I would recommend scandisk mp3 than this one>this has an issue on the power on off function>.
I really like the mp3 player. It does everything i want it to. It only has one quirk that becomes an obstacle. The hold button has to be held down for 10 seconds to make any changes. This might be able to be resolved by updating the bios, or having the option to turn off the hold feature. Other than that it works great. I would say overall it was a good buy for the cost.
I bought this product to be part of a small outdoor sound system consisting of the walkman, an amplifier, and a pair of theater sound outdoor speakers. After trying two amplifiers, with barely audible sound through the speakers from either one, i thought, “gee, i ought to listen to what i get from the headphones. ” tried that, same result, barely audible. I’ll go to a local electronics store, try to get the problem diagnosed. Either i don’t know what i’m doing with a walkman (i am a total neophyte), or the product is faulty. Will advise when i learn more. Ok, i learned more, a friend quickly showed me that i simply had to turn the volume on. The walkman and the rest of the system (all components bought through amazon) are now performing extremely well. Obviously i didn’t know what i was doing at the outset, now delighted with the whole system. Reccomend all components, just hope now that they’ll have durability.
Delivered on october 19, 2013just got my sony mp3 walkman and i just love it. I had a cheap $20 mp3 player and i couldn’t even get it to work right and it doesn’t even compare to my new sony player. Ease of use-*****download of mp3 files with windows media player 11 & 12-*****download of videos with windows media player 11 & 12-*****volume/sound quality-*****no static & clearfm radio-*****no static & cleardownload favorite photos with windows media player 11 & 12-*****use of all settings-*****this player is so easy to set-up & use that i didn’t even have to upload the bundled software to my computer. The only thing i had to do first was recharge the battery which took about 2 hours. If you want to download videos, download them from youtube using google chrome-if you have it installed-and depending on the type of file they will go to windows media player, not windows internet explorer. For better sound quality get a music bullet speaker.
- Nice price but lacks some features
- Bought for my husband for working out – he loves it! To turn OFF, first PAUSE the music then hold down the PWR/HOLD Button
- Auto lock is a pain but good player
Sony Walkman NWZE374/BC 8GB MP3 Player Black
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Okay, this is a fantastic mp3 player with a nice price tag. Good sound quality, pretty easy to use, and i have only two complaints about it:1) you can’t make playlists from the player itself; they have to be made in windows media player or another program and then synch’d to the mp3 player. If you want to add songs to your playlist while on your 5k walk, you can’t. 2) it doesn’t have an off switch. I can’t stand electronics where you hold a button that is for some other function for 5-10 seconds to turn them off. How hard would it have been to put an on/off switch on this thing?. I swear it never actually shuts off, which wastes the battery life.
I like that it holds alot and it’s easy to organize and find the mp3’s i want to listen to. What i dislike the most is that if i accidentally bump it, it can not only jump to a different mp3, ,but it won’t hold my place in the one i was listening to. I use this for educational mp3’s so most of the audios are 60-90 min. So then i have to try to fast forward (which isn’t easy) to where i think it left off. I also don’t like having to click the wheel to get where i want instead of turning the wheel.
I had one of the first walkmans. The ones that used cassette tapes and had no radio. That product was terrific in its day but this one is even better. Lots of room for my existing music library will two gigabytes left over for the next few years. Did not require any software, just plug it in to your pc or laptop and windows does the rest. Buy the accessory pack to charge in the car etc. I know sony dropped the ball in personal listening devices to the rest of the world but this one is absolutely fine.
Bought this for my wife, she had a touch screen one (zen) and it just did not work right for her. Navigation was difficult, the touch screen did not respond well for her. The sony is quite the opposite, real buttons, (navigation is simple) long battery life,great sound quality, it is slim and lightweight and the carbon fiber black color really looks sharp. I don’t like giving anything a 5star rating, but i have not found one thing to complain about. So i have decided to buy another one for myself. If you are looking for a good mid priced m p3 player this is it.
This new model basic walkman is much smaller and lighter, but it still is as good, and it still lasts 8 hours or more on continuous play. Its smaller screen and poorer graphics are not easy to read, and they are just like a 19. Is my biggest complaint, the elimination of the manual on/off button, the on/off/hold button is difficult, on works, hold works, but getting off to work is frustrating, and its just easier to give up and let it time out, or run out of power.
I have owned two walkmans prior to buying this third one. The first two were higher model numbers with more features. I guess because the yen has lost value their products are more expensive now. So i ended up buying this model. I use my walkman for motorcycle ride music. And no it does not take pictures. My last two walkman lasted about 16 months before dying, hence the 1 year limited warrantee. The features you do not get that are on the higher priced walkman are:record fm music. Speakerslarger screen with better resolution. What i like about this model:smaller by about 1/3.
