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SONY NWZ-B153

SONY NWZ-B153
alaScore 87

148 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 148 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and value for money. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the headphones.

sound, usability, performance, value for money, design

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 & Media Players the SONY NWZ-B153 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 148 reviews)

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Sony Walkman NWZ-B153 review

 

The Sony Walkman 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...

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...

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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...

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Review: Sony NWZ-B153F

 

Though it has funky eye-grabbing looks, we wonder if Sony has introduced enough new features to liven up a player with a traditional form factor.

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

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

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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

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Amazon review summary for SONY NWZ-B153

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 73 user reviews of SONY NWZ-B153 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, performance, sound, portability

84% 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 NWZB153L B Series 4GB MP3 Player with Unique Quick Charge - BlueSony NWZB153R B Series 4GB MP3 Player with Unique Quick Charge - Red

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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...

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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...

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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

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used with ford mondeo sony system.

 

instead of using cd,s connect up through usb port in glove compartment. works very well and fits perfectly withought usb lead. plugs directly in.

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Superb MP3 player

 

Had been looking for an MP3 player for my daughter since last Christmas and wasn't sure about getting a quailty brand with small screen or less good model with large screen. My daughter was sure she wanted a large screen.

Product Specifications

Audio

Voice Recording: Yes

Connections

Integrated Microphone: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0

Features

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

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

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

Related

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