Sony NWZ-E383 - Black

Walkman Portable MP3 Audio and Video Media Player with Clear Audio Technologies and 4 GB Storage


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Forever Leading the Way, Sony Walkman

For decades Sony has been manufacturing ways to make our every day life more enjoyable, and more convenient. The Sony Walkman in particular has been one of the most popular, and recognizable names as a result of that very effort. The Sony NWZ-E383 4GB Walkman MP3 Player is certainly one that lives up to the hype, and name. The compact MP3/MP4 video media player comes equipped with 1.77" white LED backlight screen, and is compatible with many different forms of entertainment like music, video/movies, photo viewing, and FM radio. Included in the box is everything you need to get this baby going, like the USB charge and transfer cable, and even a pair of stereo earbuds. The quick start guide will help you fly through the set up process, making transferring you music and videos from your iTunes PC or Windows media player as simple as "drag and drop". Once that is completed, check out all the great listening features it has built-in like the 5 Band equalizer with 6 presets for your favorite music genres, or up to 30 FM Radio presets. All of this, jammed into an affordable price, and is available in Red or in Black. The E Series is also available in 8 gigabyte (NWZ-E384) in Black or in Red, and 16 gigabyte in Black (NWZ-E385). Take your pick, and let Sony Walkman be your guide!

What's In The Box?
  1. Sony E Series Walkman Video MP3 Player (Black)
  2. Sony MDR-E804YLA Stereo Earbuds
  3. USB Charge/Transfer Cable
  4. Quick Start Guide
  5. Operating Instructions
  6. Warranty Information

General Features:

  • Portable MP3/MP4 Video Media Player
  • Built-In Digital FM Radio Tuner with up to 30 presets
    • Frequency Range: 87.5 - 108 MHz
  • Compact Design to take entertainment with you
  • Easy Content Transfer from iTunes (for PC) and Windows Media Player
  • Rechargeable Battery built-in
  • Storage capacity: 4 GB
  • Exclusive Sony Clear Audio Technologies
    • Restores Clarity and Depth of digitally compressed music
    • 5-Band equalizer with 6 Presets
    • Heavy, Pop, Jazz, Unique, Custom 1, Custom 2
  • Ergonomic shape with Textured Graphics Wrap
  • Lightning-Fast LCD Display
  • Built-in clock functionality with Alarm and Sleep Timer
  • Color: Black
  • Manufacturer Part Number: NWZ-E383BLK (NWZE383BLK)
  • Also Found As: NWZ-E383/BLK (NWZE383/BLK), NWZ-E383/BC (NWZE383/BC), NWZ-E383BC (NWZE383BC)
  • Sony E Series Walkman Also Available In
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Display Type: TFT Color Display with White LED Backlight
    • Size: 1.77"
    • Screen Resolution: 128 x 160 Pixels
  • Photo Playback: JPEG
    • Baseline Profile
    • Up to 2048 x 2048 Max Resolution
  • Video Playback: WMV Files
    • Simple Profile
    • Up to 768 kbps at QQVGA (128 x 160)
    • Max Frame Rate 30
  • FM Tuner: Digital FM Radio, Built-In
  • FM Radio Presets: Up to 30
  • Audio Output: 5mW + 5mW
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Power Supply: Built-In Rechargeable Battery
  • Battery type: Lithium-Ion
  • Approximate Battery Playback
    • Music: 30 Hours
    • Video: 4 Hours
    • FM Radio: 13 Hours
  • Battery Charge Time (Approx.): 2 Hours Full Charge, 45 Minutes for 80% (Based on Supplied USB Cable Charge)
  • Dimensions: 1-3/4"W x 13/32"D x 3-1/2"H
  • Approximate Weight: 1.9 Ounces (52 Grams)

General Features

Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Memory Type
The type of memory the item uses.
Memory Capacity
The maximum amount of memory the item can hold.
4 GB
Power Source
The type of battery the item uses. Some batteries are rechargeable, while others are not.

Rechargeable alkaline, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, and lithium ion polymer are all examples of rechargeable batteries.

