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When it comes to quality electronics that are built to last, it’s hard to top Sony. The Japanese electronics giant not only has a long and established reputation for coming up with groundbreaking consumer electronics, it also a history of producing gadgets that consistently have a great deal of longevity. So, if you’re looking to drop your hard-earned money on some premium-quality tech that is as durable as it is functional, then you can’t do any better than choose a Sony product.
That said, which among Sony’s diverse lineup of gadgets and accessories should you look to cop? Well, for a start, you can look into their many cameras and headphones. These are the product categories that a lot of people consider as among Sony’s strongest, and we’re inclined to agree. Now, to help you pick the ones you should try out first, we’ve prepared this short review detailing the features of some of Poundit’s most popular audio and photography offerings.
Sony MDR-XB550APB Headphones
- Supremely deep and punchy bass sound, thanks to EXTRABASS
- Adjustable padded metal headband for comfortable and durable fit
- In-line remote and mic included, compatible with smartphones
- Cushioned ear pads allows for maximum comfort even during long listening sessions
- Generous 1.2mm cord length
- 30mm Dome Type Driver Unit
- Frequency Response: (HZ)5Hz-22,000Hz
Do you like your music with a lot of bass? If so, then Sony’s line of comfy and super-bassy headphones should definitely be right up your alley. After all, that’s what the XB in the product number supposedly stands for: Extra Bass.
Simple and clean style
Right off the bat, let’s talk about style. When it comes to looks, the Sony MDR-XB550APB Headphones look okay, but they’re probably not going to win any audio gear beauty contest, especially if it’s all about making a fashion statement, or wearing the branding loud and proud. However, if you’re not into that, then this pair of Sony headphones will appeal to you with its no-nonsense look, clean finish, and subtle branding. Barring the obviously premium-looking padding covering the inside of the headband as well as the contact points of the speakers, the MDR-XB550APB looks exactly what you’d expect a pair of headphones would look like at this price point.
Premium, durable feeling
That budget look does go away after you get your hands on it, though, because if anything, the MDR-XB550APB feels like it should cost twice its price on hand. This thing is built to last, and it feels like it. For one, all of its obvious weak points are cleverly reinforced, either with heavy-duty plastic or with metal. The earcup pivot point in particular, a common weakness in many headphones, is made so that it swivels on the headband arch—which is in turn reinforced by metal. Overall, these headphones make you feel confident to use them as much as you’d like. No kid gloves necessary!
Great on-ear comfort
What’s it like to wear, then? You’ll be happy to know that when worn, the MDR-XB550APB feels comfortable enough that your ears won’t feel hot, cramped, or pinched during long play sessions. The cushions are thick enough to reliably support the headphones’ firm grip on your head, although if you’ve got a larger head than most people, you might want to adjust it a little bit. Overall, no complaints.
Bass in spades
Sound quality is also top-notch, in that it does exactly what’s advertised: deliver a lot of bass! You’ll have your appetite sated for those deep, rumbling tunes no matter what volume you play your audio in. In fact, there’s even a mid-bass bump that you’ll be able to hear if you listen closely, and at higher volumes. You might experience some basss bleedover here in there, especially in the mid-range, but nothing worth complaining about in the end. You’ll also be enjoying some very decent treble here, able to give you a wonderful offset before giving you those heavy drops.
As for passive sound cancellation, the MD-XB550APB handles this well. The closed back design, the internal dampening, and the amount of force the headphones exerts to stay on your head is enough to block most background noise out.
Premium Headphones for a budget-friendly price
At the price it’s selling for, the Sony MD-XB550APB is a steal. It’s not flashy, sure, but it makes up for everything else. Definitely get this one if you’re a basshead and want a pair of headphones that you won’t have to baby around the house or during your commute to work or school.
Sony DSCW830 20.1 MP Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD
- Compact camera design—easily portable no matter where you go
- Take breathtaking pictures with its massive 20.1 MP Sensor
- Never miss a detail even from far away with 8x Zoom ZEISS® lens
- Optical Steadyshot image stabilization eliminates blurs due to unintended camera movement
- Level up your selfies with the 360 degrees Sweep Panorama feature
- Preview your photos and videos with the clear 2.7-inch LCD display
- Compatible with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X
Are you looking for a small digital camera that’s got the specs to compete with your high-end smartphones, but isn’t as heavy on the budget? Then Sony has your back with the Sony DSCW830 20.1 MP Digital Camera with 2.7-inch LCD. With so much power and features packed into such a compact system, this is the perfect camera for all your vacation or outdoor photo-taking sessions.
Compact and slim
One of the great things about a point-and-shoot camera is how it’s so small and portable—even smaller than your smartphone, in fact. This makes it easy to stuff into your daily bag, purse, or carry-on, allowing you to capture great-quality shots wherever and whenever the fancy catches you.