This is my second sony walkman. I lost my first one and didn’t think twice about buying another. I love it so much, i bought one for my dad and he finds it easy to use at 70 years old.
I had an older walkman and i loved it. I dropped that thing like you wouldn’t believe, pieces chipped off and it still worked. So i figured i would get another walkman and got this one. I like it for the price and it plays music which is what i wanted. My screen goes out and i saw in another review it is a screensaver kicking on, it’s super irritating when you can’t see the screen at all. It looks like the unit has simply burned the screen out. One odd thing with it’s set up compared to my old walkman is that i can’t just hold the power button to get it to turn off. As someone in another review mentioned you have to push the play/pause button and then once the music (or video) pauses, you hold down the “option” button until it powers off. When you turn it back on it will always say hold the “option” button to remove the hold status.
I’ve had very few music devices, but this one is my favorite. It’s pretty small, which is what i would prefer, so it’s not a hassle to carry around. The headphones it came with, i didn’t even use. I generally buy other headphones just to have something better than generic ones. You can easily organize just about anything in this straight from you computer. Very fast at upload and syncing speeds from videos to music files.
This mp3 works so great i ordered another one. The only problem i have had is it does work on windows 8. Maybe there is a software or some type of update to make this compatible. Make this this s great mp3 player by pairing with a set of jvc gummy ear buds, as the ones that come with this are not very good at all.
Excellent sound quality for both highs and lows. The low is not overbearing, but the highs are crystal clear. There is a small learning curve for the controls, but once learned it is easy to operate. The size is very small, but easily readable. I bought one for my wife after having one for me for awhile.
I bought this product to replace an older one with less storage. When i received the new sony, i downloaded my music and took it for a spin. The walkman comes with in the ear headphones, a short usb cable (to charge it and connect to computer library). It has a built in equalizer and the headphones have very good sound quality and good bass response. The walkman has a little over 7 gb of usable storage and i’ve loaded about 55 hours of mp3 and wma files on with 2. I like the way you can access the media and the small screen is very readable even in daylight. Very happy with the product so far and if past experience holds true, this sony will be with me for a long time.
The price was right, i like the look but at first had a hard time getting it to acknowledge my computer when i connected. The battery life is terrible. I have an older model and i listened to it a lot and would last for several days on a single charge. This one last a little more than 8 hours. So needles to say i still use the old one more than this one. The seller was the best part of the deal on time and as described.
This is my 2nd one, having bought the first one about 3yrs ago for my daughter (a red one) and its still going strong. Its simple and i like the ‘hold’ feature. I have read several posts that creating a playlist is an issue with this device. A quick really easy fix is this:a) open a new folder on your desktop, call it ‘david’s workout mix’ or whatever , then put all the songs in this folder you want as a playlist. B) copy/cut folder into the device via the ‘content transfer’ software, not by opening up the device and copy/pasting into the music folderc) turn on device scroll to ‘folders’ under music and ta-da. There is the playlist- sorry, i mean folder.
I have bought sony walkmans for years. This one is a little different from the others. On the plus side it was almost half the cost. On the other hand the case is plastic and not metal. The screen resolution isn’t nearly as good as the others. And the battery life is 8-10 hours less than my other ones. I believe this one is around 30hrs on a battery and my others were 40+. But for half the price, i bought two. Gave one to my girlfriend and kept the other for myself for when the one i have breaks. Its going on 2+ years of great service (i work construction and its usually in my pocket) i hope this one can do half as well.
Do you like making playlists?. If so, maybe consider looking at other mp3 players. This walkman more or less forces you to sync using windows media player (or similar software) and has no internal method for creating playlists. As a result, loading and playlisting music is extremely problematic and often quite frustrating. The worst part being that any song you add to a playlist is *duplicated* on the device. Your 8gb fills up pretty fast with shoddy programming like that. I bought this as a cheap replacement for an ipod i lost. And yet, as overpriced as ipods are, now i’m wishing i had splurged for another ipod, if only for the ease of use. This product does do what it advertises, though.
It works great but the one i got fom sony. Com seems better built i lost that one in the desert, 1year later i found it and it still worked even though it had some dirt in it.
I bought this as a replacement for my used ipod video, which had battery issues. It’s a great cheap alternative to an ipod nano, which is good if you’re a guy like me who doesn’t like apple. I bought it because my brother also has a walkman, and it’s lasted him about 3 years. I like how small it is and the fact that it can still showcase album art. And i absolutely love the automatic hold feature, it works well when it’s in my pocket. Overall, this was a good buy, i recommend this to anybody who wants a good quality mp3 player, but is not willing to pay for an ipod.