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Sony Walkman NWZ-S730 Series (S736/S738/S739)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 285 reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-S730 Series (S736/S738/S739). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the portability and battery. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. Views are divided on the memory.

sound, usability, price, battery, portability

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman NWZ-S730 Series (S736/S738/S739) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Walkman NWZ-S730 Series (S736/S738/S739)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-S730 Series (S736/S738/S739) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the headphones and price are generally positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, usability, portability, price, headphones

reliability

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Walkman NWZ-S730 Series (S736/S738/S739)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Walkman NWZ-S730 Series (S736/S738/S739) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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NWZ-S738F Walkman

 

Carrying the torch of the Walkman brand name 30 years after the first cassette Walkman was introduced, the Sony Walkman NWZ-S738F is a high-quality MP3 player. The marquee feature is noise-cancellation, which showcases the player's excellent sound and...

Great sound with noise cancellation Stylish, sturdy build

Can't use headphones with other players Screen too small for video and photos

This is a great player for audiophiles: if you like your music tweakable, clean, delivered via some creative on-board features, and in a slick, durable chassis, the well-priced Walkman NWZ-S738F is a great option. You may want to look elsewhere,...

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Sony NWZ-S738F Walkman MP3 Player Review

 

Great sound with noise cancellation ; Stylish, sturdy build

Can't use headphones with other players ; Screen too small for video and photos

The NWZ-S738F is an audiophile's player, with top-notch earbuds and great sound, but it isn't the best choice for video.

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Sony S-Series Walkman

 

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.

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.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S738F

 

While the Sony Walkman NWZ-S738F (8GB, $179.99 direct; 4GB, $149.99) may have a slim new design and revamped control panel, its interface is nearly identical to that of its predecessor, the NWZ-S718F. The big selling point here, as with other Walkman...

Sharp, bright screen. Built-in noise cancellation. Bundled earphones and EQ combine for an excellent audio experience

Nonintuitive user interface is not as graceful as the competition's. Expensive compared with similar-capacity players

Sony's noise-canceling NWZ-S738F offers excellent audio performance, but for the price, you should get a more graceful user interface.

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Sony NWZ-S738F Walkman (8GB, black)

 

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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Sony Walkman NWZ-S730

 

The new Noise Canceling Walkman (NWZ-S730 series) is the slimmest Walkman Video MP3 Player to date with integrated active Noise Cancellation in the device and high quality noise canceling EX headphones included in-box. The S-series Walkman players are...

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Sony NWZ-S738F Walkman MP3 Player

 

With the possible exception of the Apple iPod, all MP3 players are the same, right? Think again. Sony, who all but invented portable music in a personal form with their Walkman, isn't about to surrender the field. And if you're looking for something...

Some may find the $140-$180 price tag to be on the steep side, but overall consumers will find that Sony's new S-Series Walkman is truly deserving of its price tag. How many MP3 players currently on the market can boast superb sound quality straight...

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Sony NWZ-S738 Walkman

 

An excellent player equipped with noise-cancelling and a wealth of customisation options, the S738 is poised to take on the iPod Nano.

Built-in noise cancellation ; Dedicated volume keys ; Great sound ; Fast, logically arranged menus ; Heaps and heaps of tweaking options

Nav key is a bit small ; SensMe is no Genius ; Noise cancellation reduces battery life

Conclusion The S730 series is a stellar release from Sony, and the players are well-positioned to compete with the iPod Nano. Though they cost more than the equivalent capacity Nanos, they should draw buyers' attention with their plentiful...

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S730F Preview - MP3 Players

 

sony walkman nwz-s730f review: Available in 8GB and 16GB versions, these wafer-thin players have built-in noise-cancelling technology and a 2-inch, 320x240-pixel LCD.

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Best Mp3 player ever

 

My only question is I have a pair of Sony MDR-V6 headphones that I've tried to use with this player, and something seems wrong. Even with the volume level at 30 the sound still seems to be soft, really soft. Does anybody know what's wrong here? The...

Beats hell out of ipod on every single level. battery life lasts forever

nothing at all

Product Specifications

Access your entertainment while on-the-go with the super-slim NWZ-S736FBNC 4GB Walkman video MP3 player. It features integrated noise cancellation and five clear audio technologies. Make the most of noise canceling technology with the supplied accessory that easily connects to other devices or in-flight entertainment systems with an audio input. Long battery life lets you listen to music, podcasts and FM programming or watch videos on a single charge. Additionally, this walkman 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/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):40hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage

Capacity:4GB/8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

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

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:4GB/8GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NWZ-S736FBNC/NWZ-S738FBNC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Walkman

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None
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