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Sony NWZ-X1060 Walkman review

Sony's Walkman series gets serious, but still has a way to go

Sony NWZ-X1060 Walkman
Sony are looking to wow you with the Walkman's OLED screen

Our Verdict

The playback quality is excellent, but this player could do with a few improvements before it becomes top dog

For

  • Great video/audio playback
  • Good audio codec support

Against

  • Missing support for lots of common movie file types
  • Smudgy screen
  • Noise cancelling is battery drain

TechRadar Verdict

The playback quality is excellent, but this player could do with a few improvements before it becomes top dog

Pros

  • + Great video/audio playback
  • + Good audio codec support

Cons

  • - Missing support for lots of common movie file types
  • - Smudgy screen
  • - Noise cancelling is battery drain

The last time I played with a Sony personal media player, it was a horrible experience – the interface was a work of the devil designed to stop you from using the thing in any constructive way. Thankfully, times have changed, and the brand's NWZ-X1060 is a good deal more accommodating.

You no longer have to jump hurdles to move files around – a simple drag and drop will do – and the touchscreen interface is a joy to use.

The model reviewed here has a capacious 32GB drive (enough for 120 hours of video), although a cheaper (£210) 16GB version is also available.

The feature set is tempting: wi-fi connectivity, YouTube, noise cancelling headphones, web-browser and a super-sharp 3in 16:9 OLED display. There's also an FM radio.

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Steve May

Home entertainment AV specialist

Steve has been writing about AV and home cinema since the dawn of time, or more accurately, since the glory days of VHS and Betamax. He has strong opinions on the latest TV technology, Hi-Fi and Blu-ray/media players, and likes nothing better than to crank up his ludicrously powerful home theatre system to binge-watch TV shows.