The player supports MP3, WMA, WAV, ATRAC* and AAC files, so you can sync them through the Windows Media Player and transfer them by simply dragging-and-dropping them onto the player from your computer. Moreover, Sony has included a special content transfer application that can be added to your Vista sidebar. Once installed, you can drag songs from iTunes or Windows Explorer onto the Walkman application on your sidebar to transfer them to the player. Taking full advantage of this application, we dumped an assortment of songs to the Walkman - starting from Janis Joplin to Joe Satriani and some latest Hindi movie songs from 'Kaminey' and 'Luck'.
As we browsed through the tracks one by one, using Zappin, the player presented us with a unique listening experience. Unique, because most players generally have a peculiar sound that emphasise a lot on the mids and highs but unfortunately lack on the lower end, which make them sound incomplete. But the Sony Walkman sounded full with equal emphasis on all the essential parts of the audio spectrum.
While the lows possessed a rounded bass, the highs had a nice effervescent tail. Most importantly, the mids were strong and dominant, which made the vocals sound very crisp and clear. What elevated the experience was the way this player fitted into the ears. The adjustable ear- cups are convenient to wear and after some easy adjustments, sit comfortably in your ears.