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Sony8GB NWZ-E384 Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black)
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Reliable (7)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Efficient (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use (8)
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      • Primary use:
      • Personal (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    2.0

    Good device, but design/navigation flaws

    By RBot

    from Weatherford, TX

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fm Radio
    • Quality Construction
    • Sounds Good

    Cons

    • Design Flaws
    • Frustrating Behavior
    • Hard To Use
    • Inefficient
    • Navigation Flaws

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use

    Comments about 8GB NWZ-E384 Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

    I purchased this MP3 player for my grandfather for his 77th birthday. So this review is geared towards how intuitive and simple it is to use.

    Let's start with the good:
    1. It is fairly easy to navigate through the songs, as long as you are JUST navigating (explained in the bad...)

    2. It is extremely easy to add songs to the device using a computer.

    3. It has great audio controls, and it sounds very nice.

    4. It's made of plastic, and it definitely feels that way, but it does feel well made, overall.

    Here are the problems my grandfather and I have experienced:

    1. Because there are no dedicated volume buttons on this model (they are the up and down buttons, also used for navigation), you have to be in the "Now Playing" window to change the volume. So, if you're navigating through your music while listening to songs, and a song comes on and is too loud or quiet, you have to hit the "Option" button, select "Now Playing", adjust the volume, and then back out and re-find the folder you were browsing. Especially frustrating if there are a large number of albums or songs in the list you were going through. IT DOESN'T REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE PREVIOUSLY NAVIGATING.

    2. On the same lines as No. 1 - because there is no dedicated pause button (it is the center button, also used for navigation), in order to pause the song you are listening to if you are navigating other folders/song lists, you have to hit the "Option" button, select "Now Playing", pause the song, and then back out and re-find the folder/group of songs you were browsing through. IT DOESN'T REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE PREVIOUSLY NAVIGATING.

    3. There is an option on the main screen to shuffle all songs, but I don't believe there is an option to shuffle a single artist's songs, or a single album's songs. If there is a way to do this (I don't think there is...), then it is a hidden option and not intuitive.

    4. When the device power saves (by turning off the screen) when you turn it back on, it goes to the last screen you selected something from. i.e.-If you go to the FM tuner and select a radio station, then back out, go to "Music", select "Artist", choose a specific artist, pick an album, and start looking for a song... but then ignore it for a minute (ask the name of a song, take a phone call, etc.) - when you return to it, it will have navigated you back to the FM tuner. It's the same if you select a song by artist A, then navigate through artist B's songs, if it sleeps, it will go back to the "Now Playing" screen of artist A, and you have to re-navigate to the folder you were just browsing. IT DOESN'T REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE PREVIOUSLY NAVIGATING.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Great and Portable Mp3 player

    By A. the Photographer

    from Menlo Park, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to Use
    • Efficient
    • Quality Construction
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use

      Comments about 8GB NWZ-E384 Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

      I just love the battery life on this product. The battery last longer than an ipod, I like to take it when I go on long road trips or even to the gym because it is small and easy to carry. I sometimes play music to my models, when doing a photo shoot, so I just plug it to some speakers. Very easy to use.

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

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      5.0

      Great MP3 Player

      By Pam

      from New York

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to Use
      • Efficient
      • Quality Construction
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about 8GB NWZ-E384 Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

        Bought this for my husbands birthday and he loves it. His boss actually got one also shortly after seeing his. It's easy to use, upload, and has great sound. It also looks cool. He uses it all the time- in his car, on walks, etc. Definitely worth it and if you're not looking for the internet connection or complicated software, this is the way to go.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        3.0

        excellent sound quality but that's it

        By Philip NYC

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Set Up
          • Hard To Use
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use

          Comments about 8GB NWZ-E384 Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

          I have been using the product for the past three weeks or so. The sound quality is great but the screen and the overall design and functionality need much improvement. The screen is already very much scratched and looks much worse than my Samsung Q3, which has been in use for over two years. The battery life is another weak point. There is no way this thing can last 30 hours on a single charge. I doubt if it can last 15 hours. To sum it up, the sound quality is great but everything else sucks. Is it worth it? No! Sorry, Sony. I have always liked your products but not this time.

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

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          5.0

          Very happy

          By Randy the fisherman

          from Coldwater Ks,

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to Use
          • Efficient
          • Quality Construction
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use

            Comments about 8GB NWZ-E384 Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

            I love this product use it every day.

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

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            4.0

            Not as good as previous Sony MP3 players

            By bryan

            from scandinavia

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to Use
            • Quality Construction
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use

              Comments about 8GB NWZ-E384 Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

              I bought this to replace a similar Sony MP3 player I bought in 2008, which I recently lost. That was a fantastic piece of kit, with unbelievable battery life.

              Thinking that since six years had past, I was expecting that Sony would have even better MP3 players today, for even better price. While the price has indeed fallen slightly, this MP3 player is unfortunately inferior to the previous one I had. There is no dedicated hold switch or volume rocker, and the controls aren't very tactile at all. Battery life is not as good as it used to be.

              Sound quality is great however, as you'd expect from a Sony product. That, and the ability to drag and drop files directly on the player (no "ITunes" needed) is still the reason why I'd buy a Sony MP3 player over an Apple iPod.

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

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              4.0

              Good overall

              By Brian L.

              from Avon, CT

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Efficient
              • Hard To Turn On
              • Quality Construction
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Hard To Tuirn On

              Best Uses

              • Audiobooks
              • Everyday Use

              Comments about 8GB NWZ-E384 Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

              It's very compact and the battery life is good. So far I have only used it for listening to audiobooks while driving with it plugged into the car's "Aux" input. It would get 5 stars if Sony had simply made it less annoying to turn on. It takes at least ten seconds to hold down buttons to turn it on which is totally lame, as others have said. Let's hope Sony puts out a software upgrade to fix this awful design. Once it's on it's easy to use or adding new media is also easy.

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

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              5.0

              8GB NWZ-E384 Series Walkman MP3 Player

              By Lucienr

              from Canada

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to Use
              • Efficient
              • Quality Construction
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use

                Comments about 8GB NWZ-E384 Series Walkman MP3 Player (Black):

                Great product. Well built. Lots of features like an alarm, very good sound quality, etc. I am very satisfied with the product. The only cons is that it is a bit expensive.

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

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                5.0

                Great deal fast shipping

                By Aljav

                from Wisconsin

                About Me Avid Listener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gym / Working Out

                  Comments about 8GB NWZ-E384 Series Walkman MP3 Player (Red):

                  Great replacement for my broken I pod. Love the size and the ease of adding music and transfering it to my other computer. B&H did the best deal!

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

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