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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1104 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and design are generally positive. The headphones and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 507 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-A820 Series (A826/A828/A829) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

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reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sony Walkman NWZ

 

Now you have the option of listening to pristine audio without wires. Featuring Bluetooth connectivity, this 16GB Walkman Video MP3 player offers you wireless freedom when paired Bluetooth-enabled headphones. And if you want to watch video, a...

Not yet reviewed by editors.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A828K (8GB, black)

 

The Sony NWZ-A820 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, built-in Bluetooth, and a more assertive design, offered in 8GB ($270) and 16GB ($320).

The Sony NWZ-A820 Walkman MP3 player series offers high-quality music, photo, and video playback, along with built-in Bluetooth audio streaming, EX-style earphones, and phenomenal battery life

The Sony NWZ-A820 series doesn't come cheap, and it lacks an FM radio, voice recording, memory expansion, and a standard USB connection

The Sony NWZ-A820 is the best sounding, best-looking Walkman series yet, and the inclusion of Bluetooth audio makes it a top choice for cable-hating audio enthusiasts.

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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...

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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.

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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

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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...

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A846 review

 

The Sony Walkman NWZ-A846 is a great audio player with a useful noise-cancellation feature and a brilliant OLED screen. It's expensive, but it's definitely worth a look.

Good sound quality ; Effective digital noise cancellation ; Excellent OLED display

Gapless playback isn't supported ; Limited video-format support

The Sony Walkman NWZ-A846 looks great, sounds smashing and offers a useful noise-cancellation feature and brilliant display. It's rather expensive for our tastes, and lacks the iPod touch's ability to run apps, but, if you don't mind forking out, it...

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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.

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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

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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.

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 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)

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

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:8GB

Header

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

Miscellaneous

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

Remote Control

Type: None
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