Written on: 03/06/2009 by AndySuk (1 review written)
Excellent sound. Easy to navigate.
Could do with a more helpful LCD display when reading track names.
I remember my first Walkman - a little portable cassette deck with which I used to walk miles. This Walkman, as you may imagine, leaves the old cassette player standing.
The sound reproduction of the Sony NWZ-B135 2GB is wonderful; a customizable equalizer and volume that could blow the ears of even the most ardent rave-goer (ok - showing my age here!). The interface is easy to use and takes only a few minutes to master. Synch it with Windows Media Player and even the simple task of dragging and dropping with Windows Explorer becomes even easier.
The track listing on the LCD display could be better; only the first few letters of the highlighted track are shown so you either have to play it or know it. Having said that I'm a simple guy who tends to play each album one by one and whether in shuffle, repeat or straight play mode it's a cinch to navigate.
Wicked little LCD around the navigation button that lights up with the beat of the track when in Base Boost mode. Why does that appeal? Dunno - it just adds a little more life and the bass is well pronounced and drives beautifully through the in-pack earphones.
My Walkman is my company on an hour's walk to work and back and for under £40 it's an excellent purchase and worth every penny. Playing blues, rock, pop or country (yeah I do...sorry!) the reproduction is excellent, clear and if all you need is music from such a tiny unit then I can't recommend it more. I've had mp3 players...this is the first one that I can say is a quality mp3 player.
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