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Old 12-22-2013, 11:58 AM
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Help seeking replacement for NWZ-E464

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Just found the forum this morning. I'm looking to replace a missing E464 and am a little confused by the choices. Our whippet pup (the long-leggity little sob - literally) has apparently snagged my wife's mp3 player off of a tabletop and trotted it outside - just before a foot of snow fell. So, so-long E464.

The E464 at 8MB was plenty for our purposes and a fine little player. Thinking I'd simply buy a replacement of the same model, I discovered that things had changed since 2012. There is one listed on Amazon - but at $150.00 - which is too rich for my blood. I found two models at a mail-order photo supply that I'd like to ask about. One is NWZ-E474 @ $83.77 and another is the NWZ-E384 @ $58.00. I think I payed around $80.00 for the E464, and that's about the outside edge of where I want to go, price wise. Maybe $100.00.

What do ya'll think about these two models and/or do you have other suggestions? My goal is to replace the E464 with something similar (or maybe improved) at about this price. Any advice will be appreciated.

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Old 12-22-2013, 04:43 PM
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There's not much difference in any of the models you've listed. The one that might matter the most is that after the NWZ-E464 Sony slimmed down the body some and lost significant battery life. The NWZ-E384 which is the current model has a rated battery life of 30 hrs vs. the 50 hrs of the NWZ-E464. All the other features are essentially the same.

If that's not a problem I'd get the current model. I couldn't see paying a premium as long as there's enough battery life to get me through a day. I have to charge my phone everyday and I just charge my DAP at the same time.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:18 AM
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Thanks for the welcome!

I believe I'd prefer battery life to slightly thinner but the price tag rule$. Honestly, if I could just buy what I had before at approximately the same price I'd be happy as a clam - but life moves on. I guess I'll need to look more closely at the differences between the E474 and the E384. If they are both 8GB and are comparable I don't get the $25.00-ish price difference. I'm prone to the E474 just because it at least sounds like the model number of the old E464 I liked so much, but if the E384 is essentially the same beast then that's the way to go.

edited to add: On closer examination I see differences in the display and a lack of voice recording with the E384. Voice recording is not a feature I use often, but it's nice that it's there. So, E474 it is. Bummer that the time is no longer displayed on the top screen.

Thanks for your help. I'll probably order this afternoon. If anyone knows a where a great price can be found I'm all ears. $83.77 delivered is what I'm looking at from the photo supply.

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Welcome to ABi

There's not much difference in any of the models you've listed. The one that might matter the most is that after the NWZ-E464 Sony slimmed down the body some and lost significant battery life. The NWZ-E384 which is the current model has a rated battery life of 30 hrs vs. the 50 hrs of the NWZ-E464. All the other features are essentially the same.

If that's not a problem I'd get the current model. I couldn't see paying a premium as long as there's enough battery life to get me through a day. I have to charge my phone everyday and I just charge my DAP at the same time.

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Old 12-23-2013, 09:01 AM
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Hi cwrench, you may want to check these threads to get some idea on the E380 series and E470 series - http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72863

and post #38 by MattMc3 on this thread - http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/sho...t=72536&page=2

Also I've reviewed the E470 series (Mine's the 8GB E474) here - http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71858
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:21 AM
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Hey, thanks a lot. I'll check them out. I did read part of your review thread yesterday. Man, I think I've already spent more time trying to replace the E464 than I typically spend doing my taxes!

Onward thru the fog...

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Hi cwrench, you may want to check these threads to get some idea on the E380 series and E470 series - http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72863

and post #38 by MattMc3 on this thread - http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/sho...t=72536&page=2

Also I've reviewed the E470 series (Mine's the 8GB E474) here - http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71858
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