Sony Walkman NWZ-A729 (16GB, black) - They don't make them like they used to!
Winyard Productions "Winyard Productions", Amazon
1 July 2011
Summary: This MP-3 player is one of the best ever made and where it shines is in the sound, your iPOD's don't give you the sound like these Sony's do. This is what's important 'THE SOUND'. I really wish Sony would bring these MP-3 players back into production, but alas. Anyway, there are also Bluetoth models out there to be had! It's the drag and drop ease of use and the large screen and strong build that makes these MP-3 players a top pick!
the greatest mp3 player...ever. yes, even more so than ipod
Amazon Customer, Amazon
29 August 2009
Summary: Well, I was (and still am I guess) an IPOD fan and owned an 80 gb IPOD classic. I loved it to death for the two years I had it but it was recently stolen from me. I simply couldn't afford another IPOD of that size (it was an xmas present so I never spent a cent the first time around) so I started looking at the smaller IPODS or alternatives. I went with the sansa fuze (not a bad player but I had some issues with it.
Summary: The Sony 16-Gig Walkman Stereo MP3 Player is truly a super product. The device holds lots of music and the ear buds that come with it have high quality sound. So the whole unit gives superior output as well as having decent capacity - e.g. holds up to 4000 music files. Unless you are waiting for the newer touch-screen MP3's or perhaps, a little more storage capacity, this device could be an exceptional option. I use it almost daily as part of my exercise routine.
Summary: Great MP3. Wanted something simple to use and to download tons of CDs. All the gadgets needed were easily obtained to make it an even better experience. Am amazed at how much material this player holds, easy to use controls, very nice playback. Recommend this player to anyone not wanting an ipod.
Summary: OK! First and formost for me. I had no problems drop and dragging folders from my PC to this unit. Get this! My folders showed up as one of the choices in the menu besides artist, album, etc....The sound! Well! The earbuds that come with the unit are very good. However, I have a pair of new high end earbuds from Shures (Shure 530) and Westone (OM3). Personally, I enjoy the Westone 3's.
Summary: First of all, I want an MP3 player to play music and do it well. Anything else, (video, pictures, etc) is a bonus. This player is absolutely the audiophile's MP3 player. The audio is simply the best. I've owned or have used many of the other brands (Sansa, iPod, Zune, etc), and none compare to the Sony Walkman. Some of the audio features, like the customizable equalizer, Dynamic Normalizer, Clear Stereo, VPT, and DSEE give the listener control over the audio.
Summary: I previously owned a 4gb Sony player, but found I needed more space. I really liked the 4gb, and decided to go with the 16gb. What a great player!! The sound that comes out of this player is exceptional, the earbuds don't fall out, and you have a lot of choices in customizing your music. The battery life is good as well. If you want a player that is easy to use, has GREAT sound, and long battery life don't look any further.
Summary: So, I heard the audio from this player at my friend's house. It was much clearer, and well defined than that of any iPod. I DO HAVE A QUESTION??? about the video conversion. If I use videora or another video to Mp4 converter, what resolution do I need to set it to? Will this player accept video formats that have been converted from xvid,divx, avi--to MP4 using said conversion programs? Which programs do you recommend?
Summary: I had the 8GB and just updated to the 16 GB.....out of the box just like the the 8GB this unit is hands down the best sounding MP3 player on the market today....can you say blows away Ipod? Easy to navigate, great looking screen, simple and light but not too small. The stock ear buds that comes with it are awesome. Bass response and top end are fantastic. I highly recommend this unit, You will not be disappointed.
Excerpt: Small but perfectly formed. It may have been around a good few years now but i still havent seen anything newer than id consider swapping my little sony for. If you dont want, dont like or cant afford an ipod then this little MP3 is for you. I always found the ipods tracking wheel system difficult to get on with and disliked the fact that you have to use itunes with it. The sony stores and plays songs in standard mp3 format which makes things a lot easier.