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Sony NW-S203F review

Limited but very good at what it does Tested at £89.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

One of the best performers in this category – if you’re a PC user on a decent budget, you must hear this sporty Walkman


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    Perfect exercising partner

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    excellent, grown-up sound delivery


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    Hamstrung by poor software

This 1GB player isn't cheap, is PC only, and uses Sony's limited SonicStage software. These negatives aside, you'll struggle to find a bad word to say about this latest Walkman.

Its one-handed operation (lefties may gripe), water-resistant finish and bundled armband make it ideal for exercisers. The rest of us can enjoy a very detailed, sophisticated sound.

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