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Sony Walkman NWZ-A820 Series (A826/A828/A829)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 922 reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-A820 Series (A826/A828/A829). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the headphones and performance. The design and sound are also appreciated, whereas the memory and reliability get mixed opinions.

usability, sound, design, performance, headphones

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman NWZ-A820 Series (A826/A828/A829) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Walkman NWZ-A820 Series (A826/A828/A829)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 368 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-A820 Series (A826/A828/A829) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and design. The headphones and sound are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, sound, headphones, design, portability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Walkman NWZA828K 8GB Video with Wireless HeadphonesSony Walkman NWZA828K 8GB Video with Wireless Headphones

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Walkman NWZ-A820 Series (A826/A828/A829)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-A820 Series (A826/A828/A829) from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and sound are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the size. Comments are divided on the portability.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Walkman Skip-Free Portable CD Player with Clip Style Earbud Headphones, LCD Display, Digital Mega Bass Sound, Automatic Volume Limiter System & CSony Walkman Skip-Free Portable CD Player with Clip Style Earbud Headphones, LCD Display, Digital Mega Bass Sound, Automatic Volume Limiter System & C

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Sony Walkman NWZ-A829

 

Preview of the Sony Walkman NWZ-A829.

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Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Adam Berger (gadgetell.com)

The Walkman returns to glory with the Sony NWZ-A829

 

Click for a larger image. Back in February Sony announced two new Walkman MP3 players, the A820 and A829 (yes, horrendous names). These are 8 and 16 GB versions of Sony's flash memory, iPod nano competitors. At first glance, the big shocker is the...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Seow Tein Hee & Sutlej Soin (hardwarezone.com)

Sony NWZ-A826 Walkman Player - HardwareZone.com

 

Discover why the Sony NWZ-A826 Walkman Player holds its own against the competition with a great overall package at an attractive price.

Expert review by: Rob Mead (techradar.com)

Sony Walkman NWZ-A829 review

 

Can Sony make up ground lost to the iPod with its next-gen Walkmans?

Great headphones Sounds better than the iPod Small and slim with decent build quality Bluetooth - if that's your bag

Counter-intuitive controls Iffy user interface Screen is too small for watching anything other than short clips No Bluetooth headphones It still can't beat the iPod

Sony's NWA-829 is in some way its most accomplished Walkman yet. It sounds better than the iPod (largely thanks to a decent headphone bundle) but it's messy UI and lack of killer features does little to pull it ahead of the pack

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Walkman NWZ-A829

 

£200-odd for Sony's NWZ-A829 music/video player isn't cheap, so does Jon think it's money well spent?

Elsewhere things are not so different. The resolution is identical (240 x 320), battery life is still a highly impressive 36 hours for audio, and file format compatibility remains the same. For audio you can play MP3, WMA, and AAC files (all...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Walkman NWZ-A828 review

 

Sony's latest Walkman, the NWZ-A828, is the first MP3 player we've seen that comes with a set of cordless Bluetooth headphones. This may sound gimmicky, but they'll appeal to anyone who's ever struggled to untangle a pair of wired earphones.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony NWZ-A829B review

 

Sony's latest Walkman packs 16GB of storage and stereo Bluetooth support. Is it the world's finest mini PMP?

Its feature count is low, but this Sony does the sound and vision basics outstandingly well

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Sony's latest Walkman packs 16GB of storage and stereo Bluetooth support. Is it the world's finest mini PMP?

Its feature count is low, but this Sony does the sound and vision basics outstandingly well

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Matthew Sparkes (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Walkman NWZ-A826K

 

The iPod may dominate the MP3 player market, but it pays to shop around. Sony's latest Walkman is every bit as stylish, admittedly in a more hi-fi component way, and has comparably solid build quality. The scratch resistant screen and brushed metal...

Get the wow factor without the wires. A real rival to Apple's iPod nano.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony NWZ-A826 review

 

The NWZ-A826 is Sony's new entry-level Walkman, and handles most files well – although MP4 files can be fiddly

Excellent sound quality ; built-in Bluetooth ; easy to use

Price: transferring video can be a pain ; supplied headphones sound mediocre

It may be pricey, but Sony's Walkman is a fine MP3 player and a good alternative to everything Apple

May, 2008

Product Specifications

Now you have the option of listening to pristine audio without wires. Featuring Bluetooth connectivity, this 16 GB Walkman video MP3 player offers you wireless freedom when paired Bluetooth-enabled headphones. And if you want to watch video, a high-resolution 2.4" QVGA LCD beautifully presents them in portrait or landscape mode. The sleek, slim-line player also supports multiple file types so you're not locked into one format. 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

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Impedance:16

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/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

Battery

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

Camera

Built-in camera: No
Frame rate:30
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240

Design

Color of product:Black / Brown / Gold / Pink / Silver / White
Volume Control:Digital

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage

Capacity:8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in
Height:3.7in
Weight:2oz
Width:2in

Display

Backlight:No / Yes
Display:LCD / LED / OLED
Display Diagonal:2.4 / 2.8
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240 / 400 x 240
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:29 / 36
Continuous video playback time:10
Rechargeable: Yes

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA / MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:H.264, MPEG4, WMV / MP4 / MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG4,WMV / MP4 / MPEG4

Flash Memory

Installed Size:8GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NWZ-A828KBLK/NWZ-A829BLK
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Walkman

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes

Other Features

Battery Type:Rechargeable
Connection to PC:
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.98 x 0.366 x 3.69
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x WM / WM
USB powered: Yes
Windows Media Player 11: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired / Wireless

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:Windows Media Player 11 / Windows Media Player 11\nMedia Manager f/ Walkman
Cables included:USB
Headphones:
User guide: Yes

Performance

Clock function: Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Playback mode:Normal, Repeat, Shuffle
Playback Modes:Normal, Repeat, Shuffle

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:29 / 36
Continuous video playback time:10
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

FM radio:No / Yes
Preset stations quantity:30
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Record Modes

Voice recording: No

Remote Control

Type: None

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Music memory capacity (songs):10200 / 2450 / 5050
Player media type:Flash-media / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 4 / 8

System Requirements

USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.283 / 0.366
Height:3.69 / 4.13
Weight:2.05 / 2.19 / 2.29
Width:1.84 / 1.98