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5.0 out of 5 stars Sony WNZA865B 16GB Walkman - Black, 25 Nov. 2011
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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.
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Initial post: 28 Nov 2011 01:19:49 GMT
Surferosh says:
hi... thanks for the helpful review..
i wondered if you could help out on a query i have.. i have tried an iPod in the past and what put me off was that the Pod was tied to an itunes account and the fact that it did not retain my songs in the folders i intended it to, instead wanting me to spend more time creating playlists in the Pod (and probably itunes) library..

does the sony retain folders as and how they are copied/transferred from the PC ?

your reply is much appreciated.. thanks :)

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2011 12:29:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Nov 2011 13:05:38 GMT
RobC. says:
You get an app called Media Go with the Walkman which loads up into your computer when you first connect via USB socket. This looks for the music etc you have in your computer files and you can use this to transfer (ie copy the music etc) via USB to the Walkman which will retain the Music etc until you remove it - which can be done by Media Go. Or you can drag and drop files onto the Walkman area of Media go which will copy the files onto the Walkman where they stay until you remove them. You can also use Windows Media Player to sync(ie copy files) on to the Walkman and to remove files, or you can transfer(ie copy files) by Bluetooth. There is a special function on the Walkman which you can use to remove Bluetooth added files without the need to connect to your computer. You get electronic Guidelines also downloaded into your computer the first time you connect. It all works very well - hope you enjoy. PS if you don't like the way i-tunes works (ie the way it retains your music) then try emusic.com which actualy downloads the music you have bought into your computer files so that you retain it and can then copy/transfer/sinc it to the Walkman (or anywhere else you like) as above.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2012 18:22:37 GMT
M. says:
Completely right about this. Do yourself a favour and get a Sony MP3. I find the sound quality is always excellent. Ipod not only has appalling sound quality, all my beautiful albums are broken up into songs that I then have to re-arrange into playlists as you point out. Ipod is the worst horrible nightmare that can happen to a person who really appreciates sound quality and no frills transfer of music folders from your laptop to your MP3. Ipod was created for a generation of listeners who enjoy the time-wasting creation of playlists (I've got better things to do...) and the attention span of a squirrel (can people enjoy listening to an entire album rather that just random songs?) Sorry about the rant but ipod is not for me. I had a small MP3 (just 4G) that lasted more than five years (remarkable considering the treatment it got: beach sand, water, it was dropped numerous times on solid concrete...you name it, it happened to the poor little thing and it didn't even get a scratch on the screen). I am now looking for another Sony and I know that it will be a sound investment and it will last. Good luck with your search!
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