If you are planning to buy one of these seemingly becoming unpopular music players (due to multi-functionality mobile phones), then here are handful of stuff you might need to know. Carry on and know if this music accessory is still worth your purse. The demand could be just a call for nostalgia rather from real market mainstream demands.
We know that Sony is iconic when it comes to their music player lineups. If you are one of those geriatric millennials who are lucky to own of Sony’s Best Selling Walkman Cassette Players – then players like this should be far-fetched. But those are the days.
Before you buy, be noted that this version was released in 2018 and lacks Wi-Fi connectivity as well as the new generation port – USB Type-C.
Design-wise, the size and corners give it a nice design to behold. Buttons and controls are placed strategically for easy accessibility. The size is distinguishable from your other devices, mobile phone more in particular.
Buttons are obviously raised to be more palpable when adjusting right inside the pocket. This is particularly useful when you want to adjust the volume without pulling it out. You know the feeling when you’re in a hurry just to stop on the sideline just to hit trivial functions (volume, forward, off) because it doesn’t have distinguishable controls. But Sony’s usability experience is beautifully laid out here.
Your likes and dislikes might be obvious. Thinking, why a dedicated music player, rather than a mobile phone that can do hundreds of functions other than just singing you a song? But for audiophiles, they might bare with them different sets of philosophy. Nevertheless, here are the humps and bumps of the A55 DAP.