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Sony NWZ-W252

alaTest has collected and analysed 559 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and design. The portability and sound also get good feedback, but there are some less positive comments about the connectivity.

usability, sound, portability, design, performance

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 & Media Players the Sony NWZ-W252 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 78 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 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, usability, value for money, battery, design

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony NWZ-W252

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 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.

usability, sound, portability, performance, value for money

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWZW252 2 GB Walkman MP3 Player (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony 2 GB Digital Music Player (Black)Sony NWZ-W252 Headphone-style Walkman MP3 Player (Metal Gear Solid Camouflage Limited Edition)

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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.

With the Sony NWZ–W252, there's no need for wires, no bulky electronics, and no separate bits to lose when listening to music on the go. Everything you need is fitted neatly into a set of earphones, making the Sony NWZ–W252 an ideal solution for...

We've got used to seeing MP3 players with huge colour screens, that also double as entertainment centres where you can watch the latest films or sitcoms. The Sony NWZ–W252 is music only – although the fact you won't have to untangle any wires more than...

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.

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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...

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Sony Walkman NWZ-W252

 

Water resistant music player

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

Uncomfortable for extended durations

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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...

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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...

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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

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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.

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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.

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Nothing can compete with Sony..!!! Jus go for it...

 

My Bro is using this for the last 2 years still going strong. So i thought of getting this ..so bought NWZ-262 (New unwired by sony)trust me this new one is a crap..it does't fit u r ears jumps out, need to tie a cloth around it . So came back to old...

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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.

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