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

Sony Walkman NWZ-S610 Series (S615/S616/S618)
alaScore 85

802 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 802 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and battery. The value for money and usability also get good opinions, whereas the storage and memory get critical reviews. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

sound, usability, value for money, battery, design

memory, storage

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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Walkman NWZ-S610 Series (S615/S616/S618)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 41 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-S610 Series (S615/S616/S618) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, usability, value for money, memory, design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZ-S618FBLK 8GB Walkman Video MP3 Player (Black)SONY NW-ZS615FR Walkman 2 GB FM MP3 Player - redSony NWZS 616 FB Portable Media Player ( MP3 Playback,Built-In Radio )

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Walkman NWZ-S610 Series (S615/S616/S618)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 308 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-S610 Series (S615/S616/S618) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

usability, sound, value for money, portability, battery

reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZS616FBLK 4GB Walkman Video MP3 Player (Black)Sony NWZS618FBLK 8GB Walkman Video MP3 Player (Black)Sony NWZS616FPNK 4GB Walkman Video MP3 Player (Pink)

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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 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-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 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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Sony Walkman NWZ-S616F (4GB)

 

Drag and drop file transfer, user interface, sound quality, search function

Included headphones, screen a little small for video

Sony's decision to discard their proprietary ATRAC format and clunky SonicStage software on the NWZ-S616F is a blessing. An excellent interface, good battery life and video playback make this a solid choice if you are after a compact music player.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S616F

 

Sony's second Walkman player supporting video playback, the NWZ-S616F conveniently doesn't rely on proprietary SonicStage software to transfer content...

Drag and drop file transfer, user interface, sound quality, search function

Included headphones, screen a little small for video

Sony's decision to discard their proprietary ATRAC format and clunky SonicStage software on the NWZ-S616F is a blessing. An excellent interface, good battery life and video playback make this a solid choice if you are after a compact music player.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S616F/B Media Player

 

The legacy of the Walkman continues, but will this one stand out in the burgeoning crop of new PMPs?

Good audio quality, Good user interface, Tactile controls, speedy data transfers

Doesn't have as large a screen as we'd have liked, A bit expensive

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S615F

 

If this impressive little gadget from Sony is anything to go by, Apple can't afford to rest on its laurels.

If you are in the market for a small, relatively inexpensivedigital music player, this little package from Sony is well worthconsidering. Now if Sony could inject a little of that Apple designflair, it could really give Steve Jobs a run for his money.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S615F (2GB)

 

Sony's new Walkman MP3 player makes do without its SonicStage software and aims to provide users with a player that works without much of a hitch. And even if Sony is a little bit delayed in terms of delivering a solid music and video player for the...

Drag and Drop Function; Easy to use; Good audio quality; 3.5mm jack for jacking-in your favourite headphones; Long battery life; Support for various audio and video files

Screen is too small for video viewing; Uses a proprietary USB jack

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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