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In-depth reviews from TechRadar's team of experts. To find out how we review products and calculate our scores, check out our reviews guarantee.

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  1. Sony Walkman NWZ-B173 review

    Sony Walkman NWZ-B173 review

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    A small and compact MP3 player that might lack frills but offers great battery life and sound quality.

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    Sony Walkman NWZ-A829 review

    Sony Walkman NWZ-A829 review

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    Ever since the iPod arrived in 2001, the Walkman story has been a strange, rather downbeat affair. Sony's players have been dogged by uninspiring designs, iffy interfaces and a perverse insistence on proprietary formats like ATRAC, as well as DRM. All that has changed in the last couple of years, but is the Walkman brand now strong enough to finally turn things around? On this evidence, no. And here's why

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    Sony Walkman NW-A805 review

    Sony Walkman NW-A805 review

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    Saying that Sony dropped the ball doesn't begin to describe quite how catastrophic the past five years have been for the company's forays into the post-Minidisc, portable music player market

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    Sony Walkman NWZA815 review

    Sony Walkman NWZA815 review

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    Pitched directly at the iPod Nano market, Sony's latest Walkman has a few advantages over its rival. The screen is bright and crisp and the displayed MP4 videos look great. The battery life, too, is impressive should it manage the purported 30 hours continuous audio playback it promises.

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    Sony Walkman NW-A800 2GB review

    Sony Walkman NW-A800 2GB review

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    At last, a sign that Sony is recovering from the insanity that has gripped it over the last few years. This flash-based Walkman has, counter to recent tradition, both a pleasantly usable interface and decent desktop software.

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    Sony Walkman NW-A1000 review

    Sony Walkman NW-A1000 review

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    Sony's approach to digital music has at times seemed rather like Bambi on ice; products look good, but are haphazard at best. Its major problem was a halfway house of design: half-desirable, half-unusable.

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