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Sony NW-A45 Refurbished Walkman with High-Resolution Audio, BLUETOOTH connectivity, S-Master HX and large touch screen £74 @ Centres Direct
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Sony NW-A45 Refurbished Walkman with High-Resolution Audio, BLUETOOTH connectivity, S-Master HX and large touch screen £74 @ Centres Direct

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Posted 17th Aug

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Dark Grey - Refurbished with 12 month warranty

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Refurbished: NWA45B.CEW.A

  • High-Resolution Audio compatible
  • Digital Noise Cancelling and ambient sound model
  • Available with 16GB on-board storage
  • 45 hours playback between charges
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powerbrick17/08/2019 08:59

Null point as doesn't everyone always have their phone with them also? …Null point as doesn't everyone always have their phone with them also? Why carry two devices?


Null point....

Why does anyone take a 3DS/Vita with them when they can game on their phone? Why do people like myself dedicate floorspace to proper hi-fi equipment in our crap sized UK homes instead of getting el-cheapo 'badged' supermarket soundbar fodder? Why do some people prefer blu rays over compressed video? Why do some people prefer hi-res audio over compressed audio? Why do people read on tablets? Why do people have dedicated e-readers? Why don't people just read on their phone? Why do people take a book out with them?

Some people like better quality in whatever they do, whether it be gaming or listening to music...different strokes and all that.

I am happy to settle for a decent DAC in my mobile phone, films I am passionate about I like the physical media, films I am less passionate about I am happy with watching on lesser codecs on the likes of Netflix. I like the convenience of MP3 for car and phone use but would never settle for less than FLAC on Hi-Fi equipment for home audio listening....once again...different strokes.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 17th Aug
powerbrick17/08/2019 13:23

Don't know if anyone has told you since your recovery but mobile device …Don't know if anyone has told you since your recovery but mobile device gaming is quite popular. Phones have moved on alot since the Nokia 3310 you might have be used to..... We have moved on from 'snake'.


Considering I own a Vita and a 3ds and a snapdragon 835 based mobile phone I am well aware that mobile gaming is still crap without a joypad
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Why are these so desirable? What's the matter with a phone loaded with mp3s or Spotify?
Cameron9217/08/2019 08:36

Why are these so desirable? What's the matter with a phone loaded with …Why are these so desirable? What's the matter with a phone loaded with mp3s or Spotify?


Nothing the matter, why do some people choose soundbars and wireless bluetooth speakers over a proper hi-fi setup?

The DACs (in general) within digital audio players tend to be superior to those in mobile phones which are built to a cost and battery life is superior in a digital audio player...some people are drawn to sound quality and battery life on a dedicated audio player....others not.
cicobuff17/08/2019 08:42

Nothing the matter, why do some people choose soundbars and wireless …Nothing the matter, why do some people choose soundbars and wireless bluetooth speakers over a proper hi-fi setup?The DACs (in general) within digital audio players tend to be superior to those in mobile phones which are built to a cost and battery life is superior in a digital audio player...some people are drawn to sound quality and battery life on a dedicated audio player....others not.


Another point is that this is likely cheaper to replace if you go for a run or a take it on holiday or whatever, compared to a mobile phone.
Mr.Nutts17/08/2019 08:50

Another point is that this is likely cheaper to replace if you go for a …Another point is that this is likely cheaper to replace if you go for a run or a take it on holiday or whatever, compared to a mobile phone.


Null point as doesn't everyone always have their phone with them also? Why carry two devices?
battery life and supported arudio codects.
Edited by: "Malcolm_Duff" 17th Aug
full price i would cpect them tyo come weuth headphes tho
Sold out
powerbrick17/08/2019 08:59

Null point as doesn't everyone always have their phone with them also? …Null point as doesn't everyone always have their phone with them also? Why carry two devices?


Null point....

Why does anyone take a 3DS/Vita with them when they can game on their phone? Why do people like myself dedicate floorspace to proper hi-fi equipment in our crap sized UK homes instead of getting el-cheapo 'badged' supermarket soundbar fodder? Why do some people prefer blu rays over compressed video? Why do some people prefer hi-res audio over compressed audio? Why do people read on tablets? Why do people have dedicated e-readers? Why don't people just read on their phone? Why do people take a book out with them?

Some people like better quality in whatever they do, whether it be gaming or listening to music...different strokes and all that.

