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Sony NWZ-W273

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4357 reviews of Sony NWZ-W273. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the size and portability are generally positive. The performance and sound also get good feedback. Many are critical about the connectivity.

usability, sound, performance, portability, size

connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony NWZ-W273 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony NWZ-W273

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 898 user reviews of Sony NWZ-W273 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and portability. The performance and sound are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, sound, performance, portability, price

reliability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZ-W273S 4GB Waterproof All-in-One MP3 Player - BlackSony NWZ-W273S 4GB Waterproof All-in-One MP3 Player - Black

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony NWZ-W273

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 871 user reviews of Sony NWZ-W273 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and sound also get good comments. Comments about the price and reliability are mixed. Many are critical about the size.

usability, sound, portability, performance, design

size

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZ-W273BLK 4GB Waterproof Walkman Sports MP3 Player (Black)Sony NWZ-W273BLK 4GB Waterproof Walkman Sports MP3 Player (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (t3.com)

Sony NWZ-W273 Walkman review

 

Does the Sony NWZ-W273 Walkman waterproof MP3 player sink or swim?

Comfortable. lightweight fit ; 3 minute quick charging ; Easily accessible controls

Insecure fit in water ; Sound quality in water ; Drag and drop music

Apr, 2013

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Sony NWZ-W273 Walkman

 

Like Speedo's Aquabeat, the snappily named Sony NWZ-W273 Walkman packs in 4GB of storage for all your tunes, and wraps around the back of your head for ease of use and comfort. It's completely waterproof up to a depth of two metres as well, so unless...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

The SONY NWZ-W273/B is a great choice for people who want an absolutely wireless, handsfree music player. IT has a great, comfortable design, a mammoth battery life and a superior fit for the perfect portable audio playback experience you could get...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Powers down

 

Bought this as a gift for my dad. Comfortable to wear, easy to operate. Holds a lot of music. Battery power lasts a long time.

Shuts itself off after 20-30 minutes of continuous use. Verified that is not running out of power. Called Sony, and found out that this is an ongoing problem with this style of player. Now we have to return it for a refurb that doesn't have this issue....

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Powers down

 

Bought this as a gift for my dad. Comfortable to wear, easy to operate. Holds a lot of music. Battery power lasts a long time

Shuts itself off after 20-30 minutes of continuous use. Verified that is not running out of power. Called Sony, and found out that this is an ongoing problem with this style of player. Now we have to return it for a refurb that doesn't have this issue....

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Sony Walkman

 

I bought the Sony Walkman to be used while running and it does a great job of staying on your head and in your ear. The wireless feature is also a great plus!

It was quite troublesome to start up. I turned it on, only to hear a few beeps and have it turn off on me. This happened for a while. It turns out that the Walkman detected no music and to fix it, I had to replace the music files.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (sony.com)

Don't swim for mor than 5 minutes

 

I have used these for three swimming sessions and each time lost sound in the left ear while swimming. I am using the largest ear insert and still seem to have water entering my left ear. Once that happens there is no more sound until it seems they dry...

Compact Design

Size of ear insert

May, 2013

Consumer review (sony.com)

simply awesome

 

Note, my reivew is focused on player's underwater abilitites.

waterproof

na

May, 2013

Consumer review (sony.com)

They're good, but need some software help

 

Just bought these and used them for a few workouts. They fit well and the music quality is good. They stay in place well and don't need re-adjusting while working out. The one issue is the software interface. Would have given it 4 stars if it was even...

Good sound quality, nice fit, comfortable

Circa 2000 interface

May, 2013

Consumer review (sony.com)

Bluetooth missing

 

I understand that the main feature of this headset is to use it while active swimming or running or any other sport, but if I spend close to $100 on a pair of headset I would also love to link it with my smartphone and play the music I have with me all...

waterproof, wire free

bluetooth missing

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
WMA bit rates:32 - 192

Camera

Built-in camera: No
Second camera: No

Design

Certification:IPX8
Color of product:Black / Blue / Orange / Pink / White
LED Indicators:Power
Product color:Black / White
Waterproof: Yes

Display

Display: No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:1.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:8
Rechargeable: Yes
USB charging: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA / LC-AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA

Headphones

Headphone frequency:20 - 20000

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

MP3 playback: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Playback mode:Repeat, Shuffle
Playback Modes:Repeat, Shuffle
Type:MP3

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0

Power

Battery recharge time:1.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:8
Rechargeable:Y
USB charging:Y

Radio

FM radio: No
Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Record Modes

Voice recording: No

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Music memory capacity (songs):990
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:4

System Requirements

USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Internal storage capacity:4

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:1.02