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Sony Walkman NWZ-S630 Series (S636/S638/S639)

Sony Walkman NWZ-S630 Series (S636/S638/S639)
alaScore 87

615 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 615 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and value for money are overall positive. The design and usability also get good opinions.

sound, usability, design, value for money, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman NWZ-S630 Series (S636/S638/S639) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S638 (8GB, red)

 

Sony has come a long way since the release of the NW-MS11 Network Walkman. One of the company's first flash-based MP3 players, the NW-MS11 didn't even play MP3s and was crippled by copy-protection woes and painfully slow transcoding, but even back...

The Sony S-Series Walkman is nicely designed and has a high-quality feel; it offers a load of cool extras such as integrated noise-canceling, an FM tuner, podcast support, and a smart playlist creator. The display is bright and crisp, and the interface...

The S-Series Walkman maxes out at 8GB and doesn't include memory expansion. The packaged earbuds, which are necessary for the noise-cancellation feature, may not be comfortable for all users. There's no voice recording option

Thanks to excellent sound quality, integrated noise-canceling functionality, and several smart music sorting options, the Sony S-Series Walkman is a superb choice for music aficionados.

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iPod Killer! Freed me from being an ITunes Slave!

 

I got my first Mp3 player about 4 years ago...it was an iPod 2GB Nano. I loved it so much I shortly thereafter upgraded to a 4GB Nano. Kept that one a couple years but didn't upgrade again because I was frustrated with the iTunes interface, having to...

Stylish, Great Sound, Beautiful & Customizable Display, True "drag and drop" Functionality in Windows

Volume Control hard to reach in one handed operation, Fast Forward requires hitting the Pause button first

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Excellent sound, intuitive interface, great earbuds

 

The sound quality of the S-638 is amazing. I'm hearing things that I've never heard before in albums that I've listened to for years. Sony bundled excellent earbuds with this device. Yes, you pay a little more because of the earbuds, but they are...

Excellent sound ; Intuitive interface ; Comfortable, quality earbuds ; Bright, crisp LCD ; Long battery life ; 2 customizable EQs ; Top notch build quality ; Drag-and-drop MTP mode

Earbud cable length. They cable isn't short, but 4 to 6 more inches would've been perfect ; Proprietary USB data/charger connection. Seems a little fragile, but should be fine if proper care is taken when plugging the USB cable into the player

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Excellent sound, intuitive interface, great earbuds

 

The sound quality of the S-638 is amazing. I'm hearing things that I've never heard before in albums that I've listened to for years.

Excellent sound ; Intuitive interface ; Comfortable, quality earbuds ; Bright, crisp LCD ; Long battery life ; 2 customizable EQs ; Top notch build quality ; Drag-and-drop MTP mode

Earbud cable length. They cable isn't short, but 4 to 6 more inches would've been perfect ; Proprietary USB data/charger connection. Seems a little fragile, but should be fine if proper care is taken when plugging the USB cable into the player

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Amazon review summary for Sony Walkman NWZ-S630 Series (S636/S638/S639)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-S630 Series (S636/S638/S639) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

sound, usability, value for money, design, battery

performance

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony 16GB S Series Walkman Video MP3 Player (NWZ-S639FBLK)Sony 16GB S Series Walkman Video MP3 Player (NWZ-S639FBLK)Sony Walkman MP3 Player Compatible : NWZ-S615F / NWZ-S616F / NWZ-S618F / NWZ-S636F / NWZ-S638F / NWZ-S639F Data + Charger (Sync) Cable Cord - 3 feet B

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Simply Excellent

 

"This is the 4th Walkman in my immediate family. I have swayed 5 of my other friends/family members to purchase Walkmans.....so that's 9 in total. What is so great great about them? 1. Sound is simply stellar. Better than My Zune, Sansa Clip and my...

Superb Sound, Quality Build, Perfect size, FM tuner, Quality Earbuds

no belt clip

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Nice product, nice price

 

"I picked this up recently from my local Sony Style store and decided that it was finally time to write a review. The color is nice, the design is solid and stylish, and the overall user-friendliness is good if not great. It doesn't have the wheel that...

Very slim and compact, great headphones included

user interface, number of menus

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I love it!

 

"this is the first mp3 player i've purchased, and it's already surpassing my expectations. i love how you can not only store your music and videos, but how you can also personalize the player and listen to the radio. the headphones are also great....

everything

nada

Consumer review by:

Top of the Heap

 

"Compared to my iPOD NANO 4 8GB that was considerably more this small wonder is miles ahead in sound visible quality and features. The addition of a nice FM radio for the price of this just adds to the lead it has over the competition. I also love the...

Battery life, Great Sound, Good Earphones

Only 8GB Play lists are not intuitive

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Sony does it again

 

"I have owned several Mp3 players and this is the best one yet. Sansa sound quality was the issue. Creative Zen durability and help desk is an issue. - This is exactly what an mp3 player needs to be. Intergrates perfectly with windows. Skip the rest...

Simplicity and ease of use with Windows Media Player

Ear buds should be a higher quality

Product Specifications

An audio and visual delight, the NWZ-S638FRED 8GB video Walkman MP3 player is the thinnest Walkman to date. Take your entertainment wherever you go and listen to your favorite music, podcasts and FM radio stations. You can also view photos or watch videos on the extremely bright, 2.0" LCD screen. Sporting an improved, attractive and easy-to-use graphical user interface, this Walkman also comes with an innovative feature called SensMe, which uses beats-per-minute and an algorithm to analyze portions of your music and automatically create music channels.

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):40hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / MP3 / PCM / WMA/AAC-LC / MP3 / PCM / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:16GB/8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.3in
Height:3.5in/3.6in
Weight:1.6oz
Width:1.7in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB/8GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NWZ-S638FREDWM/NWZ-S639FBLK
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Walkman

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Red

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None
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