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Sony NWZE445B E Series 16GB MP3 Walkman with Voice Recording Function - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

by Sony

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  • Voice Recording Function
  • FM radio Recording
  • Walkman as an Alarm Clock
  • Clear bass & stereo audio technolgy
  • High resolution LCD

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.4 x 8.7 cm ; 54 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: NWZE445B.CEW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 July 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,858 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The E Series Walkman has Slim size Long battery life, Sound enhancement features aMulti codec support with LCD quality. The Walkman can be used as a Recorder, supporting studies at school by recording lectures. The Voice Recording Function uses the built in microphone of WALKMAN to record whatever you like, whenever you like, and wherever you like.

Sleek design, smart features and non-stop entertainment combine in the WALKMAN® E445. Measuring in at a slim 9mm, this chic compact player puts thousands of BBC radio and TV shows at your fingertips thanks to its compatibility with BBC iPlayer. The same goes for radio, with a built-in FM tuner that lets you record programmes and listen to them later on the move. A 2-inch high resolution QVCA LCD screen and Clear Audio Technologies ensure that the quality of your viewing and listening experience is guaranteed. Its open format makes existing libraries like iTunes® easily accessible – just drag and drop to transfer your favourite music and videos in a matter of seconds. At 16GB, the E445 has room for nearly 4,000 tracks, or 60 hours of video, and an extra-long battery life of up to 30 hours means you can watch and listen for so much longer. Choose between stylish black and red finishes and make your journeys that bit more entertaining.

Music, videos and photos are just a drag and drop away
WALKMAN® works with open format files, which means that no matter where your entertainment is stored, you’ll be able to transfer and enjoy it while you’re on the move. You can easily transfer tracks from iTunes to your Walkman using the included Content Transfer software. Alternatively use Windows Media player or even just drag and drop from Windows Explorer.

The E445 supports a range of major formats including WMA for music and WMV for video.

Voice and FM recording for capturing audio and broadcasts

Voice and FM recording for capturing
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Stunning sound quality
Enjoy your music just as it was intended, thanks to two built-in audio technologies. Clear Stereo reduces leakage between the left and right channels, resulting in a sound true to the original recording. Add to that a rich, deep bass delivered without distortion by Clear Bass and together they ensure you experience a natural, clear sound, just like being at a live performance.

These technologies are enhanced by Dynamic Normaliser, which balances volume levels between songs for smoother listening. And there’s a choice of five selectable equaliser modes, like Jazz, Pop and Heavy, for you to get the most out of different music genres.

The choice is yours
The WALKMAN® E445 works with TV and radio downloads from the BBC iPlayer. That opens up access to over 400 hours of new TV and radio shows for your Walkman every week.

A built-in FM tuner sets you free to explore 30 pre-set radio stations too. Broadcasts can be recorded at the touch of a button, so you can save your favourite programmes to listen to later on the move, in the car or at home.

Picture perfect
The ultra-bright high resolution LCD screen displays videos, photos and album art in clear, sharp detail. Thanks to QVGA technology they’ll all take less time to load, while the large 2-inch screen lets you watch videos in widescreen format. Menus are clear too, providing easy-to-understand shortcut icons for access to a range of features, just like your mobile phone.

Hours and hours of enjoyment
At 16GB the WALKMAN® E445 can be filled with up to 3,850 tracks or 60 hours of video. That’s a lot of entertainment, and you’re going to need plenty of time to enjoy it. That’s why the E445 has a straight playback time of up to 30 hours’ listening (MP3 128kbps), or 6 hours for video (MPEG-4 Simple Profile 384kbps) on a single charge. That’s more than enough for the daily commute, a long-haul flight or short trips away.

Long battery life. Up to 30 hrs audio / 6 hrs video

Long battery life.
Up to 30 hrs audio / 6 hrs video View larger

Small, stylish and practical
With a depth of just 9mm, the tiny, slim and light WALKMAN® E445 slips easily into any pocket or bag. Despite its size, it’s packed with serious features to enhance enjoyment of your personal media collection.

It’s not just a powerful media device, it looks great too and is available in black or red. And as with any great design, its sleek good looks also incorporate practicality – most notably with the big, easy-to-push buttons.

