Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony NWZ-E455

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Sony NWZ-E455. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the price and battery are generally positive. The portability and sound also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the headphones.

usability, sound, portability, battery, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NWZ-E455 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 67 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 62 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 26 of 62 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (5)

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony NWZ-E455


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sony NWZ-E455 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the performance and durability. The portability and sound are also mentioned favorably.

usability, sound, portability, durability, performance

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZE455B.CEW E Series 16GB Walkman MP3/Video with Clear Audio - BlackSony NWZE455B.CEW E Series 16GB Walkman MP3/Video with Clear Audio - Black

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: iain (

Sony Walkman NWZ-E455 16GB


slim attractive design

standard earphones supplied are of poor quality you need to upgrade to a better design and quality.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: peter (

Sony Walkman NWZ-E455 16GB


Excellent sound clarity. very good picture quality. Extremely easy to set up and load up from a laptop. I'm 66 years old and relatively new to computers but this was very straightforward. An excellent manual for it, downloadable.

My age group worry about battery life and battery being re-changeable. It seems that once the battery life is over, so is your machine ? I realise that it is re-chargeable up to 300 times but........

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Jeremy (

Sony Walkman NWZ-E455 16GB


Drag and drop transfer Range of features Build quality

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Robert (

Sony Walkman NWZ-E455 16GB


A really superb MP3 player,can't fault it! Has easy 'get to know' controls and also has excellent volume loudness. If you want an MP3 player,don't hesitate,get this one!

No bad points,but it's a pity that the radio wasn't digital instead of FM reception...but that really is a minor point.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: MICHAEL (

Sony Walkman NWZ-E455 16GB


Its superb & versatile

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: David (

Sony Walkman NWZ-E455 16GB


Well made and feels robust. Nice range of features that are easy to access.

The maximum volume is disappointingly low, and the supplied earphones are woefully inadequate and had to be replaced immediately. Bass response is barely adequate. The player could rival the ipod, but not until the volume and bass issues are resolved.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: David (

Sony Walkman NWZ-E455 16GB


Ok but would not rave on about it

sound much to low I thought stero sound would have been better,needs to be clearer not so soft and muffled I purchased a pair of Grado 80 headphones to work with the Sony ,hoping to get some life out of it , money not well spent! over kill?

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: James (

Sony Mp3


I was told this had very little volume, but I find the sound very good .

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Natalie (

Sony Walkman NWZ-E455 16GB


perfect little product!!

can't fault it!

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Paul (

Sony Walkman NWZ-E455 16GB


a great Sony product

cannot think of any

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5


Color of product:Black


Backlight: Yes
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


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Other Features

Audio recording formats:MP3
USB cable:USB
USB powered: Yes

Packaging Content

User guide: Yes

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:16

Weight & Dimensions