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Sony NWZ-B173

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Expert reviews and ratings

By GadgetSpeak on 76

It’s been a while since I have looked at an MP3 player rather than an iPod. It is also a nice small unit that is smaller than most of course size and weight mean the display is tiny in comparison to some units but this is from...

By TechRadar on 80

It feels like a long time since the Sony Walkman was the king of portable music, with the Apple iPod stealing its thunder. The Sony Walkman NWZ-B173 isn't going to revolutionise the MP3 player market, but it's a decent budget player with a few nice...

By gadgetshow.channel5.com on 60

The Sony NWZ-B173 holds its own for what it offers. Sound quality is the tops, and it’s really light, making it great to carry around. For around £32 it’s a bargain. However the Sony NWZ-B173 is severely lacking in features and can be at times fiddly...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

The Sony NWZ-B173 is latest stick MP3 player from the MP3 player veteran. If you want the most features and the most flexibility, you won't find it here. There's no radio, limited format support and a very basic, teeny display. What it does have, though,...

By Wired UK on 70

It's a well-featured player for the price, compact and easy to use. The Zappin technology seems a bit pointless, and it would have been nice to have an FM radio on board, but the three-minute charge is a useful feature. If you don't want a cheap iPod,...

By tech.uk.msn.com on

This is Sony's entry into the cheap end of the portable music market, low on features, but competitively priced and blessed with a clever, elongated design, reasonable sound quality and decent set of supplied earbud headphones.The unit will appeal to...

International Review By Portablegear on 80

De Sony Walkman NWZ-B173 (4GB) is tegelijkertijd geintroduceerd met de NWZ-B172 (2GB). Afgezien van het verschillende geheugen zijn beide modellen identiek. Ze zijn allebei ook optioneel verkrijgbaar met FM-radio (als de NWZ-B173F en de NWZ-B172F). De...