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The system also has a Quiet Mode which runs the sound suppression feature without any accompanying audio output, so you can take a nap. Even though the noise cancellation tech is in the player itself you still have to use Sony's earphones to get the benefit because the ambient microphone is part of the headset.

Sony Walkman NWZ-A845

Currently 16GB-only, with other capacities due soon

As for battery life Sony reckons 29 hours of audio or nine hours of video on a full charge. I managed just shy of 28 hours of continuous audio playback and seven hours of video. That's less than the S-Series, but still not too shabby.

Buy the A845 from Sony and it will set you back 149 notes though I have found it for a tenner less with little effort. That's 8GB iPod Touch money, but keep in mind a stand alone set of good noise cancelling earphones will set you back round £60 and the Walkman is far easier on the ear than the Touch. If music quality is what you are worried about, the A845 can be highly recommended.

Verdict

RH Recommended Medal

Another quality PMP from the Walkman stable the A845 excels at the job in hand. Yet, as always, support for FLAC audio and AVI video would have been welcome. Factor in the cost of a pair of noise cancelling earphones as a stand alone item and its quite good value too. ®

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A845

Sony Walkman NWZ-A845 media player

Highly competent pocket music machine that also includes noise-cancelling earphones.
Price: £149 (16GB) RRP

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