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Sony Walkman NWZ-E340 Series (E344 / E345)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and battery. The value for money and sound are also appreciated, but many are negative about the connectivity. There are some mixed reviews about the headphones.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman NWZ-E340 Series (E344 / E345) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Sony E-Series Walkman (second generation, 8GB, black)

 

Although they have been decently priced in recent years, Sony Walkman MP3 players have never been straight-up cheap--until now. The latest models, including the second-gen E-Series featured here, offer rock-bottom pricing that might make even SanDisk...

The second-generation Sony E-Series Walkman is very inexpensive and features a compact design with a nice, bright screen. It's easy to use and offers a variety of desirable extras, such as an FM tuner, a user-customizable EQ, and support for Amazon...

The E-Series Walkman has a lower rated battery life than before, and there's still no podcast support. Sony eliminated Rhapsody DNA integration.

The second-generation Sony E-Series Walkman remains an excellent value thanks to its ultralow pricing, pocketable design, handy features, and great sound quality.

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Sony Walkman E340 Review

 

With the S540 review out of the way, it's time to shift focus to its baby brother, the E340. How does it compare to the S540?

The E340 is for all intents and purposes a somewhat limited version of the S540. For $30 less, you get a smaller player (with a smaller screen) that lacks a voice recorder, FM recording, video stand and speakers as well as having a mini-USB port...

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"for music listeners that don't want to drop 299 bux"

 

Good price, easy to figure out and categorizes your music neatly. Not ornate with buttons and a bunch of confusing features, but has enough stuff to satisfy even your toughest mp3 critics

has awesome volume! i've had like ten mp3 players so far and the drawbacks have always been that yuo can hear everything besides the sound of your music, especially you're outside or somewhere for example like in a construction zone. i dont want to blow m

can't really think of anything right now except that it's an mp3 player and a lot of people seem to think they have limitations...i was reading that someone else was having a problem getting podcasts. ummm...i just basically got it to listen to music so..

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"Great buy for the money; worth every penny"

 

Worth every penny. Will definitely purchase another. No more iPods for me.

Easy to load music from either CDs or downloads. Accepts iTunes, Windows Media Player and most other products. Great sound quality is superb.

The software to load the users guide from the unit is a little "clunky." Wish Sony had the guide loaded on their web site for access if not loaded from the Walkman.

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Great value, Ipod without buying the name plus looks.

 

It's a good product overall. If you can deal with it not having the Ipod name it's a cheaper and better alternative.

I have a blue one and the paint is amazing ; Long battery life ; Easier to load music after downloading the media manager app ; Great audio quality and sound editors

No touch features

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for music listeners that don't want to drop 299 bux

 

Good price, easy to figure out and categorizes your music neatly. Not ornate with buttons and a bunch of confusing features, but has enough stuff to satisfy even your toughest mp3 critics

has awesome volume! i've had like ten mp3 players so far and the drawbacks have always been that yuo can hear everything besides the sound of your music, especially you're outside or somewhere for example like in a construction zone. i dont want to blow m

can't really think of anything right now except that it's an mp3 player and a lot of people seem to think they have limitations...i was reading that someone else was having a problem getting podcasts. ummm...i just basically got it to listen to music so

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"Battery Issue Needs To Be Addressed"

 

I went through 3 of these. The 1st one would ... 

Attractive, GREAT sound quality

Battery issues!!!!, synching was not all that easy

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"Battery Issue Needs To Be Addressed"

 

I went through 3 of these. The 1st one would not charge. It said it was charging but then would not charge. I had it on the charger for about 3 hrs and the battery life actually went down! I knew that was probably just a bad apple so I returned it and...

Attractive, GREAT sound quality

Battery issues!!!!, synching was not all that easy

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Battery Issue Needs To Be Addressed

 

I went through 3 of these. The 1st one would not charge. It said it was charging but then would not charge. I had it on the charger for about 3 hrs and the battery life actually went down! I knew that was probably just a bad apple so I returned it and...

Attractive, GREAT sound quality

Battery issues!!!!, synching was not all that easy

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"The USB port compatabilty is the selling point for me."

 

Bang for the buck if you have a sony TV with USB port and/or like to travel lite this is something you can enjoy.

As a travler the needing 1 USB cable for all my toys is important. Connect it to my TV, control it with the remote to listen to music or watch movies on the TV, that is smart thinking. I traded my daughter my Ipod for her new Sony Walkman.

Hard to find a case to protect the Sony and screen, it takes a beeting in the breaf case.

Product Specifications

Enjoy your favorite music and videos wherever you go with the full-featured 16GB E series Walkman video MP3 player. Boasting long-lasting battery life, the slim and compact E340 Walkman player delivers up to 30 hours of music or up to 4 hours of video playback on a single charge. In addition to supporting multiple audio codecs and video formats, you can listen to your favorite FM programming via the built-in FM tuner. Plus, a user-friendly interface makes navigating through your music, pictures and videos a breeze.

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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

Battery

Run Time (Up To):30hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage

Capacity:16GB/8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in
Height:3.5in
Weight:1.9oz
Width:1.7in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB/8GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NWZ-E344BLK/NWZ-E344RED/NWZ-E345BLK/NWZ-E345RED
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Walkman

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Red
Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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