CES 2015: The Sony Walkman is back!

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Sony releases new high-res Walkman music player.

Tech fans have been positively spoilt for choice with news of new gadgets being announced on the first day of CES 2015.

On Monday Sony released details of its new NW-ZX2 Walkman music player, a high-res device which Sony claims is tailored for outstanding sound quality.

The Android powered device has a 4 inch touch screen display and offers 128GB of storage space and also has a micro SD card slot for additional storage.

The Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 offers 60 hours of battery life when playing MP3s or 33 hours when playing high resolution music files. The Walkman also has WiFI, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity.

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One of the interesting things about the new Sony Walkman is the comprehensive list of audio file formats the device supports.

In addition to MP3s the device is also compatible with WAV, FLAC, WMA, AIFF, ALAC, DSD and many more, according to the Sony website.

Another key feature of the Sony Walkman means its possible to download your media player of choice from the Google Play store.

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In terms of sound quality, Sony claims the NW-ZX2 is unrivaled with its high-res sound capabilities which are optimised by Clear Bass, Clear Audio+, Digital Sound Enhancement Engine and the S-Master HX digital amplifier. There is also a very detailed digital equaliser which can be fully customized to enable you to create the perfect sound of your choosing.

The Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 is designed for the audiophile very much in mind. Despite running Android OS, this isn’t really a multi purpose device and maybe Sony is trying to win back some music lovers who currently listen to audio on their smartphones.

One downside of the new Sony Walkman is its price, rumoured to be in excess of $1000, which could put off even the most ardent of music lovers.

 

WATCH: The new Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 announced at CES 2015

 

 

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