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SONY NWZ-B153

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of SONY NWZ-B153. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The performance and sound also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the headphones. There are some critical views about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the SONY NWZ-B153 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for SONY NWZ-B153

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of SONY NWZ-B153 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and sound. The price and performance also get good opinions, whereas comments are divided on the memory.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZB153B B Series Walkman 4GB MP3 Player with Unique Quick Charge - BlackSony NWZB153B B Series Walkman 4GB MP3 Player with Unique Quick Charge - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Laldinfela Pachuau, PCWorld.in (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Walkman NWZ-B153 review

 

The latest from Sony, the Sony Walkman NWZ-B153 is a basic pen-drive MP3 player with additional features over the previous NWZ-B-series of players. In a world where smartphones come with more than capable music playback prowess, let's see what this...

The Sony Walkman NWZ-B153 is a good option for users looking for a compact, sturdy and easy to carry MP3 player. Its impressive battery life and good overall sound quality makes for a balanced product which is only second to the Cowon iAudio E2 in our...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Laldinfela Pachuau (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Walkman NWZ-B153

 

The Sony Walkman NWZ-B153 is a basic pen-drive MP3 player

Good sound quality, [en drive form factor, three minutes quick charge, three-line LCD screen; FM Radio with recording

Unintuitive navigation wheel, loose USB cap, plays only MP3 and WMA

The Sony Walkman NWZ-B153 is a good option for users looking for a compact, sturdy and easy-to-carry MP3 player. Its impressive battery life and good overall sound quality makes for a balanced product.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Laldinfela Pachuau (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony Walkman NWZ-B153

 

The Sony Walkman NWZ-B153 is a basic pen-drive MP3 player

Good sound quality, [en drive form factor, three minutes quick charge, three-line LCD screen; FM Radio with recording

Unintuitive navigation wheel, loose USB cap, plays only MP3 and WMA

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Laldinfela Pachuau (pcworld.in)

Sony Walkman NWZ-B153

 

A pen-drive MP3 player with a quick charge option and good sound quality to accompany you while jogging or in the gym.

Good sound quality ; Pen drive form factor ; 3 minutes quick charge ; 3-line LCD screen ; FM Radio with recording

Unintuitive navigation wheel ; Loose USB cap ; Plays only MP3 and WMA

The NWZ-B153 is a basic pen-drive based MP3 player that offers many essential features and good sound quality. It has the useful 3-minutes battery quick charge feature. Its unintuitive navigation wheel and limited format support may be deal-breaking...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Kelvin Low (cnet.com.au)

Sony Walkman NWZ-B153

 

Sony's offering scores for being practical and is a worthy consideration if you're looking for a simple player.

Interesting LED lighting ; Drag-and-drop file transfer ; Quick charge feature ; Good audio quality

Some features are redundant ; USB cap has a loose fit ; Bundled earphones sound thin

Via CNET Asia

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Prasad Naik (techtree.com)

Sony Walkman NWZ-B153F

 

Audio quality is its strong point

Small form factor, built-in USB connection, easy UI navigation, voice recorder, good audio quality, good battery life, inexpensive

No built-in clip to attach to clothes, no AAC format support, bass mode reduces battery life significantly, slow data transfer speeds, not much different than last year's model, rotating dial complicates navigation, USB cap feels a bit loose

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: ... (alaTest.co.uk)

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i really did like this product until a few days ago when i pluged the headphones in and now it sounds like its under water, its not the headphones i checked. Really upset as i've only had it 6 months :( ...

Reliable performance

Poor sound quality,Freezes up

Recommend

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: James (reevoo.com)

SONY NWZ-B153

 

Design ; The mp3 player feels nice to hold ; Its small shape and lightness make it good for things such as going to the gym or listening to music on the move ; The built in usb is handy for the computer as you don't have to worry about a cable ; Most...

Design ; Although the mp3 player feels nice in the hand there is quite a lot of plasticyness if you scrutinise it closely ; It is quite easy to lose the usb cap if you are not very careful ; The wheel for scrolling between tracks is a bit fiddly, and...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Silver surfer (argos.co.uk)

Promising but didn't work

 

Good points are that it seems chunky and tough. The controls are intuitive (they work the way you'd expect them to, not back to front) and the sound from the pre-loaded tracks was very good. BUT I couldn't load anything on to it because my PC told me...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: mike (argos.co.uk)

Sony NWZ-B153B 4GB New B Series MP3 Player - Black

 

sound quality was excellent, but downloading songs from pc was impossable as it would not syncronise with pc

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Equalizer Modes:Custom
Frequency range:20 - 20000
MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
MP3 sample rates:44.1
Voice Recording: Yes
WMA bit rates:32 - 192
WMA sample rates:44.1 kHz

Connections

Integrated Microphone: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0

Design

Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Pink / Black, Red / Pink / Red

Display

Display:LCD
Display number of lines:3
Touchscreen:No / Yes

Features

Equalizer: Yes
FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Playlist: Yes
Type:MP3
WLAN: No

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):2.33x9.09x1.52 cm
Weight (with battery):28 g
Weight (with battery) (lb):0.06 lb

Memory

Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Memory Size:4 GB
Memory Type:Flash

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Windows XP, Vista, 7
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphone outputs:1
Playtime internal battery:18
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB powered: Yes

Packaging Content

User guide: Yes

Performance

Firmware upgradeable: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:170
Battery recharge time:1.1 / 1.17
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:18
Rechargeable: Yes

Power source

Charge Time:1.1 hrs
Max. Playtime:18 hrs

Product properties

Color:Black/Red
Display: Yes
Display Type:3-line display
File Type Support:MP3, WMA
Touch Screen: No

Radio

FM radio:No / Yes

Record modes

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Voice Recording:No / Yes

Related

Miscellaneous:FM radio recording, ZAPPIN, Direct USB, Power Illuminator

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.52 / 9.03 / 9.09
Height :2.32 / 2.33
Weight:28
Width:1.54 / 9.09