Sony Walkman NWZ-A845 – iPod-Beating Sound QualityGadgets — on August 6, 2011 at 12:40 am | Comment Now
“Walkman” has been the unanimous name for the tape-players, even though many of them weren’t actually made by Sony, and then came the MP3 Players like iPod and others, and now every MP3 players is called “iPod”, just like the “Walkman”. It’s been a long time since the evolution of Walkman, but Sony still manufactures MP3 players under their Walkman brand.
The latest Walkman offering from the company is the Walkman NWZ-A845. The all new Walkman NWZ-A845 is sufficiently stylish with its 2.8 inch screen, which not only was clear but also was rather bright. The Walkman NWZ-A845 was slim and light and comfortably fitted in our pockets.
The primary buttons on the Walkman are too small, and that is what makes selecting options in the menus a fiddly and difficult. Also considering the fact that the device is rather narrow, we found it a tad awkward to hold the device while using the main buttons for navigating through the menus.
The menus of Walkman NWZ-A845 are rather simple to understand, and came with some handy options for selecting songs and searching through music. The new walkman also has the same noise-cancelling feature that is present in the Walkman products for quite a number of years now, although it only functions with Sony’s bundled headphones. The Walkman NWZ-A845 comes with settings for adjusting the audio while on bus, train or plane or even in office.
The sound quality of the Walkman NWZ-A845 was significantly superior in comparison to the most modern iPod models. Even the bundled headphones of the device were able to offer respectable quality of bass and clear sound. Overall we would say that the sound quality of the device was superb. The device has a lot of options to tweak it, counting an equalizer using more than a few presets.
The Walkman NWZ-A845 has superb screen quality as well. Though, there is not a large amount of storage space for video, which we played on it appeared impressive with predominantly inspiring color and brightness. Just as we saw on the iPod and the album covers are displayed while playing music.
The extra features for the Walkman NWZ-A845 include the likes of photo slideshows it including an FM radio. But with just 16GB of storage, its better to keep most of the space free for the music files.
Finally we would say that the Walkman NWZ-A845 is a superb video and music player, but the price could be a problem for some. But if the most important thing in a MP3 player for you is sound quality, then considering this NWZ-A845 is the ideal choice for you.