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Not quite as stable as NWZA818 but still very good,
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This review is from: Sony NWZE474 8GB MP3 Walkman Player - Black (Electronics)
I used to have a Sony NWZA818 - which I had had for years was absolutely brilliant - huge battery life, and virtually bomb-proof (it took a LOT of abuse). Unfortunately it got a soaking one day (fell into water) and that was that.
I have an iPod touch, but when it comes to pure audio the Walkman is far far better (IMO) so ordered this as a replacement that day.
Positive points: Just like the NWZA818 it has excellent battery life - I use it a LOT and only need to charge maybe once a week - even then it rarely gets to the 'battery low' state. The case is mostly metal - so it is very sturdy. It is compact, slightly larger than the NWZA818, but only slightly. And best of all no need to mess about with proprietary software (like iTunes [YUK]), you can just plug it in to anything and copy files across.
Negative points.. I have noticed that from time to time it will turn itself off after you turn it on. Only happens every now and then, and never looses data (it just stops, reboots and you are back at the main menu), but can be frustrating if you were in the middle of a long audio book file when it does; so I hope that there will be a firmware upgrade to fix this at some point. Also like its predecessor you cannot playback whilst charging (not a big deal as it need charging so infrequently).
Would I recommend it - yes.