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Sony NWZ-B163

Sony NWZ-B163
alaScore 86

398 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 398 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.

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 398 reviews)

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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 are impressed by the performance and portability. The price and sound also get good feedback, but many are negative about the memory and reliability. Opinions 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 - RedSony NWZB163 B Series Music Clip Walkman 4GB - Blue

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Raj (

Raj's Review


" This music player is nice and compact with great sound quality. "

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Terry (

sony quality


" Compact but sounds great. "

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: deestew (

The best mp3 easy to use.


" This was a christmas present for my husband. This sony mp3 player is straightforward to use, you don't need instructions! Great sound, easy charging...what more do you need? Perfect!! "

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Clarabell33 (

Excellent MP3 player - easy to use


" This is the 6th of these I've bought for various family members of different ages (5 - 50). They're easy to set up and use as they can be connected to a laptop/pc via USB and files manipulated using Explorer. Although the controls have differed...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: naughtypuppy51 (

sony walkman 4gb mp3 player


" i am very pleased with my new mp3 player, i brrought this particular model to replace a sony mp3 player i had for 10 years, it,s easy to use and really simple to load music onto , and good sound quality, and a punchy bass tone. "

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Jay (

Small but powerful


" Brilliant little mp3 player. Easy to set up, just copy files straight from computer then put them in new folders on mp3. Just like making up playlists, simples. Good sound quality, nice little headphones, bass boost means it packs a punch. Battery...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: NikkiT10 (

This product is easy to use


" This product is easy to use,has good sound quality and its easy to download music on to it. It is also a really nice colour...overall a good purchase :) . "

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Moshgan (

Sony Walkman 4GB MP3 Player - Blue.


" I am happy with mp3 player. "

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: C.A. (

Great MP3 player


" Great sound, good battery life and fast recharge, nice and easy to use. Much better all round than a different brand player I had bought before. "

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Sound Listener (

Compact & Colourful


" Have had many MP3 Players over the years, this ranks very high because of its compactness and relative easiness of use. Never the less, because I use it for audio books, almost exclusively, I do find that little "ZAPPING IN/OUT" facility intensely...

Dec, 2015

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