Conclusion: It's hard to imagine a more elegant MP3 player, and the A866 beats the iPod Touch for sound quality and fuss-free music transfers. However, Sony is making a bold statement by charging just as much as the 32GB iPod touch - and we're not completely convinced it pulls off the coup.
Summary: The Sony NWZ-A866 is a neat solution, and looks great. It's not quite the portable media player we were hoping for, however, with the iPod Touch – and even most smartphones – proving better options when it comes to video playback. If you just want a gadget for music playback – well again there are better options.
Excerpt: A name to be reckoned with when it comes to music, the latest model in the Sony Walkman range is all about the sound quality. It has its own digital amplifier, dedicated bass and stereo mix controllers and a SensMe function that adjusts the output depending on the type of music being played. The A866 has a 2.8in LED-backlit touch-sensitive display and a highly intuitive menu system that ensures you can get to the tracks you want to hear without delay.
Conclusion: Il Sony NWZ-A866 è un lettore mP3 piccolo, pratico ed elegante dalle finiture affascinanti. Purtroppo questo modello non dispone della batteria a durata extra che invece possiamo trovare in altri device della casa nipponica, ma questa assenza è notevolmente compensata della altre features che collocano questo lettore in una buona posizione della classifica.
Pros: Radio fm; Wifi; Riproduzione video; Bluetooth; Display touch; Tecnologie Clear Audio con S-Master MX