Conclusion: One of the hardest thing about reviewing Sony players is to try to make each review stand on it’s own instead of being a continuing story from the last X amount of players they released. With the same menus, features (to some extent), sound quality, format support etc it’s sometimes hard to be enthusiastic of a player update as small as some of the Sony ones. The S540 is a nice player, it has lost some features and gained others but remains «just another Sony Walkman».
Pros: Battery Life, Sound Quality, Speakers, FM recording, Alarm and sleep timer
Cons: Buttons are close to useless, Speakers very tinny, Not that much of an upgrade, Looks like Mickey Mouse, Slow at times, Amazon US, Sonystyle US