Sony is always famous for its Audio devices like Walkman. Sony is always standalone among other industry leaders regarding audio quality. Even though Sony Marketing failed in their mobile series lineups, Still most of the users prefer Sony Mobile when they have already used it. In Reality, Sony could not reach the users, and shipping took a while. Now, Sony comes with new devices, and they hope they get an old user base. Sony Launched New Android-Powered Walkman Audio Devices from $1600. It is an entry-level device, and it goes up to $4200.
Android-Powered Sony Premium Walkman Music Players
Sony has announced its brand-new Signature Series NW-WM1ZM2 Walkman today that retails at $4,200. There’s also an entry-level version (the NW-WM1AM2) at just $1,600. If you’re unable to hold off until April before getting a hand on one of these, you’ll be able to get the original model of 2016 at $3,200.
Expected to be available in April In April, the Sony NW-WM1ZM2 will be the follow-up to the popular NW-WM Walkman, which debuted in 2016 and might be the ideal match with you Sony the WH-1000XM4 headphones (if you’ve got money to spare, that is.).
Unique Design and Body
What is it that can make these Walkmans distinct? First of all, the design has a lot to be associated with. The chassis is built of either oxygen-free copper made of gold-plating that provides a more stable ground or aluminum that shields the electronics from external interference from electrical signals, both of which are believed to improve sound audio quality in their very own ways.
It is constructed so that the analog and digital components are separated. This is a method designed to minimize interference between the two parts. Digital elements are further isolated from the chassis with another OFC block with gold plating. The bespoke gold-infused solder, which is lead-free, Sony utilizes is luxurious.
Sony is also saying that the rigidity of this material will allow for a “clear and expansive sound to allow you to experience every instrument as if playing live.”
Both devices come with a 5.0-inch HD display for interaction. There’s also a range of controls for playing back music on the back on the side of the NWW-WM1ZM2, as well as a microSD slot so that you can expand its capacity to 256GB of internal memory for files. It will be plenty to keep you busy as well as the 40-hour battery lifespan will mean you don’t need to recharge the Walkman all the time.
Connectivity and OS
The devices are running Android 11 and support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. They feature two balanced and unbalanced headphones jacks, as well as a USB C connection to charge and speedy data transfer.
Both Walkmans make use of a digital amplifier designed specifically for Sony’s top-end models that consume less power than conventional amplifiers and also produce better audio quality and resolution. Sony states that it can boost 44.1kHz/16-bit audio (CD quality) to 192kHz/32 bits. Sony utilizes its DSEE Ultimate AI algorithm to enhance sound quality in real-time alongside the amplifier. For the best part, the two Walkmans offer what most manufacturers don’t have to include in the music player they sell: a ten band equalizer, allowing you to get the audio you want.
Similar to Sony headphones, Like Sony headphones, the Walkman uses Sony’s DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) that upscales compressed audio files to increase their quality to a level that is more like high-resolution audio. However, this feature is not new. We tried headphones like the Sony WF-1000XM4 and Sony WH-1000XM4; headphones can still improve lossy MP3 files.
Pricing and Availability
Sony didn’t mention the global pricing; however, The cost is $4,999 in Australia (about $3,500/PS,2600). To give you an idea, our choice for the most mobile music player in 2022 is the Astell & Kern A&ultima SP2000T priced at $2,399 or PS1,999 or AU$3,599; however, there are plenty of MP3 players available for less than $200/PS200 or AU$300.
From the outside, The price is not worthy for the Audio device. But Until we get in our hands and the Artists who can feel the real power, only we can understand the reason for the price. But from the tech side, the $1600 entry price is also not reasonable. Unlike other categories like Play Station, Sony didn’t understand the mobile markets. That’s why even though they have better specs and features on their mobile, They can’t make good sales. Also, The marketing and Sales team is not that good in this category. Did you think Sony Premium Walkman Music Players are worth their price, or is the price only for the hype? Share your thoughts below.
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