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Sony NW-A35 Walkman®

High-resolution portable digital music player with Bluetooth® (Charcoal Black)

MFR # 12550239

Sony NW-A35 Walkman®

Sony NW-A35 Walkman®

High-resolution portable digital music player with Bluetooth® (Charcoal Black)

MFR # 12550239

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Beats any other mp3 player

T from Naples, FL on 1/13/2018

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Great product.. Easy to use and compact.. Excellent customer service as well

Pros: Size, storage, ease of use

Cons: None so far

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Sony NW-A35 portable hi-res

Crutchfield customer from Huntersville, NC on 12/29/2017

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Very disappointed in this purchase. Sony Walkman NW-A35 high resolution MP3 player. The interface was easy to navigate but was not easy to use. The touch screen buttons are very small and do not always register your finger when touched. The player has an overall cheap feel to it for costing its price point. When transferring music from Windows media player or from a Windows music folder the cover art does not transfer. Downloaded Sony's Media Go app to my pc to create a catalog of music to reformat and put on this player. I found it very time consuming and ½ of what was downloaded to Media Go still did not have the correct cover art or was missing it altogether. Buyer beware, this unit is Bluetooth but when paired with a device the volume is totally inoperable. If your Bluetooth device does not have a volume control on it, the music comes thru FULL BLAST with no way to control its volume. I am very disappointed in Sony for such a poor quality MP3 player. I own many other Sony devices and could not be more pleased. I absolutely do not recommend this player for purchase or use. Thank you Crutchfield for your support and taking this player back.

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You can pay more but why would you?

Al from Nanticoke, PA on 12/26/2017

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Garbage in garbage out. So If you want to load this player with .mp3's, it's your loss. With FLAC Hi Res and Windows Mathematically Lossless it is capable of so much better sound. With an optional micro SD card, you'll never outgrow it's memory. Best player for my money. Please do yourself a favor and pair this player with big boy headphones, not earphones. No additional software needed with Windows 10 as media player works fine, but be careful to choose a Hi Res format or Windows Mathematically Lossless format along with the highest sampling rate when you record your library to the computer.

Pros: True Hi Res and near Hi Res sound depending on your music source

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Great product to Replace I-Pod

Andrew from Pittsburg, KS on 12/21/2017

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I purchased this device to replace my I Pod Touch and to remove myself from proprietary clutches of Apple products. What I noticed was that this device can play the Hi-Rez files. Also I noticed that the Walkman came preloaded with 3 DSD songs. Being an old analog guy, I was skeptical of the sound quality of the Hi-Rez songs. After listening to them through my Seinhauser headphones. I'm convinced of the sound quality.. If you are like me wanting to replace your I-Pod and not spend a lot of money, buy this product and a good way to get into Hi-Rez audio files. Thanks to Drummer for helping me with this product. My next purchase will be a stand along DAC to play through my Marantz amp. Crutchfield came through again.

Pros: Great sound Media Go software to transfer files a breeze to use Good intro product to Hi-Rez files

Cons: None so far

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this thing is a major improvement in my life

Arthur from Leawood, KS on 12/16/2017

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After looking at hi-res players for a couple months, I settled on the NW-A35 and am very pleased. First, I cannot believe how much I like using a dedicated music player over my Android phone. You know how tools that try to do everything often do nothing really well? IMO, that's the modern smartphone in a nutshell. If you're serious about music, you really should think about a dedicated music player. The sound is absolutely great. I have a variety of headphones: Bose QC15, B&W P7, Shure SE215, old Bose in-ears, and the sound is amazing with all. I don't know if it's the Sony's DAC, its headphone amp, or just the placebo effect, but I felt like I noticed a big improvement in sound quality right away. I primarily listen to higher-rate (256k/320k) MP3s, not true HD files. I loaded up a few HD- and CD-quality FLAC albums, but honestly can't tell the difference between them and my regular MP3s. The EQ settings (particularly ClearAudio) are useful, too. After a couple weeks, I plugged it into my car's aux jack and WOW...even my car's audio system sounded better. The Sony really shines as a car audio source, if you use an aux input and don't need OS integration: It spits out great sound, and is very easy to use in without looking at it, or with only brief glances. With my phone, I was always fighting screen locks and other apps popping up in front of my music player when I was driving...this is a much safer alternative.

Pros: Awesome sound. Volume adjustments +/- are in very fine gradients, so you can set the perfect volume. External buttons are handy and easy to use, so you can pause, skip tracks, or adjust the volume without looking. Useful EQ settings (I found ClearAudio+ to be a big improvement in most settings). UI has very minimal screen lag. microSD card slot.

Cons: Screen is a little small, especially if you have man-hands like me. Ideally, I would have preferred a slightly larger screen & unit. The proprietary USB cable is kind of a drag. Fortunately, you can get spares. No wifi support -- this means no streaming from your DLNA/UPnP server.

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Sony NW-A35 Walkman

Crutchfield customer from Wake Forest, NC on 10/30/2017

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Love using this Walkman. Able to load all my CDs. Crutchfield has provided great advice and service to me over 15 years.

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Sony NW-A35 Walkman

Napoleon from Hidalgo, Tx on 8/3/2017

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Awesome sound, greate software easy to sink and nice LCD screen to control The divice

Pros: Only weight a few ounces, easy to control and sink

Cons: No microphone include :(

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Sony's Magnum Opus

Ed from San Antonio, TX on 8/1/2017

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I was blown away by this Walkman's sound quality and even more amazed to be able to transfer an entire library of WMA music files (over 100GB) onto a tiny 128GB MicroSD card (purchased separately). The technology advancements behind this Walkman are nothing short of astounding... it's like holding a roomful of high-end audio equipment in the palm of your hand. The Sony Media Go app makes transferring music files from your computer to the Walkman super easy. Transferring a large library can take several hours but that can be shortened by using a faster USB 3.0 connection if available. The NW-A35 includes Bluetooth for connecting to wireless headphones, speakers, or car/home stereo while a standard 3.5mm jack allows wired connection to the same devices. A proprietary Sony USB cord is included for battery charging and data transfer.

Pros: Compact size, solid metal construction, long battery life, Bluetooth

Cons: None

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