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Sony NWZB163 B Series Music Clip Walkman 4GB - Red

by Sony
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • 3min/90min charge/battery life
  • 18 hours battery life on full charge
  • Built in clip for ultimate portability
  • 4GB Memory
  • Built in USB for charge and sync anywhere
There is a newer model of this item:
Sony NWZ-B183 4GB USB Style MP3 Player - Red Sony NWZ-B183 4GB USB Style MP3 Player - Red 3.6 out of 5 stars (10)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 90 x 23.3 x 15.2 cm ; 27 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: NWZB163R.CEW
  • ASIN: B004Z76NBY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 3 May 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,424 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

The Sony NWZB163 Music Clip 4GB Walkman is the ideal secondary MP3/MP4 music accompanyment for your everyday activites such as the gym, on the beach or whilst travelling around town. The built in clip means that it is your ideal buddy, attach it to anything and avoid the need for cumbersome armbands or cases. The wire-free 3 minute quick charge from virtually any USB port means quick and easy charging at home, on holiday or even on an aeroplane, alternatively a full charge of around 70 minutes will provide an incredible 18 hours of music playback. In addition the NWZB162 has a built in microphone, ideal for recording either Uni lectures or voice memo's and the simple, clear controls and bright 3-line LCD display means music has never been so much fun.

Product Description

Sony NWZ-B163 4GB Clip MP3 Player Sony have stuck it to Apples shuffle with their new MP3 Player the B-Series Walkman. Compact portable stunning sound reproduction and it's jam packed with the latest Sony Tech! Bass boost Zappin Quick charge...and it's all in a neat 'Clip-like' design! What's On Offer with the Sony B-Series Bass Boost - Ah bass boost it's always a great feature to have on your MP3 Player. Some players lose bass at lower volumes but not your Sony B-Series! Click the bass boost button and really get stuck into some incredible bass at any volume. Unbelievable quick charge - Forget to charge your MP3 Player? With your Sony B-Series all you need is an unbelievably short 3 Minutes charging time for audio playback of up to 90 Minutes. Portable Clip Design - Walking to work going for a jog in the park on sitting on a bus the Sony B-Series is suited to every situation. The lightweight player simply clips to your shirt or jacket and gives you full and easy access to all the controls. The 'shuttle like' design features what Sony call a large jog dial button which makes controlling the player a breeze when you are out and about. Zappin Music System - Sonys Zappin system makes finding your perfect song simple. When skipping tracks you can use the Zappin feature to take you to the chorus of the track playing this makes identifying and picking your favourite tracks a easy. Easy File Transfer - No more scuffing around with various software's or music upload systems. The unique design of this player means that you can plug the player directly into your USB drive and drag and drop music straight to the folder on your Sony Player. Customise your audio - The inclusion of EQ adjustment is a major pull factor for anyone who likes to customise their audio experience and thankfully Sony have included this feature. The selection is nothing like that on Jet Effect system on the Cowon J3 however you do get 4 preset adjustments and 1 customisable. Bringing it all together ....


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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 7 July 2011
By Jemi
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(This arrived VERY quickly. One day I think.)

This is my 1st mp3 player. I have made do with using my mobile phone or listening to things (music and spoken messages) via my laptop. It is a pain to keep transferring music to my phone every time I get a new one, and my laptop is not that portable, plus I have just discovered Terri Savelle Foy and wanted to listen to her recordings regularly.

I am really pleased with this and wish I had got one sooner. It looks good, it is really light, it worked, the buttons are easy to become familiar with, the screen is clear, the quick charge option is a great bonus, also the clip is not pre attached which means you do not have to use it if you do not want to - you can attach it in either direction (so that the clip end is toward the usb side or toward the wire. I put it on the 'wrong' way 1st and so when I went to un-clip it I kept pressing the the pause button. Pulling the clip off and turning it 180 degrees sorted that though.

Pads for the earpieces are not supplied. The in ear earphones are good but a bit big for me so I will probably swap them but that is not a major issue.

