Sony NWZ-B143 4GB MP3 Player Reviews

214 customer reviews

+ This MP3/MP4 player has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on design/build quality.

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8.4 out of 10 based on 214 reviews.
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Most helpful reviews

Jon, Lowestoft

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Look good and is compact,a nice sleak design, and has potential to hold a lot of tracks. The mp3 player is usualy quite versitile.
Bad points:
Had problems in navagating folders, not straight forward. Had a two month period where it would not install Albums properly. Unfortunately it had periods where it would not reoprt storage capacity properly. I could not find any helpfull information on the Internet to help, I did try the reset button but with no avail. Remedy to some of the problems were that another simalar device was placed in my computer and thereafter my mp3 play was again recognised.
Overall rating 4.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design/build quality 3.0
Range of features 3.0
Display Quality 3.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Nov 2010

Aeddan, wales

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
i can change music without taking it out of my pocket
Bad points:
cant put music from sonic stage or any other soft ware (comes up as removable hard drive)
Overall rating 8.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design/build quality 8.0
Range of features 10.0
Display Quality 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Jul 2011

Confirmed purchaser Casual listener

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Very unreliable and short battery life
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 5.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 8.0
Range of features 7.0
Portability 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Feb 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to connect - works like USB memory stick. Long battery life with quick charge. Syncs with Windows Media Player and plays WMA as well as MP3
Bad points:
Would have preferred more features in user interface on the device.
Overall rating 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 10.0
Design/build quality 9.0
Range of features 7.0
Display Quality 6.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Feb 2010

Confirmed purchaser 24female average music listener

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Quick & easy to upload music, great size for use while travelling.
Bad points:
Broke down within 6months of use (One day it worked fine, the next it wouldnt do anything - won't turn on, and won't even connect to a PC so I can transfer the music to another device). Reset button also broke. I received the product as a gift and was advised by the product helpline that since I had no receipt they would not do anything, regardless of the fact that the "failsafe" reset button had broken as well. I was advised that the product is apparently an "exchange only" item - i.e. they will not attempt to repair it (probably since these tend to break quite easily as I have gathered from experience and reading other reviews). Although a great product initially, I'd strongly advise others to purchase an alternative from another supplier.
Overall rating 2.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design/build quality 1.0
Range of features 6.0
Display Quality 6.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Mar 2011

Confirmed purchaser music work student

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It can store my music (mostly wma) as well as important work documents (such as pdf, doc, ppt), battery can be charged via usb connection to computer - very useful. Has a shuffle function. Still, a very good and reliable walkman device.
Bad points:
Volume can be very low, even on max volume. When outdoors or on the bus with people talking it can be very difficult to hear the music. Storage also could be larger. Also the zap function is very limited (only plays a mamixum of 30 secs of a song) and the 'zap' sound can be very loud and annoying in comparison to the music being listened to. It doesnt have a 'sort' function so in the folders the music is arranged in some unknown order.
Overall rating 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design/build quality 8.0
Range of features 6.0
Display Quality 6.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jun 2011

Richard, Aberdeen

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent value for money.
Bad points:
'Zapping' feature not particularly useful.
Overall rating 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design/build quality 10.0
Range of features 9.0
Display Quality 8.0
Portability 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Oct 2011

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 4
Playback formats MP3
Playback formats WMA
Touchscreen No
Media format Built-in
Music playtime (Hours) 18
WiFi No
Bluetooth No
Height in cm 2.4
Depth in cm 1.5
Width in cm 8.6
Weight (g) 26
Release date 40022

Also known as: SONY NWZB143B.CEW, Sony NWZB143 4GB, Sony NWZB143R, NWZ-B143FB 4 GB, SONY NWZB143B 4GB, SONY NWZ-B143, Sony NWZ-B143 -

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Manufacturer's Description

Ultra compact 4GB (1000 songs) Walkman® MP3 player with Bass Boost, ZAPPIN™ song search and direct USB connection. With 3 minute quick charge and 18 hours battery life.

Ultra portable USB

The B Series Walkman® makes it easy to plug in, load up your favourite tracks and playback in great sound quality – all via USB. ZAPPIN™ song search technology helps you find tunes, FM radio gives you loads more listening choice, and quick charge means you’re ready to go in minutes.

Find your music faster

Quickly browse through all the music on your Walkman® with ZAPPIN™ song search technology. Find your favourite tracks in flash: Just perform an artist or track search, then listen back as ZAPPIN™ plays you a short sample. All you have to do is choose which one to playback in full
Quick charge in just three minutes

As well as outstanding battery life to keep you listening for longer, you can charge up and go in just three minutes! Plug in your Walkman® for only 180 seconds and get up to three hours continuous playback – perfect for when you’re in a hurry, or simply don’t want to sit around and wait!*
Built-in voice recording

When you need to take notes, or remember useful information, just flick on the voice recording function with built-in microphone and let Walkman® do all the hard work for you. Record vocals and speech in mono, then playback when you get home.*
Drag-and-drop your favourite content

Transferring video and music to your WALKMAN® is so easy with drag-and-drop, you’ll have your whole library at your fingertips in seconds. Using Windows Media Player 11®, iTunes® or Windows Explorer, managing your playlists and moving files over is hassle-free. Just drag, drop, relax and enjoy.


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