I am happy to settle for a decent DAC in my mobile phone, films I am passionate about I like the physical media, films I am less passionate about I am happy with watching on lesser codecs on the likes of Netflix. I like the convenience of MP3 for car and phone use but would never settle for less than FLAC on Hi-Fi equipment for home audio listening....once again...different strokes.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 17th Aug
Great MP3 player. Stick a large capacity micro SD card in (just drag and drop mp3s / FLACs etc on to the card) and off you go. I went for the NW-A55 (not available in UK) because theres no volume limiter. Battery lasts 30-40 hours easily (less if youre using wireless phones). Sound is better than your phone. Very compact and ideal for journeys especially when you dont want to use your phone.
Edited by: "Nick66" 17th Aug
Nick6617/08/2019 09:18

Great MP3 player. Stick a large capacity micro SD card in (just drag and …Great MP3 player. Stick a large capacity micro SD card in (just drag and drop mp3s / FLACs etc on to the card) and off you go. I went for the NW-A55 (not available in UK) because theres no volume control. Battery lasts 30-40 hours easily (less if youre using wireless phones). Sound is better than your phone. Very compact and ideal for journeys especially when you dont want to use your phone.


No volume control? Do you mean no volume limiter?
powerbrick17/08/2019 08:59

Null point as doesn't everyone always have their phone with them also? …Null point as doesn't everyone always have their phone with them also? Why carry two devices?


Try listening to music for long periods on a phone, doubt the battery is going to last. This walkman is better than any android phone I’ve had for playing music as most android apps never find all my music.

Sure you can use an iphone, but then you’re paying way above premium for memory instead of £20 for a 128gb card.
Already brought this last year great player
38281481-khh7v.jpgHave the both a35 and a45 both good players, although a45 has better battery and I have 128gb sd card in both
Got one of these last year (think it was the nw-25hn for £54) from them and despite a few marks, it's been brilliant. Sound quality is excellent.
Picked up a refurb one of these from Argos earlier this week, so wondered if some might appear elsewhere. Mine appears brand new, with not a mark on it, only thing missing were headphones.
Edited by: "5lugger" 17th Aug
Is the sound better than a LG V40 for instance? That has a dedicated DAC.
Daniel_Willers17/08/2019 09:22

Try listening to music for long periods on a phone, doubt the battery is …Try listening to music for long periods on a phone, doubt the battery is going to last. This walkman is better than any android phone I’ve had for playing music as most android apps never find all my music.Sure you can use an iphone, but then you’re paying way above premium for memory instead of £20 for a 128gb card.


Totally true I have 2 of these and battery lasts few days if playing continuously, the point is you can carry your whole music collection in your pocket in high quality flac or hi res audio, you can stream wireless to any Bluetooth speakers at high quality, and you don't need a Internet connection to play Spotify, try do this on phone your battery would suffer, your memory will virtually fill up. There is still a market for dedicated players like this
guildfordhighstreet17/08/2019 09:45

Is the sound better than a LG V40 for instance? That has a dedicated DAC.


I think the V40 (and V30 and V20) would be one of the few phones that would give this a run for its money. As you say, it has a dedicated DAC specifically for high res audio and can handle high bit rate FLAC files. I can't comment which is better as I have neither, but if you have a V40 you've got the best possible phone audio experience (if you're using FLAC files or similar).
buzzbuzz888817/08/2019 09:56

I think the V40 (and V30 and V20) would be one of the few phones that …I think the V40 (and V30 and V20) would be one of the few phones that would give this a run for its money. As you say, it has a dedicated DAC specifically for high res audio and can handle high bit rate FLAC files. I can't comment which is better as I have neither, but if you have a V40 you've got the best possible phone audio experience (if you're using FLAC files or similar).


The sony a45 has LDAC Bluetooth compression to which the LG dosent, so streaming music would be better on the Sony, but like you said the LG is probably the best phone for audio
powerbrick17/08/2019 08:59

Null point as doesn't everyone always have their phone with them also? …Null point as doesn't everyone always have their phone with them also? Why carry two devices?


It's not a null point. Not everyone wants to take their expensive smartphone to places where it can risk being damaged.

e.g. my mum doesn't like taking her iPhone to the beach and to the pool on holiday, so she takes her iPod.


And as mentioned, this has better battery and playback capabilities, on average.
How do people get songso put on MP3 players these days?
little_green17/08/2019 10:18

How do people get songso put on MP3 players these days?


I generally buy CDs still (Amazon resellers selling second hand for £1-3 delivered, once an album is over 6 months old), rip the album onto my PC using EAC (exact audio copy) so I have FLAC files. I listen to those on my main hi-fi via a network player attached to the same WiFi network as my PC.

I then copy and paste the FLAC files directly to my Fiio X3 (essentially the same as an MP3 player but it can play high resolution files like the device in this deal). I then use an audio converter program on my pc to convert the FLAC files to mp3s to copy and paste to my phone (it cant handle FLACs).

All a bit long winded, but it gets me the music I want on all my devices, at the best quality they can handle.
cicobuff17/08/2019 09:22

No volume control? Do you mean no volume limiter?



