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Sony Walkman NWZ-S718FBNC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the headphones and battery. The value for money and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability and memory.

sound, usability, value for money, battery, headphones

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman NWZ-S718FBNC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S718F (8GB, black)

 

By combining an excellent MP3 player and active noise-canceling earphones in an affordable one-two punch, Sony's latest NWZ-S710F Walkman MP3 player series takes a new approach to creating an ideal portable listening experience. Offered in 4GB ($149)...

The unassuming Sony NWZ-S710F Walkman series of MP3 player delivers a perfect storm of on-the-go features, including music, photo, and video playback; FM radio; subscription music support; remarkable battery life; heavenly sound quality; and a feat...

The NWZ-S710F lacks memory expansion, voice recording, or integrated podcast management, and if you lose the bundled headphones, you'll lose the Walkman's noise-cancellation capability as well. Sony's proprietary USB cable can be a headache to replace...

The sum of the NWZ-S710F's audio enhancement and noise-canceling features adds up to one of the most pleasant and private music experiences you can have for less than $200.

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Plug In Player, and Jet Engines, Crying Babies Disappea...

 

Photos and words just don't do the NWZ justice. When its screen is on and the included noise-canceling headphones are in your ears, you're transported to a

Mind-bending battery life will keep you entranced from San Francisco to Hokkaido. Additional noise-canceling circuitry in the player itself improves audio even more

Models max out at a wimpy 8 gigs. Screen is tiny (just 1.8 inches), so invest in some specs

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Absolutely Speechless

 

I just love the SenseMe channels. I like how it's so easy to navigate through, even the first time I got it I got used to it in the first minute. When I got my friend's ipod to see what music he had, it was so hard, and the twist thing was so hard to...

Sound quality, cheaper and better than iPod, SenseMe Channels, radio, easy scrolling, easy to navigate

Bookmarks only go up to 100 songs, can't make a playlist in the device, and if you make one in the cpu and sync it, there are doubles

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anti-ipod.

 

eh'

not an i-pod ; can move files in and out pretty easily ; equalizer v good ; small

customer support sucks ; freezes alot ; software needed to watch video ; do not lose accessories, it will cost you more than the walkman ; sony overcharges

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S718F (8GB, black)

 

When the walkman works its wonderful! But now thats its frozen, I have second thoughts about its quality. I never dropped it, or got it wet.

This walkman works great and is much easier to use than an iPod in my opinion. Plus it comes with a radio, the iPod I had didn't

I plugged my walkman into the usb port on the computer to charge it and now its frozen! Doesn't do zip, nada, zilch! I'm so pissed off now. I've only had it for about a year and its already dead

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Stellar Soud, FM, Video No frequent firware updates

 

I go these 2 days ago. 1 - First and foremost this player sounds "Terrific" - much better than my other players. I still have Creatice Zen micro and Iriver Clix(1st gen) and returned my Cowon D2(incompatible with Rhapsody). Also played around with...

Sounds great with the included headphones and heavenly with my Shure e4c

No Voice Recording

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It definately gives ipod a run for the money

 

I recently bought one, and love it. My fiance has a ipod, and she likes mine better although hers has better storage capacity. I made a mistake and left it at her house the other day and her cat chewed on the headphone and killed it, so I had to order...

exelent sound quality, noise cancelation is great

no supplied headphones, no noise cancelation. Headphones are VERY expensive. $99

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good player

 

i was looking for an affordable quality mp3 jammer and did some research. my main concern was audio quality.

Good display, good sound quality, great navigation

nterface a bit bold

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Best deal going!

 

Let's see....for the same price as an IPod Nano, you get a better sounding MP3 player that.. 1. is roughly the same size (it is friggin TINY!) 2. comes with NOISE CANCELING headphones 3. does not require any software to load songs 4. and did I mention...

Most importantly it is NOT an IPod

Volume buttons are small

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Best deal going!

 

Let's see....for the same price as an IPod Nano, you get a better sounding MP3 player that.. 1. is roughly the same size (it is friggin TINY!) 2. comes with NOISE CANCELING headphones 3. does not require any software to load songs 4. and did I mention...

Most importantly it is NOT an IPod

Volume buttons are small

Product Specifications

Block the noise. Relax on an extended flight or just unwind in your favorite chair with the tranquility of noise-canceling headphones. Included with this 8GB Walkman Video MP3 player, these headphones use the integrated active noise canceling system to reduce outside noise and deliver dynamic-range playback using a variety of on-board sound technologies. You have the choice of listening to your own music - in a variety of file formats - watching video on the beautiful 1.8" QVGA LCD, or even listening to the radio via a built-in FM tuner with 30 station presets. The attractive, slim-line player easily fits in your pocket, and the 8GB built-in memory can store up to 1,850 songs or up to 30 hours of video for a mobile multimedia library that goes wherever you go.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:In-ear 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 Effects:Clear Bass / Clear Stereo
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Battery

Run Time (Up To):36hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage

Capacity:8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:8GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NWZ-S718FBNC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Walkman

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None
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