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Sony Walkman NW-S202F / S203F / S205F

alaTest has collected and analyzed 393 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the performance and portability are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman NW-S202F / S203F / S205F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 393 reviews)

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Sony NW-S205F (2GB)

 

When info about Sony's NW-S200 Sports Walkman leaked onto the Web back in July, I was quick to lean on the company's PR team to get the inside scoop. It took many patient weeks of waiting to get my hands on an actual review unit of the fitness-minded...

Sony's NW-S200 S2 Sports Walkman features a unique design and several fitness-friendly extras; it applies nifty uses of Sony's G-sensor technology; sound quality is excellent; includes an FM tuner

As usual, Sony's subpar (and required) SonicStage software sullies the experience, and there's no fitness software to help you track your progress. The included earbuds are uncomfortable and won't fit all users

The NW-S200 Walkman proves once again that Sony knows what it's doing in the hardware department; fitness-minded users should take a close look at this flash MP3 player. But make sure you're comfortable with SonicStage before you commit.

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Sony NW-S203F DAP

 

The Sony NW-S203F is a sports oriented digital audio player with a built-in pedometer to help you count steps and measure distances.

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A very good CD Player.

 

My granddaughter received this Sony CD player for a Christmas gift. This replaced her other cheaper one purchased at WalMart for $12.99 which stopped working. Luckily it is one that many of her friends also has. Except they chose the cheaper version ...

Very good choice.

No color selection.

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Great mp3 Player

 

First off, a note of convenience. Since I felt silly carrying it around my arm whenever I had class, I used the armband to wrap around the "ears" of my jeans so that it would act as a belt clip. Now, I've had this mp3 player for well over 2 years and...

Small, powerful sound, VERY durable

Small screen and good ol' SonicStage

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Sports Timer

 

I was looking for something with an interval timer, like the $10 sportswatch I got at walmart. Basically I'd like to be able to set the mp3 player to beep every 30s, 60s, etc. This couldn't do that. I suppose being able to set the music to turn off...

its a cool player, works well

was disappointed with the timer

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Sony NW-S205F (2GB)

 

First off, a note of convenience. Since I felt silly carrying it around my arm whenever I had class, I used the armband to wrap around the "ears" of my jeans so that it would act as a belt clip.

Small, powerful sound, VERY durable

Small screen and good ol' SonicStage

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Sony NW-S205F (2GB)

 

I was looking for something with an interval timer, like the $10 sportswatch I got at walmart. Basically I'd like to be able to set the mp3 player to beep every 30s, 60s, etc. This couldn't do that. I suppose being able to set the music to turn off...

its a cool player, works well

was disappointed with the timer

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Awesome built quality and sound

 

This is a great mp3 player, The pedometer is very useful and the OLED display is extremely clear and doesn't hurt the eyes at night. The sound quality is very good although has a little distortion after step 25(30 max).

sound quality, bass response

Sonicstage software

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Great mp3 player for the price

 

Very great design. Very easy to use softwear and menu. Small, but can hold alot of music. The bad: it is so small I loose it alot in my house. HIGHLY RECOMENDED

Very nice design

does not come with a belt clip

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Fantastic mini music player

 

Just bought it and used it today for the first time. I'm impressed. It's so lightweight, sounds great, comes with a G sensor which counts the miles, the steps and the calories you burn when you go running. It's brilliant. I've got an ipod 30gb which is...

lightweight, small, good battery stamina, great sound

SonicStage is alright but could be better

Product Specifications

The NW-S200 series WALKMAN combines sports-friendly features, ranging from a stopwatch to a G-sensor to measure steps, distance and calories, in a stylish water-resistant body, boasting a unique easy to use design. It's ideal for even non-gym bunnies who just want a brilliant WALKMAN. It's available in a variety of models for every use; it just depends on how much music you want to carry, and whether you're after a radio. The NW-S202F comes with an FM radio. To make things even easier for you, the NW-S200 series also has multi-codec compatibility; this means you can listen to music files in ATRAC, MP3, WMA non-DRM, AAC non-DRM formats. So whether you love or loathe exercising, this WALKMAN range is designed to give you the extra boost you need to get out there and get moving.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Radio/Digital player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Battery

Run Time (Up To):18hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / ATRAC3 / ATRAC3plus / MP3 / WMA/WMA / AAC / ATRAC3plus / MP3

Digital Storage

Capacity:2GB/512MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:3.8in
Weight:0.9oz
Width:0.6in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB/512MB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NW-S202F/NW-S205F
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony S2 Sports Walkman

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Pink

Radio

Preset Station Qty:30
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None
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