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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. Reviews about the price and design are generally positive. The performance and sound are also appreciated. Many are negative about the memory, while comments are divided on the headphones.

usability, sound, performance, design, price

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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 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 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability and sound. The price and performance also get good views, but comments are divided on the memory.

usability, performance, price, sound, portability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2015

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: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

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

 

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.

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

Oct, 2010

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

Sony Walkman NWZ-B153

 

The Sony Walkman NWZ-B153 MP3 player delivers good sound quality and has a useful three-minute battery quick charge feature. Its unintuitive navigatio...

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

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