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Sony NWZ-B163

alaTest has collected and analyzed 316 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. Reviews about the price and portability are overall positive. The size and sound also get good feedback. Views are divided on the durability. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, sound, size, portability, price


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 316 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 Reviews about the performance and portability are on the whole positive. The price and sound also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the durability, while many are less positive about the memory and reliability.

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

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: j (

Sony Walkman 4GB MP3 Player - Blue


Good product!

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Old boy running (

Bought this for use when running and it works well


This is nice and small ,light and easy to operate whilst running.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Di (

Great! 2 features away from perfection!


It is really simple to use. The earphones that come with the product are not the best. It would be perfect if it had radio and if the shuffle mode didn't work with the same order every time (what's the point of shuffle then?).

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Flyingbroom (

Worth the price


This MP3 is fairly easy to navigate, doesn't have loads of memory (but I knew that when I bought it), good sound quality, nice colour. The downsides: due to its shape, it tends to fall off my pocket as I'm jogging (there is no clip, unlike what is...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Dee (

Decent Music Player At Good Price


Very pleased with this MP3. It was very easy to set up & there are plenty of settings to personalise it to individual tastes. The USB design makes it so easy to load songs onto & 4GB holds 100's of songs. The sound quality is excellent. Small clear LED...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Cris (

This product is a great one


I'd love this product. Has a long battery life a great sound quality and has a exelent design

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: gem27 (

sony walkman


this product has really good features and i getting on really well

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Mcg (

Sony Walkman 4GB MP3 Player - Blue


Excellent compact little MP3 player great for jogging etc and good battery life

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Alfie (

Great item


Great little compact Sony MP3 item sound quality is crystal clear and really nice and compact and a nice clear viewing screen yes would recommend

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: kalobe57 (

Sony Walkman 4GB MP3 Player - Blue


This is my first MP3 player and I found it very simple to use, I liked the drag and drop to download my music.

Sep, 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