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Sony Walkman NWZ-A866

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-A866. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The portability and sound also get good feedback. Views are divided on the battery, and some have doubts about the price and size.

usability, sound, portability, design, durability

size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman NWZ-A866 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (

Sony Walkman NWZ-A866 review


A name to be reckoned with when it comes to music, the latest model in the Sony Walkman range is all about the sound quality. It has its own digital amplifier, dedicated bass and stereo mix controllers and a SensMe function that adjusts the output...

If you’re in the market for a diminutive MP3 player, the Sony Walkman NWZ-A866 is a solid choice. Bluetooth, FM radio and the excellent screen for video viewing make it an unobtrusive but nattily-featured portable entertainer.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Caleb Cox (

Sony Walkman NWZ-A866


Review Rumours that Apple would kill the iPod [1] may have been far from the mark, but it doesn't stop rival companies wrestling for their own portion of the portable music player pie, despite smartphones eroding this market. Indeed, Sony still knocks...

If you're keen on video, then you might be better off paying an extra £20 and settling for an iPod Touch [7]. But as many will argue, Apple's media players could sound better. Indeed, the Sony NWZ-A866 delivers a quality output, along with a...

Nov, 2011

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A866


Does everything I expected it to. Some people have grumbled about the noise level restriction on this device, but with failing hearing I have no trouble and have not yet had it on full volume. Battery life is excellent and the sound quality superb....

None whatsoever

Aug, 2012

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A866


What isn't good about it would be quicker...... I carry all my music with me, download from computer click and drag, finding music simple

As with ALL MP3 players I only wish there was a one stop delete. I don't have the time to sift through my music for the right beat to match my jogging spead before downloading the tracks but I do listen to every one of the 7000 & more tracks when...

Jul, 2012

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A866



Small display

Apr, 2012

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A866


easy to use

bit sensitive and easy to switch on accidentally

Mar, 2012

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A866


Sound quality; build quality; functions; ease of use; quality of supplied headphones

Price. Battery life. Lack of accessories, especially docking devices. I had difficulty finding a retailer selling this product

Mar, 2012