Sony NW-A3000 20GB MP3 Player Reviews

95 customer reviews

+ This MP3/MP4 player has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on range of features.

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7.2 out of 10 based on 95 reviews.
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steven, No software otherwise exellent

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent sound quality, lightweight, easy to use
Bad points:
They don't do software for this model anymore
Overall rating 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design/build quality 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Display Quality 9.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jun 2013

john,

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Amazing sound quality at 320 kbps MP3 compression.
Pwerful enough to drive my Sennheiser headphones.
A media player, no unwanted gadgets like: cameras, internet, etc., for those of us who want to listen to quality music, from a huge collection (very large storeage capacity), unlike other brands of "music" players which are just smart-phone gadgets without the phone.
Bad points:
No dedicated software for PC, nightmare using just Windows Media Player to transfer to player: cannot covert file format; every time Media Player launced it splits albums, taking out songs and putting them in a second and third album called "unknown", so have to find where they belong and put them back.
Alphabetical Index for finding Albums/Artists too small: dificult to press the required letter.
Too thin and small, fidly to hold with one hand without it slipping out of grip.
Playback buttons (pause/fast-forward/volume) very badly located - on thin, short edge of device, so cannot handle device without accidently pressing something.
Cannot lock buttons on side of device without locking screen.
Overall rating 7.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 5.0
Design/build quality 5.0
Range of features 10.0
Display Quality 10.0
Portability 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 May 2012

GARY, DARTFORD

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
1. Store's a large number of tracks.
2. Easy to carry.
3. Clear sound.
Bad points:
1. Stops operating when it's very cold and displays a low battery signal when it's definately not. I leave it for about 30 mins and it's starts up normally.
2. It advertises that up to 13,000 tracks can be stored but i've got around 7,700 loaded and can't get anymore on.
3. Sometimes has problems deleting tracks. I've sometimes deleted tracks from the MP3 player and my computer files only to have them reloaded at a later date!.
Overall rating 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design/build quality 9.0
Range of features 8.0
Display Quality 9.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Review date: 25 Dec 2010

philip,

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
good size memory
Bad points:
will not work with windows 7
Overall rating 6.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design/build quality 8.0
Range of features 8.0
Display Quality 6.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Apr 2011

basia,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Size. Simple menu.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design/build quality 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Display Quality 10.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Feb 2013

philip, plymouth uk

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
a great unit.
Bad points:
the battery do-not charge to full charge, do the set have a battery to purchase i have used it a few times.
Overall rating 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 2.0
Design/build quality 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Display Quality 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Nov 2010

ABIGAIL , YORK

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
GOOD DISPLAY
Bad points:
BATTERY!!!!!! I AM GONNA HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER MP3 PLAYER. IT IS HOPELESS.
NOT WOTH USING!!!!!!! VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!!!! NOT WHAT I EXPECT FROM SONY
DIFFICULT TO GET MUSIC ONTO, HAVE TO LOAD A FURTHER PROGRAM - BAD
Overall rating 5.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 1.0
Design/build quality 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Display Quality 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 3.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Jan 2011

This Sony NW-A3000 20GB is reviewed on PC Advisor

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 20
Playback formats MP3
Playback formats WMA
Playback formats WAV
Touchscreen No
Media format Hard disk drive
Recording format No
Music playtime (Hours) 35
Display technology Monochrome STN
WiFi No
Bluetooth No
Height in cm 10.4
Depth in cm 2.1
Width in cm 6.5
Weight (g) 182
Release date 2005-11-01

Also known as: SONY NWA3000S, SONY NWA3000B, SONY NWA3000V, SonyNWA3000-SILVER, Sony Walkman 20GB, Sony NW-A3000S, Sony NW-A3000

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Manufacturer's Description

Hard Disk WALKMAN with 20 GB capacity, unique design and advanced features

  1. Beautiful and sexy body weighing just 182 grams, available in various colours
  2. Long battery life of upto 35 hours, rechargeable via AC adaptor and USB connection
  3. Unique ‘Artist Link’ feature lets you discover new artists of your favourite genre
  4. Shuffle the way you like it with the new ‘My Favourite’ and ‘Time Machine’ Shuffle modes
  5. Easy to find any Artist, Album or Song by using the new ‘Initial Search’ tool
  6. ATRAC and MP3 compatible
  7. New and improved application software ‘CONNECT Player’
  8. Sony’s unique ‘G-sensor’ technology limits the damage risk to the Hard Disk of the device when it’s dropped
  9. Remote control, Carrying cases, Speakers and Docking station are all seperately available
  10. *This player is designed to seamlessly work with the Sony Connect Europe Music store only, which will close after March 2008. Use with any source of legitimate download offerings in compatible, non-protected formats (eg. MP3) remains unaffected.

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