Product Comparison: Sony NWZA-15 vs Fiio X1-II


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Fiio
Model
NWZA-15
X1-II
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Introducing the A10 Series High-Resolution Walkman®. The greatest name in portable music meets the latest standard in premium audio.
The new 2nd generation FiiO X1 lossless portable music player brings comprehensive improvements of performance, ergonomics and design, starting with its touch wheel. Light and portable, its aluminum alloy body is compact with a natural arc contour for comfortable hand-holding.
Key Specs
Memory
16 GB
0 GB
Display
Yes
Yes
Integrated Speaker(s)
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony NWZA-15 A Series High-Res Walkman, 16 GB - Black
  • It has the capacity to expand the memory to a decent maximum size as well which is also a great selling point.
  • There's 16GB on board, but I stuck in a 32GB memory card which stores more than enough hi-res files to keep me occupied for a few months.
  • The file storage capacity with a 64Gb microSD card is more than I could possibly fill.
  • Navigation on the screen is clear and concise.
  • Very pleased with Sony Walkman mp3 player it works well and has great storage potential.
Fiio X1-II 2nd Generation Portable High Resolution Music Player (Silver)
  • Lots of storage possible (I have over 20,000 songs, audio books, and other audio files of various kinds)
  • The default theme is high contrast black and white, which makes the screen easier to read. The graphics are much nicer, especially the song background.
  • This includes the screen, which results in a slightly less crisp image; however, it also resists finger prints, which is a really nice feature.
  • The player will support up to a 256GB micro-Sd card but I have found that a 200GB card at about half the price is more than sufficient to hold the majority of my digital collection.
  • This is an excellent replacement for an ipod classic. I use a 128 Gb SD card, and have had no problems playing MP3 files.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
4.33 in.
3.82 in.
Width
1.69 in.
2.19 in.
Depth
0.31 in.
0.47 in.
Weight
2.33 oz.
3.6 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony NWZA-15 A Series High-Res Walkman, 16 GB - Black
  • it looks very sleek and stylish - defninitely some design improvements overearlier models.
  • This is a neat and tidy piece of kit and is smaller than it looks in the photos (about the size of an iPod).
  • I got it unboxed I saw that it looked even better in the hand. Quite light,fairly small and from what I can see really well made.
  • It's a lovely little black monolithic piece of design. It really won't take up much space in your pocket, bag, purse, bag, sack or secret safe.
  • The design, feel and materials used in the device are in my opinion spot on.
Fiio X1-II 2nd Generation Portable High Resolution Music Player (Silver)
  • Excellent build quality, excellent sound quality
  • Build quality is solid enough. It doesn't feel high end but doesn't feel cheap, either.
  • The build quality of the X1 is nice, and I haven’t had an issue with the day-to-day operations
  • Solid build, physically it feels well made, decent metal case.
  • Convenient size. The X1 is small enough that I can carry it in the same pocket as my cellphone but still large enough that I can use it one-handed.
Features
Supported Audio Formats
MP3, WMA (Non-DRM), AAC (Non-DRM), HE-AAC, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, Linear PCM
APE, FLAC, WAV, WMA, ALAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless
Memory Card Slot
Yes
Yes
Input(s)
USB port, 3.5mm Jack, WM-PORT
3.5mm Jack, USB port
Usability
2.2" TFT color display
2" TFT (320×240)
Voice Recorder
No
No
Video Playback
Yes
No
Bluetooth Enabled
Yes
Yes
Extras
NFC, S-Master HX™, DSEE HX upscaling, ClearAudio+, Featuring aptX®
Gapless playback, Supports lyrics, Supports up to 256GB MicroSD, Supports in-line remote control
What customers say about "Features"
Sony NWZA-15 A Series High-Res Walkman, 16 GB - Black
  • Great sound with all the headphones I've tried. Excellent depth and sound space.
  • Nice inteface, does exactly what it's supposed to, without any other guff present on Android and Apple devices.
  • Drag and Drop transfer of music, no software required (and you can use it to transfer music between computers).
  • I use the Bluetooth function with my stereo in my living room and the sound is quite literally incredible!
  • I also have NFC headphones and this device supports NFC pairing - just place the headphones by the back of the device and they start pairing.
Fiio X1-II 2nd Generation Portable High Resolution Music Player (Silver)
  • It is able to shuffle my complete library. Or I can select by Artist, Album, Genre, etc. So far so good!
  • Sound wise it's transparent. It doesn't color the sound at all. Comparing it to iPhone 7 Plus driven into an Apogee ONE for iPad/Mac, I couldn't hear much difference except for loudness.
  • Fiio pre-installs a front-face protector, and includes a spare, which is cool.
  • In the gym I use BeatsX headphones, and I couldn’t see going back to wired, even for FLAC. The Fiio connected just fine to my BeatsX
  • Sound is superb and detailed, even on material that challenges most music players (complex classical pieces, for example).
  • The UI on the unit itself is usable, but certainly not as user-friendly as an iPod.
Accessories
Included With Unit
USB cable
USB cable, Clear case, Screen protector
Power
Battery Life
50 hours
15 hours

Sony NWZA-15

Fiio X1-II

What customers say about "Power"
Sony NWZA-15 A Series High-Res Walkman, 16 GB - Black
  • Battery Life is stellar, even when playing Hi-Res files.
  • I literally use this daily and it's battery life is absolutely brilliant, which is another considerable factor of supremacy over the lowly ipod, and one of many in my opinion.
  • Battery life is so good, you're not hunting for a charge all the time.
  • Battery life is amazing, it lasts weeks without needing charging.
  • The battery has been one of the most pleasing aspects of this purchase!
Fiio X1-II 2nd Generation Portable High Resolution Music Player (Silver)
  • Great battery life, drag and drop loading, expandable memory, and great value for the money.
  • Great battery life. I use it two hours a day, turn it off when I leave the car for longer than ten minutes, and only have to charge it maybe once a week/every ten days
  • I haven't run the battery down, but I haven't played it for more than 4 hours at a time.
  • So far, the battery power has been extraordinary. No complaints; I use it each night when I go to bed, and I certainly don't have to charge it each day.
  • The battery life on the player is good and it has support for multiple file formats.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, FCC

Sony NWZA-15

Fiio X1-II

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