This Sony digital camera ups that portability factor up a notch by being so small, you can stuff it into your pocket and forget about it until it’s time to take some shots. Really, check the measurements—it’s dimensions are 93.1 x 52.5 x 22.5 mm, and it weighs just 120 grams with its battery and memory card. Your wallet is bigger and heavier than this thing!
As for looks, it’s your typical point-and-shoot fare: clean lines, compact frame, subtle branding and the lens takes up most of the front. It’s got a premium brushed steel look to it, which will surprise you considering it’s not actually made of metal but of a tough, solid plastic. Overall, a very nice little system that will feel sturdy and in your hand despite being how small it is.
That said, the compact size is not all that’s great with the Sony DSCW830. While we definitely appreciate the incredibly small profile, the tradeoff is that the buttons are probably just a bit too small for comfort.
The shutter button is the most notorious example of this. Not only is it tiny, but it’s also flush mounted, so you won’t be able to feel for it when you’re lining up your shot. Second, the difference between a half-press and a complete press is very tiny, which can be infuriating if you need to do a half-press if you’re to engage the autofocus and exposure metering. As such, be prepared to have to go back and erase accidental photos every now and then.
The other buttons suffer from this challenge as well, like the on-off button and the zoom rocker. However, we can’t harp on this particular issue too much, because—well—that’s just the nature of smaller devices—you’re going to have to deal with smaller buttons! We get it. It’s just that we wish the buttons could have been implemented in a way that they’re a lot easier to access.
That said, everything else feels alright. The battery life is adequate—rated to last up to 210 shots, which is fairly standard. It also charges via USB, so anything that has that type of charger one can charge this camera up just fine.
Adequate performance that shines on social media
Performance-wise, the Sony DSCW830 is a stellar performer, especially when compared to other point-and-shoot cameras. You might see some noise here and there, even with perfect natural lighting and clear blue skies, but that’s only visible if you blow the picture up to 100%. So if all you’re doing is sharing or posting the images on social media, they’re going to look wonderful.
Feature-wise, the DSCW830 also shows the competition up. The optical stabilization works wonders to make slightly shaky grips take perfectly still pictures, although not as well as its pricier counterparts. The zoom is also surprisingly beefy considering you’re using a compact camera, allowing you a good image reach.
The 360-degree panoramic shot feature also works as intended. One thing to note here is that instead of taking a bunch of snapshots as you move the camera around and then stitching the results together, it takes the image from a movie. While certainly an unorthodox way to do it, it’s been a staple for Sony cameras and comes out with acceptable results.
A great point-and-click camera at its price point
Absurdly small profile, hefty sensor size, and features that’ll make your photography sessions a lot easier and simpler—what’s not to like? Just a few niggling nitpicks, but nothing to get upset about. If you love the DSCW830, then definitely snap it right up. If not, you’re better off with your smartphone camera, a mid-range mirrorless system, or a bulky DSLR.
Sony MDR-ZX110AP Sound Monitoring Headphones with Romoss Sense 4 Plus
- Stylish and premium design
- Wonderful sound thanks to 30mm Dynamic Driver Unit
- Solidly-constructed On-Ear Headband
- Great sound quality at its price point
- Four-conductor gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug
Here’s another affordable but formidable pair of headphones you can cop from Sony: the Sony MDR-ZX110AP Sound Monitoring Headphones. It’s available right now at Poundit, and you can get it bundled with the Romoss Sense 4 Plus, a 10400mAH external battery pack with an LCD screen. Let’s jump right into the review.
Stylish and eye-catching
First, let’s temper our expectations here: this is a budget set of Sony headphones. That said, this pair does everything so well that it’s very easy to forget its humble origins.
The look, for one, matches that of much more expensive headphones. This is thanks to its clever use of matte and gloss finishes to catch the light in a very appealing way. The cable is reassuringly thick and long, and the ear cup padding resembles those usually found in more premium headsets. There’s also the fact that this particular set has speakers that can fold inward for easier storage—again, a feature that’s usually confined to higher-priced headphones. So, if you wanted your headset to look a lot more expensive than it actually is, the Sony MDR-ZX110AP is right up your alley.
Just okay build quality
That said, once you get your hands on the MDR-ZX110AP, the premium façade falls away. The plastic frame of the headphones feel remarkably light. The swiveling feature, while handy and impressive, feels like something you have to take of when being handled. The frame itself can bend, so you have to take care when wearing the headphones on and off. We also recommend using a hard case when you have to carry it in your bag.
Amazing performance that needs to be heard
But can the sound performance make up for the delicate build? To that we say yes! The sound is good here, with crisp vocals, clear treble, and even a healthy amount of rich, deep bass. While it won’t certainly outperform any headsets from the Extra Bass line, what it delivers allows it to outstrip any other competitor at its price range. In fact, we’d say this is the best one you can get for this budget!
