Summary: I got this little mp3 player as an alternative to Apple, which is a truly horrible corporation and I refuse to give them money ever again. The Walkman's interface is a little clunky at first but you get used to it and it can do everything an iPod can and then some. It runs Android, so if you connect to the internet be prepared to give sign your life over to Google. Android is nice because it has a lot of apps you can use on your device, so you're not sacrificing that.
Summary: As people continue to move towards smart phones for all applications I wanted to get back to a device that specializes in playing media, especially music. The Walkman F Series does that. The sound quality is way better than my phone and the functionality is much more advanced than my Walkman X Series. I do miss the noise cancelling feature of the X Series but i added some quality Shure earbuds and this player is great.
Summary: For the most part this is a good product, but some songs get copied to the sony with the wrong name. I put a lot of songs on the player and most of them worked fine. There are a few that I've copied to the player and they don't ever show up on the player. Very frustrating!
Summary: I previously owned a Sony Wallkman and used it daily for several years, so when I was due for an update I knew I wanted the latest version. The F-Series did not disappoint. This is an all around well built device, the music quality is superb, the screen is bright and vibrant, and the battery life is exceptional with proper settings. Those are the three most important things to me. The Bluetooth and WiFi are also both great.
Odd Product..approaches "great" if it fits your niche
E. Rodriguez, Amazon
9 July 2013
Summary: Let me begin by making two things clear: 1. I don't intend on writing a well structured review. If you can get through it, you may find some things that are useful to you. 2. I hate proprietary cables/connectors. Hate them. Oh, and I hate them, too. Now to my thoughts: I'm coming off of my 4th Cowon device (outgrew 3 of them, broke the last one) and was looking for a new dedicated music player. Two of my requirements were FLAC and bluetooth (for car). This does both.
Summary: I've had my walkman for about a week and i'm quite happy with it. First off the initial reason i bought this is that it would play various media types and since my media library consists of all types of different files this was a huge plus when considering buying this device. I had come across this when looking for a media player that would play FLAC in addition to my mp3's and WMA files and so far it has played everything i've thrown at it without the need convert my...
Summary: I really like my walkman f series. sound quality is great. Only problem I have with this is i can't find any cases to protect it. its not just a music player so battery does drain fast. all in all its a good sturdy product. if you want a good music player and some android on the side I would definitely recommend this product. if you just want a good music player I would suggest the walkman S-544. If you can still find them for a resonable price.
Summary: Been using it as an audio ebook and music player since I got it. Also using it with MW600 bluetooth headset so playing it wirelessly. Volume is loud compared to what I was previously used to in a phone. Some android apps somewhat lags in the player but that was expected. At least music player is smooth and without hitches which is my primary use for it anyway.
Summary: This PMP is amazing. My songs are encoded in flac and the sound is crystal clear and it has plenty of sound shaing options. The internet is fast as well. Even though there are no physical buttons for music control except for the walkman button you won't miss them, the gesture control works great. I could not be happier. If you want a no holds bar music player with all the extras this is a must buy.
Summary: I have the Sony S-Series, E-Series, A-Series and now the F-Series Walkman; I also own the Cowon S9 and have a Samsung Smart Phone. All of my devices play music and video but space and battery life is what drives me on my purchase decisions. To put this in perspective, I tried to use my phone to listen to music or watch a video while traveling (airline travel is boring lol) but I realized I was constantly needing to recharge and that's not good.