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25 September 2015
Style Your Music with Sony’s High-Resolution Personal Audio Range

Style Your Music with Sony's High-Resolution Personal Audio Range

(MALAYSIA, 25 September 2015) - With its new range of personal audio products, Sony reignites the fire in its audio line-up, bringing you stylish headphones and a Walkman® with a distinct finish in a vast array of colours that lets you match your own style. Revel in your music like never before as High-Resolution Audio brings your favourite tunes so much closer to the true sound that the artist originally intended. This combination of quality and design elevates both Sony's new " h.ear on1" headband-type headphones, "h.ear in NC™1" Noise Cancelling (NC) in-ear headphones, "h.ear in1" in-ear headphones, and Walkman® to become a true statement of musical style and personality.

Live your style

Whether you portray laid-back elegance or radiant cheerfulness, Sony's sleek h.ear1 (pronounced hear) series and Walkman® range are available in deep shades ranging from viridian blue, cinnabar red, charcoal black, lime yellow to bordeaux pink for every type of personality. Focusing on the beauty of simplicity, the headphones feature a single-shape design that emphasises their glossy brilliance. It is this simple expression of style that makes these devices not only great sounding products, but a true expression of character that will guarantee to turn heads.

"h.ear on™" Headphones

"h.ear on™" Headphones

Sony's "h.ear on™" headband-type headphones ooze style combined with a comfortable fit. High-Resolution Audio compatibility and accurate bass responses are complemented by the 40mm HD driver unit that reproduces sounds of up to 60kHz, while lightweight CCAW voice coils yield high-linearity responses in high-pitched sounds. Aimed at providing the best sound experience, the diaphragms have been titanium-coated to minimise unwanted vibrations, resulting in crystal clear tunes. This is the ultimate listening experience. Should you want to take your headphones on the move with you, the foldable mechanism and a detachable, cross-talk reducing cable in matching colour will allow for the "h.ear on™" headphones to be securely packed in the handy supplied carrying pouch.

"h.ear in NC™" Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones

"h.ear in NC™" Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones

The "h.ear in NC™" Noise Cancelling in-ear headphones is a great example of Sony's focus on functional design and iconic aesthetics. Thanks to Sony's newly developed compact 9mm high sensitivity driver unit, this slim and compact in-ear headphones can reproduce frequencies of up to 40kHz, delivering the sweetest and clearest High-Resolution Audio sound qualities.

To ensure an immersive musical experience even in the noisiest of places, these compact in-ear headphones feature battery-powered, state of the art dual noise sensor technology and the Automatic AI Noise Cancelling technologies that filter out any unwanted noise for up to 16 hours - making them the world's first2 Digital Noise Cancelling High-Resolution Audio compatible in-ear headphones. Should the built-in lithium-ion battery run out of juice, you can easily recharge it via micro USB while you continue your sonic adventures - noise cancelling included.

"h.ear in™" Headphones

"h.ear in™" Headphones

The third product in the h.ear series is the "h.ear in™" headphones. Designed with an aluminum housing that suppresses vibrations and reproduces high quality sounds, the "h.ear in™" headphones feature a 9mm high-sensitivity driver unit that supports High-Resolution Audio. Beat Response Control helps improve the transient characteristics in the bass and delivers the rhythm accurately. The acoustic port on the hosing further controls air flow for a more solid bass range and optimises diaphragm movements.

Similar to both the "h.ear on™" headphones, the "h.ear in™" headphones come with 4-wire configuration and a separated ground cross-talk reducing cable for expanded sound and tight bass. The compact size of the "h.ear in™" headphones is also designed for a tight, comfortable and stable fit.

NW-A25 & NW-A26HN Walkman®

NW-A25 & NW-A26HN Walkman®

The new NW-A25 and NW-A26HN Walkman® feature everything you have come to expect from a High-Resolution Audio powerhouse and more. The NW-A26HN Walkman® comes bundled with High-Resolution Audio compatible Digital Noise Cancelling headphones3 allowing you to enjoy your music away from all distractions. With advancements to Sony's S-Master HX™ full digital amplifier, music is played with more delicate and dynamic sound than ever before. Meanwhile, DSEE HX™, Sony's unique upscaling technology, enhances compressed music files like MP3 formats to near High-Resolution Audio quality.

High quality wireless listening is also enabled via LDAC™ (low latency codec), a new audio technology from Sony that allows you to enjoy high quality wireless audio via Bluetooth®. With three times more data transmitted4, LDAC™ provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music.

