I can’t possibly see how this is going to help my commutes on BART. Except, who really is going to buy a Sony when iPod still dominates the market. Can you believe even a technology reporter asked me the other day what phone I had (T-Mobile G1), he had an iPhone. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, and like EVERYONE ELSE has an iPod. Anyways, the new Sony S-Series is 5″ thick and packs external speakers. Because tinny, piercing high frequency noise is just what the personal music experience needs. I thought the reason for headphones was to block out the noise and so we didn’t have to listen to your crunk! Don’t mean to be a hater, but…
From I4U -
“It’s about time we got an MP3 player with this feature. Sometimes you want to share a song with your friends without sharing your earbuds or headphones with them. Now, thanks to the external speakers on the Sony S-series of Walkman MP3 players, you can. These new S-series players are a little thicker than some at roughly .5”, but that’s to be expected considering the extra hardware they have to pack.