Sony has launched a new product for audiophiles here at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas. Its actually a successor to the Sony Walkman NW-ZX1, the high-resolution audio compatible media player which was initially launched in Japan only. The company has built up on that device to show its work on the “continuous refinement in high audio quality technologies.”
With the Walkman NW-ZX2, Sony promises improved high-resolution audio playback with support for WAV, AIFF, FLAC, DSD and more. The device has 128GB of on-board storage and there’s also the ability to expand using microSD cards so users are never really without ample storage space. The battery is claimed to provide up to 60 hours of music playback.
Other features include built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with LDAC hi-fidelity wireless music streaming and DSEE HX which is capable of up-scaling compressed sound sources to high-resolution level.
Full digital processing of audio signal to support playback of high-resolution sound is made possible by S-Master HX. The NW-ZX2 also has NFC which makes it very easy to link it with headphones, speakers and other accessories.
Since its powered by Android 4.2 there’s compatibility with Google Play Store, meaning users can run applications and watch media from other sources.
The company has not confirmed when and in which markets the Walkman NW-ZX2 will be available, but when it does arrive, the price will be $1199.99.