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Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545)

Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545)
alaScore 87

1790 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1790 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and battery are generally positive. The value for money and usability also get good comments.

sound, usability, value for money, battery, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 195 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, usability, value for money, battery, headphones

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZS545B S Series 16GB Walkman with Built-In Stereo Speakers - BlackSony NWZS545R S Series 16GB Walkman with Built-In Stereo Speakers - RedSony NWZS545R S Series 16GB Walkman with Built-In Stereo Speakers - Red

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 938 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545) 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.

usability, sound, value for money, battery, performance

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZS545 16 GB Walkman MP3 Video Player (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony NWZS544 8 GB Walkman MP3 Video Player (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony Walkman NWZ-S544 Series 8 GB Video MP3 Player (Red)

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S544 PMP

 

The S544 is a really good PMP for the price with plenty to offer in terms of quality.

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Sony S-Series Walkman (second generation, 8GB, violet)

 

Sony had a major success with the launch of the S-Series Walkman in the fall of 2008. The company stepped up with a sleek and compact device that offered a bounty of useful features along with stellar sound quality and fantastic battery life. As might...

The Sony S-Series Walkman is very inexpensive and easy to use; it offers support for multiple audio codecs as well as subscription music and Amazon video; photos and videos look great on the big, bright screen; audio quality is superb and the rated...

The Sony S-Series Walkman no longer offers noise cancellation or upgraded headphones; there's no podcast support, SenseMe Channels, or on-the-go playlists; getting video onto the device can be a hassle

The Sony S-Series Walkman is a solid entry-level MP3 player thanks to its ultra-affordable price tag, easy-to-use design, excellent performance, and fair smattering of features--but those who are looking to upgrade from the previous generation will not...

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Sony Walkman S540 Review

 

It's that time of year again; the time when Sony takes a look at their MP3 player line up, decide it's time for an update, and run a computer application that randomly adds and removes some features and then releases the result as a new player.

One of the hardest thing about reviewing Sony players is to try to make each review stand on it's own instead of being a continuing story from the last X amount of players they released. With the same menus, features (to some extent), sound quality,...

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Sony NWZ-S544 portable media player

 

Sony's NWZ-S544 is an 8GB MP3 player/portable media player designed to compete with Apple's [[artnid:260148|iPod Nano|Review: Apple iPod Nano portable...

Good quality screen, inbuilt stereo speakers

No Wi-Fi, inferior controls to iPod Nano, poor bundled earphones

Sony's mid-level MP3 player competes with the iPod Nano, and while it is superior for video or photo viewing, the interface doesn't hold a candle to Apple's tried and tested iPod menu system. If you're a multimedia enthusiast and don't mind the lack of...

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S544 8GB

 

The NWZ-S639F's successor doesn't make quite the same impression, but the NWZ-S544 is still a capable media player.

In fairness to Sony, no speakers this small are going to sound amazing and it's hardly any engineer's fault if today's youths decide to misuse their products. Besides, the E Series is there if you prefer a smaller player.

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Sony NWZ-S544 review

 

The Sony NWZ-S544 sports a pleasing design. We tested the pink model, but a variety of colours are offered. The MP3 player is sturdy but still relatively light, so it doesn't add significant weight to your pocket. The matte finish over most of the body...

Sony's mid-level MP3 player competes with the iPod nano, and while it is superior for video or photo viewing, the interface doesn't hold a candle to Apple's tried and tested iPod menu system. If you're a multimedia enthusiast and don't mind the lack of...

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S544 review

 

Sony's Walkman NWZ-S544 looks and feels classy thanks to its shiny red metal design.

Sony's 8GB Walkman NWZ-S544 is a good MP3 player, but it's not a big improvement over the cheaper NWZ-E443.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S545 (S series)

 

One of two new additions to the S-series Walkman line, the 16GB NWZ-S545 MP3 and video player offers excellent audio, great battery life and a large screen. It should also be available at a lower price than its predecessor, the NWZ-S639F, so the fact...

Easy to use ; support for multiple audio codecs ; photos and videos look great on the big, bright screen ; audio quality is superb ; rated battery life is impressive ; unit features external speakers and an alarm clock function ; FM tuner and voice...

No longer offers noise cancellation ; weakened podcast support ; no SenseMe Channels or on-the-go playlists ; getting video onto the device can be a hassle

The Sony S-Series Walkman is a solid entry-level MP3 player thanks to its easy-to-use design, excellent performance and fair smattering of features. But those who are looking to upgrade from the previous generation will not be impressed

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S544 (S series) review

 

With an easy-to-use design, great performance and decent amount of features, the Sony S-Series Walkman NWZ-S544 is a good entry-level MP3 player. But those who are looking to upgrade from the previous generation will be disappointed

Straightforward to use ; Supports multiple audio codecs ; Photos and videos look great on the big, bright screen ; Superb sound quality ; Impressive rated battery life ; External speakers ; Alarm clock function ; FM tuner and voice recorder work...

Getting video onto the device can be a hassle ; No noise cancellation ; Weakened podcast support ; No SenseMe Channels or on-the-go playlists

Unfortunately, said breath has emerged as a disappointed sigh. Although the second-generation S-series Walkman models still offer top-notch audio and excellent battery life, Sony has hobbled the players by crippling their feature set. This appears to...

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Sony - NWZ-S544 8GB Video Walkman

 

At first glance the Sony NWZ-S544 8GB Video Walkman looks like a sleek, candy bar mobile phone, but when you look closely the stereo speakers reveal this is actually a Portable Media Player that handles music ...

The playback quality of the music and movies that we tested was very good and at its core the S544 is a decent PMP. Unfortunately it falls down in a number of areas including the Content Transfer software, limited format support, the lack of...

Product Specifications

Exercise your options with the slim and stylish 16GB S series Walkman video MP3 player. Featuring built-in stereo speakers, you can unplug your headphones and listen to your music out loud. In addition to superior sound quality, this S540 series Walkman player lets you enjoy to up to 42 hours of music playback or up to 6.5 hours of video playback before needing to recharge. Plus, you can even record lectures, meetings and radio broadcasts via the voice and FM recording function.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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

Battery

Run Time (Up To):42hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage

Capacity:16GB/8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in
Height:3.9in/4in
Weight:2.4oz
Width:2in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB/8GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NWZ-S544BLK/NWZ-S544PNK/NWZ-S544RED/NWZ-S544VLT/NWZ-S545BLK/NWZ-S545RED
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Walkman

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Pink/Red/Violet

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None
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