This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Sony Walkman, so it only seems appropriate that the company has now made the move to launch a new one to commemorate the special occasion.
The brand new Walkman NW-ZX507 is a far cry from its cassette tape playing ancestor though. This new Sony Walkman is all set to be a premium device. According to Sony, it is built with advanced audio technology and is backed by Android 9, which means it not only has Hi-Res audio but is also capable of multi-source listening.
The Latest Sony Walkman NW-ZX507 has Φ4.4mm balanced connection, with the DSD Native and also 384kHz/32bit PCM playback. The new Walkman also comes with an S-Master HX built-in digital amplifier to diminish distortion and deliver a richer sound.
Audio is more modified and improved by a DSEE HX processor that is designed to upscale sound to near Hi-Res quality and even improve compressed audio sounds. All these are sure to get the audiophiles excited and make it a much-coveted device for them.
All this is packed into aluminum milled chassis with a 3.6-inch HD touchscreen display, giving it a chic look, with a USB Type-C port and Micro SD card slot allowing you to easily transfer your favorite tunes. As it is Android-powered and Wi-Fi compatible, you can also stream music from your favorite apps. And there is Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC support as well, so the number of connectivity options.
The good news keeps on coming as this new Walkman is a lot cheaper than the €3300 Walkman we had seen a few years back.
The Sony Walkman NW-ZX507 will come with 64GB of internal memory and is set to be available for around £750 when it goes on sale in November 2019.