Sony NW-A45/B Walkman with Hi-Res Audio, Grayish Black (2018 Model)
Features High Resolution Audio for uncompromised soundEnjoy the subtlest nuances in higher-than-CD quality Hi-Res Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker, so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you. S-Master HX™ delivers Hi-Res audio in maximum qualityOptimized for Hi-Res Audio, S-Master HX™ reduces distortion and noise, allowing you to enjoy all the subtleties in your music. DSD playbackExperience the natural sound and intense detail of DSD audio formats. This is the preferred recording format of many top producers and engineers, and you can enjoy it using the NW-A40 Series' high-quality PCM conversion. DSEE HX™ restores all your compressed music filesThe Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX™) upscales compressed digital music files (MP3, ACC, ATRAC and WMA) and takes them closer to the quality of Hi-Res Audio. By restoring the high-range sound lost in compression, DSEE HX™ produces your digital music files in rich, natural sound. New soldering maximizes clarityThe precision-engineered components of the NW-A40 Series include high-quality, lead-free solder on the circuit board. This improved solder is also used on the S-Master HX™ chip, resulting in a more efficient electronic connection. So every time you press play, you can enjoy purer audio playback with enhanced vocal clarity. New circuit board for pure, solid bassThe NW-A40 Series' circuit board has been optimized to improve electricity flow. The layout from the battery to the audio block minimizes the power loop, making the power supply stable. The result is clearer sound and pure, solid bass that comes through in every track. LDAC™: for the transmission of Hi-Res Audio contentEnjoy your music at greater than CD quality with LDAC™ wireless audio transmission. LDAC uses a conventional BLUETOOTH connection2 , but transfers at a maximum data transfer rate up to 990kbps - approximately three times that of other audio profiles. The result is enhanced wireless listening that's much closer to the artist's intention. Digital noise cancelling for fewer distractionsWhen used with compatible IER-NW500N headphones, the NW-A40 Series' digital noise cancelling reduces the ambient noise you would normally hear from your surroundings. Microphones built in to the headphones work with the digital noise cancelling engine to cut out unwanted sound.3 Ambient sound mode keeps you awareListening to music but still want to hear the outside world? When you're using the compatible IER-NW500N headphones, select Ambient sound mode and the NW-A40 Series will let in external sounds to keep you aware of your surroundings.3 Plays and decodes MQA music filesThe NW-A40 Series is fully compatible with MQA files, so you can play even more lossless-quality music. USB DAC function makes music played from your computer sound even betterUse your NW-A40 Series as a USB DAC (Digital-Analogue Converter) by pairing it with a PC, Mac computer, or smartphone. When connected and activated using the supplied USB cable, the NW-A40 Series replaces your computer's regular sound processing with its own, highly-tuned, hardware processing. Now, whether you're at your home or office, in a coffee shop or commuting, you can always enjoy premium sound quality. Effortless control with the large touch screenWith the large, full-color touch screen, you're in complete control. Change tracks, create playlists and more, just by tapping the handy on-screen buttons. Listen for longer with up to 45 hours' battery life 1Perfect for commuting or when you want to enjoy your music all day, when fully charged you can enjoy up to 45 hours of music playback.1 Expand your memory with the SD card slotWant to store even more music on your Walkman ? Pop in an SD card (not supplied) for additional memory. NFC™ One-touch for instant connectivityNear Field Communication (NFC™) and Bluetooth technology make connecting to your music fast and easy. 2 Just touch your NFC™-enabled device to your NW-A40 Series for a quick, seamless connection, then start streaming. Handy buttons for quick controlThe play/pause, music-selection and volume buttons on the side panel are shaped and positioned for easy operation.