Available in two capacities, 16GB (NW-A25) and 32GB (NW-A26HN), as well as with an added microSD card slot for expanded memory, both Walkman® players allow you to enjoy your favourite tunes and extensive High-Resolution Audio libraries. With a 50-hour5 battery life, you are free to listen to your favourite tunes for hours on the go. The NW-A25 is available in Charcoal Black/Silver/Viridian Blue/Bordeaux Pink/Cinnabar Red/Lime Yellow colours, while the NW-A26HN is only available in Charcoal Black & Silver colours.

Sony's new range of h.ear headphones (h.ear on - RM699.00, h.ear in NC - RM499.00, h.ear in - RM399.00) and Walkman® (NW-A25 - RM799.00, NW-A26HN - RM1,099.00) will be available in Malaysia from October 2015 onwards.


Specification Sheets

Model name

h.ear on

h.ear in NC

h.ear in


Closed, dynamic (circum-aural)

Closed, dynamic

Closed, dynamic

Driver unit

40 mm, dome type

9 mm, dome type

9 mm, dome type


103 dB/mW

103 dB/mW (when the power is on)
100 dB/mW (when the power is off)

105 dB/mW

Frequency response

5 Hz to 60,000 Hz

5 Hz to 40,000 Hz

5 Hz to 40,000 Hz


24 Ω at 1 kHz

32 Ω at 1 kHz (when the power is on)
17 Ω at 1 kHz (when the power is off)

16 Ω at 1 kHz

Maximum input

1,500 mW (IEC6)

150 mW

100 mW (IEC4)

Power source

DC 3.7 V (Built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery)
DC 5 V (When charged using USB)

Charging time

Approx. 2.5 hours

Usage hours

Max. 16 hours.
About 10 hours of continuous comm. is possible after 1 hour charging

Weight (excl. cable)

Approx. 220g

Approx. 27g

Approx. 5 g

Headphone cable

Approx. 1.2m detachable cable with in-line remote and microphone

Approx. 1.5 m, OFC Litz wire, Y-type (include control box and battery box)

1.2 m, silver-coated OFC Litz wire, Y-type


L-shaped gold-plated 4-polemini plug

L-shaped gold-plated 4-pole mini plug

L-shaped gold-plated 4-pole mini plug

Supplied a ccessories

Carrying pouch

Micro USB cable (approx. 1.0 m)

Plug adaptor for
in-flight use

Earbuds (2 pairs)

Carrying pouch


Earbuds (4 pairs)

Cable adjuster (winds cable up to 50 cm)

Carrying pouch

Model name

NW-A25/A26HN Walkman®

Available colors

(NW-A25 - Charcoal Black/Silver/Viridian Blue/ Bordeaux Pink/Cinnabar Red/ Lime Yellow)

(NW-A26HN - Charcoal Black/Silver)

Internal memory

16GB/ 32GB

External memory

microSD (card not included)

Display size/Resolution

2.2 inch, TFT color LCD, QVGA(320×240)

Compatible formats

Music: FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), MP3, AAC7, HE-AAC, WMA8, Linear PCM (WAV), AIFF

Movie: MPEG-4, AVC(H.264/AVC), Windows Media Video 9

Sound effects

S-Master HX™, DSEE HX™, Clear Audio+, Clear Bass, Equaliser, VPT (surround), Dynamic Normaliser

Noise Canceling System

Full-auto AINC, Bus/Train, Airplane, Office

Battery life

MP3: 50 hours9

High-Resolution Audio: 30 hours10


Bluetooth® Ver 3

Profile A2DP, AVRCP, OPP

Codec LDAC™, aptX, SBC



FM radio

87.5 to 108.0MHz

Other functions

Display Lyrics, Sense Me™ Channels

Dimension (WxHxD)

(projecting parts not included)

43.6 x 109 x 8.7mm



Included accessory

NW-A25 Walkman®

USB cable

NW-A25/A26HN Walkman®

USB cable

Headphones: MDR-NW750N (bundled with NW-A26HN only)*


Clip (for Headphones)

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1 h.ear on™, h.ear in NC™, h.ear in™ and h.ear™ are a trademark of Sony Corporation.

2 As of September 2015. According to a research by Sony Corporation. In digital noise cancelling in-ear headphones market.

3High-Resolution Audio compatible Digital Noise Cancelling headphones are also available as an optional accessory for the NW-A25 Walkman®.

4 Bluetooth® A2DP, SBC(328kbps,44.1kHz)

5 Extended battery life of 30 hours (High-Resolution Audio FLAC 192kHz/24bit playback, NC off) or 50 hours (MP3 128kbps playback, NC off)"

6 International Electrotechnical Commission

7 Copyright protected AAC-LC files cannot be played back

8 Copyright protected WMA files cannot be played back

9 MP3 128kbps, when Bluetooth® is off

10 FLAC 192kHz/24bit, Bluetooth® is off

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