Sony NW-A35 High Resolution Audio Walkman £129 @ Amazon UK
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Sony NW-A35 High Resolution Audio Walkman £129 @ Amazon UK

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Found 20th Nov
Sony NW-A35 High Resolution Audio Walkman (3.1-inch Touch Display, 16 GB, Micro SD with 45-Hour Battery Life) - Black

Cheapest it's ever been from Amazon, a very good Digital Audio Player

Amazon Deal of the Day

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£93.48 used - very good in Warehouse Deals after factoring in the 20% discount.
Edited by: "b3ats" 20th Nov

Where do you get your music from and is it free ?

I don't understand what the market is like for these now. A smart phone now does the job of one of these and even if the DAC of that smart phone is not that great you can buy a tiny little DAC to link between the mobile and your headphone.These devices must have a very very niche market in 2017.

presterjohn713 m ago

I don't understand what the market is like for these now. A smart phone …I don't understand what the market is like for these now. A smart phone now does the job of one of these and even if the DAC of that smart phone is not that great you can buy a tiny little DAC to link between the mobile and your headphone.These devices must have a very very niche market in 2017.


I sometimes use a music player if I don't want to cane my mobile's battery.
Many smartphones barely make it through the day and if you are going to be walking around all day and you would like music, then you might not be able to make an emergency call at the end of the day.

Marizu1 h, 17 m ago

I sometimes use a music player if I don't want to cane my mobile's …I sometimes use a music player if I don't want to cane my mobile's battery.Many smartphones barely make it through the day and if you are going to be walking around all day and you would like music, then you might not be able to make an emergency call at the end of the day.


I guess that would count for some users. Personally I have spare battery for just such occasions and most modern phones with unswappable batteries tend to be fast charging nowadays. Personally for me at least that does not leave a huge market left for such a device. I've not voted cold because the price is cheaper for those that want such a thing.

presterjohn711 h, 26 m ago

I don't understand what the market is like for these now. A smart phone …I don't understand what the market is like for these now. A smart phone now does the job of one of these and even if the DAC of that smart phone is not that great you can buy a tiny little DAC to link between the mobile and your headphone.These devices must have a very very niche market in 2017.


If you listen to music on the go a lot, there are lots of advantages to a dedicated player.

1. Battery life - and saving the battery of your mobile.
2. Storage - phone storage is valuable, and some phones don't have an extra ssd slot.
3. Being able to listen in places with no/poor/unreliable/expensive data connections - public transport, holidays abroad and travelling generally, being in remote locations.
4. Physical buttons - allow you to skip and pause tracks without taking it out of your pocket.

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I'm using a dedicated music player for the following reasons:

* Battery, doesn't cane your mobile battery
* Storage, running a 128GB card, again freeing up your mobile device
* No low or non-existent signal problems
* The DACs inside the better music players are better than the rubbish most mobile phones put out!

Plus some others but they are the main points for me

eatmorefish3 h, 38 m ago

https://www.amazon.de/Sony-High-Resolution-Walkman-Bluetooth-Laufzeit/dp/B01NCTHCG7?SubscriptionId=AKIAJKVC5TM5C4Y6TOSQ&tag=haggle-de-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01NCTHCG7&th=1Amazon.de do a version without headphones even cheaper (OOS but orderable).


Just checked now and it's back up to 199€

presterjohn713 h, 20 m ago

I don't understand what the market is like for these now. A smart phone …I don't understand what the market is like for these now. A smart phone now does the job of one of these and even if the DAC of that smart phone is not that great you can buy a tiny little DAC to link between the mobile and your headphone.These devices must have a very very niche market in 2017.



I've got the previous model to this and the sound quality is superb, absolutely no comparison between this and a phone.
Edited by: "Mikey1610" 20th Nov

Cheers Op, heated!

Decided to take the risk on the used - like new option which has come through at £98.

Fingers crossed this one is as described....unlike my last failed attempt with Warehouse deals!

Great deal, paid £180 for this a couple of months ago

Had considered one but it doesn't seem to have any streaming abilities like Chromecast or WiFi services in general. Literally an old skool MP3 player which is good but I don't think I could survive without some web services. Also I would hope the DAC is excellent over a phone DAC.
Edited by: "David23" 20th Nov

Danger_Mouse2 h, 40 m ago

I'm using a dedicated music player for the following reasons:* Battery, …I'm using a dedicated music player for the following reasons:* Battery, doesn't cane your mobile battery* Storage, running a 128GB card, again freeing up your mobile device* No low or non-existent signal problems* The DACs inside the better music players are better than the rubbish most mobile phones put out!Plus some others but they are the main points for me



Same reasons here as follows:
*Battery life - My phone battery barely lasts a day so having a separate music player means that's one less drain on my phone's battery capacity.

*Storage - My dedicated music player has 256GB of storage and that's still not enough. I can't cram that much into my phone as well as the usual phone storage usage for apps, photos and videos! When 1TB of internal phone storage and 5000mAh batteries become the norm, I may be swayed!

*Sound quality - I'm sure the sound quality of my music player is better than my phone, but I've never done a shootout to confirm!

*I just like having a dedicated music player!

So, yes, there's still a market for these things.

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Also, using uncompressed FLACs direct from CDs sound so much better than the low quality compressed MP3s you get from online streaming or purchases. Used CDs cost pennies now, and give better sound so to me it's more than worth it.

Have a look on sites like HeadFi, there's a massive market for these world wide

Marizu5 h, 49 m ago

I sometimes use a music player if I don't want to cane my mobile's …I sometimes use a music player if I don't want to cane my mobile's battery.Many smartphones barely make it through the day and if you are going to be walking around all day and you would like music, then you might not be able to make an emergency call at the end of the day.


That's a poor smartphone then surely? Mine lasts at least 2 days, snapdragon 625 with a 3450mAh battery. Playing a bit of music's fine, even through Bluetooth headphones

Storage, fair enough, though I use Google play music so only have about 10GB cached locally on 64GB internal storage. Not feeling the need to expand.

Sound quality is a definite win there, though what are you doing during the 9-5 that you can have wired headphones and benefit from FLACs? Personally I'm sat in an office so I need noise cancelling (even the air con is noisy) and if I didn't have it, I sure as heck wouldn't benefit from FLAC with the background noise. Plus it's nice to have Bluetooth so I don't have to take my headphones off when going to the bathroom.

I used to be into lossless audio and still am for archival, but for listening? Not since uni. Now that I have time pressures convenience wins.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 20th Nov

I sued to have one of the older Sony players, but what put my off was the software.
It was the most terrible experience I ever had and was like playing poker with the devil (you never knew what it was going to do next)
When I did get music onto it, the sound quality was brilliant and the battery life was pretty outstanding as well.

Alas, the software experience put me off Sony portable devices.

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Don't need to worry about the software now, drag and drop onto a Micro SD card, job done

Thick question!Is this device compatible with Spotify ,Deezer or Amazon music?

can this play my old 78's?

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cheaperthebetter1 h, 5 m ago

Thick question!Is this device compatible with Spotify ,Deezer or Amazon …Thick question!Is this device compatible with Spotify ,Deezer or Amazon music?


No, this is an offline DAP

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badgerpelt36 m ago

can this play my old 78's?


WHAT'S THAT SONNY, SPEAK UP, I CAN'T HEAR YOU

Would be good if it has streaming abilities

Isn't a sony phone (eg xz premium) just as good sound quality as this? I know it supports Hi res audio and LDAC, us you have the option of Saudi streaming services too. If so, why don't people get that rather than buying two products? (other than batter life argument, although Sony phome battery life is pretty good)
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