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Sony Walkman NWZ-A726 / A728 / A729

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1221 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and battery are generally positive. The value for money and usability also get good views. Many are less positive about the connectivity. Comments are divided on the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman NWZ-A726 / A728 / A729 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Sony Walkman NWZ-A726 / A728 / A729


alaTest has collected and analysed 17 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-A726 / A728 / A729 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZA728 Portable Media Player ( MP3 Playback )Sony NWZ-A728 Walkman (8GB) BLACK - MP3 PlayersSony 8GB MP3 and Portable Video Player NWZA728 - Pink

Consumer review by: review summary for Sony Walkman NWZ-A726 / A728 / A729


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1066 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-A726 / A728 / A729 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on

sound, usability, value for money, battery, design


87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony 4 GB Walkman Video MP3 Player (Pink)Sony 16 GB Walkman Video MP3 Player (Black)Sony 4 GB Walkman Video MP3 Player (Black)

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A726


Sony products have always been objects of wonder for us, and we follow the company's development pretty closely. For a company that's kept away from unnecessary hype (read: Apple and the bumchums), it does come out with enough products to keep the...

The video player supports only AVC (H.264/AVC), AAC-LC, and MPEG-4. In most cases you'll need to run your videos through the conversion software before you transfer. The performance is good though; it supports 30 FPS. There were no visible framing...


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Sony Walkman 16GB MP3 Player Review - Intro


Nostalgia freaks will remember the Walkman brand; Sony launched one of the first portable tape players under the brand in the 1980s. They pretty much owned the portable audio market for years, but that all changed when portable audio went digital a few...

Small, sleek design is scratch proof ; Big, bright screen that dominates the front of the device ; Controls are basic, but adequate ; Controlling playback is straightforward ; Basic photo album features ; Decent overall audio quality ; N/A: No Internet...

Buttons are small and awkwardly placed ; Proprietary port means you have to buy cables from Sony ; No dedicated buttons for features like fast forward and rewind ; Search is awkward, and limited playlist support; Windows Media playlists only; Podcast...

The Sony Walkman NWZ-A729 has some strong points in its favor. It is small, but has a very decent screen size for the size of the device itself. the sound quality was good (although it lacks the oomph to power a big set of headphones) and the included...

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A729 ( 16GB, black)


The Sony NWZ-A720 Walkman series is a subtle evolution of the NWZ-A810 series we enjoyed in 2007. This year, Sony is treating us with a larger screen and a more assertive design, offered in 4GB ($149), 8GB ($199), and 16GB ($299).

The Sony NWZ-A720 Walkman MP3 player series offers high-quality music, photo, and video playback, along with EX-style earphones and a phenomenal battery life.

The Sony NWZ-A720 series doesn't come cheap, and it lacks an FM radio, voice recording, memory expansion, and a standard USB connection.

The Sony NWZ-A720 is the best-sounding, best-looking Walkman series yet, and the inclusion of premium earphones adds real value.

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Sony NWZ-A729


If you're willing to pay a little more for the sound quality offered by the A729, then this could be the multimedia player for you. That's if you can get past the features that it's missing. However, you should consider Sony's reputation for quality...

320 x 240 QVGA LCD screenNumerous Sony sound processing technologiesExcellent Sony EX series earbuds includedSupports wide range of audio formats

Lacks FM receiver, multimedia storage, voice-recording, Bluetooth

The Sony NWZ-A729BLK is an update to last year's model NWZ-A810...

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Sony NWZ-A729BLK


Sony's Walkman tape players were the iPod of their day. The Sony Walkman NWZ-A729 is the latest evolution of the brand, and is currently available in 8GB and 16GB capacities for $199 and $299 respectively. The interface is similar to that of many...

The NWZ-A729 has a few factors going against it. Compared to modern iPods it simply feels old. The interface isn't as polished and the physical design isn't as well thought out (d-pad scrolling through long playlists is suboptimal). While there's...

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A726 4GB


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General consumers have been very satisfied with the Sony NWZ-A726 Walkman. Users love the long battery life, excellent sound quality, and quality earphones included. They also found that getting music on the player through the computer is simple, and...

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Sony NWZ-A726


The Sony NWZ-A727 may not have the most impressive specs but for extraordinary sound at an affordable price, it's the one to own.

Top Notch Audio Playback ; Affordable Price ; Excellent Interface and Controls ; Good Earphones

Limited Media Format Support ; Average Screen

If it is for wide audio support, touchscreen and storage, the A726 won’t have that, but if you're looking out for top-quality audio playback at an affordable price, the Sony is the right one for you.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A726


If you're a person who prefers quality over capacity, this is just the player you may want to own.

Good sound quality, Good 2.4-inch screen, Good earphones, Drag-n-Drop, Battery

No FM, Organizer Apps Missing, Need to buy Pro ver. of Software to convert videos

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excellent value for money. SOunds better than new nano


Good quality sound and video , no need for special itunes software syncs well with windows media player I washed mine in washing machine and it still works 1 year after.

great sound, simple usb no special software needed

none ; does have camera, and all other useless stuff you will not use

Product Specifications

Run an extra mile to the latest music or watch a funny video to pass the time on a plane. You'll never be far from your multimedia with this sleek 16 GB Walkman Video MP3 player. Enjoy pristine audio quality and watch spectacular full-motion video in portrait or landscape mode. The attractive, slim-line player supports multiple file types and lets you control it all on a high-resolution 2.4" QVGA LCD with intuitive menus and simple operation. Small enough to slip into your pocket, the 16 GB built-in memory can store up to 3,800 songs, up to 62 hours of video or hundreds of photographs, offering the widest variety of multimedia entertainment wherever you go.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Photo playback / Video playback
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Effects:Clear Bass
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player


Run Time (Up To):36hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / MP3 / PCM / Protected WMA (DRM) / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB/4GB/8GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Walkman


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:90 days warranty