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Old 01-16-2013, 11:45 PM
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Default NWZ-E474 or NWZ-A844?

Hello, I'm a new member here but I have been searching the forum since early November to check out what from the Audio world I have been missing. Now, I'm ready to get back to business. As the title suggests, I'm in a fix with two Sony Walkmans and I can't decide which one to get.

My love with walkmans developed when I first got my DAP, a proper NW-A805 2GB in 2007. I loved it, and used it till 2010 till it died. I felt bad, and I have not been able to experience the sheer awesomeness of Walkman SQ along with clear bass since then. My country doesn't have walkmans, we only have overpriced iPods, and i do not want those. I have an opportunity to bring a Walkman from India now, and I wanna get one by March.

Sony India has these models -

I can spend 6,990 INR which is the price of E474 or A844. Both are 8GBs which is enough for me.

However, what I'm afraid of is that as far as I know the A844 is a discontinued model. The E474 on the other hand, is the latest E-series. If I have to get a walkman, I must use it for atleast 3-4 years (like i did with the A805) as I don't have a choice to buy from my country (Bangladesh). So in that sense the E474 seems a better option. However, the A844 has much more Audio enhancing stuff. I dunno what to do.

My preferences
1) Durability
2) Battery Life
3) Clearbass
4) Mostly Rock music, do enjoy a bit of Hard rock and Pop.
5) I haven't experienced Noise Cancelling and S-Master Amplifier yet, I don't really care about those much (As I used to own the A805 which had neither, which means the E474 will be familiar to me)
6) I don't watch pictures/videos on PMPs.

I should point out I plan to use Shure SRH-440s and a FiiO E6 with it. I love the bundled EX headphones that come with walkmans, and I still listen with my 5 year old MDR-EX082s. What should I do?

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