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Sony 8gb NWZ-A818 MP3 Player (violet), £59.99 instore @ Sainsburys

£59.99 @ Sainsbury's
Wow, the best MP3 player in the world (ok - IMO) at well over half the original RRP! I paid £129.99 and it's a testament to how good the player is that I'm not upset at how the price has dropped. Also… Read More
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8y, 10m agoFound 8 years, 10 months ago
Wow, the best MP3 player in the world (ok - IMO) at well over half the original RRP! I paid £129.99 and it's a testament to how good the player is that I'm not upset at how the price has dropped. Also the violet one is quite a good looker.
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#1
heres a video review & the bloke who site opposite me has one and loves it :)

http://reviews.cnet.com/mp3-players/sony-nwz-a818-8gb/4505-6490_7-32593873.html

worto.
#2
Bargain!!!!!!!:thumbsup:
#3
is this the 8gb one?
#4
bearman3784;3005563
is this the 8gb one?


yep :thumbsup:
#5
Several times have i plauded these players on here, fantastic if you can live without fm radio and creating playlists on the fly, these are the best built and best sounding flash based players on the market, closely followed by Samsung.

Good thing about Sony changing these models so frequently is the price drops and the bargains you get. All the replacement to these offers is a bigger screen and bluetooth capability, yet the bigger screen = a larger sized unit!, and this looks more stylish than the A820 series in my opinion too. Hot if you can get one, altho the violet may look a little feminine for us men. I have a white one on clearance I posted on here from Comet last month for £69
#6
good price and a very nice mp3 player
#7
I have the 2gb one and It is brilliant - so much better than the ipod nano I had before
the headphones are excellent also
#8
I noticed this sometime ago in the Sainsburys near where I live. Unfortunately they only had it in the purple colour. Not really the colour I wanted otherwise is was an excellent bargain.
#9
I've got the 2GB version which I got for £89 when it came out. The sound quality is truly excellent, video playback is great and its easy to use and has an unbelievable battery life (charges quickly too). The noise-cancelling headphones provided are fantastic although awkward to use.
#10
great price

I paid £57 for the 4 gig one on amazon a couple of weeks ago and I love it - bought a 2gig one from cheshire oaks Sony shop last weekend for the wife for £35 too (not bad as the ear phones supplied retail for this price on there own on amazon)

Can't go wrong at this price
#11
I have this though in Black and it is a good player, only one minor flaw that full volume could be louder. Also my headphones are very short if you have both ear buds in, won't reach for example your belt. Top breast pocket is about as far as you can go. That aside a real bargain.
#12
Hydromancer
I've got the 2GB version which I got for £89 when it came out. The sound quality is truly excellent, video playback is great and its easy to use and has an unbelievable battery life (charges quickly too). The noise-cancelling headphones provided are fantastic although awkward to use.


The headphones are not noise-cancelling, although they are still good. I have the 8gb black version, bought for £75, brilliant player, although my headphones have broken, may buy the creative ones on amazon for £7.99, heard they are good value.

Ethan
I have this though in Black and it is a good player, only one minor flaw that full volume could be louder. Also my headphones are very short if you have both ear buds in, won't reach for example your belt. Top breast pocket is about as far as you can go. That aside a real bargain.


The headpones come with an extension, they reach past my belt with no problems, without the extension they are really short, check the box the player came in you should have got one.
#13
taz12345
The headphones are not noise-cancelling, although they are still good. I have the 8gb black version, bought for £75, brilliant player, although my headphones have broken, may buy the creative ones on amazon for £7.99, heard they are good value.



The headpones come with an extension, they reach past my belt with no problems, without the extension they are really short, check the box the player came in you should have got one.


they reach my ears fine too from my jeans pocket and im 6'4!
#14
bearman3784
they reach my ears fine too from my jeans pocket and im 6'4!


Im 5'7 and they dont reach my ears from my jeans in fact they just about reach my ears from my jacket pocket, mabey they have made the earplugs a bit longer since I got mines, 8gb bought last December.
#15
Anyone know if these work well with audiiobooks - it looks as if you have to effectively burn books to CD and then reimport as MP3 to get titles bought from Audible on there.

Anyone use Audiobooks with these players and can recommend a better way?

Edit - tried Tuneclone & MelodyCan software, and ended up (after many hours effort) with massive multidisk audiobooks that are really hard to navigate. It's a great music player - but absolute rubbish for audiobooks.
#16
Argggghhh! Been wanting one of these for ages and bought one from Play but a few days ago. Still, only cost me £67 after HDUK voucher-ness and Quidco so can't complain too much. Looking forward to getting it in the post soon. The Sainsbury's price is by far the cheapest I've seen the player so voted hot, hot, hot...
#17
Wodja
Im 5'7 and they dont reach my ears from my jeans in fact they just about reach my ears from my jacket pocket, mabey they have made the earplugs a bit longer since I got mines, 8gb bought last December.


