Sony has officially unveiled its Walkman NW-ZX700, a digital audio player that boasts some impressive tech. For those audiophiles out there that adore quality music while on the go, this new media player is worth checking out. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about Sony’s Walkman NW-ZX700, including specs, features, and the price.
Sony Walkman NW-ZX700 reveal trailer
Before we talk specs, check out the Sony Walkman NW-ZX700 reveal trailer. This short video does a good job at highlighting some of the features present in this compact device.
Sony Walkman NW-ZX700 features
As you can see from the above trailer, the Sony Walkman NW-ZX700 has a few incredible features. The official Sony site provides even more insight into what’s packed into this neat little digital audio player. Let’s go over some of the key points.
Firstly, the design. The Walkman NW-ZX700 is immediately striking, with its 5-inch screen, milled edges, and golden highlights. While the screen is digital, there are notes of analogue designs, including dials and knobs when listening to music or even a cassette screensaver when certain codecs are used.
The Walkman NW-ZX700 has Sony’s unique sound processing technology including Hi-Res Audio, Direct Stream Digital, and DSEE Ultimate. On the sound processing technology section, Sony breaks down how this technology functions. The Pulse Code Modulation audio is resampled and then delivered to the digital to analogue converter, ensuring characteristics that are closer to analogue sound.
DSEE Ultimate is an AI-enhancement tool that upscales compressed digital files. The system can improve CD-quality lossless codec audio which restores “acoustic subtleties and dynamic range,” according to the site. There is a lot of technical information available, so it’s worth reading if you have a penchant for all things audio.
On the battery and connectivity side, the Walkman NW-ZX700 has between 22 and 25 hours of battery life depending on how you use the device. Users will be able to charge the device using its USB-C port, which is also how you will transfer music files. While it does have 64GB of internal memory, the storage can be expanded with an SD card. The Walkman also has WiFi compatibility for accessing music streaming apps.
Sony Walkman NW-ZX700 specs
While the features are impressive, sometimes you just want the raw stats and specs. Thankfully, Sony has provided a wealth of information on the Walkman NW-ZX700.
|Sony Walkman NW-ZX707|
|In the box||USB Type-C®Cable(USB-A - USB-C) (1)
|Size & Weight|
|Dimensions (W/H/D)||Approx. 72.5 mm x 132.3 mm x 16.9 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 227 g|
|WiFi||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Frequency Band||2.4 / 5 GHz|
|Battery Life - Continuous Playmback Music with Music App||MP3 (128kbps) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 25 hour, MP3 (128kbps) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 24 hour, FLAC (96kHz / 24bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 23 hour, FLAC (96kHz / 24bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 23 hour, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 21 hour, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 21 hour, DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 21 hour, DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Balanced standard-jack: Approx. 21 hour|
|Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music (Other Music App)||MP3 (128kbps, offline mode) / Stereo mini-jack: 22 hour, MP3 (128kbps, offline mode) / Balanced standard-jack:21 hour|
|Battery Life - BlueTooth (Transmitter Mode)||MP3 (128kbps) / SBC-Connection pref: Approx.22 hrs|
|Charging Time (full charge)||Approx. 3.5 hrs|
|Built-in battery||Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery|
|Charging and Power supply||USB power (from a computer via a USB)|
|Memory Size||64GB *Actual available memory 47GB|
|Playback & display|
|Music Play Mode||Shuffle Playback,Repeat Off,Repeat 1 Song,Repeat All,All Range,Selected Range|
|Sound Effects||Direct Source (Direct) ,10 Band equalizer,DSEE Ultimate, DC Phase Linearizer,Dynamic Normalizer,Vinyl Processor|
|Audio Playback||MP3: 32 - 320kbps (supports VBR) / 32, 44.1, 48kHz, WMA: 32-320kbps (supports variable bitrate(VBR) / 44.1kHz (STEREO) ,32-48kbps / 44.1kHz (MONO) , FLAC: 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz, WAV: 16, 24, 32bit (Float / Integer) / 8-384kHz, AAC : 16-320kbps / 8-48kHz, HE-AAC: 32-144kbps / 8-48kHz, Apple Lossless: 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz, AIFF: 16, 24, 32bit / 8-384kHz, DSD: 1bit / 2.8224, 5.6448, 11.2896 MHz, APE: 8, 16, 24bit / 8-192kHz (Fast, Normal, High), MQA: Supported|
|Display Resolution||12.7 cm (5.0-inch) ,HD (1280 x 720 Pixels)|
|Display Type||TFT colour display with white LED-backlight|
|Drag and Drop||Yes|
|Music Searching Methods||All Songs,Artist,Release Year,Playlists,Album,Genre,Composer,Hi-Res,Recent Transfers,Folder,Cue sheet|
|Headphone Out (Stereo mini-jack)|
|Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16Ω/mW)||50mW+50mW (High Gain)|
|Headphone Out Balanced standard-jack)|
|Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16Ω/mW)||230mW+230mW (High Gain)|
|Operating System||Android 12|
|Terminals||USB:Type-C (USB3.2 Gen1 compliant), Headphone: Stereo mini jack, Balanced standard-jack,External memory: MicroSD MicroSDHC MicroSDXC|
|Wireless Capabilities||Communication system: Bluetooth Specification Version 5.0, NFC:No, Supported Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, SPP, OPP, DID, Supported Codecs (Transmission): SBC, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, AAC|
Sony Walkman NW-ZX700 price
Though we’ve been unable to find an official USD price, there are reports that the Sony Walkman NW-ZX700 is retailing for about 104,500 yen which is roughly $810 USD according to the current exchange rate. Consumers can likely anticipate a different price point when it is officially available for purchase in the States.
Sony Walkman NW-ZX700 release date
Unfortunately, there is currently no release date for the Sony Walkman NW-ZX700 in the United States. According to The Walkman Blog, the device is scheduled to release in Japan on February 23, 2023.
The Sony Walkman NW-ZX700 is an impressive piece of hardware. Any audiophiles out there who have been longing for a high-quality audio portable device to listen to their favorite tunes are certain to be in for a good time. Keep it locked to Shacknews as we bring you the latest on Sony products.
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Users will be able to charge the device using its USB-C port, which is also how you will transfer music files.
While it does have 64GB of internal memory, the storage can be expanded with an SD card.
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