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Sony Walkman NWZA828K 8GB Video with Wireless Headphones

by Sony
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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  • AC Power Adapter Supplied: No
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3
  • Audible Support: No
  • Audio Output Connections: 3.5mm Jack
  • Backlit Display: Yes
  • 8GB with capacity of up to 5,050 songs or 15 hours of video files
  • Built-in Bluetooth- easily stream your music to compatible products
  • Wireless Bluetooth headphones
  • Pair with other Bluetooth devices including your Bluetooth phone
  • High quality 30 frame p/sec video playback
  • Incredible battery life of 36 hrs music or 10 hrs video
  • 2.4 inch QVGA (320x240) high brightness screen
  • Transfer video and music from your collection via simple drag-and-drop
  • Plays most popular music formats: mp3, AAC (non DRM), L-PCM and WMA (DRM)
  • Compatible with popular video formats MPEG4 & AVC (H.264/AVC)


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 9.3 x 0.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: NWZA828KB.CEK
  • ASIN: B0014Z0QFO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 Feb 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,254 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

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, AVIs 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.

Box Contains

  • Standard headphones
  • Bluetooth headphones
  • Stand
  • USB Cable
  • Software
  • AC Power Adaptor


  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    80 of 81 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars New generation player 6 Jun 2008
    This is a fantastic purchase as you can see from the other reviews here it is really going to be a hit this year.

    I personally did quite a bit of research into the latest players on the market as i dont want to give out 150pounds without being sure, and neither should anybody. Utimately when one makes the purchase, unless you have already seen it upclose, you are taking a risk. Here are my thoughts to why it is a solid purchase.

    Firstly it looks great, it is light but not plasticy, a solid build. The screen looks fantastic and really makes a positive impression during use.

    The buttons are absolutly straight forward and easy to use. More usefull though are the controls on the bluetooth headphones.

    So about those bluetooth headphones. I was unsure about the whole thing, did not really understand the technology and thought that i might get a headache from them or something. Having used them for two weeks now, i am so utterly satisfied, it would be difficult to go back to regular headphones. Of course i make a point of being aware of where i am going with them, and if i might end up at a party or something i would probably just go out with the in ear cable phones, this is because (you will knowwhat i mean soon) i have become so overly protective of the things that i want to make sure they do not get knocked and damaged, this is probably the sets only drawback, if you put these headphons in your rucksack and forget about them.........

    other than that, they are fantastic, no more messing about with cable when riding a bike, which i do alot of, there are a hundred uses. plus you can do basic navigation and volume control, so you never even have to touch the player for short periods of time. To conclude they are essential.
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    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars superb little sony bluetooth video walkman! 28 July 2008
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    I bought this Sony Bluetooth Walkman 8GB NWZ-A828K as an upgrade to an old Sony Network Walkman I have and overall I've been very impressed with it. The player is well made with an aluminium body and has easy to use controls and a bright, clear screen/user interface combined with excellent battery life.

    In the box you get both Bluetooth headphones and wired in-the-ear style headphones with different sized ear-buds for comfort and fit. The neck-band style Bluetooth headphones have a reasonable 10m range, their own mains charger and basic controls such as: volume/shuffle etc, on the right hand side earpiece. Although, I found the wired in-the-ear headphones to provide better sound quality.

    The player's default sound quality is very good and has excellent depth and definition in the mid to high range tones. I found that I needed to tweak the bass levels a little bit for my own taste and this is easy to do with numerous options available for personalising & enhancing the sound as listed below:

    Graphic Equalizer modes: None, Heavy, Pop, Jazz, Unique, Custom 1, Custom 2.(you can tweak the levels and Clear Bass in the custom modes)
    VPT Surround sound modes: None, Studio, Live, Club, Arena, Matrix,Karaoke.
    DSEE sound enhancer: on/off
    Clear Stereo: on/off
    Dynamic Normalizer: on/off
    AVLS (volume limiter): on/off

    Obviously, sound quality can vary slightly between file formats, bit rates and quality of the original source recording, but most of the tracks I've downloaded and CDs I've copied to it have a deep, rich quality to them, which shows Sony have put some serious effort into the engineering of this little player.
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    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars My first player- love it 25 Jun 2008
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    I got my player this week and i love it. The sound quality is clear through both the bluetooth headphones and standard earphones and the device is well made and easy to use. The menus are similar to Ericssons and the interface to my computer is simple via media player 11.

    The unit charging is via USB to your computer, but the Sony AC to USB 5V power Adaptor is sold seperately allowing you to plug it into the socket.

