Sony Walkman NW-A808 8 GB: An underrated gem from Sony
21 August 2013
Summary: I bought my walkman about 3 years ago - and it's still going very strong! I'm not keen on Apple products and we're a very Sony based household so this felt like a good tie-in with our existing products. Please note I am not a technical person so this is a very none-technical review - just my experience of the product! ~First impressions~ When I first got the Walkman I was really pleased. It's very small, discreet and lightweight.
Pros: Easy to use, good memory, good sound quality, long lasting
Summary: I purchased this mp3 player a couple of years ago, and I wouldn't swap it for an ipod! It's 8GB size is fine for the amount of music that I have, and I love the fact that you can plug it into any PC with Windows Media Player and synchronise your songs. It will play both WMA and mp3 files, and it's great that you're not stuck only being able to use ITunes. The player is small and neat, very slim.
Pros: Small but perfectly formed, can use WMP
Cons: Hold function doesn't work exactly as desired
Summary: The Sony NW-A808 is Sony's first attempt at creating an "iPod killer". As you can see from the picture it is only about 0.7 mm thick and the screen is two inches diagonally. Navigation is pretty basic; it consists of a options button, a back button, four arrows and a play button: It may not be as quick to use as the iPod , but it has the advantage when you have large libraries of music, and you want to find something quickly.
Pros: Great sound quality, Good video quality and ease of use.
Cons: Nothing new to the Mp3/4 Market, Easily scratched screen and Dissapointing accompanying software.
Excerpt: "~~~~ Introduction ~~~~ Sony vs. IPod With the Apple IPod dominating the market the choice of which MP3 player has always been which iPod should you choose? Well now we have a refreshed Sony product entering the market to give the consumer some choice. Sony has at long last got licensing for MP3 on their range of products and it is this step that will allow them to become a serious contender. All they have to do is offer a player that has ...
Pros: MP3 playback,fantastic audio and video and easy to use
Summary: I only wish that I had bought the larger GB instead of the 2GB that I was talked into by the assistant... but nevertheless it is pure magic. My previous player was a 20GB Samsung quite good but larger and heavier. I am 80 years old and use it when I take the dogs for walkies... but have better headphones (Sennheiser PX100) since I don't like the ones with the product.
Summary: As soon as I set my eyes on it, I knew that this was the perfect one for me. This player really does the job if you don't need a lot of features; the sound, video, and photo quality are all stunning, and you can listen for 4 hours a day and not have to recharge it for a week. However Sonic Stage can get pretty annoying sometimes. If you're not keen on all those other features, the Sony NW-A800 is just right.
Summary: Really, really good. Its sound quality is one of the best players around. The screen is nice and the video option is nice, but you can only enjoy something like a movie trailer, a music video or a short clip on it. The screen is too small to watch anything longer than around 5 minutes. Included earbuds worked well. Strangely, it's not available in America but it is in Canada...
Pros: Design, easy to use, sound quality, video, thin and small.
Cons: Area of earphone jack, no radio, and is somewhat pricey...?
Summary: Sony and Apple have, for me, much in common. They both make outstanding products which they then hobble with their insistence on their own proprietory formats. Why-oh-why should I be limited to using Sony Connect (or iTunes in the case of Apple) to buy my digital downloads? This is a surmountable obstacle, and at last I have an excellent reason to surmount it. The Sony NW-A808 is my fourth mp3 player and by some distance the best, despite the quibble above.
Pros: Awesome sound quality - and the bundled buds are almost the equal of my Etymotics
Cons: SoundStage and it's lack of support for DRM WMA files
Summary: My review may be biased so you are warned ;) I have owned Sony products since I was born [or so I like to think :)] Walkmans [tapes] to CD player to MD player to MP3 [HD5] to this A808!!! The sound just keeps on getting better! I'm into hip hop and r&b [clap once if you're with me!] and BASS and DUFF DUFF is what I find important in my music! This player ALWAYS delivers, no EXAGGERATION! [note I use CX300s, the ones supplied are aite, but I love my CX300s] Anyways...
Summary: This is a class bit of kit from Sony, I have the 4gb version - NW A806 and it is a day old, easy to use and sounds superb I love the menus. In spite of the software being slagged off, I am used to Sonic Stage as I have owned another Sony MP3 player and I find it perfectly usable. I understand that some people have had nightmares trying to use it. Buy one now, I doubt you'll find a better player!!
Pros: Just about everything
Cons: My Sony Connect Shop is in german, probably my fault!! Can't seem to change it.