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Sony NWZE474 8GB MP3 Walkman Player - Black

by Sony
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)

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  • 8GB, 5.1cm/2" LCD, Clear Audio, up to 36 hrs battery life, Music Unlimited, games
  • Enjoy rich Walkman sound with powerful bass
  • Listen for longer with up to 36 hr battery life
  • Easy transfers with Windows Explorer or iTunes
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 15,500 x 7,800 x 4,800 cm ; 50 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: NWZE474B.9CEW
  • ASIN: B0089B6330
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 July 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,998 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

Product Description

Take your whole music collection on the go with 8GB of memory.
Take your whole music collection on the go with 8GB of memory.

At a Glance

Clear sound and powerful bass

Music is your passion, it goes with you everywhere. So makes a lot of sense to enjoy it in the best possible quality with Sony Clear Audio technologies and some good thumping bass. Cool in-ear EX headphones really bring out the best of your music collection.

Listen for longer

You spend a lot of time on the go and the last thing you want to do is keep charging your music player. So how does up to 36 hours of music or 6 hours of video playback sound? All from a single charge.

Easy transfers

Getting your tracks, photos, videos, podcasts and playlists on your Walkman is a doddle. You just drag 'n' drop from iTunes or Windows Explorer.

Discover Music Unlimited

Looking for something new and exciting? Browse through millions of songs on Music Unlimited from Sony. Stream hits, latest releases, even ad-free radio channels.

Fun games

Get your gaming fix with 'Puyo Pop' and 'Number Place' pre-installed on your player. Perfect for the bus stop or while relaxing with a quick cappuccino.

Access millions of songs using Music Unlimited.
Access millions of songs using Music Unlimited.
Clear sound and powerful bass.
Clear Sound and Powerful Bass.
Listen for longer with up to 36 hours battery life.
Listen for longer with up to 36 hours battery life.

In Detail

Clear sound and powerful bass

More clarity, more precision

You love listening to music. In your room while studying, on the way to meeting your mates in town, so tinny, washed out sound just won't do. This Walkman includes Clear Stereo and digital sound enhancement technologies so you'll hear much clearer vocals and more precise, more natural dynamics, even if your music files have been heavily compressed.

Easy Content Transfer with Drag ‘n’ Drop.
Easy Content Transfer with Drag 'n' Drop.
Let's hear the thump

Some tracks need that raw driving bass, right? The kind of bass that makes you feel like you're standing in front of your favourite band at your favourite festival. Clear Bass on your Walkman replicates that euphoric feeling, enhancing bass and minimising distortion at high volume. Because let's face it, playing it loud is what music is all about.

In your ear

Never underestimate the importance of a good pair of headphones. The EX in-ear range has been designed for Clear Audio technologies with big drivers for better sound and bud-shaped pads for better comfort. All so your music sounds clear and natural, every time you slip them in.

Listen for longer

Less charging, more listening

It's frustrating when you pick up your music player, only to find it drained of battery, so with this Walkman we decided to keep you listening for longer - up to 36 hours to be precise on a single charge. That's enough for the longest flight and train journey or even a weekend away with your mates. And if you're into video, you can playback up to 6 hours without charging.

Easy transfers

Drag, drop, away you go

You've arranged to meet a friend in town and just before you leave, you realise that your new favourite track isn't on your Walkman. The last thing you need is to spend a load of time transferring it over. This music player makes it all quick and easy with simple drag 'n' drop from iTunes or Windows Explorer. Transfer tracks, photos, videos and podcasts in a jiffy. No mess, no hassle.

Play games on the go with Puyo Pop and Number Place.
Play games on the go with Puyo Pop and Number Place.
Available in 5 colours to match your style.
Available in 5 colours to match your style.

Discover Music Unlimited

There's nothing limited about Music Unlimited

Love music? Want to enjoy all your favourite artists over and over again and discover exciting new bands too? Then go online and choose from millions of tracks on Music Unlimited from Sony. Create your own playlists. Listen to any song as often as you like. Download straight to your player before you head off to the airport.

Fun games

Stretch your mind

Waiting for the bus? Waiting for your mate to arrive? Have a quick game of Puyo Pop or Number Place, two challenging puzzle games installed and ready to go. They're great fun, very addictive and give your brain a quick workout too.

Cool and Colourful

What's your colour?

Be a style guru in bright red, blue, pink or green. Or simply choose classic black. Whatever you decide, this slim music player makes a powerful fashion statement.

