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Product Reviews for Sony Walkman NWZ-S545 16GB Flash Portable Media Player
from Virginia on 6/22/2011
Great Sound quality
sometimes doesn't like to sync to computer
I bought this to replace a Zune which I loved but died on me. I refused to buy an overhyped Ipod so I bought this mp3 player and I absolutely love it! The battery life is amazing. I can listen to it for days without charging (and I do mean days). This is the best mp3 I've ever had. The only problem I have is it sometimes doesn't want to sync with Windows Media Player but after a few adjustments it does just fine. Definitely worth the price. Best sound quality ever.
My NWZ-S540 survived the washing machine.
from West Hartford, CT on 5/29/2011
Durable, Great Features, too many pros to list -- great for audiobooks too
I listen to audiobooks on my Sony mp3 at bedtime and I forgot to look for it before washing my bedsheet. I washed one sheet and three pillowcases in hot water on high, with a warm rinse on the heavy cycle. With so little in the machine the MP3 had lots of room to slosh around. It didn't work when I took it out of the wash and the next day I was about to toss it out but decided to hit reset instead. It reset -- had plenty of battery power and did't lose a single file. I've been using it for a week now and the only damage to it is a little dent at the top near the speaker and a few flicks of paint off in the corners. WHAT A PRODUCT!
from Chicago, IL on 4/24/2011
feels good and seems to work good., Looks good
Inadequate Deveropment Testing
I am a retired, life-time, product development engineer who has owned two previous mp3/4 players. They both died in less than one year. I have only had the S545 for about one month now and so far things are looking good. I have very high hopes for it making the grade. If it doesn't, I'll do a follow-up and let you know what happened.There is one minor annoyance though and it would be so easy to fix that I hope Sony will fix it and give it as a download to anyone who wants it.The "Quick Start Guide" says, ' To turn on', "Press any button". Well, I count 8 press type buttons. Seven on the face side and one, the volume button, on the right side. There are two other buttons on the right side, but these are a slide type button and do not exhibit the problem.The problem is that if you pick the device up to move it, even a fraction of an inch, and the unit is in an off state, you can easily and inadvertently (and unknowingly) turn it on by pressing the "volume" button on the side. Hence, it might sit for hours discharging the battery. NOT GOOD!!! (Note: I have not yet been able to find a setting for automatic shut off time.)It seems to me that a simple software fix could eliminate the problem by excluding the 'volume' button from those with the "turn on" capability. And, it could be available as a downloadable update.Otherwiso, I think that I am very happy with my new toy.
from Shreveport, la on 3/19/2011
This is such an amazing product! At first, I couldn't decide between a Phillips MP3 player and this one but once I saw the timer and alarm clock feature, I was sold. I have no complaints! I downloaded 1400 songs already and I still have lots of space.
from Maine on 2/27/2011
easy to setup & use
Headphones feel awkward & buttons could use textured markings
I had been using a 2nd gereration Zune happily for a couple of years & thought I'd get a HD Zune when they came out... until I actually got to try one out! I was very disappointed and started searching for a non-touch screen MP3 player that would work out best for me.