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Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545)

Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545)
alaScore 87

1549 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1549 reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and design. The price and sound are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the connectivity.

usability, sound, price, design, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545) 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 Players on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and portability. The price and sound also get good feedback.

usability, sound, price, portability, durability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZS545B S Series 16GB Walkman with Built-In Stereo Speakers - BlackSony NWZS545B S Series 16GB Walkman with Built-In Stereo Speakers - Black

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 720 user reviews of Sony Walkman NWZ-S540 Series (S544 / S545) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The price and sound also get good feedback.

usability, sound, price, performance, design

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZS545 16 GB Walkman MP3 Video Player (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony NWZS545 16 GB Walkman MP3 Video Player (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony NWZ-S544 review

 

The Sony NWZ-S544 sports a pleasing design. We tested the pink model, but a variety of colours are offered. The MP3 player is sturdy but still relatively light, so it doesn't add significant weight to your pocket. The matte finish over most of the body...

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...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

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...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

Sony NWZ-S544

 

The S Series is an unassuming player that gets almost all of the basics right<br>

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Laurence Gunn (talktalk.co.uk)

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 ...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Alun Taylor (reghardware.co.uk)

Sony Walkman NWZ-S544

 

Successfully fills a niche, but we're unsure it's a niche anybody actually wanted filling.

If you want a small media player with built in stereo speakers, then the S544 is a pretty self-recommending choice. It does everything you would expect a modern Walkman to do and the speakers make a better fist of things than you might expect. But...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Sony Walkman NWZ-S545

 

16GB Flash memory media player with stereo speakers and 2.4-inch QVGA LCD. FM radio, stand for video watching, alarm. 42 hours battery life (audio). Measures 49x99x19mm. Weighs 68g. The good Sony cares more about your ears than that daffy old aunt who...

Forget what the S545 isn’t – an advance on the excellent S639 – and concentrate on what it is: a top-notch audio and video player that happens to look a bit like a mobile phone. Just don’t use those speakers in public unless you enjoy being laughed...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: electricpig (electricpig.co.uk)

Sony S540 Walkman review

 

We're impressed by the sonics slung out by the tiny speakers, but otherwise, this does what every PMP has for several years now

Speakers sound great

Poor file format support

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: GadgetLite (gadgetlite.com)

Review: Sony Walkman S Series NWZ-S544

 

Lightweight, thin with good body design and grip, Durable, scratch resisting screen, Easy to use, straight forward controls, 3.5mm headphone jack, Fully equipped, well designed built-in stereo speakers capable of stunning music quality, 42 hours of...

Lacks Sony’s noise canceling technology, No on board accelerometer, Due to lack of WiFi connectivity, downloading podcasts directly are also out of the question (though it is possible to achieve this via alternative methods!)

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Equalizer Modes:Custom, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Integrated Speaker: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Camera

Built-in Camera: No
Frame rate:30

Connections

Integrated Microphone: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0

Design

Colour of product:Black / Pink / Purple / Red / Violet

Display

Backlight: Yes
Backlight colour:White
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.1
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Touchscreen: No

Features

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

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4, WMV / MPEG4, WMV

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:USB

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

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):49 x 99 x 10 / 49.8 x 10.4 x 99.3
File type:mp3, WMA, AAC-LC, JPEG, MPEG-4, AVC, WMV 9
Headphone outputs:1
Output Power:5 + 5mW
Slide show: Yes
USB port:1
USB powered: Yes
Windows Media Player 11: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:No / Yes
Cables included:USB
User guide: Yes

Performance

Alarm Clock: Yes
Playback modes:Normal, Playlist, Repeat, Repeat one, Shuffle / Normal, Repeat, Shuffle
Sleep timer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery: Yes
Continuous audio playback time:42
Continuous radio playback time:17
Continuous video playback time:6.5
Rechargeable: Yes
Standby time:2.5

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

Radio

Antenna type:Headphone/Earphone cord
Auto digital tuning: Yes
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
FM recording: Yes
Preset stations quantity:30
Supported radio bands:FM

Record modes

Voice Recording:No / Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Player media type:Flash-media / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 8

System requirements

USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.02 / 1.03
Height :10.2 / 9.92 / 9.93
Weight:68
Width:4.92 / 4.93 / 5.1