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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 851 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. Comments about the headphones and performance are on the whole positive. The design and sound also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

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 89/100 = Very good 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. Opinions about the portability and design are generally positive. The headphones and sound also get good opinions. 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

Sep, 2016

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. Views about the reliability and sound are overall positive. The usability and price also get good feedback. Views are divided on the portability, while many are less positive about the size.

price, usability, sound, reliability

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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

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

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: 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: (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: 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 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)

Configuration

Built-In Microphone: No
Built-In Radio:No / Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No
Radio Function:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

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

Display Technology:OLED Display / TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen: No

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:8GB

General Features

Memory Card Slot: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player
Video Playback: Yes

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

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback:No / Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG2 Playback: No
MPEG4 Playback: Yes
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback:No / Yes
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback:No / Yes

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No

Remote Control

Type: None