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This small player provides much higher fidelity and controllable playback than a mobile phone. It is possible to provide filters and enhancements to music – I particularly like it's ability to simulate the sound of vinyl recordings. The player is small and I find it a little fiddly on occasions but then again I'm rather old! Even with the maximum capacity via microSD card of 120 GB it still holds a great amount of music.
Essentially this is the high-tech contemporary version of the sadly defunct iPod.
Bad Battery Life! Says it has 45 hours but I’m only getting 5-7 Hours out of it, no wonder Sony doesn’t tell you the exact mAh because it’s 750mAh which is unbelievable for a music player of this quality and price range. They have completely ruined there product because of this I have to charge it 3 times a day... But other than that it’s an awesome player and everything works flawlessly. Just the battery is really bad. So I’m shipping it back and getting the Cowon Plenue D2 instead.
Look iam going to be straight forward Sound quality: is brilliant 5/5 Battery : it is above average 4/5 Build quality : I would have sacrificed the NFC for a full metal build but it’s fine 3/5
Now a bit more detailed if you think this is music player only your wrong it is a DAC wired and wireless you also get some really good audio if you are an audio file this is a somewhat modern music player. If you have more money you can check out the a105 which android based and sound a little bit better
My COWON iAudio9's battery was dying and I looked long and hard at audiophile replacements. This provided the best balance between features (such as expandability with microSD), sound quality, immense battery life, and price. I have been completely delighted with this device. I find it tremendously amusing that they kept the Walkman name as well, since I lived with cassette Walkman players in the 80s and 90s, and then Walkman CD players. The earbuds that it comes with are quite good although not as good as my Ultimate Ears Triple-Fi Pros, but the Sony ear buds work with noise cancelling technology included in the player which is remarkably effective. Would definitely buy this again. Got a great FATBEAR case to protect it.