By Jonathan Bray
Reviewed: 2 Apr 2008
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Great review, helped me make my mind up on this, I can't wait for it to release in india. Yes they are a bit expensive for 16gb storage, but kudos to sony for the sound quality. I would pay a premium anyday for stellar sound quality in an mp3 player than gimmics like touchscreen and coverflow. In the long run that is what i plan to use an mp3 player for not for the useless features. The premium earphones are a slap on apple's face. Apple give more weightage to style (apparently) than audio quality and thats poor.
FYI the player DOES play DRM-protected WMA files that have been transferred using a suitable player. Agree completely that the lack of ability to queue music or create playlists on the player is an absolute pain. If I thought it were worth it I'd tell Sony to develop a firmware update to do this. The sound quality is excellent while the battery life is super - one charge lasts over 10 hours playing DRM-protected WMA's at high volume. Also agree about the proprietary lead but Sony will never lose some of its bad habits in that area.
You can make Playlists on the nwz-a829
Anybody know how the heck to load movies into the Sony NWZ-A829?? I havev tried from a DVD. And created Movies on my laptop via Windows Move Maker. No luck so far. Thanks.
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