Sony is back with its signature Walkman

By : |September 6, 2016 0

In 1979, Sony’s Walkman was the reason behind the revolution in Music and entertainment industry. Yet, soon it was ripped off its glory by other dynamic devices. Now in 2016, Sony is trying to bring back its lost glory by recreating its signature series, but with few tweaks.

At the IFA 2016, the device that grabbed all the eyeballs was the gold bathed Sony NW-WM1Z Walkman that comes with an oxygen free uni-body copper design. This is a High-Resolution music player capable of 384 kHz/32bit quality recording and is expected to sell in Australia for a price of $4299.

Sony has rolled out another Walkman also, the NW-WM1A that features an aluminium body at $1349.

CIOL Sony is back with its signature Walkman

Both, NW-WM1Z and NW-WM1A Walkman are the first devices in the segment that advocate the 3.5 mm headphone jack and the new 4.4 mm balanced jack. Both support Sony’s LDAC Bluetooth wireless audio streaming and come with a brand new touch panel UI. However, TechPortal report states that “Bluetooth streaming is not as fast as it should be for the High-Res Audio, but comes very close.”

Next is Sony’s new $2999 Signature Series MDR-Z1R that is optimized for high-resolution audio. This masterpiece has been crafted by using a magnesium dome driver and neodymium magnets. The beta titanium makes the headset even more flexible and lightweight. The 70mm headphones come with premium finish leather ear pads that make the entire experience a delicacy to your ears and the headphones themselves, a pleasure to behold.

Sony’s head of video and Sound for Australia said, “Even though the spotlight was on the Signature Series, Sony did launch the entry level NW-A30 series and $349 NW-A35. As younger people embrace Hi-Res Audio we’re seeing a growing demand for portable products and not just home hi-fi components.”

Though what Sony is offering is an extraordinary musical experience, but it comes at the price of gold itself. You’ll definitely love the output of the Walkman, but it may make a big bulge in your pocket.

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