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Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545)

Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545)
alaScore 88

1173 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 1173 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and battery. The value for money and usability are also appreciated.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 & Media Players the Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S544 8GB

 

The NWZ-S639F's successor doesn't make quite the same impression, but the NWZ-S544 is still a capable media player.

In fairness to Sony, no speakers this small are going to sound amazing and it's hardly any engineer's fault if today's youths decide to misuse their products. Besides, the E Series is there if you prefer a smaller player.

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Sony NWZ-S544 review

 

The Sony NWZ-S544 is an 8GB MP3 player/portable media player designed to compete with Apple's iPod nano. It offers a better screen for watching video or playing movies, but it doesn't stand up to the iPod's polished music system.

Sony's mid-level MP3 player competes with the iPod nano, and while it is superior for video or photo viewing, the interface doesn't hold a candle to Apple's tried and tested iPod menu system. If you're a multimedia enthusiast and don't mind the lack of...

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S544 review

 

Sony's Walkman NWZ-S544 looks and feels classy thanks to its shiny red metal design.

Sony's 8GB Walkman NWZ-S544 is a good MP3 player, but it's not a big improvement over the cheaper NWZ-E443.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S545 (S series)

 

One of two new additions to the S-series Walkman line, the 16GB NWZ-S545 MP3 and video player offers excellent audio, great battery life and a large screen. It should also be available at a lower price than its predecessor, the NWZ-S639F, so the fact...

Easy to use ; support for multiple audio codecs ; photos and videos look great on the big, bright screen ; audio quality is superb ; rated battery life is impressive ; unit features external speakers and an alarm clock function ; FM tuner and voice...

No longer offers noise cancellation ; weakened podcast support ; no SenseMe Channels or on-the-go playlists ; getting video onto the device can be a hassle

The Sony S-Series Walkman is a solid entry-level MP3 player thanks to its easy-to-use design, excellent performance and fair smattering of features. But those who are looking to upgrade from the previous generation will not be impressed

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S544 (S series) review

 

With an easy-to-use design, great performance and decent amount of features, the Sony S-Series Walkman NWZ-S544 is a good entry-level MP3 player. But those who are looking to upgrade from the previous generation will be disappointed

Straightforward to use ; Supports multiple audio codecs ; Photos and videos look great on the big, bright screen ; Superb sound quality ; Impressive rated battery life ; External speakers ; Alarm clock function ; FM tuner and voice recorder work...

Getting video onto the device can be a hassle ; No noise cancellation ; Weakened podcast support ; No SenseMe Channels or on-the-go playlists

Unfortunately, said breath has emerged as a disappointed sigh. Although the second-generation S-series Walkman models still offer top-notch audio and excellent battery life, Sony has hobbled the players by crippling their feature set. This appears to...

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S544 (8GB)

 

On paper, the S-540 series looks almost similar to the E-440 series, albeit with a larger screen and a pair of speakers built into the back. We were impressed by how much volume the two tiny speakers could throw out, and that’s what makes the S-540...

Good sound quality; decent video playback; dedicated volume controls; sliding lock switch; good screen performance; built-in speakers; decent array of features such as FM tuner and voice recording; works with iTunes

Plastic body is scratch-prone; not many distinguishing features to differentiate it from the E-440 series

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Review: Sony NWZ-S540 series Walkman

 

Trying to stand out from the crowd is not easy. Sony has opted to give the new S-540 series a bigger screen and a pair of built-in stereo speakers. Is this the sparkle that the E-440 is missing?

Good sound quality; decent video playback; dedicated volume controls; sliding lock switch; good screen performance; built-in speakers; decent array of features such as FM tuner and voice recording; works with iTunes

Plastic body is scratch-prone; not many distinguishing features to differentiate it from the E-440 series

Sony's new S-540 series has decent audio output quality, good video playback capability and also support for the more widely used media formats. But this shines because of the inclusion of a pair of speakers, a new bold design, and the reduced presence...

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Sony - NWZ-S544 8GB Video Walkman

 

At first glance the Sony NWZ-S544 8GB Video Walkman looks like a sleek, candy bar mobile phone, but when you look closely the stereo speakers reveal this is actually a Portable Media Player that handles music ...

The playback quality of the music and movies that we tested was very good and at its core the S544 is a decent PMP. Unfortunately it falls down in a number of areas including the Content Transfer software, limited format support, the lack of...

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Sony NWZ-S544

 

A quality MP3 player with a brilliant set of headphones Sony’s NWZ-S544 music player, with 8GB of memory, comes in at roughly £120 - Sony does not publish recommended retail prices so it pays ...

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Sony NWZ-S544 [Review]

 

Excellent audio quality and impressive battery life

Slim and light design, good audio quality, built-in loudspeakers, excellent battery life

Interface design could be livelier, front buttons aren't very distinct, volume keys should have been more prominent, poor loudspeaker position

Product Specifications

Audio

Integrated Speaker: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Connections

Integrated Microphone: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0

Features

Equalizer: Yes
FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: Yes
Type:Digital Media Player
WLAN: No

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):9.9x4.9x1
Weight (with battery):70
Weight (with battery) (lb):0.15

Memory

Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Memory Size:16/8
Memory Type:Flash

Power source

Battery type:Lithium Ion/Lithium ion rechargeable
Charge Time:3
Max. Playtime:42

Product properties

Color:Black
Display: Yes
Display Type:2.4" LCD, 320x240, 262144 colors
File Type Support:MP3, AAC, WMA (DRM), H264/AVC, MP4, WMV (DRM), JPEG
Touch Screen: No
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