I bought the Sony Walkman NWZ-E463 back in 2012, and 9 years later in 2021 it's still going strong! Here's a look at the Sony Walkman and what replaced it.
Sony Walkman NWZ-E463
It's not often that you can buy an electronic gadget that will last you years and years, but that's exactly what happened when I bought the Walkman Sony nwz-e463.
Back in 2012, I was getting ready to do a few months traveling, and decided I wanted a dedicated music player. My considerations were price, weight, battery life and storage – more or less in that order!I ended up buying the sony nwz-e463. Little did I know that I would be using it 9 years later. It's survived sailing across the Mediterranean, cycling from Greece to England and various other travel adventures. It's a sturdy little thing!
What replaced the Sony nwz e463?
As far as I am aware, Sony discontinued the E463 Walkman a couple of years ago. From what I can work out, it has been replaced with the E390 Series Walkman. You can see what they offer here:
Here's my original review of the Sony Walkman nwz-e463:
Sony NWZ-E463 Walkman Review
Finding a good MP3 players is a little like finding the Holy Grail, but the Sony Walkman NWZ-E463 seems to tick all the boxes that need ticking.
Everyone’s requirements for an MP3 player are different, but for me, I need something with an excellent battery life, is light, relatively cheap and easy to use. The Sony Walkman NWZ-E463 is all those things and more.
Many people prefer Apple products, but I am totally against their closed environment, and find they have many limitations.
The Sony Walkman NWZ-E463 is super easy to use, with the ability to easily drag and drop songs from one device to another. As I use a Linux based computer, this is particularly important.
The best thing about the Sony Walkman NWZ-E463 though, is its superb battery life. In every review or spec, it mentions that it has a 50 hour battery life.
Now, normally, I take these things with a pinch of salt, but it genuinely is the case. In fact, I have had my Sony Walkman NWZ-E463 for two and a half months now, and have only charged it once.
During that time, I have listened to it for a total of ten hours, and had it switched off the rest of the time. Even now, the battery shows at half charge – simply amazing!
Final Thoughts on the Sony MP3 Player
The Sony Walkman NWZ-E463 has definitely been one of my best buys, and will be great for use on my sailing trip, and I hope it continues performing well enough to take on the next cycling expedition.
They can be picked up for around the £45.00 mark off Amazon, which I think presents the best value for money when it comes to an MP3 player suitable for taking away travelling, cycling with, or using down the gym.
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