Sony unveils Android-powered Walkman NW-ZX2 media player

Sony Walkman NW_ZX2Sony on Monday announced a new Walkman-series media player in the form of Walkman NW-ZX2. Targeted to the audiophiles, the new media player has been priced $1120 and will go on sale this spring in the United States.

“Experience High-Resolution audio like never before with the Walkman NW-ZX2 which can reproduce master quality recordings just as the artists originally intended,” noted Sony in a press release.

According to Sony, NW-ZX2 features S-Master HX digital amplifier, which reduces distortion and noise while reproducing wide frequency response for a clearer acoustic experience. The device is also equipped with DSEE HX technology, which can upscale the online media streaming sources to offer higher quality sound.

Sony Walkman NW- ZX2 supports digital music files up to 192 kHz/24 bit and compatible file formats are MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV and ALAC including DSD. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and packs 128GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, and Wi-Fi. The Walkman also sports an aluminum alloy chassis and a 4-inch FWVGA display. You can check out the detailed specifications later in the report.

Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 specifications

Storage: 128GB internal, microSD card slot

Key features: High-Resolution Audio playback, S-Master HX Digital Amplifier, DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), ClearAudio+, Clear Bass, Equaliser, VPT

Compatible audio formats: MP3, WMA1, FLAC (192KHz/24bit), Linear PCM (192KHz/24bit), WAV (192KHz/24bit), AAC-LC2, HE-AAC, Apple Lossless (192KHz/24bit), AIFF (192KHz/24bit), DSD (2.8MHz, 5.6MHz)

OS: Android 4.2

Display: 4.0 inch FWVGA (854×480p) TRILUMINOS for mobile

Connectivity:  Wi-Fi b/g/n/a, Bluetooth (A2DP/AVRCP/OPP/HID/SPP), NFC

Size: 65.1×131.2×18.5mm, 235 grams

Note: The report has been corrected with the updated price-tag


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2 thoughts on “Sony unveils Android-powered Walkman NW-ZX2 media player

    Sanket Kambli

    (January 6, 2015 - 7:58 pm)

    sony makes a mess of a decent product by pricing it too high…. PS vita comes to mind.. and now this..
    fuck ! there was a time.. when Walkman series be it as audit player or phone.. and cybershot series as camera phone..were the best in class and also priced well…

    Vivek

    (January 6, 2015 - 6:17 pm)

    People will start shitting Brick after seeing the Price….In real Sony has unveiled the most expensive 128 GB Hard disk..I wish I could replace S with C in the device…

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