Sony Launches A $3700 Walkman For The Audiophiles Out There

There's a cheaper, $1300 version too, if you call that cheap.

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If you are a music enthusiast who will happily pay a large sum for a set of earphones instead of a computer, Sony might have an MP3 player that may tempt you. The company has recently released two ultra-high-quality Walkman MP3 players for hardcore audiophiles.

The latest release to the classic line, NW-WM1ZM2, is here, and it can cost you a staggering $3700. However, it features super-powered hardware and can handle more music than you probably need.

For the fan base, one of the models will feature an OFC (Oxygen-free copper chassis), which is gold-plated and combined with features that you typically find in mobile devices.

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NW-WM1ZM2 will be the prime premium model among the two. It contains OFC in around “99.99% purity”, as the company claims it’s built to offer better rigidity while reconstructing a robust digital sound that is immersive and ultra-clear.

It further maintains the audio signal’s integrity with a Kimber Kable that operates the amp base to the balanced and secure headphone jack (a configuration perceived in DMP-Z1).

The second Walkman model will be NW-WM1AM2, built with an aluminum alloy frame that aims to provide physical protection with enough resistance to electrical noise and interference.

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Although it doesn’t feature a smooth OFC casing, it does use an OFC cable. Thus, it creates lower distortion, which converts to a much better channel separation.

In terms of their innards, both models contain finely-tuned capacitors covered with OFC blocks to increase their lower resistance properties and high capacitance. As per Sony, there will be a significant improvement in the audio quality as the sounds delivered “appears to rise from silence.”

Both Walkman models operate on Android 11 and feature a 5-inch FHD display with USB type-C connectivity. The new Walkman will accelerate hardware as they offer software-based high-quality tuning features.

The DSD (Direct Stream Digital) Remastering Engine, for instance, can resample a PCM audio file to 11.2 MHz to the diverse separate sound elements. DSEE ultimate acts instead as a super sampling algorithm (audio-based). It can also restore the audio subtleties by increasing the quality of poorly compressed music.

Sony also claims that both new devices can last nearly forty hours at non-stop playback with the 96 kHz FLAC audio file. The Sony NW-WM1ZM2 will retain $3699.99, while the NW-WM1AM2 will be available for $1,399.99.

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