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Sony-nw-a3000.300505
4.5 out of 10

Sony NW-A3000

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Overall 6
6.0

Plays music, like a handy mp3 player, but this ain't an iPod.

MrMxyzptlk, Dooyoo
18 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I inherited this mp3 player two years ago, after my Creative Zen decided to break. My sister had just gotten an iPod, and had no need for it any more. It is flawed, but has served me well all the same. People are constantly asking if it's some kind of newfangled smartphone, given that it looks nothing like the iPods that everyone rocks these days.
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Overall 6
6.0

A bit outdated now, however still a decent purchase!

dannysimcox, Dooyoo
27 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Had the NWA 3000 a few years now, and still use it from time to time, although my phone has now took over as my main mp3 player. At the time of purchase i didn't think there was a better or cooler looking mp3 player on the market. The design is original indeed, the player has the misleading appearance of having no screen only for you to turn it on and see that there is in fact a low quality (pixel-ated) screen afterall.
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Overall 6
6.0

An okay MP3 player....

sparkymarky1973, Dooyoo
1 October 2010
  • Excerpt: For the most part, this MP3 player from Sony has generally gotten good reviews and that is good because this is a neat little player for those who do not wish to purchase an Ipod or similar machine for whatever their reasons but be warned this MP3 player is not without its faults mostly relkated to its software! On the whole, it is small, reasonably compact and very asthetically pleasing to the eye.
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Overall 6
6.0

3/5 stars

Jack6572, Dooyoo
27 May 2010
  • Excerpt: I bought this mp3 player a year or so ago, and it is still going strong. Although its default on computer player isn't the best, the device itself is pretty durable, and is yet to experience any major problems. Its hard-drive space is ample for most users, and its display is particularly pleasing in the dark. On bright days however, its display can prove to be a bit difficult, though playing quality is never an issue.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Product But It Has It's Faults

-Victim-, Dooyoo
21 September 2008
  • Excerpt: I recently purchased one of these, and i can safely say that they are quite good. It is certainly not perfect, but it is good. The battery life is suprisingly excellent too. As someone mentioned in another review, a down side to this MP3 player is the volume, it does not let you turn up the volume very high, and when you are out riding a bike in heavy traffic, you can still hear the music, but it would be much better if it could go louder as you can hear the cars next to...
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Overall 6
6.0

Stylish player with limited functions

Knopfler, Dooyoo
25 May 2008
  • Excerpt: The Sony Walkman A3000 impresses as soon as you unwrap it, without doubt one of the most stylish players about. However, the functionality of this players really lets it down, and leaves it sadly lacking compared to similar products from competitors. The sound quality if fine, but it's just far too quiet, it is not possible to crank the sound up to a suitable level for when using in situations where there is a lot of background noise.
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Looks 10
10

Music maestro please

Imperial-..., Ciao
15 September 2007
  • Excerpt: "The Sony walkman MP3 20 gb memory is a smart, stylish MP3 relatively easy to use and it can hold lots & lots of songs. It has very easy to use files and folders and even has a digital clock on the front. It is especially easy to use when updating from the sony website. You do have to be careful not to knock it as it can be temperamental and it is very easy to lose all your songs. The mirror finish is very unique. I found the menus etc, all very easy ...
  • Pros: Smart, stylish easy to use
  • Cons: weight slightly heavy/bulky
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound quality 10
10
Looks 10
10

Good Hardware, very bad software

cathiggin..., Ciao
24 July 2007
  • Excerpt: "Sound and quality of the player itself is really really good and it is really easy to use the only thing that lets it down a lot is the software, which is very very difficult to use and not as easy as itunes. I had difficulties at first in installing the software onto my pc must of installed it about 5 times before it workd. When uploading music to the player it freezes alot and then you have to quit the software with the worry of getting rid of all ...
  • Pros: Better battery life, really good sound, looks good,
  • Cons: Difficult software, support is not good at all, price
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound quality 10
10
Looks 10
10

The new and needs to be improved sony walkman

00kentt, Ciao
12 September 2006
  • Excerpt: "...may have read elsewhere the sony connect player is the worst of its kind, its the most unstable program i have ever used. It freezes, crashes, deletes things, changes things, wipes youre player and worst case scenario has corrupted the hdd on the mp3 player itself. I used to have to leave it synchronising overnight if i wanted any chance of some music on there. If your techy, then you know a piece of software like this shouldnt be running at ...
  • Pros: Looks nice, Good Battery Life, Great Sound
  • Cons: No colour, Worst software ever, big
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound quality 10
10
Looks 8
8.0

MIssed opportunity from Sony

porkiezzz..., Ciao
24 April 2006
  • Excerpt: "...computer is to close the Sony software down - it's that bad!! Loading songs from your computer takes forever and the interface is dreadful. The bottom line is having purchased this product for my daughter for Christmas I wish I'd bought another trendy player like an ipod instead. Quality sound outweighed by the dreadful software. ...
  • Pros: Nice player, good sound
  • Cons: Horrible horrible software
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