A budget set of cans that looks and performs like a premium set
There’s a lot to like about the MDR-ZX110AP. Great looks, good sound, and a price point that’s hard to top—it’s all here. Best of all, you can get it bundled at Poundit with a Romoss Sense 4 Plus external battery, so that’s another plus. Grab it now if you want a very competent pair of headphones at a very budget-friendly price.
Sony NWZ-B183F Walkman
- Robust and powerful bass
- Small size and light 30 gram weight offers unparalleled portability
- Drag and drop to transfer your songs—no need for proprietary software
- Vibrant metallic colors for your choosing
- Hefty 4GB of music file storage capacity
- Charges quickly; 3 minutes of charge translates to 90 minutes of uninterrupted playtime
- Full charge provides 23 hours of playback
- Supports MP3, WMA, AAC, and Linear PCM audio file formats
One of Sony’s biggest achievements was to introduce the entire world to the concept of portable audio—the ability to bring your music with you wherever you wanted. The Japanese electronics manufacturer started this with the original Sony Walkman, a bulky device that allowed users to play cassette tapes on the go. Today, the Walkman makes another comeback with the Sony NWZ-B183F Walkman, an MP3 player that’s small, but definitely packed with power and functionality. Let’s find out more about this gadget together.
Sleek, classic look
The Sony NWZ-B183F Walkman is a very eye-catching beauty. It’s small, bite-sized candy bar frame is covered in an entirely smooth aluminum finish that’s available in different colors. It also sports a small LCD screen that tells you what song you’re listening to at the moment—a very useful feature. Moreover, despite its small size and light weight, it feels reassuringly solid.
The buttons that you need to press in order to engage the music player’s main functions are also there, and they feel like they’re made to take a lot of abuse. Overall, impressive build quality that won’t make you think twice about stuffing it in your pocket or tossing it into your bag. That said, it’s not rugged, but it does feel close to it.
Sony has made sure that this tiny gadget is packed to bursting with features. First up: an FM radio function, where it can tune in to any FM radio station that you like. This is great if you want to listen to something else than your playlist. You can even record what you’re listening to, something that used to be unheard of when it comes to MP3 players.
It also comes with five different preset equalizers that you can toggle between in order to enhance your listening experience. These are: heavy, jazz, unique, pop, and custom. So, if you listen to a particular type of music, might as well turn this on and switch it to the corresponding equalizer. But if you want your songs to have a bit more bass to it, then have no fear, as the Sony NWZ-B183F Walkman does come with bass boost.
Some other features that you’re sure to enjoy include the complete and utter lack of a proprietary program to organize your files inside the Walkman. All you need to do is to plug it in your computer via a USB port, then drag and drop your music files into it—all 4 GB worth of them. That’s a substantial amount of music right there, especially if your song files are inherently compact, such as those in MP3 format.
Finally, as for the battery, it’s a very robust one, needing only 3 minutes of total charge in order to play at least 70 minutes of non-stop music. Fully charging it nets you around 23 hours—that’s an entire day of listening!
But how does this Walkman model sound? Well, that really depends on what headphones or earphones you have plugged in! Yes, the Sony NWZ-B183F Walkman can’t produce sound on its own—you have to plug a working headset or earphones in to hear it work. Of course, we did use quite fancy headphones to test it, and from what we’ve heard, the NWZ-B183F really knocks it out of the part. Crisp sound, beautiful vocals, amazing beats—Sony knows how to make portable music work. We also didn’t notice any strange hiccups or song transitions either.
For the music enthusiast on the go
Many people think that the MP3 player is obsolete, since we’ve already got portable music in our smartphones. However, with the Sony NWZ-B183F’s small size, hardy nature, and great features, we’re very sure that there is still a market out for these humble little gadgets. Get one today from Poundit, and supercharge your workout, outdoor job, or even office work with your own playlist, right in the palm of your hand!
Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 2.95" LCD -Body Only- BUNDLE!
- Massive 24.2 MP-C Exmore Sensor with advanced processing up to ISO 51.200
- Classic design evokes vintage camera style combined with later tech
- Tilting rear touchscreen for greater and more reactive controls
- In-body image stabilization in five axis alone
- Continuous shooting at 11 FPS, up to 300 JPEGs or 100 raws
- Maximum shutter speed at 1/4000 sec
Finally, we come to the last but definitely not least item on this list of recommendations, namely the Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 2.95-inch LCD. This is as big-ticket of an item as they come, featuring the best in mirrorless camera technology that Sony can muster. If you’re a photography nut and you have the scads of money to spare, then this is definitely worth a look.
Now, as the listing implies, it is only being sold with the body only, so this review is going to focus on just that.
