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Good: Can sort music by album, genre, artist. Can show ID tags. Great sound, 5 band equalizer. Cool features like: karaoke mode, dynamic normalizer, clear bass (love this one). Touch screen, elegant display. Has built-in radio. Podcasts. SensMe (though it doesn't meet my expectation).
Bad: Doesn't have a variety of supported formats for music, photos and videos.
Comment: I like this what-so-ever device which Sony made. Super great. I carry it everywhere I go. Look how slender it is. And it isn't heavy at all, quite suprising for a touch screen, 16GB , good-looking MP3 player.
Good: Superb Audio Quality
Bad: Limited Storage(Excluding the Japan units)
Comment: Great Audio quality thanks to Sony's Clear Audio Technology and DSEE. However Sony should improve the storage capacity it wont do good with 16GB with that price and do with 32GB as the standard storage available.
Good: Most things but volume limiter could do with being a bit higher or even adjustabl
Bad: I find it hard to understand sensMe operation
Comment: Following up on above, once sensMe is added can I revert to original.
At 84 years old I need an easy to follow reply.
All comments welcome.
Just for the record my mind is fully functional-just a bit slow at times.
Regards to all from a newcomer.
Good: it is great for comuters and people who want the best in there video and sound battery life is amazing
Bad: Do not read audio in FLAC format. no apps and games
Comment: Benefits of Walkman® A Series
Listen to music from millions of songs on demand – from the latest hits to classics, and indies to megastars. Explore a huge range of ad-free radio channels.
Enjoy all your music on Walkman. It’s the easiest way to keep your music collection with you, any time and any place.
Learn more about Music Unlimited
Browse through your collection of music, video and photos on the 2.8” wide LCD screen.
Better looking videos
Enjoy a bright, colourful view of your videos and photos.
Premium sound by Sony
Experience even purer, richly-detailed Walkman® sound with Clear Audio Technologies.
Stream favourite sounds to headphones, your hi-fi or in-car system. Share files and photos with other Bluetooth® devices.
Fill your Walkman® with drag-and-drop transfer of tracks and playlists from Windows® Media Player or iTunes®.
More fun features
Get even more from Walkman® with SensMe™ channels, FM radio, language learning and fun Karaoke mode.
Good: I like the sound and the quality of the videos.
Bad: I'd like to have more space, maybe a bigger screen, the screen is not bad thoug.
Comment: With the quality of the videos it would be nice to have more space.
Good: Everything from the power, quality and design.
Bad: Do not read audio in FLAC format.
Comment: I have on Sony Walkman NWZ-A865 16GB, and is superior to the iPod Classic 120GB of my brother, just to bring the Sony headphones at a frequency of 5Hz-25KHz (MDR-EX300), because it brings is almost sure an amplifier that gives these frequencies or even more, a S-Master, you can always trust and this brings an S-Master MX. In the iPod that has only distortion everywhere, from the exaggerated bass and treble irritants with an amplifier that only has 20hz-20khz, which is not good for anyone who is a lover of sound. Ediger you very much I like the Creative Zen Mozaic has a lot more power and quality as the iPod.
But it is Sony that has the power and sound quality, all I've ever had, and yes this is the best brand of portable audio, portable repeat!. The headphones are good, but as I do not like to use "swabs," I use the MDR-XB700 frequencies of 3Hz-28kHz (the lower the number on the left side better!, Let alone on the right side better). In my opinion , who likes music, but music quality, this is definitely the best option, although a bit pricey, but it is not so well. Who is stupid, has money and likes to be fashionable, the iPod is the best buy, who is intelligent and knows what you want ... I have to say anything else! I'm Portuguese and my English is not the best. It's all ... for now.
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