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 amazing sound quality. With enhanced battery life, a balanced connection, a larger 5-inch display, and 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 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.
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 of 44.1kHz FLAC playback, up to 23 hours of 96 kHz FLAC High-Resolution Audio playback, or up to 22 hours even when streaming. The NW-A306 has a battery life of up to 36 hours of 44.1kHz FLAC playback, up to 32 hours of 96kHz FLAC high-resolution audio playback, or even up to 26 hours with the streaming service apps to meet the demand of consumers.
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.
With full Wi-Fi compatibility, weighing just only 7 ounces, and with the comfort and function of both a 3.6-inch 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
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 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.
Streaming music quality
The 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.
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 is priced at P44,999 while the NW-A306 is at P19,999.00 and will be available in select Sony Authorized Dealers nationwide starting Feb. 10, 2023.