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Sony S-Series Walkman (second generation, 8GB, red)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and value for money are overall positive. The sound and portability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the build quality and headphones.

usability, portability, sound, value for money, battery

headphones, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony S-Series Walkman (second generation, 8GB, red) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony S-Series Walkman (second generation, 8GB, violet)

 

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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solid, dependable... but a battery issue and a peeve

 

Despite the drawbacks listed above, this is a pretty good, pretty reliable mp3 player. My Walkman's battery life was a little wobbly here and there from the start but has deteriorated very rapidly since it passed the one-year mark with me. That's the...

It's a solid mp3 player. No nonsense. A workhorse

Battery life is a little wobbly, becoming unreliable after a year. Sony software, included, isn't terribly friendly. Player indexing of songs can be unpredictable on occasion

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I can simply say that I like this.

 

So, I'm pretty pleased with my Walkman. I'm sick of seeing fancy mp3 players, so I thought this would be a nice change. The first thing I noticed when I bought this was how light it was. I was surprised, and a bit disappointed. I like my electronics...

awesome sound quality, customizeable eq, speakers, voice recording, radio recording, nice bright screen, convenient home menu buttons

sync weirdness, boring, not the best earbuds, speaker/battery life issue, scratches, TOO light

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"solid, dependable... but a battery issue and a peeve"

 

Despite the drawbacks listed above, this is a pretty good, pretty reliable mp3 player. My Walkman's battery life was a little wobbly here and there from the start but has deteriorated very rapidly since it passed the one-year mark with me. That's the...

It's a solid mp3 player. No nonsense. A workhorse.

Battery life is a little wobbly, becoming unreliable after a year. Sony software, included, isn't terribly friendly. Player indexing of songs can be unpredictable on occasion.

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"I can simply say that I like this."

 

So, I'm pretty pleased with my Walkman. I'm sick of seeing fancy mp3 players, so I thought this would be a nice change.

awesome sound quality, customizeable eq, speakers, voice recording, radio recording, nice bright screen, convenient home menu buttons

sync weirdness, boring, not the best earbuds, speaker/battery life issue, scratches, TOO light

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I can simply say that I like this.

 

So, I'm pretty pleased with my Walkman. I'm sick of seeing fancy mp3 players, so I thought this would be a nice change. The first thing I noticed when I bought this was how light it was. I was surprised, and a bit disappointed. I like my electronics...

awesome sound quality, customizeable eq, speakers, voice recording, radio recording, nice bright screen, convenient home menu buttons

sync weirdness, boring, not the best earbuds, speaker/battery life issue, scratches, TOO light

Consumer review by:

"about to own one!!!"

 

Other Than that It's a good unit! I have owned other MP3 players and for the price you pay you do get your money's worth. Just get a different pair of earbuds and it's almost like your at the real concert. I found the unit well made and The battery can...

-Great interface and menu's

-It is a little lengthy for pockets or pouches

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about to own one!!!

 

Other Than that It's a good unit! I have owned other MP3 players and for the price you pay you do get your money's worth. Just get a different pair of earbuds and it's almost like your at the real concert. I found the unit well made and The battery can...

Great interface and menu's ; Audio quality is superb ; Internal speakers are loud and clear ; Screen has crisp and clear picture ; Nice button layout ; Sleek style and light ; I have made a down payment, I can't wait to own it

It is a little lengthy for pockets or pouches ; The headphone that come with it feel "cheap ; the screen does scratch easily

Consumer review by:

"about to own one!!!"

 

Other Than that It's a good unit! I have owne... 

Great interface and menu's

It is a little lengthy for pockets or pouches

Consumer review by:

"Great Sound"

 

If you're looking for lots of new functionality, you won't like it. But if you want a player that plays music with near-CD-quality sound, this thing delivers.

High fidelity playback of mp3 files. Truly intuitive interface.

Fewer features than earlier model.

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