Some batteries are integrated and built into the item, while others are removable.

Lithium Ion
Battery Life (Audio)
The average length that the unit will play audio on one battery charge.
30 hours
Battery Life (Video)
The average amount of time that the unit will play video on one battery charge.
4 hours
Recharge Time
The amount of time it takes to recharge the batteries.
2 hours
Connection Type
How the unit is connected to its source to send and receive information and data.

On some items such as wire or cables, this specifies how the cables connect to transfer the signals.

USB 2.0
Video Playback
This item is capable of playing videos.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.

Display and Controls

Screen Size
The screen size dimension is measured diagonally in inches.
Screen Type
The type of technology used to produce the screen images. LCD, DLP, Plasma, LCoS, and CRT are the most common. 2 newer technologies include LED and OLED which use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a backlight, as opposed to conventional LCD TVs, which use cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) for a backlight.
Resolution (pixels)
A display's pixel resolution defines its ability to resolve fine details. Digital TVs and projectors measure screen resolution in pixels. The higher the resolution, the more detailed the picture will be.
128 x 160 
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Control Type
This is the method in which the unit is controlled.
Button Lock
Button Lock is a feature that will lock all of the buttons so they do not accidentally get pushed.

Audio Playback

The unit offers MP3 playback.

MP3 should not be confused with MPEG-3. MP3 files are the third audio layer of a MPEG-1 file. The compression algorithm of a MP3 file reduces the file size while keeping the audio quality.

The unit offers the playback of WMA files.

WMA stands for Windows Media Audio and was developed by Microsoft. It is a file used specifically for audio.

The unit will play AAC files.

The audio compression AAC stands for Advanced Audio Coding. They generally tend to have better sound quality than most MP3 files.


Video Playback

The unit will play Video Compact Discs (VCD). VCD are videos that are stored on regular compact discs (CD) and use a MPEG-1 compression.
The unit will play Super Video Compact Discs (SVCD). SVCD are videos that are stored on a regular compact disc(CD) and use a MPEG-2 compression.
Developed by Microsoft in 1992, the Audio Video Interleave is also known as AVI. AVI files are video files mixed with an audio track that plays in unison.
The unit will play MPEG-4 files.
.mov is a Apple Quicktime file format used primarily for movies.
DivX is a type of compression for storing movies. DivX video file sizes are relatively small, while the quality is impressively high.
Used in select 2008-up Coby portable media players as the file format for video playback. The Coby units include the MTV software used to convert other video file types (such as AVI/MPEG-4) into the MTV format.
OGG is a audio file that is used primarily in select Coby portable media players. Often the software to convert other audio files to a .OGG file is included with the product.

Other Playback

The unit will offer playback of JPEG still image files.
GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. It is a type of Bitmap image format that is used to display images.
TIFF stands for Tagged Image File Format. Sometime refered to as .tiff or .tif. The file is used to stores images.

Units with TIFF compatibility will read and display visual images with th extension .tiff.

PNG stands for Portable Network Graphics. It is an open image format that uses Lossless Compression. It is commonly used as a file for images and pictures.
BMP stands for bitmap. It is an image file format used in conjunction with digital images. It can be considered a universal image file as it is compatible with both Microsoft Windows and OS/2 operating systems.
.txt is the extension for a text file. Units that are compatible with .txt files will display the contained text.

Extra Features

This will designate if the unit is capable of having an alarm set.
Radio Compatible
Radio capable means the unit is capable of receiving a radio signal.
Radio Tuning Bands
This is the type of radio tuning bands that the unit is capable of receiving.
Radio Presets
This is the number of radio presets that the unit can store. It includes both AM and FM raido stations.

Specials with this Item

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider

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Burkina Faso

good deal

April 28, 2014

I am very satisfied with the product
The device and the headphones are quality!
I recommend this product!

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Sony NWZ-E383 - Black

Walkman Portable MP3 Audio and Video Media Player with Clear Audio Technologies and 4 GB Storage


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