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Sony NWZ-E438F


$140.00 Released August, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Long battery life. Sound quality. Screen is very sharp and bright.

The Cons:Has to rebuild its library every time you start it. Proprietary sync/charge cable. No memory expansion.

The NWZ-E438F is a portable media player launched by Sony in late August 2008. For more information on the Sony NWZ-E438F please see the Sony E Series.

Features

  • Capacity: 8GB
  • Screen: 2" QVGA (320x240)
  • Supported audio formats: MP3, WMA, AAC-LC (unsecured only), Linear PCM3
  • Supported video formats: AVC (H.264/AVC), MPEG-4, and WMV
  • Battery life: 40 hours audio / 10 hours video
  • Dimensions: W 1 3/4 x H 3 5/8 x D 5/16" (42.9 x H89.5 x D7.5mm)
  • Weight: 1.6 oz (46g)

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User Reviews (24)

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Pros
  • 17

    Long battery life

  • 12

    Sound quality

  • 11

    Screen is very sharp and bright

  • 9

    Fits in your pocket nice

  • 8

    Easy-to-use GUI

  • 7

    Solid build

  • 7

    includes FM radio

  • 6

    Mounts as removable media

  • 6

    User adjustable equalizer

  • 5

    video playback

  • 3

    affordable price

  • 3

    very good FM reception

  • 3

    Visually appealing design

  • -1

    It plays a lot of sound, photo and video file formats.

Cons
  • 9

    has to rebuild its library every time you start it

  • 7

    Proprietary sync/charge cable

  • 7

    No memory expansion

  • 5

    no support for open source audio formats (OGG or FLAC)

  • 4

    no intelligent shuffle

  • 3

    Glossy surface attracts fingerprints

  • 3

    poor stock earbuds

  • 3

    No voice recorder

  • 3

    Would have been nice to have a AC power supply come bundled, it is an optional accessory

  • 2

    No podcast support

  • 2

    no "sens-me" song selection

  • 2

    Does not work with premier audio book site: audible.com.

  • 1

    Headphone jack is on the bottom

  • 1

    integrated battery...bad idea, sony!

  • 1

    FM tuner reception is poor

  • 1

    Missing several sound enhancements that came in previous Walkmans

  • 1

    fewer features than S-Series (backgrounds, screen savers etc)

  • 0

    throw away headphones

  • 0

    Dull design

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venturesrock: #sony_nwz_e438f I plyugged it in and it immediately loaded my music. Takes a while to load my 15oo songs, but is easu to use and sounds great. The earphones included are fair, but I used better earphones and get great sound. Love it. Mar 31, 09
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