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Sony NWZ-A17 Walkman

Sony NWZ-A17 Walkman

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It is the same player but NWZ-A15 comes with 32 GB and A17 with 64 GB internal memory. Both can accept microsd cards up to 128 GB.
How does this differ from the NWZ-A15?
No line out? Kind of a deal breaker for me.
Tsar_Bomba
So far I have been happy with this item. It has good sound and good extra storage with the microSD card slot. It has great battery life compared to my old IPOD 4 128 GB or my iPhone 6. It sounds better than both. It is smaller then a smartphone and much thinner than an iPod 4. The interface is not that bad. You can get to a playlist, artist, or album quickly. At the 260 lowest price it is worth it.
The interface is horrid - does Sony support / update the firmware on this ever? And will it last forever like my Zune HD?
durukqz
Last forever? Lol, Microsoft R.I.P Zune when Steve Jobs was still around.
cheneric
My Zune HD still works flawlessly and holds a good charge after 4 years.
Can someone please confirm if this is using standard USB cable or if it is proprietary Sony cable? At one time Sony used to slap proprietary cables on anything so traveling with their products used to be utter nightmare.
Robinson
Proprietary Sony to USB cable. With 30 - 50 hours of battery life (depending on audio quality and volume) I wouldn't think it's too much of a concern.
Robinson
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Phones-for-audiophiles-5-Android-handsets-with-quality-sound-processors_id63856
Samsung's high-end Galaxy line is usually outfitted with two types of chipsets - Snapdragon or the homebrew Exynos. Qualcomm's Snapdragon comes with an embedded analog converter (DAC), while for the Exynos version Samsung usually outfits the phones with a dedicated, higher-quality sound processor, and the Note 4 is no exception. just like the Galaxy S5 before that. Its Exynos 7 Octa version has been granted a Wolfson Microelectronics WM5110E Audio Hub CODEC with a Voice Processor DSP, a teardown revealed, and, coupled with the three directional mics that record high quality stereo audio, the Exynos Note 4 is one of your good bets for a quality audio experience, when paired with top-shelf earbuds, and despite the lack of stereo speakers.
Can we chose colors this time or is it only silver?
mst3kld
Only silver
Product Update: Went from iPOD classic to Sansa Clip+. I thought the audio quality was pretty much the same. Coming from the Clip+ to this Walkman... Audio quality is substantially better. I'm hearing parts of songs I've never heard before. All I did was swap the SD card from the Clip+ to the Walkman. There is no change in data. Highs are crisp, lows are punchy without being overbearing, and I think for the first time I can acutely understand lyrics.
I'm thrilled with this product. Good on Sony!
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nelson
I have emailed you but have not gotten any kind of reply. I got my box from massdrop on Monday but when I opened it it had somebody else's drop inside, I would like to resolve this in a more private manner so please Email me, I'm not trying to be rude or anything I'd just like to get this resolved. Thanks so much.
Crimson_Duchess
Sorry about what happened.
I'll have our CS team look into that for you. We'll reach out shortly.
Just checking back in with you all for a quick update. We have been in contact with the vendor, and everything is right on track! Everything should be ready to ship from our warehouse by mid-June.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 6/11 or sooner if something comes up.
ArthurM
Hi, All of the items are new aren't they? Thanks
Matc
Hi @Matc,
Yes, of course. All the items are brand new.
-AM
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Sony NWZ-A17 Walkman and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 6/16.
Rest assured that we we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 6/4.
Can we chose the color?
from someone who owns a few DAPs and listens 4-8hrs "while working" , Im trying this one as a cheaper alternative to some higher end ones I use, my last cheap one is junk .bad sounding and VERY bad GUI, I wouldn't give the X1 to anyone I called a friend!
Hi, Are all of these new when shipped out? They're not refurbs or anything?
I have a sony ZX1 and tried friend's A17, With my Shure SE846, it is not as good as my ZX1, but hey, if you just want a walkman to listen music but nothing else, A17 is worth the price.
some interesting points on this review of the a15 which is the same as the 17 just smaller internal memory ...
why is this on massdrop? 10% discount at 259.99?
spedasso
Sadly, as far as audiophile gear goes, the Sony ZX2 you linked is still value for money. Here's the real stupidly priced gear:
http://www.amazon.com/Astell-Kern-AK240-Mastering-Quality/dp/B00IFEC88U/
When you think overpriced gear, think Astell&Kern. There's even a newer more expensive version of this :p
That's why I'm waiting on a good deal for the Sony ZX2
echineko
That one is crazy pricing. I can build an itx, get a decent audio interface, get nice set of studio monitor and spend the rest on room treatment with that money.
Not to mention, it does make the Sony very very cheap.
Now, if only the ZX2 would be on a drop...
Serious question. Why is this so expensive? What can this Walkman do that my Galaxy can't?
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Are you sure you tried? Simple 'Wolfson Note 4' gave tons of result.
Todesengel
Oh... I feel dumb now. I looked up Note 4 and looked at specs and things. Thank you.
I got mine on the last drop and I love it. It has one glaring flaw though. When listening to music the left and right buttons switch the track, the up and down buttons browse albums. You can't disable it or alter its function. What the fuck were they thinking.
dinst
Wait while listening to the music the volume buttons don't change volume but switch tracks?!
MassUser
I figured Dinst is talking about the diamond shaped pad on the front of the device, not the volume rocker on the side. Even for Sony that would be hilariously stupid.
I have to say I am really enjoying the sound on this. Springsteen remasters really shine compared to my old iPod. Convert any ALAC files to flac before uploading to the player or the artwork may not display properly.
Mine delivered today, too.
Mine was delivered today. Looking forward to checking it out after work.
Great news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out early from our warehouse and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions.
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Quick update for the group. We are in contact with the vendor and awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing Monday morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
We will update the group as soon as these are on the way. Currently we expect that these will be in our warehouse inline with the expected ship date listed in the drop description page.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 5/5 or sooner if something comes up.
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Sony NWZ-A17 Walkman and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 5/14.
Rest assured that we we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 5/1.
Tactile buttons are so easy to use vs the touch screens...
I still get about 30ish+- hours from my iPod.
Anyone got a suggestion for someone that wants an mp3 player with physical buttons, at least 32gb space, good sound (can't really tell the difference past mp3 320kbs) and a good battery life. Currently have a sansa zip but I wish the battery was a bit better?
Sashua, you are correct! But I find that to be a small trade off considering the difference in price. At this price, there are way too many competitors from China that are doing a fantastic job with their latest offerings. Fiio X3 Gen 2 is already available for sale and costs 200, the iBasso DX50 is just as flexible, offer more features and come with user replaceable batteries. I own the DX90 and the battery life on a single charge isn't great, but I own 4 extra batteries and therefore have over 40 hours of playback. I'm sure that the A17 is quite capable, but I think it's a tough sell at this price and spec.
Xuelin's UI implementation is fairly bad. The program is also sensitive to the kind of encoders used, so some music files don't play properly on the Xuelin when converted to WAV from FLAC for 24bit files. I recently tried to play a 88khz 24 bit file on the Xuelin converted to WAV from FLAC and it doesn't play correctly. So Sony definitely would have them beat there. But there aren't very many offerings for 24bit files over 44.1KHz anyway so I'm sure the trade off isn't as bad.
DeathbyMusic
I own the dx90 and the sony and while dx90 has a far more capable amp, sony is definitely the better all-rounder. It's extremely portable and the battery lasts for ages. If you're using a dap to use with easy to drive headphones or IEMs, the sony has my vote.