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Sony Walkman NWZ-X1060 (X series) review: Sony Walkman NWZ-X1060 (X series)

Expensive it may be, but the Sony Walkman NWZ-X1060 offers some distinct advantages over its rivals. With its effective on-board noise-cancelling technology, great OLED touchscreen and truly excellent audio quality, the question is: can it dethrone the iPod touch?

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You need to have a Max Mosley-style tolerance for punishment to take on Apple's iPod touch. Pretty much every company that's tried has been the recipient of a serious whipping. But, when you're the company that invented the Walkman, it must be impossible to resist having a go. It has to be said that the 16GB Sony Walkman NWZ-X1050 and 32GB NWZ-X1060 look pretty good, as they not only have an OLED screen but also boast video playback, Wi-Fi and an FM tuner.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-X1060 (X series)

The Good

Good screen; excellent sound quality; effective on-board noise-cancelling technology.

The Bad

Expensive; slightly awkward design; limited range of features compared to the iPod touch.

The Bottom Line

The Sony Walkman NWZ-X1060 packs some excellent features, such as a vivid OLED screen, effective on-board noise-cancelling technology and truly great audio quality. But it's pricy, the small screen makes for awkward Web browsing and video playback, and, overall, it's not as slick, easy to use or as feature-packed as the iPod touch

The NWZ-X1050 is available for around £190, while the NWZ-X1060 costs around £250. As the only difference between the two is the amount of storage they offer, you can get the lowdown on the NWZ-X1060 by reading our full review of its sibling, the NWZ-X1050.