Sony Electronics Unveils Two New Walkman® with Enhanced Sound Quality and Longer Battery Life Including the NW-ZX707 Premium Walkman®
Left to right: NW-A306 in Black, NW-A306 in Blue and NW-A306 in Grey
(KUALA LUMPUR, 2 February 2023) – Sony today 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, balanced connection, a larger 5″ display, Wi-Fi compatibility for easy downloading and streaming functions, it is also portable and stylish for the most demanding music lover.
Inheriting the philosophy of the Signature Walkman®, the NW-ZX707 has upgraded fine-tuned capacitors and a FTCAP3 (High polymer capacitor) and a large solid high polymer capacitor which 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.
High polymer capacitor and large 8mm coil for balanced output
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.
The 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 and weighing just 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’ pocket.
The premium aluminium milled frame on the NW-A306 provides superior rigidity for low impedance and clear, stable sound and solid bass.
NW-ZX707 and NW-A306 Common Features
Faithful sound reproduction
S-Master 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 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 localisation and wider sound space.
To realise both music players’ evolutionary sound, a dual clock, film capacitor and fine sound register have been precisely placed within each Walkman®.
Updated DSEE Ultimate for Enhancing Streaming Music Quality
The NW-ZX707 and the NW-A306 both use Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), 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.
With 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 headphones.
The 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 hours1 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.
Sustainability in Mind
Our products are 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 and NW-A306 will be available in Malaysia from February 2023. RRP is RM3,699 and RM1,599 respectively.
About Sony Malaysia
Sony (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. began operations in Malaysia on 31 October 1973. The company specializes in marketing, sales and services for a wide range of consumer electronics products as well as broadcast & professional products and solutions. There are in total of 2 Sony Stores and 35 Sony Centre outlets nationwide, which offering consumers the latest Sony products and services.
About Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Group Corporation and responsible for the Entertainment, Technology & Services (ET&S) business. With the vision of “continuing to deliver Kando and Anshin to people and society across the world through the pursuit of technology and new challenges,” Sony will create products and services in areas such as home entertainment & sound, imaging, and mobile communications. For more information, visit: www.sony.net.
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[i] When using Sony original music player app.
[ii] When in offline mode.