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Sony NWZ-E453

alaTest has collected and analyzed 446 reviews of Sony NWZ-E453. 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. Opinions about the performance and design are on the whole positive. The price and sound also get good reviews, whereas reviews are divided on the headphones.

usability, sound, price, design, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NWZ-E453 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Sony NWZ-E453 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the reliability and performance. The sound and price also get good reviews.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZE453G E Series 4GB Walkman MP3/Video with Clear Audio - GreenSony NWZE453G E Series 4GB Walkman MP3/Video with Clear Audio - Green

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Marc Chacksfield (

Sony Walkman E453 review


Sony's wallet-friendly Walkman is a miniature music marvel

Sep, 2011

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Dec, 2011

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Sony NWZ-E453


Range of features; Drag-and-drop from PC which is much better than having to use SonicStage as on my previous Walkman; Can play protected WMA tracks.

Menus not as easy to use as my previous Walkman; Cannot skip from the beginning of one album to the beginning of another; Volume does not go as high as my previous Walkman.

Feb, 2013

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Nov, 2012

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Comfortable design Nice music effects High resolution video

Can't rewind or forward music

Sep, 2012

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Sony NWZ-E453


nice looking and compact

Does not carry out the functions that are advertised

Jun, 2012

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Sony NWZ-E453


Nice compact design. Good sound quality when used klipsch earbuds. Easy to use. To the people who made complaints, the sound quality/volume isnt great because of the poor earbuds that come with it. Go out and buy some quality earbuds with foam inserts...

Screen could be brighter in sunny weather. No ratings for tracks. Fast forward could be quicker, even in pause for long tracks it takes a while to scan. Not great for mix tracks. More information onscreen when playing would be good.

Dec, 2011

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Sony NWZ-E453


A great range of features at a reasonable price.

The earphones that came with it weren't great (for my purposes anyway: I bought it to listen to while running). Could perhaps do with a clip or some sort of holder, so that I can attach it while running. Having said that, I got a holder / arm band off...

Nov, 2011

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Excellent in all respects - except for the bad point below, for which I had to return my purchase. Brilliant voice recorder - part of reason for purchase. Sound quality was excellent, and volume perfectly adequate for headphones, but hopeless for...

This mp3 was needed primarily to play recorded tracks through an audio system, for rehearsal purposes. The EU capped volume was so low it was not loud enough at volume set at 50/max - and, unlike other brands, had no way of increasing the volume by...

Nov, 2011

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Sony NWZ-E453


The model I have bought does not have the G at the end and is similar in design to a mobile phone. I purchased it solely to listen to Audio Books, so did not want all the material already installed.This was kindly removed for me when I bought it.Very...

1. Volume barely sufficient even on max of 30 when using small speaker rather than headphones (no problem with Sony MP3 Disc player) 2. Display of some info. only remains on screen for 5 secs, not long enough 3. Perhaps there is a better model if only...

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Equalizer modes:Custom


Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Pink / Red


Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:White
Display Diagonal:2
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:3
Continuous audio playback time:50
Continuous video playback time:10
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:AVCHD, DivX, H.264, WMV
Video formats supported:AVCHD,DivX,H.264,WMV


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Other Features

Audio recording formats:MP3
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.74 x 0.409 x 3.74
Headphone outputs:1
USB cable:USB / Y
USB port: Yes
USB powered: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
User guide: Yes


Playback mode:Normal, Repeat, Shuffle, Title once
Playback Modes:Normal, Repeat, Shuffle, Title once

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery recharge time:3
Continuous audio playback time:50
Continuous video playback time:10


FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:30

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes


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

Weight & Dimensions