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Sony Walkman NWZ-E430 Series (E435/E436/E438)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1022 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and battery. The value for money and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman NWZ-E430 Series (E435/E436/E438) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Sony Walkman NWZ- E436F

 

Sony's Walkman NWZ- E436F PMP manages to delivers on all fronts quite well.

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Sony NWZ-E436F Walkman (4GB, black)

 

It can't be avoided: any new MP3 player is in direct competition with the Apple iPod, and device manufacturers are well aware of this fact. Some pack their players with boatloads of extras, while others create unique and purportedly useful design...

The Sony E-Series Walkman is very competitively priced 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 Rhapsody To Go and...

The Sony E-Series Walkman tops out at 8GB and doesn't offer memory expansion. There's no integrated podcast support, and subscription-content syncing is slow

The Sony E-Series Walkman is a great value. It's an excellent option for anyone looking for an easy-to-use MP3 player with a pocketable design, a long battery life, handy features, and solid sound quality.

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great player

 

this player is great. I've had it for more than 3 years and it still works perfectly. the other day I accidentally spilled beer on it and then threw it in the trash where it stayed for 3 days and it still worked after I found it and washed it (the...

hard to destroy

shuffle is not random at all

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Good at what it does.

 

It is very good at what it does. So long as you have realistic expectations about what it can and can't do you should find it a quite satisfactory piece of tech. I picked one up while on R&R leave from an Iraq deployment, and have now had it for over a...

Dependable ; Functional ; Easy to use ; Long battery life ; Compact

No ability to delete files without linking to a PC ; While a song is playing one is unable to jump to the album or artist the song is from ; Randomization always starts with the song that is alphabetically first

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Sony NWZ-E438F Walkman (8GB, black)

 

It is very good at what it does. So long as you have realistic expectations about what it can and can't do you should find it a quite satisfactory piece of tech. I picked one up while on R&R leave from an Iraq deployment, and have now had it for over a...

Dependable

No ability to delete files without linking to a PC

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Great little machine.

 

Contrary to the main review, they do come in 16gb now. I have the 4gb, which is all I really need. Easy to use, fits perfect in your pocket, and sounds great. I recommend combining them with the Outi headphones, which adds a whole new level of cool....

Slim, lighweight, but solid design. My work uniform has extraordinarily shallow pockets, and my cellphone constantly falls out of them, not so with this little thing. Battery life is astounding, listened to it all day and it only dropped one bar

Seems to take awhile when first turned on. "Creating library" screen for about 10-30 seconds, but otherwise works great. Some small issues getting it to recognize video, probably need a converter for it

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Awesome little player

 

This product would satisfy people who love to hear music.

It's sleek, good in design, LONG battery life, awesome quality sound, super fm radio, and fits perfectly in my pocket. (Survives my accidents, as in falling on the ground, accidentally tripping and falling on my side as the mp3 is in my pocket.)

Can't change the background/theme ; Nothing else. XD

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"Good Buy, Above average Sound"

 

Had this player about one year. Very good construction and usability. Only drawback is you need computer to delete files. Video needs to be processed to be played. Good FM reception.

Bright screen, good construction

Fussy about MP3 tags with track numbers

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Good Buy, Above average Sound

 

Had this player about one year. Very good construction and usability. Only drawback is you need computer to delete files. Video needs to be processed to be played. Good FM reception.

Bright screen, good construction

Fussy about MP3 tags with track numbers

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Slow start up, clock tick EMI over FM band

 

Two main problems. First, when you turn on the player it always does a "creating library" process which takes forever to complete. Second, when you use the built in radio and the screen saver an annoying clock tick sound is emitted by the player which...

Nice package. Good battery life, menus good

When you turn on the player it always does a "creating library" process which takes forever to complete ; When you use the built in radio and the screen saver an annoying clock tick sound is emitted by the player which can be heard over the radio

Product Specifications

Take your entertainment with you. Featuring a compact and slim design, the NWZ-E436FRED 4GB video Walkman MP3 player provides up to 45 hours of continuous music and up to 8 hours of uninterrupted video while offering support of multiple audio codecs and video formats. You can even listen to your favorite FM programming thanks to a built-in FM tuner. View pictures or watch your favorite movies in vivid detail on the large 2.0" QVGA high-brightness, color LCD (measured diagonally). Easily load your music, pictures and video by dragging and dropping them into the video MP3 player on your computer.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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

Battery

Run Time (Up To):45hour(s)

Carrying Case

Color:Clear/White
Material:Polycarbonate/Silicone rubber
Recommended Use:For digital player
Type:Case/Hard case

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / MP3 / PCM / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:4GB/8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in/0.5in/0.6in
Height:3.3in/3.5in/3.6in
Weight:0.8oz/1.8oz/4.8oz
Width:1.7in/1.8in/2in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:4GB/8GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:CKHNWZE430/CKMNWZE430WHI/NWZ-E436FBLK/NWZ-E436FBLU/NWZ-E436FPNK/NWZ-E436FRED/NWZ-E438FBLK/NWZ-E438FPNK/NWZ-E438FRED
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony/Sony Walkman

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Pink/Red

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None
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