Stunning good looks that are both retro and modern combined
As mirrorless cameras go, the Sony Alpha A6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera is one of the best-looking cameras out there. It evokes that reliable and hardy analog look of vintage cameras with boxy lines and a deep, leather-textured grip, while also impressing its modernity with its smoother contours and all-black magnesium alloy frame. When you take this one out to play, whether it’s got a huge lens attached to it or not, you will be getting attention.
Now, for those who are new to the whole photography scene and are currently wondering just what a “mirrorless” camera is all about, here’s a brief explanation: a mirrorless camera is essentially a camera that doesn’t have a reflex mirror, or the mirror that lets you see through a camera’s analog viewfinder. As such, any camera that doesn’t have a viewfinder, or has a digital one, can be considered as “mirrorless”.
But why go through all that trouble? Mainly for the lack of space. Even back then, people were complaining about how bulky and unwieldy cameras were, so the removal of the reflex mirror enabled manufacturers to make smaller, more compact cameras for the serious photographer.
Amazing features that are well worth the price
One of the biggest additions to Sony’s A-series cameras that can be seen with the A6500 is the addition of a tilt-angle LCD screen. It’s done very brilliantly here, and involves some intuitive, almost toy-like jointing and swiveling to get it to work. Having said that, if you’re expecting it to be simply the best when it comes to resolution, brightness, or sharpness, well, you may be disappointed a bit. But the fact that Sony made it work in this scale should be lauded. Equally impressive as well is the fact that you can perform quite a few actions just by using the LCD screen as a touchscreen, such as selecting the Autofocus (AF) point or zooming. This works whether or not you’re using the electronic view finder.
We also have to mention that this camera is no slouch when it comes to speed. It can take an enormous amount of pictures at any given time—at around 269 photos in 25 seconds of non-stop shooting! What’s more, its autofocus has been measured as the fastest in the world, with a 0.05 second auto-focus speed. Combine that with a blisteringly quick startup time and you have a camera that’s ready to roll at a moment’s notice.
Finally, we have to give credit for the amazing image stabilization. As advertised, the A6500 is supposed to have a built-in 5-axis image stabilization, allowing up to at least 5EV of stabilization. What this essentially means is that it’s supposed to be very good at ensuring that your shaky hands won’t compromise the shot. Does it work? Definitely, but if we’re being honest, it’s not the game-changer we were hoping it’d be. We think that Sony might still be tinkering around with this particular technology.
Incredible performance out of the box
This is a camera that costs a small fortune, and it’s just the body. Does it take good pictures? Absolutely. The A6500 uses every single feature it has to deliver the best snapshot of the moment you were aiming at, and it succeeds at its job. From bright to low-light settings, you will be constantly surprised at how well this mirrorless camera performs, and with very little noise on the pictures. Just remember to use the in-camera Creative Styles settings, as they’re there to help improve the quality of your images.
Video recording with the Sony Alpha A6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera is also a treat, with it being able to capture 4K HD video at 30/24/24p. It’s very high quality as you would expect, with the visual information taken from the full width of the sensor. This means that even with taking video, the camera is using all of its juice to present the best result. What you get, then, is a 1.56x oversampling, resulting in very clear and vibrant video footage.
The perfect camera with a relatively painful price tag
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Sony Alpha A6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera, as far as Sony digital cameras go. If you were hoping that this review would dissuade you, then we’re sorry, but it’s just that good. However, there is no getting around that relatively steep price tag, so either you’ll have to make do with a more affordable model, or save up the cash to get this juggernaut of photography in your hands.
That’s all we have to recommend for this article, so if anything caught your fancy during this review, make sure to check the product out here at Poundit. We’re the Philippines’ leading retailer of tech products where you can get all of these wonderful Sony gadgets and more! Our ecommerce site is simple and easy to use, and we offer nationwide delivery with every purchase. What’s more, all the products we sell are guaranteed to be 100% brand new, original, and protected by manufacturer warranty! As such, you’ll never have to worry about your money being wasted with us.
Lastly, ordering any of the items reviewed in this article entitles you to a 6% discount off the current price. Simply use the voucher code REVIEW201908 when you check out, and you’ll get 6% off any of these products:
- Sony MDR-XB550APB Headphones- blue
- Sony DSCW830 20.1 MP Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD
- Sony MDR-ZX110AP Sound Monitoring Headphones with Romoss Sense 4 Plus
- Sony NWZ-B183F Walkman
- Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 2.95" LCD -Body Only- BUNDLE!
The voucher code works for each item, not for every order. So, if you’re ordering all the items listed above, you get 6% off for each of them, resulting in a total of P4162 discount! Moreover, the code works even if the product is marked down, on sale, on promotion, or bundled with other products. Just remember that the code is only valid for 30 days after this article goes up, so order now!