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Sony NWZA829B 16GB Video Walkman

by Sony

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  • Get more entertainment on the move with 16GB
  • Store up to 62hrs of video and 4,000 tracks
  • 2.4 inch high resolution colour LCD
  • Incredible Sony sound quality
  • High Quality EX-Headphones supplied
  • Built-in Bluetooth (A2DP)
  • 36hrs battery life
  • Drag & Drop (no software needed to manage and share your files)

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5 x 9.4 cm ; 59 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
  • Item model number: NWZA829B.CE7
  • ASIN: B0015RZ7RS
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Mar. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 114,795 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Playback video, music and pictures with the slim and light weight Walkman video, including large high quality 2.4 inch LCD with user friendly interface. Stream your music wirelessly to your Bluetooth headset, speakers and other devices....

Manufacturer's Description

The Sony WALKMAN® Wirefree Series
Sony Logo - The Sony WALKMAN® Wirefree Series The Walkman Logo - The Sony WALKMAN® Wirefree Series

The Sony WALKMAN® Wirefree Series

The new Sony WALKMAN® Wirefree gives you freedom without compromising on audio or video quality.


Choose how you hear your favourite music

Choose how you hear your favourite music

The WALKMAN® Wirefree gives you great choice in how you listen to your favourite music. You can stream it wirelessly to your headphones (wireless headphones are supplied as well as in-ear headphones). Alternatively, you can stream music to your car stereo, HiFi or even Playstation3 so you can now listen to.


Choose what you listen to

Choose what you listen to

Enjoy MP3s, WMAs, MPEG4 and many other formats with the WALKMAN® Wirefree. It is able to play lots of different music and video formats, so you can enjoy them wherever and whenever you want.


A sound as good as the day it was recorded

A sound as good as the day it was recorded

Three audio technologies give you an unrivalled sound experience that closely matches what was originally recorded.

Clear Bass gives you a deep, rich bass without distortion. Clear Stereo technology ensures that the sound you are supposed to hear does not leak from either side. The DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) restores some of the high frequency signals that are lost during compressions.


Impressive looks and ultra-bright screen

Impressive looks and ultra-bright screen

The slim and stylish design of the WALKMAN® Wirefree is perfectly complemented by its 2.4" colour LCD screen. The ultra bright screen is great for watching videos or photos.


Enjoy it for longer

Enjoy it for longer

The battery life on the WALKMAN® Wirefree is superb. With up to 36hrs battery life, you can enjoy all your entertainment on the move for longer with the WALKMAN® Wirefree.


Extremely simple to use

Extremely simple to use

You don’t need any software to load music and videos onto your WALKMAN® Wirefree. Simply plug it to your laptop and then drag and drop your favourite songs and videos. It’s as easy as that.

Add to this the extremely intuitive interface and you have your perfect entertainment companion.

‘Sony’, ‘WALKMAN’ and their logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation, Japan. All other trademarks acknowledged.

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Customer Reviews

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Julikat on 8 May 2008
Although the A829 has dropped some of the useful features found on the A800 series (on-the fly playlists, ratings, drect deletion from the unit, playback history, gapless...!) the 5 stars is awarded purely on sound quality. It is superb with a capital 'S'!

The previous series sounded excellent. I have the A808 and I didn't imagine the sound quality would be any different on the newer models, but it is. There's an increased soundstage which is very noticeable when going back and forth between the two units. It also has a slightly more neutral and less 'bright' sound (while still keeping the same famous Sony 'punch'.)

It's so good that I'm selling my Zune 80 which I loved for the expansive soundstage, but the A829 competes with it very closely.

For those of you with the 800/810 series, the menus are almost identical, which makes the transition to the 829 very easy. It comes with the same EX082 earphones as the previous series, which are nothing short of amazing for bundled phones. They don't isolate much, due to the design - they sit slightly outside the ear canal - but they sound very good in quietish environments.

The 829 is still tiny, hardly bigger than the 808, but the increase in screen size makes all the difference. The display is much brighter and clearer than the 808 and soooooo pretty! I had both units turned to maximum brightness to compare them - and the 829 is a LOT brighter at the highest setting.

