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Sony Walkman NWZ-X1000 Series (X1050/X1051/X1060/X1061)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 653 reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-X1000 Series (X1050/X1051/X1060/X1061). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The performance and sound also get good comments. Views are divided on the size.

usability, sound, performance, design, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman NWZ-X1000 Series (X1050/X1051/X1060/X1061) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 328 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-X1000 Series (X1050/X1051/X1060/X1061) from 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 Views about the portability and design are generally positive. The performance and sound are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the size.

usability, sound, performance, design, portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZX1050B X Series 16GB MP4 Walkman with WIFISony NWZX1050B X Series 16GB MP4 Walkman with WIFI

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Jeffrey L. Wilson (

Sony Walkman X Series (NWZ-X1051)


Sony's latest Walkman sports a dazzling OLED touchscreen and built-in noise cancellation, but its browser is half baked.

Priced at $299 and packing the same capacity as the 16GB iPod touch, the Sony Walkman X Series offers a different take on the portable media player. Instead of focusing on e-mail, games, GPS, multitouch, and thousands of apps, it gives users...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (

Sony Walkman X-Series


When I first saw the Sony Walkman X-Series, I almost couldn't believe it was a Walkman. Sure, other Walkman models we've tested have scored highly for audio quality, but none have really stood out for me as a candidate for the ultimate portable media...

Beautiful OLED display ; Superb sound quality

Pricey ; Browser navigation is clunky

Despite a frustrating browser, the Sony X-Series has gorgeous OLED display and excellent multimedia playback.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Jasmine France (

Sony X-Series Walkman review:


Touch-screen MP3 players are all the rage, so it was only a matter of time before Sony hopped on the bandwagon. As it turns out, it was more time than we all anticipated. The company's X-Series Walkman was announced at CES 2009 and was expected to hit...

The Sony X-Series Walkman is a solid device with a sleek, utilitarian design and a unique, engaging interface; it's compatible with both Mac and Windows and supports podcasts from iTunes and videos from Amazon Unbox; it offers a plethora of features...

The X-Series is expensive, and it's a fingerprint magnet. The included app does not transcode much video adequately.

The X-Series is a superb choice for audiophiles who want a luxury device with an excellent touch-screen interface and plenty of other bells and whistles.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

Sony Walkman NWZ-X1051


Sony's Walkman line recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and the latest iteration of a brand that was born a portable cassette player is by far the most ambitious. The NWZ-X1051, aka the Walkman X Series, is available in 16GB ($299) and 32GB...

Touch screen. Wi-Fi–enabled. Built-in Slacker and YouTube support. Comes with 100 free downloads from Sony MusicPass. Noise-canceling earphones

Weak Web Browser. Slacker Radio can be slow to load

The typical Walkman strengths—ease-of-use, great sound, and high-quality noise cancellation—now come with a touch screen, Wi-Fi, and free music.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: (



If you need a dedicated video MP3 player, the Sony makes an excellent choice. If you're looking for a more PDA-type device, then you'll probably want to look elsewhere. But as a video MP3 player, the performance and storage are excellent, and you get...

3.0 inch OLED touch screen display32GB storage spaceWi-fi connectivityDigital noise canceling circuitryComes with noise-canceling headphones

The NWZ-X1061FBSMP features noise-canceling digital circuitry, supports...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Roland Hutchinson (

Sony X Series Walkman Review


Last week we reviewed the new Sony S-Series Walkman, Sony have now been kind enough to lend us their X-Series Walkman to check out, the Sony NWZ-X1050.

The Sony X-Series is available in 16GB and 32GB version, the model we tested was the 16GB Sony X1050 which retails for £215 about $349 ,whilst the 32GB version retails for £269.95 about $439.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Jenn K. Lee (

Review: Sony X Series Walkman


Before the Zune HD and what is assumed to be the third-generation iPod touch are released to the touchscreen DAP/PMP-adoring public this month, let's take one last look at Sony's X Series Walkman before it's completely overshadowed and forgotten. The...

The sound quality alone justifies the inclusion of the Sony X Series Walkman in my collection. Yes, it's overpriced and the web browser is complete and utter garbage, but I think the player has a lot going for it too. Slacker and YouTube integration,...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: wubayou (

Sony X-Series Walkman


Some of us may have owned one of the original Sony Walkman once upon a time. Now there was a classic mobile device! Sony keeps up with the times, though, and its new X-Series Walkman is no exception. Nostalgia aside, you'll find a soft spot for this...

The price tag may be high for many, but if you are a true music fanatic that takes care of your electronic toys, you should definitely give the Sony X-Series Walkman some serious consideration. Please note that for the purpose of this review, we will...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky (

Review Of Sony X-Series Walkman 16GB


There were some of the digital screened displays and also the high quality video output Mp3 players in the market since long but all were desperate to have the device with the Touch screen facility that can help a lot from the ill-functioning of the...

The Sony X-Series Walkman has got everything that you can ever imagine in a walk man!! The name of Sony is the best feature of this walk man. It's a sleek designed supportive Device to many of the applications. It also supports the iTunes and the...

The X series is definitely a fantastic device but the price is definitely bothering. The rates are higher than the features and applications. The applications some times do not support the video and the transcode probably

: There are never the verdicts for the Sony products; they themselves are the verdict of ultimate quality and splendid enjoyment. Especially, the X series is one of the best identities of Sony. The touch screen is quite magical and the audio quality...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Dan Nosowitz (

Sony X-Series Walkman Review: Why, Sony Why


The Sony Walkman X-series is Sony's premium flash-based portable media player, packing Wi-Fi, noise-cancellation, a redesigned UI and a gorgeous OLED touchscreen. But can it compete with the reigning champ, the iPod Touch? In a word, no.

and significantly narrower and shorter than the iPod Touch, though ever so slightly thicker. It's designed with an unusual aesthetic: The sides of the player are this odd sort of rough, glittery metal, similar to unfinished granite, and the back and...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

Sony NWZX1061FBLK provides OLED video experience with a high quality 3 wide display (WQVGA) and incredible sound quality with digital clear audio technologies, S-Master digital amplifier and digital noise canceling with airplane, train, bus and office mode. Slacker radio offers free personalized music that uploads to your Walkman player when the player is connected to a wireless LAN and when you are in a Wi-Fi zone. 3" OLED touch panel display is used for incredible clarity. Touch panel & buttons on the side offer smooth navigation. Built in Wi-Fi is used to connect to your favorite sites.

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 / Network audio player / Radio
Sound Effects:Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE)
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Portable network audio player / digital player / radio


Run Time (Up To):33hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / LPCM / MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB/32GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Walkman

MD System

Type: None


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7


Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None