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Der Player sollte meine gesamte Musikbibliothek speichern. Es sind ca 7.000 Musikstücke. Das ging auch klaglos - bis ich Musikstücke SUCHEN wollte. Schlichtweg - es gibt keine Suchfunktion ! Sony erwartet, das man die 7.000 Titel durchscrollt, bis man zum entsprechenden Titel gelangt. Es gibt auch keine Registerfunktion (A-Z) wo man dann wenigstens schon zu dem entsprechenden Anfangsbuchstaben springen kann. Weiterhin kann man zwar Playlisten anlegen und auch importieren, aber der Player kopiert den vollen MP3 file in die Playliste. Wenn man also ein Lieblingslied in 8 Playlisten hat, dann wird das Lied 8x in den Player kopiert ! So kann man auch Speicherplatz sinnlos vergeuden. Das ist erstes Lehrjahr im programmieren, einen Index aufbauen und dann die Playlists nur auf den Song verweisen lassen. Fazit: Ich sitze eigentlich immer noch fassungslos vor dem Gerät ... absoluter Fehlkauf.
tested with Fiio FH5 and Audio-Technica ATH-M50X. Compared with Hiby R3.
Generally awful sound quality. It sounds cheap and synthetic sound with little detail with Fiio FH5 IEM. Actually sounds better with the ATH-m50X though this is not as good as the FH5 but it can't drive the ATH-M50X loud enough with AVLS turned off. There's a hack to increase the volume but I expect turning off AVLS in settings to remove the software power/volume limit. Very rarely has the sound felt adequate and it feels like audio trickery is used to turn poor quality baseline audio quality into something that might sound good to children but it is a synthetic feel to the sound. I listen to dance music and pop rock - the same two albums 6-7 times a week - so I don't expect perfect replication of natural violin and piano sounds like those who listen to classical music but the audio is so synthetic and it sounds like a compressed audio signal heavily processed whereas the sounds from the Hiby R3 sounds much better Never found the Sony to create the toe tapping effect good audio can have or a good feeling from listening or wowed. Lots of bad feelings listening to this. None of the sound processing options helped make it sound good.
The low power to headphones is a very bad thing. I think audio players such as this are bought by those who want the best audio possible and want to be able to use a wide range of headphones to get the audio that suits their taste. Judging good audio is much like judging good food. It is deeply personal and certain sound attributes are more important to some listeners than others. It might be the airy quality of voices that is what wows one listener or thumping basslines for another. This is achieved by synergy of audio device and headphones so a decent amount of power is essential for dedicated portable audio devices for listeners to get the right sound. At no point has the Sony shown any of these outstanding wow traits except perhaps stereo imagery.
Interface is good. Fluid and responsive and easy to use.
Didn't connect via bluetooth to my PC or smartphone. It didn't find either device and it didn't show up in the bluetooth scan on either device. Didn't connect via NFC to my smartphone. This is probably a fault.
When powered on it doesn't remember the last volume setting. A small issue. However when switching between headphones it doesn't change the volume so beware of high volume when switching from less sensitive to more sensitive headphones.
The Sony port is another bad feature. Should be USB C.
sound quality is below that of the Hiby R3. I know Sony can do better than this.
this unit i received must have been a dud, i thought it might have been the 400gb sandisk memory card but these players use up to 2tb every time i pluged it into the usb a different happened .it would not see the extra memory card or next time it would or it would crash the pc trying to access memory. so i tried the sandisk 128gb from my sony nw-A15 player which i've had for years and that kept playing up as well! so i tried the 400gb in my old player as well and i did not even format either and it rebuilt the library and all the albums i managed to get on the sd card all showed up and worked fine. the crazy thing is my old player should not be able to see that 400gb card but it works. this is now the last sony unit i will ever buy which is a shame as they have always made good products.
Although the sound quality is great and the user interface is very intuitive and neat , I have big problems with the SD card. I copy all my music via Sony music center or windows and it deletes most of it , leaving only 10 gb. Tried 3 SD cards utter waste of time. The main reason for buying was the expansion capability so will be sending back. Sony suggested using one of their cards which are extortionate $$$$
This would of been the latest in a long line of Walkmans from Sony... The latest software from Sony does not work with my Mac OS. The previous version woudl, but was changed 2 months previously. Tried to get the earlier version but was told, quite rudely, by Sony UK that they do not support my OS any more... Sony UK is very badly managed...their loss... Overall the Walkman looked OK but the interface is dated.....ironic ...
I got this partly because it boasted of up to 48 hours of battery life. I have never had it reach 8 hours of use. I think it is disgusting how big international companies can just lie about products, treat their customers like nothing. Its an ok wee music player, but out of principle i am going to return it. There is no way it could come even close to the battery life it falsely claims to
Had to return after just a day of use in the end, after I found out that this is one of the only media players on the planet that doesn't recognise album artwork for FLAC files. You must re-save every album artwork file with a "non-progressive" setting on your image editor of choice and then re-add/embed the album artwork files into the FLAC files themselves, before they will even show up on the device. As FLAC files are not yet supported for re-import back into the Apple Music app for Mac, this makes artwork management very cumbersome for a popular player such as this range of Sony Walkman devices. Ultimately, I would not recommend this model to anyone until this issue with album artwork is resolved.
Die von mir gewohnte Sony Qualität habe ich bei diesem Gerät vergeblich gesucht. Ursprünglich als Geschenk gedacht, mit der Bitte vorab ein wenig Musik aufzuspielen habe ich dieses Gerät nach Erhalt getestet. Gleich nach dem einschalten fiel mir auf das von den eigentlichen 16 GB nur 11,91 GB zur Verfügung standen. Das man bei jeder Speichereinheit Abzüge machen muss von der eigentlichen Größe ist bekannt aber mehr als ein Viertel, das ist frech. Die (Sony ?) eigene Musik Center Software ist weder innovativ noch einfach zu bedienen. Der Klang ist unterirdisch und beim lauter machen greift ständig eine Automatik zur Lautstärke Kontrolle ein und setzt diese auf extrem leise zurück. Leider eine Funktion die man nicht abschalten kann. Für mich selbst verwende ich seit 5 Jahren den kleinsten Bruder der Serie mit 4 GB Speicher ohne SD-Karten Slot. von diesen 4 GB kann ich immerhin 3,7 GB auch wirklich nutzen.Die Lautstärke Kontrolle kann man hier abschalten und durch den internen Equalizer ist der Klang, in Verbindung mit ein paar JBL In Ear Hörern, einfach Bombastisch. Für dieses Gerät kann ich nur sagen, das war wohl nix, einmal Retoure.
Spent my time choosing a new mp3 device after wanting a less expensive alternative to my Anstell and Kern Mp3 player. Big mistake. Formatted and inserted four different brand new SD cards and MP3 player failed to recognise ANY of the music on them. Tried transferring formatting/re-setting the music files a few different ways on and on...- STILL NOTHING???? Gave up after two hours and am now saving up for my second Anstell and Kern still one of the best.