I also discovered that it is fully functional with the CPF-NW001 speaker cradle for the 700/800 series, which is great, since I have two of them.

One minor annoyance is that the Bluetooth switch is located directly beneath the volume rocker, so it's easy to press that by mistake!

Syncing with WMP is easy peasy.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dorothy E. Debrah on 26 May 2008
I got this player to replace my creative Zen 16gb player..which although was very nice..was very unreliable and was constantly freezing and messing up. although i got a replacement for the first one the second still had these faults so i decided to go back to Sony after havin previously owned (before the Zen) a very trusty sony NW-A1000 that lasted me 3 years.
I can say im very happy with my new sony walkman! the sound quality is amaaazing- it has many different sound experiences for u to fiddle with such as 'Matrix','Live' and 'Studio'. The walkman itself is lovely to hold, has nice quiet buttons (that dont click rly loudly when u press them-which i find very irritating having experienced with the zen) and the screen has a very lovely display.
Some things im disappoined with are firstly that u can create playlists on the player - this has to be done on the computer. Another is that songs cannot be deleted from the player or put in a 'trash bin' to be deleted when connected to a computer.

Great Player altogether tho! But for those a little confused..the 16GB doesnt come with bluetooth headphones..just the EX earphones. disappointing yes..but its still a good player!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Emma H on 22 July 2008
Got the Sony NWZ-A829 a couple of days ago as a present. Up to now I've just had a cheap 2 GB MP3 player. I wanted a player with a large memory capacity but didn't want an iPod as I wanted something a little different to everyone else.

Looked at this machine and a Creative one but opted for this based on the general reviews of the Sony MP3 players as overall most people are impressed with the Sony compared with Creative.

The machine loos very stylish, very sleek, less than a centimeter wide. It looks a little like a phone and is in shiny black.

As an extra I bought the silicone case which came with a free screen protector as I was worried that it'd get scratched. I'd pleased that I did. Although given the price of it, it would have been nice if Sony had included one as part of the package.

The screen is large and bright. The menu screen straight forward and easy to navigate.

I didn't use the Sony software that came with the machine to load the music, I either used Windows Media player 11 or simply cut and paste from my hard drive to the player via the computer. This was easier enough to do.

I'd read some reviews regarding Sony dropping some features from previous models, on-the fly playlists, ratings, ability to delete from the player and I have to agree that this is very annoying. You can only do create playlists and delete tracks via the computer; this is not what MP3 players are about. I want to be able to sit on the bus and create a new playlist for the day and not have to hook it up to a computer to do it! Also the charge is a UBS one, so again I have to hook it up to a computer to charge it (unless I have missed something?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Griffiths TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 8 July 2008
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Just upgraded to this little beauty after my Creative MuVo2 started getting a little unreliable after about 4 years use. The capacity at 16Gb is fine and the sound is better than my previous machine. Good interface to select what you want to listen to. It's Bluetooth enabled so I can actually play it through my Hi-Fi with the addition of a Bluetooth receiver. My one beef is that in common with many players it does not cope well with storing classical music in any logical way. The NWZ-A829 uses Windows Media Manager underneath its own Sony media manager and unfortunately the ripping software with WMM is poor at identifying tracks on classical music CDs. I think this is partially due to the record companies being less than consistent about what and how they enter music data in the file details. Result being that using Windows Explorer is the only sure way of transferring tracks to the player, plus you have to rewrite information wrongly entered by WMM and or the record company. The downside of this is that so far I have not found a reliable way of loading Playlists because this requires WMM and using that to load tracks causes all sorts of problems, with bizarre entries under albums, artists and folders. Playlists are probably less important with much classical music anyway, as the pieces are often quite long. But that minor whinge apart and to be fair I don't think it is entirely Sony's fault, its a great player and if you use it for jazz or popular music format it will be fine. The sound is five star with good In-ear phones with rubber adaptors for different sized lugholes. The connector is a straight plug. I would have preferred a right angle plug as the cord for the phones is a bit thin and prone to getting kinked.Read more ›
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