereas the design of the old one meant I could easily skip tracks etc while in the gym, this one is fiddly, with a pointless record and 'zap' function that I seem to end up pressing. As the...

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Does What It Says On The Tin


Thrilled with this player, Sony quality as you would expect and the supplied headphones are excellent. A quick 60 min charge, simple drag and drop to load tunes and your good to go, what more do you want.

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Very disappointing!


I bought this as a present for my husband but despite having a new laptop with windows 7 we couldn't get it to download onto the mp3 player. Thought it was faulty so took it back and exchanged it but the same thing happened again so got a refund and...

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Might be the one


find the machine constantly ends up switched on when not in use and needs to be recharged again.

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easy to use, great sound quality. small enough to fit in my pocket, but big enough to hold my favorite tunes

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Repeat purchase 'cos first was so good


My husband is blind and uses mp3 players to listen to podcasts and audio books which I download for him. Obviously, the current trend to mp4 and ever more complicated buttons does not suit our purpose. This player is simple to use. It took little time...

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excellant present


brought this for my hubby as birthday present he loves it ideal to stick in your pocket and go he uses it for work ..

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Buy only if you dont want to use for more than 6 months..


Overall sound quality and bass is good. Philips Gogear was much better in terms of sound clarity. The main problem is that the key (which have some spring kind of arrangement) for 'next' and 'previous' stop working after using for some months. It has...

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Good purchase


This product is very good. I use it for the gym and running. Sound quality good but I'm no expert. Supplied earphones of little use. Can be switched on a little to easily so would recommend using the hold function at all times when not actually needing...

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


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

Operating System:Proprietary
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
MPEG4 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: No
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No