Sony Announces Two New Walkman Music Players After CES 2023

Sony Announces Two New Walkman Music Players After CES 2023

Sony Announces Two New Walkman Music Players After CES 2023

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Sony announces two new music players in the Walkman family with download and streaming functionality, enhanced sound quality, and longer battery life.

Singapore-based Sony Asia Pacific has unveiled two new music players, the NW-ZX707 and the NW-A306, the latest editions to the Walkman series. Both players have been designed for high-quality sound, with longer battery life and download and streaming functionality.

The NW-ZX707 features a 5-inch display and Wi-Fi compatibility for easy downloading and streaming. With upgraded fine-tuned capacitors and an 8mm coil for balanced output, the NW-ZX707 creates an improved sound resolution across all frequencies. Integrating a DSD (Direct Stream Digital) Remastering Engine where PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio is resampled into 11.2 MHz, the NW-ZX707 offers even more ways for enthusiasts to enjoy music.

The NW-A306 is designed for a discerning enthusiast looking for high-quality sound and style. The music player is compact, weighing just 7 ounces, with a 3.6-inch touch screen and tactile physical music controls. The NW-A306 features full Wi-Fi compatibility, dedicated to providing exceptional music experiences from the user’s pocket.

Both devices feature faithful sound reproduction with S-Master HX digital amp technology, independently developed for Walkman, and compatible with the native DSD format. They have been updated from their predecessor models to feature DSEE Ultimate (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) to enhance the quality of streaming music by upscaling compressed digital music files in real-time using Edge-AI. 

The NW-A306 delivers up to 36 hours of 44.1kHz FLAC playback or up to 26 hours of streaming with most music apps. The NW-ZX707 promises up to 25 hours of 44.1kHz FLAC playback or up to 22 hours of streaming music.

The new Walkman products are designed without the use of plastic in their packaging, reflecting Sony’s commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of its products and practices. Both the NW-ZX707 and the NW-A306 will be available in select Asian Pacific countries beginning this month, with information about additional availability yet to come.

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