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Sony NWZ-W273

Sony NWZ-W273
alaScore 95

1432 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1432 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the value for money and performance are generally positive. The portability and sound are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, sound, portability, performance, value for money


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NWZ-W273 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1432 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Sony NWZ-W273


alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 user reviews of Sony NWZ-W273 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on

sound, usability, portability, headphones, performance

value for money

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZW273 4 GB Waterproof Walkman Sports MP3 Player (Black)Sony NWZW273 4 GB Waterproof Walkman Sports MP3 Player (Pink)

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TOTALLY AWESOME!!! I purchased this product for my 10 year old son whom is involved in many sports. This has got to be the best Walkman ever made. Fits around the back of your head around each ear, and your done! HANDSFREE AND WATERPROOF! Controls are...

Easy To Set Up","Great Sound","Lots of Storage","Reliable Performance","Simple Controls","Sleek\/Compact

None That I Have Found Ye

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Don't swim for mor than 5 minutes


I have used these for three swimming sessions and each time lost sound in the left ear while swimming. I am using the largest ear insert and still seem to have water entering my left ear. Once that happens there is no more sound until it seems they dry...

Compact Design

Size of ear insert


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simply awesome


Note, my reivew is focused on player's underwater abilitites.



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They're good, but need some software help


Just bought these and used them for a few workouts. They fit well and the music quality is good. They stay in place well and don't need re-adjusting while working out. The one issue is the software interface. Would have given it 4 stars if it was even...

Good sound quality, nice fit, comfortable

Circa 2000 interface

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Bluetooth missing


I understand that the main feature of this headset is to use it while active swimming or running or any other sport, but if I spend close to $100 on a pair of headset I would also love to link it with my smartphone and play the music I have with me all...

waterproof, wire free

bluetooth missing

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Close but no Cigar


I've been using the NWZW273B waterproof walkman for about a month now. I work as a lifeguard and swimming instructor and like to swim 50 laps (2.5 K ) about three times a week. As most swimmers know doing laps is the one level up from watching paint...

No wires, easy to load, nice sound

Does not work when wet

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You need to buy this now! Really! It sounds good, weighs one ounce, fits like a glove (even when you're exercising), is easy to use, and is waterproof. What else do you want? If you swim or exercise and want to listen to music, this is the cat's backside.



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cant wait


looking forward to getting this. i intend to use it for swimming. If it is as good as the previous generation then i am sold. I love this portable mp3 player series, its perfect for the gym...and now for swimming! I just wish that Sony would release a...

portable, lightweight, perfect for gym

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Should it uphold to features...


If this baby does as it says it will become my new best friend! I love running in the rain and swimming so I need something with no wires and waterproof!


Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No
Radio Function: No


Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Display Technology:Not Applicable
Number of Display Colours:Not Applicable
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: No
MPEG2 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: No
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No