Your either not using the extension cable, or didn't get one by accident, because I'm 5'8 and they are fine.
#18
taz12345
Your either not using the extension cable, or didn't get one by accident, because I'm 5'8 and they are fine.


Didnt get one :thinking:
#19
thedon
Anyone know if these work well with audiiobooks - it looks as if you have to effectively burn books to CD and then reimport as MP3 to get titles bought from Audible on there.

Anyone use Audiobooks with these players and can recommend a better way?


This just works like a hard drive you just drop and drag the files onto it from a computer, no sonicstage or other software needed so you should be ok if they are mp3's :thumbsup:
#20
thedon;3006981
Anyone know if these work well with audiiobooks - it looks as if you have to effectively burn books to CD and then reimport as MP3 to get titles bought from Audible on there.

Anyone use Audiobooks with these players and can recommend a better way?


there is a software you can use to convert the audio books from Audible to mp3 :)
#21
taz12345

The headpones come with an extension, they reach past my belt with no problems, without the extension they are really short, check the box the player came in you should have got one.


Nope mine didn't, looks like they missed it from my box or maybe it's a new thing, but that at least sorts this issue for new buyers. Thanks.
#22
cant find this in the romford store, which is a shame!

been looking for the 8gb one, my 4gb is just not cutting the mustard!

anywhere near the romford or stratford locations sainsburys have stock of this? any one notice or seen them?
#23
Ethan
only one minor flaw that full volume could be louder. .


that was the major flaw that disappointed me when i bought this player.my 4 year old £10 cheap tesco mp3 player had more belt than the sony.after a few days of feeling gutted about buying it i did a search on the web and found mp3 gain a freeware programme that can increase,reduce or normilize(sp) your tracks without re-encoding them so no loss of quality and its all great now
i just keep 2 separate folders of my songs 1 for normal use and 1 for the sony player

i find increasing all tracks to 100db seems to be ok with not to much clipping

btw
i use any video converter to convert any videos to play on the player it seems quick and easy and i have had no problems
#24
scottyf
that was the major flaw that disappointed me when i bought this player.my 4 year old £10 cheap tesco mp3 player had more belt than the sony.after a few days of feeling gutted about buying it i did a search on the web and found mp3 gain a freeware programme that can increase,reduce or normilize(sp) your tracks without re-encoding them so no loss of quality and its all great now


Agreed, mp3Gain is a quality piece of freeware...good for standardizing the sound levels of your mp3 collection if you don't want to constantly fiddle with your volume control...and the process is totally reversible too.
#25
I really recommend a clear case for these - i bought one for mine and it is a very good buy
you can get them on ebay item number 170264253253
#26
scottyf
that was the major flaw that disappointed me when i bought this player.my 4 year old £10 cheap tesco mp3 player had more belt than the sony.after a few days of feeling gutted about buying it i did a search on the web and found mp3 gain a freeware programme that can increase,reduce or normilize(sp) your tracks without re-encoding them so no loss of quality and its all great now
i just keep 2 separate folders of my songs 1 for normal use and 1 for the sony player

i find increasing all tracks to 100db seems to be ok with not to much clipping

btw
i use any video converter to convert any videos to play on the player it seems quick and easy and i have had no problems


You gotta be deaf, I can't stand this thing at full volume! In fact in a quiet room I can have it less than ten.
#27
i agree mine would be incredibly loud at full volume - check on settings because you might have the AVLS on by default.
ilisten to music on mine at about 8/30
#28
ciaozammer
i agree mine would be incredibly loud at full volume - check on settings because you might have the AVLS on by default.
ilisten to music on mine at about 8/30


Thirded. I am amazed people think there is a problem with the sound output volume on this player, once again check the AVLS I believe it is on at default. But no way by using the supplied headphones and using this player at any more than 3/4 volume would have my ears literally shrieking in pain.

If not an AVLS problem, I would seriously take your player back to where you bought it from. The only complaints with this player should really be lack of FM, lack of audible format support, and not being able to create playlists on the fly.

Sound quality, build quality, screen quality and menu structuring are all its extremeley favoured qualities by all reviews both by users and by professional reviewers alike.
#29
None of these in Sainsburys Wrexham :(

Had a similar looking 4gb one for £49.99. Will try Chester tomorrow.

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