Sony launches new Walkman at CES 2015
New Walkman can store around 1,700 songs and has Wi-Fi compatibility
Sony has launched its latest Walkman at Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas.
The High-Resolution NW-ZX2 features 128GB of internal storage and a battery life of 60 hours.
"Powerful DSEE HX processing recreates crucial high-frequency musical information that's lost in compressed sound files. CD and MP3 sources are upscaled, expanding sampling frequency and bit-depth beyond their original values to near Hi-Res quality (corresponding to 192 kHz/24-bit audio). With immense amounts of musical detail to enjoy, you'll feel as if you're really there in the studio or concert hall." Sony said in a statement.
The NW-ZX2 is the first ever Walkman that supports the efficient LDAC codec which transmits data three times more efficiently than previous Bluetooth connections.
Storage can be expanded to 256GB (with optional microSD card), meaning that there is room for over 1700 songs stored as Hi-Res Audio files (at 150MB/song).
The Walkman also features dual-band (2.4/5 GHz) Wi-Fi compatibility lets users listen to Hi-Res music stored on their DLNA home network, free of electrical interference as well as supporting a USB audio connection function for direct, jitter-free digital connection to portable headphone amps and USB DAC amps.
The new Walkman NW-ZX2 with High-Resolution Audio from Sony is on sale in Europe from Spring 2015.