Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony NWZ-W252

alaTest has collected and analyzed 590 reviews of Sony NWZ-W252. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The performance and sound are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity, and there are some mixed reviews about the memory.

usability, sound, performance, portability, design

connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NWZ-W252 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 590 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 423 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 346 of 423 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (164)

Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony NWZ-W252

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Sony NWZ-W252 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The portability and sound are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the durability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, sound, portability, design, price

reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZW252B W Series Walkman 2 GB MP3 Player Water Resistant Headphones - BlackSony NWZW252W W Series Walkman 2 GB MP3 Player Water Resistant Headphones - WhiteSony NWZW252W W Series Walkman 2 GB MP3 Player Water Resistant Headphones - White

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony NWZ-W252

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 user reviews of Sony NWZ-W252 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and price are on the whole positive. The performance and sound are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the reliability.

usability, sound, performance, price, design

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Walkman NWZ-W252BLK - Digital player - flash 1.68 GB - WMA, AAC, MP3, AAC-LC - blackSony NWZW252 2 GB Walkman MP3 Player (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

May, 2016

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Sony NWZ–W252

 

Sony has made a name for itself when it comes to music on the move, offering stunning products with incredible music quality. The Sony NWZ-W252 continues this trend, but packs all the technology into a set of wearable earphones. The good With the Sony...

The Sony NWZ–W252 is an impressive bit of kit. Sure, the earphones are more bulky than a regular pair, but it's ideal for training or keeping fit, where you don't want wires to get in the way. Sony NWZ–W252 is tagged with Sony NWZ–W252, MP3 player and...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: GadgetLite (gadgetlite.com)

Review: Sony NWZ-W252 Walkman – a water resistant portable music player

 

Water resistant, Decent sound quality, Superior sports design, Hassle free and user friendly, just put it on and go, Windows PC and Mac OS supported

Bulky when not in use, No fast forward, Offers limited bass

The NWZ-W252 continues the successful legacy of the W Series first laid out by the W202. It remains to be superior at what its been designed to do. While some may argue that its pricetag of around £50 is far too expensive for a 2GB portable music...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Ashish Koshy (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Walkman NWZ-W252

 

As you know, Apple's iPod has always been known for its style coupled with really good added features, Sony has shown that they definitely can come up with mp3 players that have a touch of class too. While Sony's mp3 players don't really sell as much...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Ashish Koshy (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Walkman NWZ-W252 - Tech2

 

Does it give the "boom" for the buck?

Stay up to date from your social media with updates on the latest tech via our Tech2.com Facebook page.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Prasad Naik (techtree.com)

Sony Walkman NWZ-W252

 

Water resistant music player

Attractive design, water resistant, good audio quality, simple operation

Uncomfortable for extended durations

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Grahm Skee (anythingbutipod.com)

Sony Walkman W250 (NWZ-W252) Review

 

Dealing with headphone cables can sometimes be a pain, especially when you are using it while active. One solution many have tried is by going wireless Bluetooth but sound quality was always hurt. You also still had to deal with a player and a set of...

What I like the most about the W250 is the form factor. It was rather liberating not having to struggle with a long headphone cord connected to a player. It was nice to be able to grab once piece of the audio puzzle and head out the door. Sony did a...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Christen da Costa (gadgetreview.com)

Sony NWZ-W252 W Series Walkman MP3 Player Review

 

In the 80s and 90s Sony dominated the portable media player market.  Then Apple came along and released the iPod.  Ever since Sony has been scrapping to keep pace and finally, after many years of denial, started building iPod compatible stereos, docks...

Super easy to use, even with a Mac & iTunes ; Solid sound quality ; Decent battery life

No display ; Just 1.68GB of storage ; Shuffle function flawed

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Robert Nelson (gadgetell.com)

Gadgetell Review: Sony Walkman NWZ-W252 Water Resistant MP3 Player

 

What is being reviewed? Sony Walkman NWZ-W252 Water Resistant MP3 Player, which currently retails for $59.95. The specs 2GB of storage space Weight: 1.6 ounces Charging time: 3 minutes for 90 minutes of playback or 1.5 hours for a full charge Overall...

I have used the Walkman W series for about two weeks now and can easily see it becoming a regular part of my running gear. I also would not hesitate to recommend this style of MP3 player, or more specifically the W series WZ-W252 Walkman.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Wong Casandra (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Walkman NWZ-W252 Portable Music Player - HardwareZone.com

 

Water resistant and washable with an ergonomic design, the player also comes with a 3-min Quick Charge function that allows for up to 90 minutes of music playback.

Consumer review by: RobJ2448 (argos.co.uk)

Sony NWZ-W252B 2GB Headphones

 

Great for the gym. Good quality, great sound, easy to use. Carry case take a bit of getting used to.

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Voice Recording: No

Connections

Integrated Microphone: No
Interface:USB 2.0

Features

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

Measures

Weight (with battery):43 g
Weight (with battery) (lb):0.09 lb

Memory

Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Memory Size:2 GB
Memory Type:Flash

Power source

Charge Time:1.5 hrs
Max. Playtime:11 hrs

Product properties

Color:Black
Display: No
File Type Support:MP3, WMA
Touch Screen: No

Related

Miscellaneous:Wire free and water-resistant, ZAPPIN, playlist support and folder skip