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Sony Walkman NWZ-S610 Series (S615/S616/S618)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 767 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and battery are on the whole positive. The value for money and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the storage and memory. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman NWZ-S610 Series (S615/S616/S618) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony NWZ-S616F Walkman Video MP3 Player

 

As portable music players get smaller and smaller, manufacturers are paradoxically trying to incorporate as many features into them as possible. The big question is: can they sustain all the functionality and still offer the quality you'd expect for...

The Bottomline The NWZ-S616F is a brilliant player. It looks good, sounds good, and has a more than decent battery life. My only problem, as I said before, is that the display is too small for watching movies. And at Rs 7990 for 4GB of space, this PMP...

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S610

 

The Sony Walkman was part of my childhoodI remember owning a yellow waterproof cassette player and feeling extremely cool circa fifth grade or so. Of course, with the advent of the iPod, the ubiquity of the Walkman brand has faded over the years, in...

Great custom EQ. Excellent screen with horizontal or vertical viewing. Good file compatibility for audio. Straightforward navigation. Compact design.

Lousy earbuds. Limited video and photo file support.

Sony's first video Walkman is a solid, simple, and good-sounding player, but video codec limitations make its great screen less enticing and upgrading the earbuds is a must.

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Sony NWZ-S618F (8GB, black)

 

Simple, sleek, and understated The newest series of Walkmans comes in a variety of capacity/color combos. You can go with a 2GB ($120) S-615 version in black, pink, red, or silver; a 4GB ($160) S-616 model in the same choice of colors; or the more...

The Sony NWZ-S610 series features a compact design with a high-quality feel and an ample screen. The user interface is intuitive, and there are plenty of features to choose from, such as an FM radio and photo and video playback. No more awful...

The Sony NWZ-S610 series doesn't offer any exceptional new technology, and there are cheaper competitors that offer the same features

The Sony NWZ-S610 series Walkman doesn't bring anything striking or new to the table, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a quality MP3 player with nice extras and a killer battery life. Plus, Sony got rid of SonicStage--the best news ever.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S616F MP3 player Review and Prices

 

The Sony Walkman NWZ-S616F video MP3 player is among the company's first to work without Sony's proprietary and cumbersome Connect music store and SonicStage software management system. Yes, the company has seen the light, and as of fall 2007, all of...

Small, easy to navigate, good display resolution, works with multiple music formats, FM Tuner

Small buttons, no recording capability

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S615F Player

 

In all, the Sony NWZ-S615F is a compact flash-based player with very good audio quality, an intuitive interface, FM radio and an amazing battery life.

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"I've had mine four years"

 

I got this as a gift about four and a half years ago. It has performed well for me and provided hours and hours and hours of entertainment. I may upgrade to have more space, but I really like this one.

Great sound quality, durable, fm tuner, intelligent shuffle, programmable playlists

the headphones they come with may not be comfortable for everyone

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Great mp3 player

 

This mp3 player went through the washing machine and dryer and still works great. Good video Quality and sound. Great price

The downside is that you have to get software to convert video to the type the player uses but it's not to bed

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"Mine is NWZ-S545, and it stopped working suddenly"

 

Wow....it was amazing....mine is not S616F, but S545 (same S series), and it worked only 6 months. It stopped working today morning. It does not start up anymore. MP3 drive does not show on the computer when I connect it. So I tried to exchange or...

nice appearence

very inconvenient interface

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Mine is NWZ-S545, and it stopped working suddenly

 

Wow....it was amazing....mine is not S616F, but S545 (same S series), and it worked only 6 months. It stopped working today morning. It does not start up anymore. MP3 drive does not show on the computer when I connect it. So I tried to exchange or...

nice appearence

very inconvenient interface

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Sony NWZ-S616F (4GB, red)

 

Wow....it was amazing....mine is not S616F, but S545 (same S series), and it worked only 6 months. It stopped working today morning. It does not start up anymore. MP3 drive does not show on the computer when I connect it. So I tried to exchange or...

nice appearence

very inconvenient interface

Product Specifications

Sony S610F-series Walkman offers a very portable audio and viewing solution with the added bonus of open platform filing and drag-n-drop functionality. The new S610F-series Walkman supports the open audio formats of MP3, non-secure AAC, security-enhanced WMA and the secure format of WMA. To help manage digital music libraries, the new Walkman model comes with Microsoft Windows Media Player 11. Alternatively, consumers can simply select music, video or photo files from a computer then drag and drop them into their corresponding folders in their new S610F-series Walkman.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Radio / Video playback/Radio / Video playback
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player / Radio/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):33hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / MP3 / PCM / Protected WMA (DRM 10) / WMA/WMA / AAC / PCM / MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM 10)

Digital Storage

Capacity:2GB/4GB/8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.5in
Height:3.1in
Weight:1.8oz
Width:1.7in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB/4GB/8GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NWZ-S615F/NWZ-S616F/NWZ-S618F
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Walkman

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Pink/Red/Silver
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Radio

Preset Station Qty:30
Tuner Bands:FM

Remote Control

Type: None
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