I hope I do not lose the cap for the USB side - this is a flaw with this type of device generally... I like having something good that is not made by Apple!

I am not keen on charging in via PC only so also bought a USB mains charger. I have not tried it but expect it to work fine.

Reasons for giving it 4 stars not 5:

- When I plug the mp3 player into my laptop it does not recognise it, neither does Windows Media Player. But since I can drag and drop music into it using Windows Explorer I am fine with not being able to sync WMP with the device. I am aware that the issue could be with my laptop not the device.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant... 7 Oct 2011
For the price it's as it says on the box and more.....Took it on holiday used for at least 3 hours a day only need charging every 3 days excellent.....Only gripe is the head phones...Hurt my ears....but bought a pair of Panasonic ear canal headphones problem sorted so no gripes anymore....Recommended
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap Rubbish 4 Oct 2011
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Yes, it's inexpensive, but unfortnuately it shows. It feels really flimsy, especially the cap to cover the usb connector. It's not what you expect from Sony at all.

The main button also feels like it could break at any moment, and that's before the fact that the "back" action actually moves "forwards" through the menu, and vice versa.

On top of that,I obviously got a defective model, as after less than a week of use (about half an hour a day) it completely froze up, with none of the buttons working and a loud buzzing noise coming throught the headphones. Yes, it was fine after pressing the reset button, but I don't feel like carrying a pin around for the next time it happens, especially for a brand new player. It's going back.

I realise that it's not fair to rate the item based on a faulty model, so the two stars is based purely on when the player was working. The fact that it broke after a week just added insult to injury.

Going back to Samsung; their similar-priced mp3 players are of a much higher quality.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fine while it works 8 Dec 2011
I was perfectly happy with this little unit to begin with. Sound's great (if a little on the quiet side), and it seems nicely put together.

Then, halfway through my commute on the train, the it froze. No buttons worked, could not even turn the power off, it just blasted a loud buzzing through the headphones.

I waited for the battery to run out, then tried again. All fine for 15 minutes then the same thing happened.

So, I returned it and had it replaced. 30 minutes into my first use and the same thing happened again.

I've seen the same problem mentioned here by other customers, so it seems to be a common fault with this model. As such, I really wouldn't advise buying one.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony MP3 27 Oct 2011
Ilove it, easy to control, easy to download music from your computer.
you just plug it in via the USB which is part of the MP3 player.
Charges the same way. Sounds fantastic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars just not loud enough 18 Jan 2012
By Noa
this product was a xmas pressent and I loved everything about it until I actually took it outdoors to find out that it is just not loud enough! good point: long battery life, easy navigation system, charges quickly, looks cool, light and crisp sound but I can hear every treadmill at the gym and can speak to anyone with it on without shouting! even the lightest wind in my hair overpowers the volume! not good for me! its going back.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars awful product 17 Dec 2011
By I
Poor quality. Too chunky to use in the gym. Poor quality sound. Very fiddle controls. A let down from Sony.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. 26 April 2014
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I don't go out without this. I've had it for a number of years now and its serving me well. The only annoying thing is the zapping function. Its totally useless! Why would you just want to listen to snippets of your favourite songs? On the whole a great product.
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My existing Sony NWHD5 packed up, lost my MP3 collection too.

This is a great little device, the charge lasts for absolutely ages. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Moe Sislak
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Published on 17 Jan 2012 by Freddie
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This product was a Christmas present for my daughter,for when she is out and about with her outdoor work.She was thrilled at receiving this item. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW - BRILLIANT BUY
THE MP3 CAME WITHIN A COUPLE OF DAY OF ORDER, THE SOFTWARE IS GOOD NO TO KEEN ON THE SKIP TWIST FEATURE BUT WORK OK, DESIGN IS VERY ATTRACTIVE, BUT AN ALL ROUND BRILLIANT BUY, VERY... Read more
Published on 20 Dec 2011 by KILLABLZ19
4.0 out of 5 stars Sound Quality Excellent
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