    The bluetooth headset charges via normal plug socket.

    There is a biggish speaker dock Sony SRS-NWGM30 Speaker Dock, and a small speaker dock Sony SRS-NWT10M Mini speaker for NWZ Walkman available on Amazon. If you want to retain the bluetooth freedom then there's also Sony SRS-BT100 Bluetooth Speaker.

    You can buy a wire which will allow you to hook up to your existing stereo via the aux from any electronics store, but make sure you know the size of the port at the back of your stereo.

    This is my first player so i can't compare it to the others, but i certainly recommend it to anyone. By the way, it doesn't come with a case but it fits a large phone sock i got from a certain auction site.

    Update: there's a leather case available on Amazon: Black Genuine Leather Case Cover for Sony Walkman Bluetooth NWZ-A826 NWZA826 NWZ-A828 NWZA828 NWZ-A829 NWZA829 NWZ-A828K NWZ-A826K NWZ-A829K NWZ-A726, NWZ-A728 & NWZ-A729 + Screen Protector
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    41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Stunning Little Player 23 April 2008
    Looks: very small and light, lovely to hold in the palm of your hand

    Sound: fantastic sound through the in-ear headphones - the best I have ever heard and these buds are wonderfully comfortable. The 4 and 8gb players also come with wireless headphones (very easy to pair with player - the sound quality is very good wireless - probably not as good as in-ear headphones but certainly more than satisfactory) - the only drawback is they're not as comfortable as the in-ear headphones.

    Picture: After putting a couple of film trailers on the device (a breeze to do) - see Sony's website for links to free trailers and podcasts specially made for Sony Walkmans (click the walkman sign next to the film trailer and the site recognizes your player attached to the computer and automatically downloads it!) - I was very pleased with quality; such smooth and crystal clear playback. You even get a mini stand so you can watch the screen propped up!

    Summary: OK, I've only just started using the player and I guess the real test will come with time, but for now I have put 10 albums on the player, several film trailers and navigated menus with ease. I haven't discovered half the features yet but these tasks took minutes and results are instant and so pleasing. I'm proud to own this player and will look forward to the many hours of use promised for every charge.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Why do the sheep buy ipods?
    Bought this particularly due to the bluetooth headphones, which I thought would be good to use with my phone (which is true) but this little device is great and I use it a lot. Read more
    Published on 29 Mar 2010 by Alan Laurie
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but could of been better
    I brought this walkman about 1 year and a half ago, and has served me well with the long battery life and okay memory. But it was simple nothing more than you expect. Read more
    Published on 30 Nov 2009 by Michael Grant
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
    Love this MP3 player, only problem is, I left it in New Zealand with my sister who posted it to me in Sydney which arrived the day I left there and it's now stuck in Sydney and I'm... Read more
    Published on 27 Sep 2009 by C. POWELL
    5.0 out of 5 stars Sony Walkman NWZA828K
    I was almost put off puchasing this item due to some negative reviews regarding the bluetooth headphones, but decided to take a chance and make up my own mind as I could use the... Read more
    Published on 25 Aug 2009 by Graham Eastes
    5.0 out of 5 stars Sony Walkman NWZA828K 8GB
    This is an excellent product and I would highly recommend it to everybody. The sound quality, memory and battery life is exceptional and I just love everything about it. Read more
    Published on 9 Aug 2009 by Emmazone
    4.0 out of 5 stars Review of Sony NWZA828K Wireless walkman
    I recently purchased this and I am very pleased with this walkman as I was looking for some descent wireless walkman. Read more
    Published on 6 Aug 2009 by G. Chandgadkar
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great bit of kit, but ......
    A while ago, I decided that I needed a new mp3 player with video playback. Having checked out the option, I decided on a Sony Walkman. Read more
    Published on 5 Aug 2009 by A. Brzozowski
    4.0 out of 5 stars All good but one problem
    People gave a good reviews on this player and i do agree.
    All i want to add is that it has one foult i did not notice in other reviews but have to mension. Read more
    Published on 29 July 2009 by Mr. V. Batura
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best MP3 player I have owned
    I have had three MP3 players before I purchased this one and although I have enjoyed using them all I think this one is the best of the lot by far. Read more
    Published on 18 July 2009 by Ted Turner
    3.0 out of 5 stars Everything you want as long as its not music or video
    This is what the other reviewers and the magazines and websites won't tell you....
    1)forget about watching anything unless you are willing to pay a further 10 to upgrade the... Read more
    Published on 1 July 2009 by Mr. C. D. Newton
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