Product Comparison: Apple iPod Shuffle vs Sony NWZ-B183F/BC
- 2GB is plenty of memory for our uses.
- Enough memory for a lengthy playlist, buttons are easy to use.
- The 2GB of memory is excellent space for around 250 average length songs (my best guess).
- Needs more memory.
- You can create playlists, but memory and options are limited.
- The buttons are easy to maneuver without looking.
- This model is better than my last model in terms of sound quality!
- Display characters are too small for me to read. it is a total pain to whip out a magnifying glass to read it.
- This one I have more trouble seeing the display due to its being a smaller display window and the brightness doesn't adjust upward very much.
- However, after one month, it starts playing noise; the screen also doesn't work. I have to reset every time to make it back to normal.
- The size and clip are great so it doesn't get in the way or get lost.
- It's the perfect size and configuration to have in a jeans pocket and listen to podcasts all day while working and working out.
- I prefer this over other models, because of the size and the clip, which attaches much tighter than other brands.
- I was amazed in the compact size of the shuffle and the amount of music it is capable of holding.
- It's the perfect boom box in a convenient tiny size.
- Was looking for a small and simple music player since I didn't want to drain my phone battery on long travels. This was just what I needed!
- I'm old school and listen to radio more than off the internet, downloaded music or DVD's. That said, I have this little "lipstick" size and shape product PACKED with purchased music and podcasts of interest.
- The size and function of this MP3 player fit all my needs during exercises.
- It's compact and easy to use, and the built-in USB plug eliminates having to track down data cables.
- Designed to carry in the pocket only.
- Portability, decent battery life with Itunes and a good headset you can truly be in another world just about anywhere you go.
- A good, simple mp3 player. I prefer this for listening to music while walking because it doesn't require me to remove it from my pocket to control it like an iPod Touch.
- A good MP3 player should just act like an external drive and allow you to copy files directly to the device which makes management much easier.
- Holds plenty of songs and the the sound quality is excellent. I have no complaints and I'm so glad I got this.
- The only drawback is that it does not come with an electrical power adapter. It has the USB cable for the computer, but if your computer goes to sleep, it will not charge!
- The MP3 player goes everywhere and I don't need bandwidth or don't worry about running down my cell phone's battery.
- I usually hooked my mp3 player up to the car while driving; and with the "flick," I wasn't ever taking my eyes off the road to find the "next" button.
- Very easy to download music and to take to the gym.
- Wish the cap was more secure. Feels like it will fall out easily.
- It's a good MP3/radio. However the buttons are not as easy to push as the old model.
- The only thing that would have been better is if they had a skip option. If you aren't feeling a song, you are stuck with it.
Apple iPod Shuffle
- At least eight hours of battery life, if not more.
- The battery life is awsome and its more than enougn storage for the gym.
- It doesn't have a battery conserving sleep mode. I forgot to turn it off and drained the battery.
- The battery life leaves something to be desired.
- Battery life is nothing like the 10-15 hours promised though.
- Battery life is fine.
- This Sony player recharges by plugging directly into a USB port.
- This player delivers good sound and battery life.
- Battery does go somewhat quickly if using the FM radio but it is an efficient mp3 player with simple controls.
- The battery usually dies by about 4-5 p.m. if listening to MP3 music.
Apple iPod Shuffle