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Sony - Walkman NW-E395 16GB* MP3 Player - Red

Enjoy pure music with this Sony 16GB audio player. Transfer your audio files easily by dragging and dropping files from iTunes or Windows Media Player, and enjoy the Sony Clear Audio technology, which provides excellent bass response and clear stereo sounds. This Sony 16GB audio player has a 1.77-inch LCD that displays photos and album artwork.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Headphones (1)
    • Instruction Manual
    • Quick Start Guide
    • USB cable

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    83% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (87 out of 106)

    Features


    16GB* internal flash memory

    Offers ample space for storing media.

    Ultracompact design

    Measures just 0.4" thin and weighs only 1.38 oz. so you can take it wherever you go.

    Supported formats

    Include WMA, AAC, MP3 and more audio formats so you can enjoy your music collection.

    1.77" TFT display

    Enables easy, on-the-move navigation of your media.

    Digital FM tuner

    Allows playing of your favorite FM stations.

    Adjustable 5-band equalizer

    Lets you adjust the sound according to genre.

    USB 2.0 interface

    Enables easy connectivity.

    Built-in rechargeable battery

    Provides up to 35 hours of playback.

    PC and Mac compatible

    For multifunctional use.

    *Formatted capacity may vary.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 106 reviews

    82%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      A Race To The Bottom…

      Posted
      AnalogKid
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      It pains me to write this, but the NW-E395 is THE WORST Sony Walkman model I've ever purchased. I've sampled several brands and models of mp3 players over the past ten or more years, and up until yesterday the Sony Walkman was consistently the best I've ever owned. The previous three I've owned during that time (one NWZ-E345 and two NWZ-395's) were great…solid, dependable and capable of delivering fantastic audio reproduction. I've been praising them ever since. In the space of a couple of months, I lost my two NWZ-395's, so I decided to jump on this new Walkman model. To my great disappointment, it showed itself to be a clear example of someone(s) within Sony trying to "race to the bottom"….or to put it another way, they're charging their usual prices for a vastly cheaper and inferior product. Here are just a few of the degradations I discovered within the first two hours of use… 1. No More "Clear Bass": The NW-E395 still has it's 5-band EQ, but the Clear Bass EQ is missing. Instead, you have to select a separate "Bass Boost" which defeats the 5-Band EQ, turning the sound to mud. Also, once it's engaged, you cannot adjust any EQ settings. (Just to make sure I wasn't mistaken, I did a side-by-side test. I matched the volume and EQ levels of both my oldest and the new Walkman, then simultaneously played the same song while switching the headphone plug back-and-forth between the two. The new model's lack of sonic clarity and weak output was beyond unacceptable!) 2. Not-So-Random "Shuffle" Setting: Every time I selected a song while in "Shuffle" mode, the next two or three songs would be something random. However, at four or five songs, the same, exact pattern of songs would fall into line. Even after powering-down and switching to other modes, I'd get the same pattern once I engaged "Shuffle" mode. 3. Screen Resolution/Graphics: Whatever changes Sony's designers made to the graphic interface, it's definitely a step backwards. I can clearly see the rough pixels comprising the text, as opposed to the smoother fonts of the older model. (see the side-by-side comparison pics) Overall, this model screams "poorly designed" and "cheaply manufactured". For someone who's never owned a Walkman mp3 player, I can see why it would appear to be a good model. But for those who have experienced what Sony was capable of offering it's customers in the not-so-distant past, the NW-E395 is a very disappointing, low-brow piece of overpriced tech which I will be returning posthaste.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        SonyListens

        Hello AnalogKid! We appreciate the time you have taken to share your feedback and comparison with the other models with us, it is unfortunate that the unit is not meeting your expectations, but we will make sure to pass this information for future reference to improve our units.~Jeannette sony_US

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not as good as they used to be

      Posted
      wkp1982
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        SonyListens

        Hi wkp1982, Your feedback is highly appreciated. It will be a big help in improving the quality of our products. Thank you for sharing your review with us. «Jerome

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      VERY DISAPPOINTED!

      Posted
      TallProblem
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        SonyListens

        Hi TallProblem,
        We always appreciate customers who take the time to give us their feedback. I’ll pass what you've said onto proper department. Thank you.
        >Joffrey sony_US

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Very disappointing

      Posted
      Liz1786

      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..

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        SonyListens

        Hi Liz1786,
        We always appreciate customers who take the time to give us their feedback. I’ll pass what you've said onto proper department. Thank you.
        >Joffrey sony_US

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not Great, Not Bad...Pretty Good

      Posted
      BillyDee
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      This replaced my old NWZS545 series Walkman when it finally died. This new one doesn't get as loud, nor sound as good, but I'm fine with that. This new unit doesn't have built in speakers, can't record or play videos like my old unit...but I'm fine with that too. The battery life seems a little "wonky" as it sometimes lasts 20-30+ hours before charging. Sometimes it's 6 or so hours before the battery indicator starts blinking. Not really digging that to much. This unit should really cost about $50 tops, but it has a Sony name on it...and I like Sony products. Will this unit last as long as my old one (6 years) only time will tell. All in all, it does what it's supposed to do. I like it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      It's a Sony!

      Posted
      BigPoppa
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My old Walkman MP3 player, NWZ-E345, died (battery COMPLETELY drained while hibernating in a drawer) and would not wake back up. Wanted to replace it with something small and easy to use that didn't cost $300. This fit the bill and is working out pretty alright. Only complaint? Doesn't organize audio books very well. Doesn't recognize the different discs - so you listen to Track 01 from all 12 discs, then Track 02 and so on... Don't know if this is a Sony problem, or an audio book problem, but it's become my problem and I don't like it. Music wise, it does great though. Enjoy your great day

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Gives the best sound and bass

      Posted
      silver
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Improves the sound quality and bass from headphones excellent quality hardened has normalizer equalizer clear sound bass control music videos pictures auto converts file format of transfer if supported make sure you manually shut off for a hour or two once a month to clear the flash memory otherwise won't play nothing wrong just memory needs to be cleared once a while a month is best transfer with Windows Media player or go to support.sony.com drivers and software download app to manage data on player create favorite playlists on on computer app or Windows Media player

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great MP3 player

      Posted
      Cougar
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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