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The High-Resolution Walkman®

Discover which High-Resolution Walkman® matches your listening habits

Consumers are spending a large part of their lives on the move, and they need portable music gadgets, like a High-Resolution Walkman®, to keep pace with their mobile lifestyle. Between now and 2022, PR Newswire expects consumer spending on wireless audio to reach $54 billion. Music fans and audiophiles want their favorite music to serve as a soundtrack to the most important moments in their lives, and with a High-Resolution Walkman®, their favorite music has never sounded so incredible. Here’s everything you need to know about Sony’s High-Resolution Walkman® and tips on how to pick the model that’s right for you.

High-Resolution Walkman® for the Sleek and Stylish Listener

NW-A20 Series Walkman®

The distinct and bold styling of the NW-A20 Series High-Resolution Walkman® is for the music lover with style. The can’t-miss colors of this tactile finish are sure to match your equally colorful personality, or maybe a favorite handbag. The NW-A20 series’ exclusive bundled noise-cancelling headphones are High-Resolution Audio-compatible, so you can enjoy your favorite songs while preparing for a day at the office or a night on the town with friends. Save your smartphone battery for texting dinner plans or checking social media for fashion inspiration, and play your music on this device with its more than 50 hours of battery life and Bluetooth® streaming. You’re sure to be the life of the party wherever you go. And why not start the celebration with a song as unique as you are — like “Style” by Taylor Swift?

High-Resolution Walkman® for Listeners on the Go

NWZ-A17 Walkman®

Take the sounds of your High-Resolution Walkman® on the go, and easily slip the High-Resolution Walkman® NWZ-A17 right into your pocket. This Walkman® won’t let the hustle and bustle of daily life stand in the way of your music listening. Whether you’re a busy parent rushing to the office or after-school activities, this 2.3 ounce portable music player will easily fit into your daily routine. With up to 30 hours in battery life and a microSDXC card slot to expand the 64 GB of built-in memory, you can add all of your favorite songs and take them with you wherever your daily planner leads. Its compact size and specially designed interface make soundtracks only a fingertip away. Start your day of activity with an album as energized as you are, and listen to Grimes’ “Art Angels.” In High-Resolution Audio, you’ll hear every pulsing beat and sparkling note from the electronic songstress and her critically acclaimed 2015 release. If you’ve got your own playlist to get you moving, the DSEE HX™ capability of this device will upgrade any existing music to near high-resolution sound quality. 

High-Resolution Walkman® for the Listener Who Needs to Unwind

NW-ZX100 Series Walkman® 

Relaxing to the sounds of your favorite songs has never been so easy, thanks to the NW-ZX100 series High-Resolution Walkman®. Lose yourself in the expansive sounds of High-Resolution Audio and de-stress after a long day of work or errands. Let the soothing sounds of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” lead you to inner-peace. Because of the NW-ZX100’s specially designed aluminum body frame, even external shifts or vibrations from the outside world can’t get in. Treat your ears to high-quality music streaming, thanks to Sony’s LDAC technology. With three times the bit rate of standard Bluetooth®, you can enjoy a superior wireless listening experience for every track. Pairing the player with wireless Bluetooth® headphones like the MDR-1ABT model will elevate your mobile experience even further, and highlight every note of your favorite song. When it’s time to focus on you and finding a moment of meditation through music, this player will be your source of calm and relaxation. With more than 70 hours of battery life and 128 GB of expandable storage, there’s no need to leave any artists off your favorite playlists.

High-Resolution Walkman® for the Hard-core Audiophile Listener

NW-ZX2 Walkman®

The NW-ZX2 High-Resolution Walkman® is for serious audiophiles who value every second of their music experience. These listeners don’t want to sacrifice on sound, and the ZX2 will enliven their music like never before. Experience the sounds of your favorite classics like Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” or modern-day favorites like Beck’s “Sea Change” in the high-quality playback of PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) converted content (DSD 64/DSD128) with the same warm sound of the DSD (Direct Stream Digital) original. It makes for an unmatched listening experience, warming the vocals, sharpening the sounds for impact and clarity on each track. It’s an audiophile’s dream device. 

With 128GB of expandable storage, the NW-ZX2 lets each artist in your musical collection travel with you. Even the battery matches your endless love of music with 33 hours of playtime. 

Play On

No matter the size of your music library, there is a High-Resolution Walkman® available that can handle it. Billboard reports that last year digital music revenue outsold physical revenue for the first time ever. With consumers eager to keep their music playing at all times, whether through streaming platforms or digital music files, the variety of High-Resolution Walkman® models available is designed to meet your needs and personality — whether you’re a colorful fashionista following the latest trends or an aspiring audiophile eager to transition your physical collection into the digital listening age. 

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