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Sony NWZ-S540
6.5 out of 10

Sony NWZ-S540

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Overall 2
2.0

Transbiz is Great to do Business with

Kimberly, Amazon
16 February 2013
  • Summary: I love Sony products however this is primarily a music device and I use it primarily for audiobooks. It will play WMA (DRM) which is hard to find in a audio player. Bookmarking is complicated. Books are downloaded into your music file and it is hard to find your book.
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Overall 10
10

The best walkman...we miss it..

RTOAC "RTOAC", Amazon
28 December 2012
  • Summary: This was the last Sony walkman version that had speakers around. Was very helpful during recording and playback. When we purchased it, the product cost around $100, but it's no longer available new for less than $200 now, mainly because Sony has a newer (and poorer) version, and has gotten rid of this one. How I wish they bring back this one..or the speaker feature in the newer version.
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Overall 10
10

Good quality-good value

ThommoorFit, Amazon
14 December 2012
  • Summary: A good well made and designed music player. It would be better if you could make or revise playlists on the unit instead of having to use the computer and reprogramming everything.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not for Audio Books

Amazon Customer, Amazon
12 July 2011
  • Summary: Do not even consider this for audiobooks. No bookmarks nor fast forward/back feetures make this a total dud replacement for my recently departed Creative Labs Zen. Not a total money loss, as I can give it to my pre-teen for music/video playback. sigh.
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Overall 6
6.0

Technical Faults Bring Down an Otherwise "Okay" Product

S. Oller "ph", Amazon
1 March 2011
  • Summary: This thing is pretty cool, but I've had several technical problems with it that make it very difficult for me to rate it higher than a 3. =( First, the good. +Looks great. The physical styling of it is very cool and the screen is beautiful as well. +Battery life is LOOOOOONNNNGGG. I think I've only ever had this thing die on me once or twice.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice (but not great) while it lasted, which wasn't very long

Cade, Amazon
18 February 2011
  • Summary: I asked for this for a gift for my birthday back in June, so I've had it for 8 months or so now. A few days ago I noticed the LCD screen was flickering a little, but I wasn't prepared for the screen to go completely dead within days of that. But it did, and while the device works still more or less, it's useless without a working screen. It's as good as dead. I have been using this player only couple hours a day and not even everyday, so I wasn't using it heavily.
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Overall 10
10

LOVE IT

skipnjump, Amazon
11 January 2011
  • Summary: I ordered this september 2010 (for my bday in october)... I did much research, spec comparison and review reading before deciding upon this MP3/Video Player. And it's the best decision ever! At the time I was driving 2hours one way to work.. and working 10hr days.. listening to the mp3 player for practically all of that. . so 13-14hrs a day.. and that battery life was superb.. never died on me.. granted I charged it while driving up and back...
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Overall 8
8.0

Cannot listen to audiobooks from Audible

Jason, Amazon
2 January 2011
  • Summary: My only complaint is you cannot listen his audiobooks from Amazon's Audible on the Sony Walkman NWZS545BLK 16 GB Video MP3 Player (Black) . Audible books come in a proprietary .AA format that the walkman does not support, so you cannot convienently drag and drop the .AA file onto the walkman like any other MP3/WMA type format file. At present Sony does not permit or provide software to allow Audible format (.AA) to be compatible with the walkman..
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Overall 2
2.0

So-so Sony

Anon Y. Mouse "Anon Y. Mouse", Amazon
9 December 2010
  • Summary: I bought the Sony S545 16GB 6 months ago after my ancient Creative Zen finally died. I chose Sony because a relative had an older Sony Walkman player that has lasted forever, and he highly recommended it. PROS: The Sony does have good, actually pretty great sound. Battery life is pretty good, although I've never gotten anywhere close to the 40 hours as advertised. Maybe 15-20, which still lasts a while for me.
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Overall 8
8.0

Considering the price, it's worth it

Ensetsu "Ensetsu", Amazon
21 November 2010
  • Summary: I bought this well over a year and a half ago, maybe even longer and it still works fine, though it has a few glitches here and there, but considering it's been through the rain, sun and everything else, I;d consider it a trooper. Glitch it had in the beginning: every now and then it will act like a scratched CD for a song, it'll only do it once in the song but it was a bit annoying.
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