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Sony NWZ-A866

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Sony NWZ-A866. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and durability are generally positive. The performance and sound also get good opinions. The storage and memory get negative comments, while reviews about the size and battery are different.

usability, sound, performance, durability, portability

price, memory, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NWZ-A866 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony NWZ-A866


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sony NWZ-A866 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the performance and sound.

sound, performance

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY Video-Walkman NWZ-A866B (32GB) blackSONY Video-Walkman NWZ-A866B (32GB) black

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Sony NWZ-A866


Can Sony's latest £200-plus MP3 player really take on Apple's iPod Touch?

Great touchscreen and interface ; Good sound quality ; Plenty of fun functions ; Strong design

Expensive ; No apps ; Non-expandable memory

iPod Classic.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony NWZ-A866 review


Great for music on the move… but can be beaten for value

Small and light ; nice build quality ; fast, intuitive interface ; sounds great

Low on frills – and storage – which makes it look expensive

Like the original, it’s great for music on the move… but it can be beaten for value

Nov, 2011

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Sony NWZ-A866


Sony's NWZ-A866 is a cross between an MP3 player and a portable media player. It features a reasonable screen that measures in at 2.8 inches - sitting between both form factors - and is a great quality piece of kit. The good For a start, the Sony...

The Sony NWZ-A866 is a neat solution, and looks great. It's not quite the portable media player we were hoping for, however, with the iPod Touch – and even most smartphones – proving better options when it comes to video playback. If you just want a...

Sep, 2011

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A866


Does everything I expected it to. Some people have grumbled about the noise level restriction on this device, but with failing hearing I have no trouble and have not yet had it on full volume. Battery life is excellent and the sound quality superb....

None whatsoever.

Oct, 2012

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A866


What isn't good about it would be quicker...... I carry all my music with me, download from computer click and drag, finding music simple.

As with ALL MP3 players I only wish there was a one stop delete. I don't have the time to sift through my music for the right beat to match my jogging spead before downloading the tracks but I do listen to every one of the 7000 & more tracks when...

Sep, 2012

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A866



Small display

May, 2012

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A866


easy to use

bit sensitive and easy to switch on accidentally

May, 2012

Consumer review (

Sony Walkman NWZ-A866


Sound quality; build quality; functions; ease of use; quality of supplied headphones.

Price. Battery life. Lack of accessories, especially docking devices. I had difficulty finding a retailer selling this product.

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s): No
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Equalizer Modes:Custom, Jazz, Pop


Built-in Camera: No


Colour of product:Black / White
Volume Control:Digital


Display diagonal:7.11
Display Resolution:400 x 240
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Video formats supported:MP4, WMV


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth range:10
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR

Other features

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Karaoke: Yes
USB cable:Y

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
User guide: Yes


Alarm Clock: Yes
Clock function: Yes
Playback modes:Normal, Repeat, Shuffle

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
Line-out connectivity:3.5
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Continuous audio playback time:23
Rechargeable: Yes


Auto digital tuning: Yes
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:30
Supported radio bands:FM

Record modes

Voice Recording: Yes


Card reader integrated: No
Music memory capacity (songs):8000
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:32
Video memory capacity:124

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9.69