Sony Walkman NW-HD5 Black ( 20 GB ) Digital Media Player Reviews

Sony Walkman NW-HD5 Black ( 20 GB ) Digital Media Player

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  • Little gadget that plays music... and does little else

    Jul 18, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent sound quality, small size, lightweight
    Cons: SonicStage not as good as iTunes, lack of accessories, few functions

    Summary: I have to admit, when I first saw this successor to the NW-HD3, I wasn't impressed by its looks. In the flesh, however, it looks much nicer. I have the black version, and it looks quite classy. (Red and Silver versions are also available.)The casing is ... read more

  • Sony Walkman

    Oct 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap, attractive, great memory and battery life
    Cons: lacks colour screen, games and video

    Summary: This player is a genuine contender for the Ipod. I got mine a few years ago in Singapore when it first came out. Though it says it only holds 5000 songs, that is in MP3 format, if you use the Atrac format provided you can get around 13000 songs on it. ... read more

  • Boycotting Sony because of this player

    Mar 5, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It was small and light
    Cons: fragile and worst customer service ever

    Summary: I bought this player last October as a replacement for my 20gig Creative Zen Touch. It was the biggest mistake I have ever made in a electronic purchase. I really enjoy my creative labs player and thought that all of the players would operate somewhere ... read more

  • Great Player, SonicStage could be better

    Oct 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Long Battery Life Plays MP3Pro format. Super Fast transfer speed.
    Cons: SonicStage Software Flimsy USB/Power cover

    Summary: This is my first Hard Drive based player. I seriously considered buying an iPod Nano instead, but ultimately the additional cost of accessories such as a power adapter turned me back to the Sony NW-HD5 player. Iíve been playing with the player and ... read more

  • Limited functionality, but small and LONG battery life

    Sep 5, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size
    Battery
    Sound Quality

    Cons: SonicStage is terrible.
    No Rating feature.
    EQ only works with proprietary format
    Buggy

    Summary: My iPod died last week after only 1.5 years. Apple wanted $277 to repair it, so I figured it was time to look at the market. I looked primarily at Creative, Sony and Apple. Creative was too bulky and design was terrible. I like the iPod, but I ... read more

  • One Giant rolls over another Giant. Think Different.

    Aug 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tiny, lightweight, beautiful, unique, solid, superb sound quality, easy to navigate; ATRAC format is amazing
    Cons: Expensive. not many accessories (both a blessing and a curse). User Interface a little weak.

    Summary: I will try to give my first impressions as well as my long term feelings about the NWHD-5, which may have not been already said here by other reviewers, i.e. poor Sonic Stage, etc. I bought the Sony basically on the research Iíve done on the net, and ... read more

  • Quality product!

    Jul 29, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: build quality, battery life, inline remotes from other Sony portables work most important functions.
    Cons: software is buggy and would prefer other recording uses, voice memos, etc. .

    Summary: We're not going to give out info easily found via Sony or various online website factsheets which we armed ourselves with before buying this product, but instead will address details not usually discussed or even discovered by others yet. We've ... read more

  • Smallest, Lightest, Strongest

    Jul 16, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Smallest, Lightest, Strongest Battery Life (20-40hours), Removable Battery
    Cons: Flimsy Cover for USB and AC Adapter, Only MP3 and Atrac3/Plus Support

    Summary: Let's get the important things out of the way: The NW-HD5 is the smallest and lightest MP3 player of its class; HDD-based with 20gig capacity. Aesthetic-wise, its size and slick casing coating helps it to be even cuter than any other player out on the ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Great overlooked product

    Sep 8, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Size, durability, battery life, sound quality, interface
    Cons: SonicStage, editing on the unit

    Summary: I'll admit it: I bought this mainly on price and reviews I read here. $200 for a 20GB player. Done. I can't be happier. The battery life is excellent, the sound quality is as good as your headphones, the case feels solid, and the interface is easy ... read more

  • A hardware masterpiece of art, with a software piece of crap!!!

    Aug 21, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Hardware
    Cons: Software

    Summary: The Sony NW HD5 is really easy and fast to review: A HARDWARE MASTERPIECE OF ART WITH A SOFTWARE PIECE OF CRAP!!! If it could run Itunes, Musicmatch, or any other software rather tan SonicStage, this would be the best music jukebox, even better ... read more

  • Finally an iPod Challenger (Very good with some bad)

    Jul 1, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Sound quality, Build, Size. Battery life. Use of other Sony remotes. Crisp display.
    Cons: Software! "Genre" forced into music filing system. Slightly low volume output (for my taste).

    Summary: After finally waiting for a Sony (or any MP3 hard drive) unit that allowed battery replacement, this comes along. One of the smallest for it's size, the NW-HD5 offers the best sound among it's competitors, long battery life, Sony quality, while ... read more

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