Sony NWZF886 32GB Web Enabled Walkman Video/MP3 Player
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- 32GB video MP3 player, 11cm touchscreen, S-Master HX Digital Amplifer, Digital Noise Cancelling, support for Hi-Res
- High-Resolution Audio compatible
- 32GB of built-in storage
- Discover Android apps on Google Play
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At a Glance
- Listen to your music in true, natural sound with High-Res Audio, delivered through Clear Audio technologies
- Enjoy your music instantly with one-touch listening via Near Field Communication (NFC)
- Discover a wealth of Android apps from Google Play, from games to email
- Stylishly designed with versatile big bright screen and simple to use features
Music on the Move
Just because you're listening to sounds when you're travelling around doesn't mean you have to compromise on audio quality, with High-Res sound you can enjoy your music at greater than CD quality. Sony Clear Audio technologies combined with Digital Noise Cancelling and DSSE deliver tunes to your ears in pure natural sound. It's also easy to transfer your audio and videos with one-touch listening via NFC so you can enjoy them on Hi-Fi, speakers or headphones. It's also Android-powered, so you can enjoy pre-installed apps and games from Google Play. All this included in a slim compact design with a true to life colour touchscreen, designed to give clearer viewing even in direct sunlight.
Enjoy True Natural Sound with High-Res Audio
High-Res Audio gives you digital audio formats that deliver better-than-CD quality sound. It's delivered to your ears via our S-Master MX Digital Amplifier and Clear Audio technologies, resulting in refined Hi-Fi listening, with crystalline highs and deep, rich bass. So you can enjoy the finest details in every performance and crisp quality sound whenever your music and the moment take you.
Instant Music with One-Touch Connection
Got sounds you'd like to share with friends? No problem. Just place your Walkman against NFC-enabled speakers, headphones or Hi-Fi to establish a connection. Then sit back, watch, and listen. It couldn't be simpler. You can also download apps and stream content via Wi-Fi, or connect with other Bluetooth devices like headphones and speaker docks for added listening pleasure.
Add a World of Android Entertainment
Enhance your entertainment with an ever-growing entertainment experience powered by Android. Enjoy pre-installed apps tailored for your Walkman, from email to maps and built-in GPS. Connect wirelessly with a fast-growing world of online content and apps and download more from an ever-growing choice at Google Play. Then view your photos, videos, games, and more on the big touchscreen.
Easy on the Eye, Easy to Use, Easy to Carry
Experience music, apps, photos, videos, and games in natural colours that are truly lifelike. See things even more clearly with an OptiContrast panel, for bright, crisp viewing in direct sunlight. Everything's at your fingertips. You can simply skip, play and pause songs using just three buttons, and when you're out and about, the compact design -- just 8.2mm -- invites you to slip it into your pocket.
Your Music and Nothing Else
Hear all your favourite bands and artists without being distracted by ambient sounds. Digital noise cancelling on the NWZ-F886 removes up to 98% of background noise so you don't have to suffer annoying traffic noises dogs barking or car horns blaring as you listen to your music. You can even select the most suitable noise cancelling for your environment with bus/train, airplane, and office settings. All designed to make sure you get the purest, most natural music experience.
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Top Customer Reviews
The Xperia was loaded with JetAudio music app (the software used in the highly rated Cowon players) and MP3’s ripped at 320kps to give a reasonably high quality sound. The main limitation was only 16Gb storage.
After some weeks with the NWZ, my evaluation is:
Sound Quality. Stunning! I did try installing JetAudio (was surprised that the Sony software permitted it) but the stock NWZ software gives better sound quality. No need to play with the various equalizer settings. Just leave it on ‘ClearAudio’ alone and all is stunning.
Android OS. I was initially skeptical, however, the similarity to mobile phone OS, ability to surf, install apps, read mails etc is welcome. Also very easy to load photos and use 3rd party apps to view them.
Touch screen + easy to use (in a pocket) physical buttons for volume, track forward/back and pause/play.
