KUALA LUMPUR, 16 November 2017 – The iconic Walkman® is still very much alive and kicking with the NW-ZX300, Sony’s newest addition to the ZX Series. The ZX300 promises a premium quality and audio experience in an immaculately designed music player with balanced output realised by S-Master HX™ and a user interface made for and by music lovers.
Perfect for listening anywhere, its long battery life and slim thin and light design, this Walkman® is the perfect companion to listen to all of your favourite music wherever you are.
Premium sound experience
The ZX300 offers Hi-Res Audio with S-Master HX™ digital amplifier, newly soldered with high quality sound lead-free solder balls. Thanks to the capability of both 11.2MHz DSD native playback1 and 384kHz/32bit PCM playback, you can truly enjoy your music as the artist intended. The ZX300 also offers balanced standard connection with fully-discrete left and right channels for less noise and clearer sound.
For the premium listening experience, the ZX300 incorporates an aluminium chassis for less resistance value. The FTCAP (Conductive Polymer Aluminium Solid Capacitors) and the new film capacitor are also incorporated for more transparent vocals and solid bass notes.
After the success of the WM-1 Series, high quality sound tuning is key with this Walkman®, OFC cables have been used for wiring the internal amplifier to the headphone jack which results in powerful sound quality by low resistance value and signal transmission without loss. For powerful bass and less noise, the double layer capacitor is the main battery power source in this Walkman®. Two crystal oscillators are also utilised to deliver you high quality audio with improved SN ratio and large volume of music data.
Separating audio and power/digital block on the circuit board, the SN ratio has been improved by minimising noise. The high quality audio resistor has been used as the LC filter for the headphone output to reduce magnetic distortion which results in expansive, high transparent sound quality.
You can also enjoy listening to music from your PC with the USB-DAC function which allows you to stream sound directly from your existing devices through your Walkman® for a better sound experience. The ZX300 also supports MQA™2 files as well for another way to enjoy Hi-Res Audio.
Sleek, premium and fully functional
With a music dedicated touchscreen interface, every function you need is at your fingertips and just one tap means you can change the volume of your music at any time. Its slim and light weight design incorporates a staggering 30 hours of battery life3 and 64GB memory built in, plus support for external memory4 – this Walkman® lets you listen to music all day long, ideal for a long journey. You can simply connect your wireless headphones via BLUETOOTH® technology or NFC. For compatible codec with BLUETOOTH® connectivity, it features not only LDAC, the ZX300 will also be compatible with Qualcomm® aptX™ HD audio5.
The matte finish on the body of this Walkman® is a stylish match for any audiophile and with a unified matte glass screen for smooth use.
The Walkman® NW-ZX300 is available at RM 2,599, only in Black colour.
Model Name: Walkman® NW-ZX300
Internal Memory Size: 64GB
External Memory Slot: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Digital Amplifier: S-Master HX™
Audio Output: 4.4mm Balanced Standard Jack, 3.5mm Stereo Mini Jack
Maximum Power Output :50mW+50mW (High Gain) (Stereo Mini Jack)
(JEITA 16Ω/mW): 200mW+200mW (High Gain) (Balanced Standard Jack)
USB-DAC Mode: Yes
Display Size, Resolution: 3.1-inch, WVGA (800 x 480 Pixels), Touch Screen
Bluetooth® (Codecs): Bluetooth® v4.2 (SBC, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD5)
Battery Life: Approx. 30hr/25hr (MP3 128kbps) (Stereo Mini Jack / Balanced Standard Jack) , Approx. 26hr/23hr (FLAC 96kHz/24bit) (Stereo Mini Jack / Balanced Standard Jack), Approx. 25hr/14hr (MP3 128kbps SBC / FLAC 96kHz/24bit)
(using BLUETOOTH® technology via LDAC connection)
USB Charging Time: Approx. 5.5 hours
Sound Enhancements: DSEE HX™, Direct Source, 10 Band Equalizer, Tone Control, DC Phase Linearizer, Dynamic Normalizer
Supported Formats: MP3, WMA, FLAC, WAV, AAC, HE-AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, DSD (Up to 11.2896MHz), MQA, APE
Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx. 57.3.Xmm x 119.5mm x 14.8mm
Weight: Approx. 157g