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Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the headphones and usability. The performance and design also get good opinions. The storage and memory get less positive views. There are some mixed views about the value for money.

sound, design, performance, usability, headphones

memory, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 128 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony Walkman Z1000 Series NWZ-Z1040 (Z1050, Z1060, Z1070) from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on

sound, headphones, performance, design, size

value for money

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony NWZZ1060 32 GB Bluetooth Wireless Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Worst Sony product ever bought


I have never regret a purchase as such. Dual-core processor? Then why the touch screen and the three touch buttons give no response from time to time? In the playback view, when I press the menu button, I always have to wait for longer than 1 second...


Everything else

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This thing sounds awesome. I highly recommend it. I got the 23 GB variety and have been very pleased. I am almost overwhelmed with the functionality it offers!

Great Sound, touch screen

Poor Availability of Accessories


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no match for iPod


Sony should really make an effort to compete with the iPod...this offering doesn't do it. All the features are there to be an iPod killer, but they didn't follow through. It is called a MP3 player - and that's what it is. I wanted something to replace...

screen size, color

limited storage, software

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If it's a quality product, it must be a Sony


Have you ever had your eyes closed while watching a video? Probably not but that's what this NWZZ1060 will make you do with its pristine sound quality. You hear tones which never existed before. Always remember, this is a dedicated walkman and it does...

Sound quality, fast and responsive touchscreen

Crashing apps

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Very Bad Choice


You would think that a $281.00 walkman would at least be able to transfer music from your rhapsody account to listen to music. Call me crazy but I thought the walkman was created to listen to music on the go. The support people tell me that the windows...


Told by sony that the walkman will not be recongnized by windows 7

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Losing Customers Because of the Sound????


This is a nice device, but I have read many reviews about sound quality issues with this device. I was wondering why my Z sounded so bad too. The graphic equalizer just didnt seem to work at all and sounded muddy and flat. SO, I went into the eq...

Nice gadget, easy to use, wifi

SOUND Issues, Graphic Eq may not work

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Great Hardware - Terrible Software


A great device. A large screen makes working on e-mail and watching YouTube videos a reality. The audio sound is fantastic whether using earplugs or connecting via Bluetooth to your stereo etc.

Audio Quality, Screen, Android OS, connectivity

Music Unlimited

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This is an audio device. plain and simple.


If you must take photos and shoot videos with a music device, then go buy an Ipod. They care more about that than the sound of the music too. If you want the best sound quality in a pmp at a price point that isn't close to 1,000 dollars , this is the...

sound, games, web browsing experience

no camera, no camcorder

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Too Expensive


Sony, You should know that you are no longer the market leader in the mp3 players business. Thus you should seriously consider providing something better than the competitors. iPod touch for example is cheaper has 2 cameras, lighter and thinner, and...

Beautiful Design, Great Audio Quality

Low Resolution, No Camera, No Slot for extended storage, Too expensive compared to compititors

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-In Radio: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No


Bluetooth: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Operating System:Android
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG2 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: No
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: Yes

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No