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Sony NWZ-W273

Sony NWZ-W273
alaScore 92

2376 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2376 reviews of Sony NWZ-W273. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Opinions about the price and portability are generally positive. The performance and sound also get good reviews, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

usability, sound, performance, portability, price

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony NWZ-W273

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 427 user reviews of Sony NWZ-W273 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The performance and sound are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the reliability.

usability, sound, performance, price, portability

reliability

72% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Walkman W273 4GB Waterproof MP3 Player for Swimming, Running and other Sports, with Wearable design - BlueSony W273 4GB Waterproof Walkman - BlueSony W273 4GB Waterproof Walkman - White

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony NWZ-W273

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 596 user reviews of Sony NWZ-W273 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and performance. The portability and sound are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the size.

usability, sound, portability, performance, reliability

size

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZ-W273BLK 4GB Waterproof Walkman Sports MP3 Player (Black)Sony NWZ-W273BLUE Waterproof 4 GB Walkman Sports MP3 Player, (Blue)Sony NWZ-W273WHT Waterproof 4 GB Walkman Sports MP3 Player, (White)

May, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (t3.com)

Sony NWZ-W273 Walkman review

 

Taking your tunes into the watery depths, the Sony NWZ-W273 waterproof MP3 player is decent enough on land but does it pass the swin test?

Comfortable. lightweight fit ; 3 minute quick charging ; Easily accessible controls

Insecure fit in water ; Sound quality in water ; Drag and drop music

It was all so promising for the Sony NWZ-W273 Walkman MP3 player but ultimately it failed to impress in the area that it talked up the most. It ticked the important comfort box and was secure enough to wear running or in the gym without worrying if...

Apr, 2013
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Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Walkman NWZ-W273 sports media player review

 

The Sony Walkman W273 sports headphones are the latest "active" headphones from Sony and are designed for runners, or those keen to ditch the need for a headphone cable trailing somewhere over their body, when they exercise.

Waterproof to 2m, light, sound good

Don't work with your phone, if you use a running app won't work with that either

If you are looking to keep things simple, and want music when you head out to do some exercise, these perform very nicely indeed.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Sony NWZ-W273 Walkman

 

Like Speedo's Aquabeat, the snappily named Sony NWZ-W273 Walkman packs in 4GB of storage for all your tunes, and wraps around the back of your head for ease of use and comfort. It's completely waterproof up to a depth of two metres as well, so unless...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

The SONY NWZ-W273/B is a great choice for people who want an absolutely wireless, handsfree music player. IT has a great, comfortable design, a mammoth battery life and a superior fit for the perfect portable audio playback experience you could get...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Suz (jr.com)

AWESOME!

 

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

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Beags (sonystyle.com)

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

May, 2013

Consumer review by: leonfromlosangeles (sonystyle.com)

simply awesome

 

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

waterproof

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May, 2013

Consumer review by: RedRaiderOhio (sonystyle.com)

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

May, 2013

Consumer review by: TommyInNYC (sonystyle.com)

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

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Ihatenicknames (sonystyle.com)

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

Apr, 2013
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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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
Video Playback: No

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
MPEG4 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: No
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No
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