Product Comparison: Apple iPod Shuffle vs Sony NWZ-B183F/BC


General Specifications
Brand
Apple
Sony
Model
iPod Shuffle
NWZ-B183F/BC
Origin
China
About the Product
Never leave a favorite tune behind. Along with up to 15 hours of battery life, iPod shuffle Holds hundreds of songs. That’s plenty of room for the Essential songs of your workout or commute.
The black Sony NWZ-B183F Walkman USB Stick MP3 Player offers an innovative solution for enjoying your music while on the go. The body of the NWZ-B183F Walkman is essentially a USB stick with an OLED display and headphone jack. This small form factor means you can take this device almost anywhere. Regardless of its small size, the NWZ-B183F comes with 4GB of built-in storage, so you can carry hundreds of songs with you. In addition to digital audio, the NWZ-B183F also features an FM tuner and can even record and store audio from your favorite radio stations. The NWZ-B183F's display is easily readable and track controls are right there on the device.
Key Specs
Memory
2 GB
4 GB
Display
No
Yes
Integrated Speaker(s)
No
No

Apple iPod Shuffle

Sony NWZ-B183F/BC

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Apple iPod Shuffle (4th generation) 2GB, Space Gray
  • 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.
Sony NWZ-B183F/BC Flash MP3 Player with Built-in FM Tuner (4GB) - Black
  • 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.
Size & Weight
Color
Space Gray
Black
Height
1.9 in.
3.3 in.
Width
1.9 in.
0.9 in.
Depth
1.6 in.
0.5 in.
Weight
0.8 oz.
1.12 oz.

Apple iPod Shuffle

Sony NWZ-B183F/BC

Apple iPod Shuffle

Sony NWZ-B183F/BC

Apple iPod Shuffle

Sony NWZ-B183F/BC

Apple iPod Shuffle

Sony NWZ-B183F/BC

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Apple iPod Shuffle (4th generation) 2GB, Space Gray
  • 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.
Sony NWZ-B183F/BC Flash MP3 Player with Built-in FM Tuner (4GB) - Black
  • 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.
Features
Supported Audio Formats
AAC, Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, WAV
MP3, WMA
Memory Card Slot
No
No
Input(s)
3.5mm Jack
3.5mm Jack
Voice Recorder
No
No
Video Playback
No
No
Bluetooth Enabled
No
No
Usability
1" OLED (128 x 36 Resolution)
Extras
Quick Charge
What customers say about "Features"
Apple iPod Shuffle (4th generation) 2GB, Space Gray
  • 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!
Sony NWZ-B183F/BC Flash MP3 Player with Built-in FM Tuner (4GB) - Black
  • 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.
Accessories
Included With Unit
USB cable, Headphones
Power
Battery Life
15 hours
16 hours

Apple iPod Shuffle

Sony NWZ-B183F/BC

What customers say about "Power"
Apple iPod Shuffle (4th generation) 2GB, Space Gray
  • 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.
Sony NWZ-B183F/BC Flash MP3 Player with Built-in FM Tuner (4GB) - Black
  • 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.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
FCC, CE
CE

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