Box Contains

USB Cable
Quick Start Guide

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent sound 5 Nov 2012
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
I bought the Sony Walkman to replace a Philips Songbird which I carelessly lost in Romania. The Songbird wasn't bad, but I thought the loss gave me opportunity to get something better. I chose the Sony rather than iPod because I just don't like iTunes, they really irritate me. Windows Media and Winamp, plus AVS Audio Converter, are far better for uploading and file conversion. Another reason for the choice was that Fiio supply a docking lead for the Walkman, so that you can use one of their portable head-amps for on the move. I had read complaints here that the Walkman doesn't have enough output: but this is only true for the pathetically inadequate earbuds supplied with the product: in the event, I found amplification completely unnecessary. I am using Etymotic 6i in-ear phones, and the combination seems to be absolutely ideal. The output is more than enough; I don't even have to use full volume always. The 6i's are a little bright, and their base roll-off is perfectly compensated by the base boost given out by the Walkman. The result is extraordinarily exciting sound, perhaps not exactly accurate, but more than adequate when you're on the move. The navigation is very quick and easy: the one snag is that I haven't yet discovered how to stop it moving onto the next playlist when one is finished. I would readily recommend this product to any one interested in buying a good quality handy little MP3 at a reasonable price. The only snag is you need to buy decent headphones to go with it.
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103 of 107 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Good 7 Aug 2012
Colour Name:Black
To go against a lot of opions, I have never got on with the I pod.
I do not really like the sound quality, and find the software, a lot of trouble.
The sound quality on the Sony Walkman for me is great,to transfer music files you have two options.
You can just drag and drop folders and files, as in windows, which is a lot faster, or use the software, that comes with it.
If you like good sound, have a listen to the walkman, before spending money.
The only problem is, that it is only 8GB.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 15 Oct 2012
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
This is the second sony I've had & I have to say, it's just as good as my first one.
The media go software is easy to use, especially if you want load your own cd's on it.
Sound quality good & very easy to use menu.Sony NWZE474 8GB MP3 Walkman Player - Black
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive! 29 Sep 2012
Colour Name:Black
I recently bought some quality headphones, and discovered the sound quality of my ipod classic and nano was really very poor. So I was looking for an alternative to apple, but that would work with my existing music collection in itunes. I was tempted by some of the Cowon mp3 players as they have a good reputation for sound quality, but as they're not compatible with AAC files I couldn't face starting again wiith converting all my CDs. This Sony player therefore seemed to the best, affordable option. I wanted to pay for a music player, not a multi function device with apps, games etc that I don't need - I've got an iphone for that!

Having decided on the Sony, the sound quality is really very good, with easily adjustable equaliser and sound settings. There's so many possible combinations, I haven't been able to try them all yet. The bass thumping if you want it, but can be toned down to suit your preference or music genre. The supplied headphones are also good, but are open-backed, so possibly not the best if you don't want to disturb your fellow passengers.

I have found Sony's Media Go software very easy to use, and dragging files directly from itunes onto the walkman surprisingly simple. Transfer time seemed a little slow, but that may be down to my USB connection.

The walkman also looks and feels lovely, small, slim and made of the same sort of aluminium as ipods. Only the patterned fascia around the screen is plastic I think. Having used apple touch screen products for a while now, I've found it quite a nice change to use actual buttons - adjusting the volume or skipping tracks without having to look at the screen is a definate plus. It's also more discreet whilst out and about, no need to have expensive kit on show as it can stay in your pocket.

The only downside to this product might be that it's only 8gb. If only Sony made it in different memory sizes - I'd definately buy a 16 or 32gb version!
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60 of 65 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent little thing...But not loud enough. 29 Sep 2012
Colour Name:Black
Based on an earlier review of this product on Amazon, I decided to take a punt and purchase one of these players. Sadly, contrary to what the customer writes, the little contraption features a volume setting which is capped, and it absolutley is not loud enough, even if he insists it is. I'm 33 and have no known hearing problems. I'd probably say it's a little louder than previous Sony players I've had, but this may only be because it comes with a set of those nasty right-in-the-ear headset thingies that help to block out noise around you. Otherwise, many tracks, even at 'full blast,' are just too damn quiet. I formated it, placed it back into the box and returned it.

Otherwise, it seems a decent enough player (hence the 3 stars); it's small, light and is also pretty easy to navigate around and download tracks to. As to whether the 8g storage is enough for you all depends, and I'd certainly agree that the sound itself is very clear. Personally, however, I'd strongly advise you spend a bit more and have one imported from outside the EU (what I did before) where this ridiculous volume cap thingy is not installed, as there appears to be no way whatsoever to override it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good
it work very well now that i have figured out what to do . and i find it very easy to use
Published 10 days ago by Alan heartfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony Walkman MP3 player
Unlike even three years ago, good MP3 players at around 100 are hard to find. It appears that people are happy to listen to their music via their mobile phones and, whilst smart... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Mr Average
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This is very easy to use and easy to upload files directly from windows media player. The earphones you get with it are of fantastic quality and were quickly replaced when they... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Chloe Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars this walkman
Bought this item for my dad, he gave it top marks, easy to use and great sound very clear radio.
Published 1 month ago by Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound.
Great sound an quality. If you like to listen music on the walk, this is the right product for you.
Published 1 month ago by Andzejs
2.0 out of 5 stars sony mp3
absolutely slow, when you drag music into it duplicates another copy but the other copy doesnt work. dont recommend it
Published 2 months ago by sophie lau
1.0 out of 5 stars Sony NWZE474 8GB MP3 Walkman Player - Black
After just a few months developed a fault.
The volume control ceased to function.
Took a lot of effort to resolve this - now waiting for a replacement from Sony.
Published 2 months ago by hollers
4.0 out of 5 stars Small and lightweight
My previous MP3 player had been a Zen and after about 7 years intense use it finally gave out. I am happy with the Sony, but the storage capacity compared to my Zen is noticeably... Read more
Published 2 months ago by D. J. Willis
5.0 out of 5 stars Much sheaper than apple and every bit as good
I bought this to replace a broken ipod that was going to be too expensive to repair by apple.it actually cost less than the repair would have done. A great player!
Published 2 months ago by Captain
5.0 out of 5 stars MP3 player Sony.
This is avery good MP3 player as you would expect from Sony and i have throughly enjoyed using it,mainly at the gym.
Published 2 months ago by Kimalataz
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