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Sony NW-A55L

Navanski

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It would be nice if you completed the review with how easy/intuitive it is to copy songs and art work to the player.
The N45 was a nightmare with album art and whilst this might not be the most important feature you would not expect issues.
 

paverity

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"Sony improves last year’s Award-winning budget Walkman"???
Today's article seems identical to last year's and describes no specific improvements ; lacking clarity, to say the least!!
 
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Navanski

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"Sony improves last year’s Award-winning budget Walkman"???
Today's article seems identical to last year's and describes no specific improvements ; messy to say the least!!
Sony has further improved last year’s Award-winning budget Walkman, so could it be in line for another prize?

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I'm not sure who reviewed this item, if it was reviewed, but to put
AGAINST
  • MicroSD card required
worries me. I'm trying to think of any DAPs that don't require an microSD card. Disconcerting to say the least.
 

MrWalkman

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It would be nice if you completed the review with how easy/intuitive it is to copy songs and art work to the player.
The N45 was a nightmare with album art and whilst this might not be the most important feature you would not expect issues.
By the way, there is a firmware mod available for A45, and it now supports all types of JPEG and PNG images, so no more headache.

It also brings the Bluetooth receiver function, and an improved sound signature, the mod being based on the ZX300 firmware.

It's available on the Head-Fi forum, and the album cover fix will also be done for the A55 firmware.
 

Mooey

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It would be nice if you completed the review with how easy/intuitive it is to copy songs and art work to the player.
The N45 was a nightmare with album art and whilst this might not be the most important feature you would not expect issues.
It's still a nightmare. I've lived with the player for a few months. The sound is fantastic but the Sony software is terrible. An the player would constantly stop recognising the 500gb memory card when transferring music. Took me forever to upload 300gb to the player. The ui is far too basic.
 
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Echelon5

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Hey chaps. First comment on here be gentle lol.

I read the review and thought it lacked an in depth feel for the device. I own the NW-A55L. Which is the locked down European version. Which means no FM radio and volume is locked down low.......

.........sssooooooo I unlocked it and it made my audio tastebuds tingle. I give full credit to the TechMoan channel for getting me setup. It took 5 seconds to unlock and it was a full depth thunderous experience. I love this thing. So much more clarity.
FM radio now works too. All you have to do is change the region and boom. I use the WF-1000-XM3's with this thing and they are fuller more crisp and feel so amazing.
I just can't wait to get hold of a cheap 2TB microSDXC card, so I can record my tracks to full uncompressed studio quality. My 128GB for £17 from amazon did the trick though hehe.
Cheapy microSDXC card I used :)

TechMoan has a better review of this mini Walkman and how to unlock it.
Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Techmoan
Review:
View: https://youtu.be/Rwal4qYWgK8

Region Hack:
View: https://youtu.be/7VPaXdQoKXs

Not any way affiliated with this chap. Just a good reviewer on what this can do.

This is my goto music player from now on, over my NOTE 10 Plus 5G. :)
 

Echelon5

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I did yes. Perfect little thing. It was detected as a virus lol so had to disable AV LOL
but it did the job. You can increase the volume output and enable the FM radio. All its doing is changing the region :)
 

MrWalkman

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I did yes. Perfect little thing. It was detected as a virus lol so had to disable AV LOL
but it did the job. You can increase the volume output and enable the FM radio. All its doing is changing the region :)
 

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