Sony NWZ-X1050

  • Sony NWZ-X1050
77
Based on 24 scores, 39 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    15
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • OLED display showcases touchfriendly interface.
  • Superb sound quality and enhancement features.
  • Sleek, utilitarian design.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • Browser navigation is clunky.

Expert reviews and ratings

By LetsGoMobile on 90

S ince Sony was founded in 1946, the company has supplied a wide range of consumer electronic devices. Besides BRAVIA TVs, VAIO computers and, of course, the Sony PlayStation game console, Sony has also worked on audio from day one. The Walkman...

By EISA on -

Looking like a monolith until it’s awakened, the NWZ-X1050 needs just one touch on its 3 inch OLED screen to bring it into action. This is the new Walkman X, the world’s first media player with noise-cancellation in-ear phones, which effectively cut...

By PC Pro on 67

An expensive player, but it’s well designed and has a sumptuous 3in screen...

By AsiaOne on -

This NWZ-X1050 is good for people on the move with its fuss-free touch-screen handling and noise-cancelling capability. It's for people who appreciate audio clarity over functionality. However, it is quite pricey at a cost of $529. ...

By Geeky Gadgets on -

Last week we reviewed the new Sony S-Series Walkman, Sony have now been kind enough to lend us their X-Series Walkman to check out, the Sony NWZ-X1050.The Sony Walkman X-Series is Sony’s high end model in their Walkman range and it features a 3...

By Pocketables on -

The sound quality alone justifies the inclusion of the Sony X Series Walkman in my collection. Yes, its overpriced and the web browser is complete and utter garbage, but I think the player has a lot going for it too. Slacker and YouTube...

By Web User on 36

Sony’s Walkman brought music to our ears when we were out and about in the Eighties, but the Japanese entertainment giant lost ground to Apple’s iPod when portable music turned digital. Now Sony is throwing everything it’s got to get...

By JusTech'n on -

iRiver Clix 2*(4GB)iRiver ClixThis was the first AMOLED MP3 screen device released worldwide. Some say this was the best media player iRiver made, I agree…almost. The display of course is a wonderful AMOLED with 262,000 colors and crisp, clear...

By IT Reviews on -

Were not fans of the fiddly built-in web browser, but the NWZ-X1050 is an otherwise excellent portable media player. The screen is bright and clear, its easy to use and, above all, audio quality is simply stunning. If youve no need for the...

By Pocket-lint on 80

Impressive audio quality and interesting design is prevented from lofty aims by offering more than the screen size can really handleKey specs3.5mm jack, FM radio, Li-ion battery, MP3 player, OLED,...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

While it is certainly on a par with the Touch in terms of audio and video quality, the Walkman just doesn’t have the iPod Touch’s readily available plethora of apps and accessories. A lower price would have given the Walkman the edge of...

By Dev Hardware on -

Some of us may have owned one of the original Sony Walkman once upon a time. Now there was a classic mobile device! Sony keeps up with the times, though, and its new X-Series Walkman is no exception. Nostalgia aside, youll find a soft spot for this...

By PCWorld on -

When I first saw the Sony Walkman X-Series, I almost couldnt believe it was a Walkman. Sure, other Walkman models weve tested have scored highly for audio quality, but none have really stood out for me as a candidate for the ultimate portable media...

By eTech Reviews on -

There are never the verdicts for the Sony products; they themselves are the verdict of ultimate quality and splendid enjoyment. Especially, the X series is one of the best identities of Sony. The touch screen is quite magical and the audio quality...

By DigitalVersus on 80

Sony was a long way off the pace, still without a real PMP in its catalogue since the launch of mp3 generation Walkmans. The company has made up some ground with the X series, part of the Walkman range and with plenty arguments in its favour.Very...

By Computeractive on 80

Excellent audio quality, but the web browser feature isn't great and it's not...

By Stuff NZ on 80

When you look at a portable audio and video player as well engineered as the X1050, you cant help but wonder - if only for a moment - if Sony can still claw market share back from Apples iPod. After all, this $680 Walkman has a lot going for it. The...

By Sydney Morning Herald on 80

Sony Walkman X1050: willn Sony claw back market share? When you look at a portable audio and video player as well engineered as the X1050, you cant help but wonder – if only for a moment – if Sony can still claw market share back from Apples...

By cnet on 87

The X-Series is a superb choice for audiophiles who want a luxury device with an excellent touch-screen interface and plenty of other bells and...

By Whathifi.com on 80

This is the 16GB version of ’s latest X-Series Walkman. You’ll note the slightly different model number compared to the 32GB capacity machine we saw last month, which despite otherwise being exactly the same ‘multimedia...