Ha! Yes, edited it now. Quite important some times too...
Edited by: "Nick66" 17th Aug
Bavy17/08/2019 09:33

Already brought this last year great player [Image] Have the both a35 and …Already brought this last year great player [Image] Have the both a35 and a45 both good players, although a45 has better battery and I have 128gb sd card in both



A55 is better again It will also fit in a A45 case.
Mr.Nutts17/08/2019 10:17

It's not a null point. Not everyone wants to take their expensive …It's not a null point. Not everyone wants to take their expensive smartphone to places where it can risk being damaged.e.g. my mum doesn't like taking her iPhone to the beach and to the pool on holiday, so she takes her iPod.And as mentioned, this has better battery and playback capabilities, on average.


Its as if insurance didn't exist.....
guildfordhighstreet17/08/2019 09:45

Is the sound better than a LG V40 for instance? That has a dedicated DAC.


The price difference is huge between them. I have neither but have a G7, which has a similar audio setup. I think Thier previous DAC was better in the G5.
Bavy17/08/2019 10:08

The sony a45 has LDAC Bluetooth compression to which the LG dosent, so …The sony a45 has LDAC Bluetooth compression to which the LG dosent, so streaming music would be better on the Sony, but like you said the LG is probably the best phone for audio


My G7 has LDAC support. So the V40 should.
cicobuff17/08/2019 09:11

Null point....Why does anyone take a 3DS/Vita with them when they can game …Null point....Why does anyone take a 3DS/Vita with them when they can game on their phone? Why do people like myself dedicate floorspace to proper hi-fi equipment in our crap sized UK homes instead of getting el-cheapo 'badged' supermarket soundbar fodder? Why do some people prefer blu rays over compressed video? Why do some people prefer hi-res audio over compressed audio? Why do people read on tablets? Why do people have dedicated e-readers? Why don't people just read on their phone? Why do people take a book out with them?Some people like better quality in whatever they do, whether it be gaming or listening to music...different strokes and all that.I am happy to settle for a decent DAC in my mobile phone, films I am passionate about I like the physical media, films I am less passionate about I am happy with watching on lesser codecs on the likes of Netflix. I like the convenience of MP3 for car and phone use but would never settle for less than FLAC on Hi-Fi equipment for home audio listening....once again...different strokes.


3DS/Vita, just woke up from a coma
guildfordhighstreet17/08/2019 09:45

Is the sound better than a LG V40 for instance? That has a dedicated DAC.


Also to add use stock LG music app to play music or there are 2 or 3 others that will bypass the standard android audio processing pipeline and actually use the DAC. Otherwise if your using poweraudio or mxplayer then you'll be using the standard android audio pipeline and quality will be "normal" and you won't be benefitting from the DAC.
Unfortunately it's android itself that's responsible for the audio limits including the delay especially in Bluetooth if you're using aac, SBC, aptx or whatever.
How seamless is the Bluetooth connectivity on these?
powerbrick17/08/2019 11:12

3DS/Vita, just woke up from a coma


Sounds like u are the only confused one.
little_green17/08/2019 10:18

How do people get songso put on MP3 players these days?


Rip cd, download flac files and for convenience use YouTube to mp3 converter the paid version gives you option the option of what compression to use, flac, and any bit rate
powerbrick17/08/2019 11:07

Its as if insurance didn't exist.....


Insurance does exist, but you'd be without a phone for the duration of your holiday, then have to put the claim in, and set up your new phone, and some people don't keep on top of their back ups even if they're automatic/cloud based.

Just because you prefer your phone, doesn't mean it's the best option for everyone.
cicobuff17/08/2019 11:39

Sounds like u are the only confused one.


Yeah that brand new Vita, gonna be smash hit for Sony
powerbrick17/08/2019 13:13

Yeah that brand new Vita, gonna be smash hit for Sony


Do you know of any newer current handheld (albeit the semi handheld switch) consoles you could be gaming on... You're hard work or just plain here to troll on.
cicobuff17/08/2019 13:18

Do you know of any newer current handheld (albeit the semi handheld …Do you know of any newer current handheld (albeit the semi handheld switch) consoles you could be gaming on... You're hard work or just plain here to troll on.


Don't know if anyone has told you since your recovery but mobile device gaming is quite popular. Phones have moved on alot since the Nokia 3310 you might have be used to..... We have moved on from 'snake'.
powerbrick17/08/2019 13:23

Don't know if anyone has told you since your recovery but mobile device …Don't know if anyone has told you since your recovery but mobile device gaming is quite popular. Phones have moved on alot since the Nokia 3310 you might have be used to..... We have moved on from 'snake'.


Considering I own a Vita and a 3ds and a snapdragon 835 based mobile phone I am well aware that mobile gaming is still crap without a joypad
cicobuff17/08/2019 13:47

Considering I own a Vita and a 3ds and a snapdragon 835 based mobile phone …Considering I own a Vita and a 3ds and a snapdragon 835 based mobile phone I am well aware that mobile gaming is still crap without a joypad


Even with a gamepad you can't compare playing something like uncharted on a Sony handheld to mobile gaming.
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