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Sony16GB A Series Walkman Video MP3 Player
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Great sound (8)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Simple controls (8)
  • Long battery life (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere (8)
    • At work (6)
    • Travel (6)
    • Commuting (5)
    • Gym / working out (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    5.0

    Another brilliant player from Sony.

    By Stiaan

    from Perth, Australia

    About Me Audiophile

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound
    • Long Battery Life
    • Reliable Performance
    • Simple Controls
    • Sleek/Compact

    Cons

    • Insufficient Storage

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere
    • At Work
    • Commuting
    • Gym / Working Out
    • Travel

    Comments about Sony 16GB A Series Walkman Video MP3 Player:

    Great player with the best sound of any player out there.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great mp3 sounding player

    By Mauricio

    from New Zealand

    About Me Avid Listener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound
    • Reliable Performance
    • Simple Controls
    • Sleek/Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anywhere
      • At Work
      • Gym / Working Out
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony 16GB A Series Walkman Video MP3 Player:

      I bought the A865 after I lost my Cowon J3; the lack of flac support and expansion card were reasons to find another pmp and not Sony, however I got the sony mainly because of the sound quality, and the s-master feature.. Well, I am not disappointed, I am using it with Audio Technica ATH M50, the sound is loud enough at 18/30 level.. the sound is clear, detailed, and the bass can be boosted from 1 to 3. There are newer versions of Sony with flac support, however when listening mp3 320kbps or mp3 vbr and wav lossless files, it cant be noticed differences between them. Considering that mp3 320kbps is a great sound quality already on this mp3, there is no much point in getting huge capacities for a pmp, 16GB in my case is good enough.. I am still using many wav files in specific albums though.About video and pictures cant say much, this is a great sounding player and that is what I will be using the most.

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      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Amazing walkman, with one flaw

      By scottehlol

      from toronto, canada

      About Me Audiophile

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound
      • Long Battery Life
      • Reliable Performance
      • Simple Controls
      • Sleek/Compact

      Cons

      • Insufficient Storage

      Best Uses

      • Anywhere

      Comments about Sony 16GB A Series Walkman Video MP3 Player:

      I use my walkman about everywhere I go. When I'm traveling, commuting, at work, at school. You name it I'm listening to it. This walkman sounds amazing, best I've heard. I'm suprized how well the touch screen responds. If anything its to responsive that I hve to put it on hold. Its also every easy to use. My only complaint is that its only has 16 gb. As a audiophie I download sound at very high quaility which take up a lot of space I have about 3000 sounds and the mp3 player only hold 1600 of them. I hope they make a 32 or 64 bit I would definitly buy it and recommend it over and apple product to friends.

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      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Sounds better than apple iPOD Touch 5 !

      By Audiophile analyst.

      from New York, USA.

      About Me Audiophile

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound
      • Long Battery Life
      • Reliable Performance
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere
        • At Work
        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about Sony 16GB A Series Walkman Video MP3 Player:

        Sound is incredible ( better than my cousin's iPod touch 5G ). In my opinion , this is the best PMP. Apple iPod's hardware is nowhere as good as iPhone's and the sound is not that good (both in iPod and iPhone).Cowon sounds better(according to people) but is not that reliable and trustworthy.

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        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        The Best Sound

        By Tonbo

        from Bristow, VA

        About Me Audiophile

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound
        • Long Battery Life
        • Reliable Performance
        • Simple Controls
        • Sleek/Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere

          Comments about Sony 16GB A Series Walkman Video MP3 Player:

          This Sony Walkman rocks! The sound quality is superb. Much better than the other major brand that begins with an "A." The supplied headphones are very good - clean bass and crisp highs. I listen to primarily classical music, so high quality is a must. The menus are simple and easy to understand and navigate with a very short learning curve. Will work with a Mac where one has to create a folder and manually transfer songs to the Walkman. Better with Windows and Sony Media Go software. Battery life is good as well.

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          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent mp3 player

          By sergys

          from spokane,wa

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound
          • Long Battery Life
          • Lots of Storage
          • Reliable Performance
          • Simple Controls
          • Sleek/Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anywhere
            • At Work
            • Commuting
            • Gym / Working Out
            • Travel

            Comments about Sony 16GB A Series Walkman Video MP3 Player:

            This player has incredible sound.If you're a person that loves music, this is definitely for you. The clarity of the music is so much greater than all the other music players out there.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Headline: Excellent mp3 player!

            By sergys

            from Spokane,WA

            About Me Audiophile

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Sound
            • Long Battery Life
            • Lots of Storage
            • Reliable Performance
            • Simple Controls
            • Sleek/Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere
              • At Work
              • Commuting
              • Gym / Working Out
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony 16GB A Series Walkman Video MP3 Player:

              This player has incredible sound.If you're a person that loves music, this is definitely for you. The clarity of the music is so much greater than all the other music players out there.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent mp3 player!

              By sergys

              from Spokane,WA

              About Me Audiophile

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Amazing Sound Quality
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound
              • Long Battery Life
              • Lots of Storage
              • Reliable Performance
              • Screen quality
              • Simple Controls
              • Sleek/Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anywhere
                • At Work
                • Commuting
                • Gym / Working Out
                • Travel

                Comments about Sony 16GB A Series Walkman Video MP3 Player:

                This player has incredible sound.If you're a person that loves his/her music, this is definitely for you. The clarity of the music is so much greater than all the other music players out there.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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