Our 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
Perfect exercising partner
excellent, grown-up sound delivery
Hamstrung by poor software
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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.