Load media and sync via the Sony GoMedia software. This is an exceptionally good and simple and free install to your PC, and can be used with almost any Sony phone and media device. Puts the rubbish software from other companies (Nokia, Samsung etc) to shame.
Did I mention sound quality?
Plays even low bitrate files well. I have some old MP3’s ripped at 64kps that the Xperia made sound horrible. They sound great on the NWZ. MP3 at even medium quality is very good and at 320kps is fabulous. Going up to ultra-high quality FLAC etc will amaze you, but it is the rule of diminishing returns (and diminishing storage space).
32Gb isn’t enough. Especially if you start using high quality/bitrate FLAC music files rather than MP3. 4 CD’s can easily eat up 1Gb. A micro-SD card slot would be welcome!Read more ›
I have learnt a hell of a lot about top quality sound and top notch in ears in the last few years. I cannot stand poor quality sound as I have always believed up until the last few years music should sound the way it was intended to be heard! by using a high end player and a high end pair of in ears! (Shure SE535s) If you haven't got this then your not getting the bigger picture on how good music can and should sound! I know some would argue that spending the sheer amounts of money is not worth it I disagree with you if you think that hopefully you will see my justification on why I believe this. Forget the well known fruit put it down and pick up a Sony!
I have had the player for a few hours now it's fully charged and my music is on it which was dead easy and very quick to transfer!. Firstly I have a pair of Shure SE535s and all my audio files are in FLAC loss less format and my golly does the player bring the best out of my shure's! the sound has been nothing short of breath takingly brilliant! I would advise leaving clear audio+ setting off as I have found it sounds better and no annoying volume limit out of the box either! I have the custom Equaliser settings all on full trust me you will be amazed with the sound on this level!Read more ›
You may find the SONY HELP GUIDE for this model useful at ... (internet address deleted by Amazon here but can be found in my comment 28th Jan 2014 by clicking on "Comments" below this review.
There is now a 128GB version NWZ-ZX1 available direct from sony dot co dot uk for 549 pounds - does not yet appear to be on Amazon.
COST. As promised, I have deleted my review of November 11th about pricing. I decided that with the apparent supply problems, I would buy it from Sony at 259 rather than wait for the Amazon price to come down to that level or below. Sony appeared earlier this week to have sold out their new UK stocks in just a couple of days again, but now I see it there in stock for just 239 - oh the cost of impatience!
SET UP. Anyway, it arrived and my delight lasted about 20 minutes. I had difficulty getting it up and running despite quite a lot of experience on similar items. More by luck than judgement I think, I eventually managed to get things working after a couple of frustrating hours, despite the Walkman repeatedly being referrred to as a phone on the set up. I really did think I would be sending this device back. I am inclined to be generous to Sony now (unlike when I was in despairing torment), since I seem to have a knack of messing things up on new devices. The important thing is the performance over time.
APPEARANCE. So, it's working. I think we can take the sound quality for read, but I now have to investigate whether things are really all working as they should. The screen looked great for a few minutes - a glistening sinister sleek black glass slab - until it got its first smeary fingerprints on it.Read more ›
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I am not surprised that this player is not available anymore. I have had the advantage of using this over the past year or so and am extremely disappointed on my purchase. Read morePublished 15 months ago by SC From Purley
EXCELLENT! I can't say enough about it! I really don't understand why Sony discontinued this product. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Vianne33
As an mp4 player goes this is top rate, although the memory space lets it down a bit for being taken up too soon. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Tony Farmer
This is a quality bit of kit, shame they have discontinued it. Sound quality much better than iwotsits, but would prefer not having to upload Sony's own software.Published 22 months ago by Neil William Hay
One good thing it has very good sound, however do not buy if you want to listen to audiobooks from audble.co.uk... it doesn't play them. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
I could not disable the volume limiter. Jimi Hendrix..at a volume found to be appropriate by your local Eurocrat. I don't think so. I found the volume too low. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Scatterist
Nice player, but does overheat when the screen is on for more than 30 minutesPublished on 3 July 2014 by Gabriol