Sony recently announced two new music players, the NW-ZX707, and the NW-A306 to the Walkman® series family. Both players are designed for listeners to enjoy music the way the artist intended with high-quality sound with a sleek design.
Built with updated components of
high-end models, the NW-ZX707 offers astonishing sound quality. With
enhanced battery life, a balanced connection, a larger 5" display, and Wi-Fi
compatibility for easy downloading and streaming functions, it is also portable
and stylish for the most demanding music lover.
the philosophy of the Signature Walkman®, the NW-ZX707 has
upgraded fine-tuned capacitors and an FTCAP3 (High polymer capacitor), and a
large solid high polymer capacitor that offers large capacitance and low
resistance. While an OFC milled block covering the digital block, allows the NW-ZX707 to bring listeners sound that appears to rise-up from silence.
Additionally, a large 8mm coil for balanced output creates an improved sound
resolution across all frequencies. All four kinds of components stated here are also used in the
latest Signature Walkman® model.
NW-ZX707 integrates a DSD Remastering Engine
where PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio is resampled into an 11.2 MHz DSD
(Direct Stream Digital), offering even more ways to enjoy music.
NW-A306 is designed for discerning users looking for high-quality sound
and style. This stylish and compact music player lets consumers download and
stream more of the music they love. With full Wi-Fi® compatibility, weighing
just only 7 ounces, and with the comfort and function of both a 3.6” touch
screen and tactile physical music controls, the NW-A306 series is
dedicated to delivering exceptional music experiences right from the users’
milled frame on the NW-A306 provides superior rigidity for low impedance
and clear, stable sound and solid bass.
and NW-A306 Common Features
HX digital amp technology, independently developed for Walkman® is compatible
with the native DSD format. It reduces distortion and noise across a wide range
of frequencies, for rich and full-bodied sound, further enhanced by a new
high-quality sound lead-free solder.
Just like the
latest Signature Walkman® model, both models apply
a reflow solder containing gold, whose effect is significant in the overall
improved sound localization and wider sound space.
To realize both music players’
evolutionary sound, a dual clock, film capacitor, and fine sound register have
been precisely placed within each Walkman®.
DSEE Ultimate for Enhancing Streaming Music Quality
NW-ZX707 and the NW-A306 both use Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), and
DSEE Ultimate™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) which upscales compressed
digital music files in real-time. The evolving algorithm now delivers even
greater benefits for CD-quality (16-bit 44.1/48kHz) lossless codec audio.
Restoring acoustic subtleties and dynamic range provides a richer, more
complete listening experience.
further progress from its predecessor models, consumers can enjoy DSEE Ultimate
for upscaling their music, whether it is Wi-Fi® streamed or
downloaded. Now, listeners can also enjoy DSEE Ultimate with wireless
NW-ZX707 and the NW-A306 both feature a longer battery life
compared to previous models so listeners can immerse themselves in more of
their music. The NW-ZX707 has a battery life of up to 25 hours[i] of
44.1kHz FLAC playback, up to 23 hours1 of
96 kHz FLAC High-Resolution Audio playback, or up to 22 hours2
even when streaming. The NW-A306 has a battery life
of up to 36 hours1 of 44.1kHz FLAC playback, up to 32
of 96kHz FLAC high-resolution audio playback,
or even up to 26 hours[ii] with the streaming service apps to meet
the demand of consumers.
new Walkman® series is not only designed to be stylish
but also with the environment in mind. No plastic is used in the packaging
material for the NW-ZX707 and the NW-A306, reflecting Sony’s commitment to
reducing the environmental impact of our products and practices.
The NW-ZX707 is
priced at PHP 44,999.00 while the NW-A306 is at PHP
19,999.00 and will be available in select Sony Authorized
Dealers nationwide starting February 10, 2023.