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

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69 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Lev on 28 Nov 2009
From my short experience I can confirme that the sound level can be regulated and is higher than enough (if you want). But I guess that in some mp3 players the highest level is even higher.
The quality of sound is superb, but you need better earphones. I use Sennheiser MX 760 from Amazon and it is perfect. Equalizer is very helpful. You can transfere audio files without installing any programs as well BBC programs from iplayer. The quality of the screen is very good (just very small). Get stylish case as otherwise it is all plastic and can be fragile. FM is also very helpful, works well and search of channels is precise. Voice recording is a bonus, it does work properly and good enough for such device.

One thing is irritating me that when it is in the sleeping mode the background picture or clock shows
every short interval: I can not manage to have it on or or off all the time. But probably I will learn how soon.

Conslusion: very good player in this price range. Recommend.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By David on 7 Jan 2010
I bought this new E series model as a replacement for my old S series Walkman, which was starting to play up. I was a great fan of the S series model and thought it knocked the spots of Apple's Ipod in terms of sound, functions and value for money. I had read the reviews here complaining of low volume so was a bit trepidatious about purchasing this new version. However, I thought that people might be over-reacting or not be able to find the setting which turns the volume limiter off. So I took the plunge and bought it. Having received the player I'm afraid to say that the volume is TOO LOW. I managed to get my old player working for a while and so I was able to do an experiment comparing the volume levels on the two models. I used the same recording (which i transferred from my old player to new) and the same pair of earphones. The volume on the newly purchased model was considerably lower. I estimate the volume was a third to a half quieter than it was on my old S series Walkman. Its a real shame as this player has the potential to be great. The BBC Iplayer compatability is something that I really value, as is the player's ability to work with the Napster-to-Go service. However, until Sony sorts the volume issue out, I think alot of people will look elsewhere for their MP3 players.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By D. Wilde on 28 Nov 2009
I don't agree with other reviewers' comments concerning low sound volume. There is an option to switch off automatic volume limiting.

Having just bought the player, I have only used it for storing music so far. What first strikes me is the impressive sound quality. I have been experimenting with the various file formats and settled on 240 to 355Kbps variable bit rate wma. Rather extravagant with memory but great quality, my 80 albums use about 10GB on this format. Recording, deleting moving individual songs is very easy compared with my previous players.

For storing music an impressive bit of kit.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David K. Beer on 8 Jan 2010
I am a music producer, and like to check my mixes on phones on the way to work
If you are serious about music, you may be really disappointed with the low volume on this. especially if you have some songs/albums that are softer than the loud commercial dance tunes or harshly limited death metal tracks
I understand the motivation for this, but as a responsable music lover, i feel a bit betrayed here. its a lovely device , what a shame. if you have money to throw around, go for it. but dont expect to hear every track on the tube.
I have tried disabling the limit, and the normaliser. and i tried to get to the test settings, which apparently dont help anyway on this model.
even at half the price, it was a bit of a dissapointment. After all the stupid mistakes sony have made with digital players in the past (non-mp3 codecs, sonicstage) they have managed again...
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Realj42 on 11 Dec 2009
Just started out with this player and I can confirm the comments on sound quality - it really is superb with a decent pair of headphones (I use Sennheiser PX100s) The music is clear and punchy, timing is spot on, tight but full bass and with a mid-range clarity that allows you to listen to the vocalists performance in detail. I would go so far as to say that it will entice you to listen to your whole collection afresh as so much more detail comes through (OK depends what you are used to but I was using a decent Creative Zen). Volume is not an issue provided you disable the AVLS feature.

Video is also impressive, and does work with BBC Iplayer (follow BBC instructions and use Windows Media player to sync to the device), but is rather small - the Sony 545 would be better if you want to watch Video a lot.

A few problems
- had some problems with locking up and volume dropping to start with, but that has disappeared once I did a reset.
- no bookmark or seek facility. You can pause something and return to it later reliably, but if you decide to listen to a different song then you have to restart the original from the beginning. OK no problem for most songs but if you are halfway through an episode of "Spooks" or worse listening to an audio book then you have to restart from the beginning - no way around it.
- as a result of the previous problem there is no support for Audible format audio books.
- It may say 16Gb on the package but Windows Media Player reports 14.7 GB free when you first start using it - same problem as hard disks - manufacturers use 1000,000,000 bytes = 1Gb, MS sys that 1,073,741,824 byes = 1 Gb (!)

However no big deal, and at the latest price this player is a real steal!.
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