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Good: Ease of use, music quality
Bad: Could be cheaper, PC software is still rubbish!
Comment: Had this now for about 3 months, and i'm amazed with it, i'm not one of these, MP3 player means ipod people, personally I put quality of music playback ahead of it looking pretty, but this is as good looking as any ipod, the buttons are easy to use, and are well placed, the music playback is brilliant, either through the in-ear speakers or the bluetooth ones you get with it, the bluetooth ones are a bit chucky, but hey!
One thing that they need to resolve is the PC software, now called Media Manager, its still exremely average, and as much as it pains me to say this, itunes is in a different league compared to it. Media Manager doesn't cache changes to send them all at once, this means every time you add an album it send it to the player there and then and you have to wait for it to finish! But do what I did, and don't use it, the Walkman installs itself as a plug n play device on your PC so you can just drag and drop anything onto it! The software is better than it was, but thats not saying much. The other option is to use Microsoft's Media Player to do it.
Even so I'm still gunna score this on it music playing abilities cos thats why i bought it! and its brilliant. The battery lasts for ages, obviously if you use it with the bluetooth headphones, or a bluetooth speaker then it doesn't last as long but its still impressive. The menu is easy to use and the screen is clear. Its thin and light, sure it longer then the G3 nano, but its narrower.
So in conclusion, if you someone that wants an MP3 player as a music player and not as a fashion accessory, then this is the one for you! sure it costs a bit more, but i'll pay for quality.
Just remember, just cos more ipods are sold doesn't make them the best!
Good: The sound quality is fantastic, far better than any ipod
Bad: Bluetooth headset
Comment: I have owned 3 ipods including the ipod touch, none compare to the sound of the Sony Walkman NWZ-A828, and thats whats counts in the end
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