Sony X Series Walkman Mp3 Player Review

Posted: January 12, 2010
Sony X Series Walkman Mp3 Player Review

The classic walkman is back! This time, Sony brings you the X Series Walkman Mp3 player. Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn review the digital media player with its Wi-Fi connectivity, 3" OLED touch screen and 33 hour battery life. Find out if this "walkman" can satiate your music needs for only $260.

What You Need to Know

  • It’s not as sleek as the Zune HD or iPod Touch, but it's still pretty small
  • The player is 0.4” thick
  • It weighs about 3.5 oz., which is less than an iPod
  • It’s just under 4” tall, making it fit easily in your pocket
  • It has the smallest screen, 3”, among the three
  • The OLED display is extremely bright and clear
  • The touch screen itself works really well: very accurate tapping and scrolling, but no multi-touch
  • The interface is kind of boring, because you're staring at gray icons a lot of the time
  • Sometimes you'll find yourself deep in menus, like a lot of Sony products
  • It has no accelerometer, so you can't resize pictures or video
  • The device’s version of cover flow is interesting, but overall, this interface is not as fun as the Zune's or as simple as the iPod's
  • It has Wi-Fi and its own browser, but it's very minimal; entering a web address is a pain since it's only alphanumeric
  • The Slacker radio app allows you to refresh your stations through Wi-Fi and then take all of that free music with you even if you're not near a hotspot
  • You can subscribe to podcasts, so you can refresh those without connecting to a computer
  • It includes a YouTube player and an FM radio
  • You can look at your pictures and video
  • The player has noise canceling technology built-in, as well as their own noise-canceling headphones; this means audio quality is terrific, especially with all the equalizer settings
  • The Walkman can't match the features of either the Zune or the iPod, but it does sound better than both of them


  • $260

Overall Rating

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Comments are Closed

  • Lonestar-OMF

    A helluva good review.

    Posted: August 25, 2010 11:32 PM
  • maruhan2


    I'd go with cowon than walkman

    Posted: January 17, 2010 4:38 PM
  • x7thdayx

    It's an MP3 player, who cares about having a web browser and other widgets to mess around with. The audio quality should be the most important factor and Sony made that the top priority. A tad pricey but it'll come down in a few months.

    Posted: January 13, 2010 5:20 PM
  • J_Boolihans

    Come again? Why isn't the audio quality the most important factor in purchasing an mp3 player?

    Posted: January 13, 2010 7:47 AM
  • erving1231

    U HELA BAD..

    Posted: January 12, 2010 9:10 PM
  • M0t0rBreath

    Damn!! Olivia for sure took some drugs :) I like it!!

    Posted: January 12, 2010 7:34 PM