Take your music with you or listen to the built-in FM radio on this Sony Walkman MP3 player. It connects to your computer for easy transfer of music from iTunes or Windows Media Player with the drag and drop feature. Enjoy up to 35 hours of audio before recharging this Sony Walkman MP3 player.
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Not as good as they used to be
Posted by: wkp1982 from: on
I've been riding along with Sony Walkmans since my first cassette player back in the 90s - I even had a MiniDisc for a while - but this is the first time I've ever returned a Sony product. It's not that it's bad, it's just not as good as they used to be.
I've had a Sony NWZ-E475 for years which I still love, but the hold button broke and the headphone jack doesn't always work properly. With that in mind, I decided to purchase this E395. First off, they're obviously using cheaper materials, which is fine since I only need it for running or working out. But on top of that, the screen resolution is down drastically and the sound quality is missing the Clear Bass audio technology that always made me stick with Sony, even when everyone else was jumping on the iPod bandwagon. The buttons are flush with the player, so it's hard to move to another song without having to pull the player out of my pocket. And it seems like the processor they're using must be older, because the player doesn't move around the menu as easily as the one I bought years ago.
On the positive side, they finally moved over to micro USB, rather than the stupid proprietary plug Sony has been using for years.
Honestly, none of these are deal breakers if you're looking for a basic mp3 player. But as I know what Sony is capable of when they actually care, I couldn't deal with it. I'm back to using my old NWZ-E475, but will order the new NW-A20 series, since it looks like they're keeping the features I love in the high-end models.
25 out of 27 found this review helpful.
Posted by: TallProblem from: on
I bought this to replace a previous model of sony mp3 player that I had lost. After reading some negative reviews online, I shrugged them off as flukes and bought this anyway, hoping those were just incidents of defective models. BOY, WAS I WRONG! Not only does this model NOT play videos, NOT have as good sound quality, NOT have the volume button on the round face button like previous models so you end up accidentally switching songs/views, but the shuffle function has been totally messed up. Instead of playing different song shuffles every time you press play after a while, IT PLAYS THE SAME EXACT SHUFFLE OVER AND OVER AGAIN SO YOU END UP HEARING THE SAME SONGS YOU JUST HEARD, CAUSING YOU TO HAVE TO SKIP OVER ALL OF THOSE SONGS TO GET TO THE ONE YOU HAVEN"T HEARD!!! I thought I was done with that nonsense when I gave up cassettes. Of course, the shuffle function lulls you into a false sense of security by playing a different first song at the beginning of every shuffle, ONLY TO REGRESS BACK TO THE SAME @#!% LINE OF SONGS YOU JUST HEARD! UGH!!! SO FRUSTRATING!!! I returned it immediately and ended up buying the older model online (not from best buy) and now I am happy (finally). Sony, please correct this problem. Your customers deserve better.
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Great MP3 player
Posted by: Cougar from: Puyallup, WA on
This is a great player! the battery life is long and it works great with audiobooks. I would recommend this player to anyone looking for a basic MP3 player that has a long battery life. My old player got to the point that it only held a charge for about 3 hours. This one goes for over 30hrs. the sound is great, but I also am not that critical on the quality of the music, it doesn't sound any different that listening to a CD.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
doesn't work as advertised
Posted by: unhappywpurchase from: on
The first one kept turning off even though it was fully charged. I was sent a new one about a week ago, I drained the battery and fully charged and it dies after 7-8hrs playing music
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Sony Walkman nw- E395
Posted by: Ricky from: on
Sony did it again. This is an excellent little device. With 16 gigabytes I got plenty of space to store my music. It's simple and easy to use. Sound quality: Excellent. I'm excited again.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: florbella from: on
Does the job quickly. Very easy to use. Lots of memory.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Liz1786 from: on
I had a Sony Walkman mp3 player for 7 years. Last week the screen finally gave out, so I decided to purchase this one. My assumption was that the quality would be equal to the one that lasted so many years. Wrong. This one is made of cheap materials, has poor screen resolution, and doesn't have the same sound quality. The shuffle mode doesn't work properly - it always plays the same songs in the same order. I've tried resetting it - no change. I'm very disappointed and regret spending the $100 that I did. I really wanted to avoid going down the Apple road, but Sony has let me down..
6 out of 9 found this review helpful.
it's just ok
Posted by: penguinguy from: Endicott, NY on
I was disappointed in this model. I bought it as a replacement for an older Walkman that I had lost. This one is feels like plastic and has no built in speaker so you have to use either ear buds or a plug in speaker. Some files are very quiet even with volume turned all the way up. This model has less than my old one and is more money.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Just what I needed
Posted by: Rell from: on
I needed music so I bought it refurbished. So far so good!
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Posted by: dite from: on
this is wonderful for working outside do landscaping as my job