The Sony Walkman NWZ-A828 is a truly superb player in terms of usability, sound quality and design. It's not without its fair share of flaws -- notably the tricky video support -- but for most people it's an absolute must to consider, if not run out and buy
This is certainly Sony's most impressive player yet. With a little more attention to detail and some more work on the much improved bundled software, Sony may yet have a chance in this market
The most beautiful MP3 player we've seen since the nano, with incredible video playback and superb battery life. Sadly, though, the SonicStage software still drags down usability
The Sony NWZ-W260 is a water-resistant MP3 player in the form of a headset. It looks like a good choice for those who want some no-fuss music while they pump their guns.
Good things sometimes come in daft packages. The Sony Walkman NWZ-W202's comfortable fit, ear-pleasing audio and rock-solid build quality more than compensate for its laughable Zappin song-navigation system and Bluetooth headset-esque styling. It's a great alternative to the iPod shuffle for anyone who values sound quality over minuscule dimensions
The Sony Walkman NWZ-A865 MP3 player boasts a large, responsive touchscreen and some cool features. If it's anything like other Walkman models, it should be easy to use, but it lacks the apps and extra goodies than you'll find on an iPod touch.
Its older, larger, more expensive A-series brethren offers wireless audio and a whopping screen, but for ease-of-use, sound quality and sheer enjoyment to use, the S639F is a terrific choice. BBC iPlayer support is an awesome bonus for UK users
Sony won us over with its latest MP3 entry, the 6GB NW-A1000 Walkman, and with the exact same design and features set, the 20GB NW-A3000S Walkman looks set to do the same.
Were it not for crazy pricing, the A808 would've walked it in for an Editors' Choice award. As it is, it's still a great nano competitor with sound Apple would kill for and video playback to boot.
Were it not for crazy pricing, the A806 would've walked it in for an Editors' Choice award. As it is, it's still a great nano competitor with sound Apple would kill for and video playback to boot.
The limited-edition, Bluetooth-enabled A826KB looks snazzy, and we're glad SonicStage is gone, but we wish the player was available in higher capacities.
Great sound quality, stylish design and an easy-to-use interface make this Sony NW-A1000 Walkman the best MP3 player the Japanese giant has released to date. It may only have a mono-screen and no picture or video capabilities, but for those just interested in music (and who want to dance to a non-iPod beat) then the A1000 Walkman is a solid choice.
An excellent player with meaty sound. If you're a bit over the whole iPod thing, this is a very good alternative to the Nano.
Great sound, OLED screen and noise cancellation, good ear buds and lovely design. What's not to love about this Walkman? Oh yeah, that's right, the extravagant price.
If you want a dedicated MP3 player, but can't bear to buy an iPod Touch, then this Android-powered Z-Series Walkman may be the go for you.
While Web radio is kind of neat, this Vaio is pricey and if you plan to only play MP3s, we'd suggest just getting a set of speakers for your MP3 player.
Solid in all aspects, Sony has churned out a winner in the form of this feature-packed noise-cancelling player.
The Sony NWZ-A810 offers a fantastic display, a sleek design and interface, and a stellar battery life -- plus, it's one of the few MP3 players that sound great right out of the box. Users looking for the whole package (sans radio) will be pleased.