Sony NWZA865B.CEW Series 16GB Walkman - Black
- What a lovely thing this is - I have had this now for about a month and I have come to realise that I made the right choice with this Walkman. At first I found the touch screen too sensative but after fitting a protection film to the screen it is now just right. I chose this model because it seemed to major on its Bluetooth connectability, and quite righty - not only connecting to Bluetooth headphones but also allowing bluetooth transfers in and out, which I find very handy. This is the first Bluetooth device have come acrose that allows you to prioritize Bluetooth to give either higher qualty Music or higher quality connectability via Bluetooth - this works well in practice. This Walkman comes with "Media Go" which loads onto your computer when you first connect the Walkman - it is through this that you can also transfer your Music, Pictures & Video. You can also transfer BBC podcasts through Media Go (just folow the BBC Podcast Guide). Oddly however Media Go does not transfer BBC iPlayer Programs which need to be transferred onto the Walkman by syncing in the normal way with Windows Media Player (again follow the BBC iPlayerGuide). You can also use Windows Media Player to sync Music etc if you want. All the Album Art is transferred onto the Walkman and looks realy good.The Walkman even has a Karioke option, and has alot of options to tune the sound to how you like it. I am a keen Audio Book person and I use the "Overdrve" audio book consol on my computer (available as a free download form East Sussex Libary webpage). You can tansfer the Libary's audiobook downloads onto the Walkman using the Overdive's own transfer wizard, and they work a treat.(ps Audio Book downloads are currently free at the moment via East Sussex Library web page). I have read some reviews that suggest the volume of this Walkman is not loud enough and I must disagree as I have not needed to use more than just over half volume and the excelent noise cancelling ear buds that come with it realy do work as I have found that I do not need to increase the volume when on the train as I used to with my previuos MP3 player. It is a great improvement on my previous MP3 player and I am very pleased I bought it.