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A great machine,
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This review is from: Sony NWZ-A867 64GB Walkman® Video MP3 player - MP3/MP4 players (Black) (Electronics)
This is the first review I've written,on anything, but felt that this was the time. The reason is that even though Apple stuff appears to be the standard choice as a portable player, the ones I've heard haven't sounded particularly good. However this little Sony has amazed me; the screen is fast and responsive, intuitive and the sound is clear,dynamic with a punchy bass. Helmet's Betty to The Beatles' Revolver and Who's Next sound fresh and fast on grado's igrado ( a bargain at 40 odd quid).
I can't imagine the volume cap could be an issue unless your headphones are very difficult to drive or you have serious ear damage. The battery life might be an issue though as it doesn't come close to the old x series; it's a relatively minor issue as charging is very quick.I consider the A867 to be a music machine, lacking as it does browsing stuff and so on, but if you love your music then this just works so well. A small thing,sad I know, but it's got a lanyard hole (hooray) which the x series didn't.£199 for a 64gb player,and being able to carry your whole music collection(even at high bit rates)is a bloody bargain, and the delivery from advanced mp3 players was really quick.