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Sony Walkman 8GB MP3 Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 302 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and battery. The value for money and usability also get good opinions. There are some less positive comments about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman 8GB MP3 Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony S-Series Walkman (second generation, 16GB, black)

 

Sony had a major success with the launch of the S-Series Walkman in the fall of 2008. The company stepped up with a sleek and compact device that offered a bounty of useful features along with stellar sound quality and fantastic battery life. As might...

The Sony S-Series Walkman is very inexpensive and easy to use; it offers support for multiple audio codecs as well as subscription music and Amazon video; photos and videos look great on the big, bright screen; audio quality is superb and the rated...

The Sony S-Series Walkman no longer offers noise cancellation or upgraded headphones; there's no podcast support, SenseMe Channels, or on-the-go playlists; getting video onto the device can be a hassle

The Sony S-Series Walkman is a solid entry-level MP3 player thanks to its ultra-affordable price tag, easy-to-use design, excellent performance, and fair smattering of features--but those who are looking to upgrade from the previous generation will not...

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"The best mp3 player at the right price."

 

This is perhapse the best mp3 player I have ever owned. You can't find anything like this at $130. If your all about music, videos, and pictures only, then this is the perfect package for you. If your looking for a everything mp3 player that is touch...

Good quality mp3 player. Owned this one for about a year and a half and still works like new. Mine is scratch and fading and still works even after I have dropped it a few times. Supports pictures/videos. Easy to use. Massive storage. All for $130.

No touch screen and no internet searching. Definitely not like an iPod Touch, but what can you get with $130 with all these specs.

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"Good MP3 player"

 

-not tied to a cheesy jukebox; I prefer drag and drop folders

-no playlist function that I can see

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"Audiophile Sound Reproduction, Fantastic Battery Life"

 

We've had a variety of MP3 players and smartphones in the household, but this is the one everyone wants to use for serious listening. There is no comparison - smartphone/iPod can't touch the clarity and hi definition of the sound reproduction. Be...

For anyone interested in flawless sound reproduction, this is it. The S-class Walkman has always been miles better than any competitor, and this one is no exeption.

Would appreciate Sony making more accessories . . .

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Audiophile Sound Reproduction, Fantastic Battery Life

 

We've had a variety of MP3 players and smartphones in the household, but this is the one everyone wants to use for serious listening. There is no comparison - smartphone/iPod can't touch the clarity and hi definition of the sound reproduction. Be...

For anyone interested in flawless sound reproduction, this is it. The S-class Walkman has always been miles better than any competitor, and this one is no exeption

Would appreciate Sony making more accessories

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One of the best available right now.

 

I try a lot of players. Not the best ever, but this one is good. I drop this thing at work and it doesn't break. I put a plastic protector over the screen (like you buy for phones on ebay: 6 little self-stick plastic sheets for $3) and it's perfect....

sound quality, menus, video screen, recorder quality, great buttons, speaker, battery life, lock, clock, durable

Can't delete directly (need to delete from computer), video file mgmt is really weird

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"One of the best available right now."

 

I try a lot of players. Not the best ever, but this one is good. I drop this thing at work and it doesn't break. I put a plastic protector over the screen (like you buy for phones on ebay: 6 little self-stick plastic sheets for $3) and it's perfect....

sound quality, menus, video screen, recorder quality, great buttons, speaker, battery life, lock, clock, durable

Can't delete directly (need to delete from computer), video file mgmt is really weird

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"REALLY REALLY GOOD"

 

this is really good for it's price. i got if for christmas 2 years ago, and it works like it's almost new. the content transfer software is extremely useful, as i don't need to sync it every time i get new songs(almost every other day). I also love the...

FM radio recording

doesn't support mp4 video

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REALLY REALLY GOOD

 

this is really good for it's price. i got if for christmas 2 years ago, and it works like it's almost new. the content transfer software is extremely useful, as i don't need to sync it every time i get new songs(almost every other day). I also love the...

FM radio recording ; easy to transfer music ; decent speaker ; good quality for video

doesn't support mp4 video ; sometimes it lags

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Superb quality

 

Love this player, been with me everywhere. Battery life is amazing; I remember putting it on the shelf for about 3 maybe 4 months after charging it. I went back to get it and it still had about half a charge left. My player itself literally has its...

Excellent music quality and video playback

Display easy to scratch and radio reception not all that

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