Sony Walkman NWZ-B173 review

A slight return from the former king of portable music

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Product Type
Flash MP3 Player
Flash Memory Capacity
4 GB
Product Functions
Voice Recorder
Product Family
Walkman B
Brand Name
Audio Formats
Battery Built-in
22.5 mm
88.8 mm
15 mm
Product Series
Battery Run Time
18 Hour
Sony Corporation
Product Model
Product Name
4GB Walkman MP3 Player with USB, Red
Product Line
Manufacturer Part Number
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Boost your bass - Touch a button for extra deep, pumping beats - even when you're listening at low volume.

Charge quickly - Plug in Walkman® for 3 minutes and get 90 minutes playback. A full charge gives you up to 18 hours listening time

Fashion clip - Show off your colourful B Series Walkman® - attach to your clothes, bag, belt or pocket and make a fashion statement

Flashing LED display - A colour-matched LED flashes in time with the music

Easy transfers - Fill your Walkman® with easy drag-and-drop MP3 music file transfers from any PC

Direct USB connection - Connect Walkman® to a compatible hi-fi or car stereo with USB port for easy playback; enjoy cable-free PC transfers

Voice Recording - Capture, play back and share voice recordings; choose recording quality from three bit-rates

ZAPPIN™ - Touch the ZAP button to preview a short snatch of each track and help you find the perfect song

Equaliser - Refine your listening with a choice of equaliser presets to enhance any track

Jog dial - Large dial design for easy control when you're out and about

Light, compact and easy to carry - Perfect for even the smallest pocket, weighing just 28 g (1.0 oz) and 89.2 mm (3 5/8 inches) long

4GB memory - Stores approximately 970 songs (4 minute songs recorded in MP3 format at 128kbps)

Package Contents
  • 4GB Walkman MP3 Player with USB, Red
  • Headphones
  • Quick Start Guide
  • CD-ROM
  • Clip
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Weight (Approximate)
28 g
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