Enjoy truly authentic High-Resolution Audio in a compact body
Every element of the NW-ZX300 has been engineered for master quality sound. Enjoy music exactly as the artist intended, anywhere you choose.
· High-Resolution Audio compatible
· DSD and PCM file support1
· DSEE HX™ upscaling restores quality to compressed files
· S-Master HX™ digital amplifier for pure sound quality
· Touch-sensitive Matte Glass screen for smooth control
· Crafted to deliver exceptional sound
High-Resolution Audio for uncompromised sound
Experience digital music to the fullest with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing music at a higher rate than CD, increasing both audio samples per second and the bit-rate accuracy of each sample, High-Resolution Audio offers an uncompromised rendition of an artist’s music. Savour every breath and subtle movement for a truly emotional experience.
11.2MHz Direct Stream Digital (DSD) playback for High-Resolution Audio
Enjoy studio-quality sound, thanks to the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) audio codec — designed specifically for High-Resolution Audio. This 1-bit format operates at a far higher frequency than conventional PCM digital audio, resulting in a more natural, and intensely-detailed sound. The result is clearer, crisper, High-Resolution Audio quality.
S-Master HX™ digital amplifier: utmost sonic purity
Enjoy the best High-Resolution Audio experience with the S-Master HX™ digital amplifier. Using a simplified and fully digital signal path, S-Master HX™ reproduces the subtleties and wide frequency range of high resolution formats. Unlike conventional amplifiers, it maintains the digital signal until right before the speaker output, eliminating distortion — for High-Resolution Audio, just as the artist intended.
DSEE HX™ restores your music files
Go beyond CD quality. DSEE HX™ builds on our proprietary DSEE™ technology, upscaling compressed audio files to a level that’s closer to High-Resolution Audio. By restoring the subtleties of the original recording that are lost during the compression process, DSEE HX™ delivers a rich, studio-quality audio experience for all your music.
Aluminium milled frame resists noise
A rigid aluminium milled frame provides strong resistance to electrical noise for clear, stable sound.
The NW-ZX300 Walkman® features a balanced standard plug, designed for the new 4.4Φ balanced connection cable. This supplies compatible headphones with fully-discrete left and right channels, unlike conventional headphones which share a ground wire. The result is far better external noise suppression and improved stereo imaging, as well as more headroom for powerful sound delivery.
Film capacitor for wider acoustics
The decision to use higher quality film capacitors contributes to more efficient circuit-board design and better sound quality. These film capacitors also supply voltage with a linear response across frequencies, resulting in reduced distortion and noise for everything you listen to.
FT CAP (high polymer capacitor)
We spent three years developing the FT CAP with a singular focus on delivering powerful sound. Its large capacity means it can deliver reliable and clean voltage. This ensures well defined and immensely powerful bass notes are delivered to the headphone output.
High quality sound with lead-free solder
A high quality solder has been used for the circuit board and S-Master HX™ full digital amplifier CXD-3778GF. Applying the solder to the rear of the S-Master HX™ amplifier provides a more efficient electric connection which contributes to clearer sound and vocals.
Highest quality BLUETOOTH® wireless streaming: LDAC
Enjoy your music at greater than CD quality with LDAC wireless audio transmission. LDAC uses a conventional BLUETOOTH® wireless connection, 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 much closer to the artists’ intention. The best way to experience wireless audio with compatible BLUETOOTH® wireless speakers and headphones.
USB DAC Function for higher quality music
Experience the great sound quality of the NW-ZX300 as a USB DAC (Digital-Analogue Converter) for your PC or Mac computer. When connected and activated, using the supplied USB cable, the NW-ZX300 replaces your computer’s regular sound processing with its own, highly-tuned hardware. Always enjoy premium sound quality, whether you’re at home or the office, a coffee shop or commuting.
MQA™ support for lossless streaming
Master Quality Authenticated is an audio format that compresses large studio quality files without audible loss so you can easily enjoy High-Resolution Audio music on your Walkman.
Matte glass screen
A touch-sensitive matte glass screen allows smooth fingertip control with less fingerprints.
Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand so you can comfortably take your music anywhere.
Intuitive side key
Simple, near instinctive side-key control enables you to control your music with ease.
Improved battery life for longer listening
Never run out of power when you’re on the move. The NW-ZX300 holds enough charge for up to 30 hours of 128 kbps MP3 playback, or up to 26 hours of 96kHz/32bit FLAC High-Resolution Audio playback, so you don’t have to worry about finding a charger when you’re out and about.
Expandable storage for endless playlists
In addition to the integrated 64GB memory, there’s also room for a microSD card, so you can take even the biggest music collections on the go.
DIMENSIONS: (W X H X D) Approx. 57.7.Xmm x 120.4mm x 14.9mm (2.28inches x 4.75inches x 0.59inches)
WEIGHT: Approx. 157g (5.54oz)
CHARGING TIME (FULL CHARGE): Approx. 5.5 hrs
MUSIC SEARCHING METHODS: All Songs / Artist / Release Year / Playlists / Album / Genre / Composer / Hi-Res / Recent Transfers / SensMe Channels / Folder
MUSIC PLAY MODE:Shuffle Playback / Repeat Off / Repeat 1 Song / Repeat All Playback Range (All Range / Selected Range)
DRAG AND DROP: Yes
DISPLAY RESOLUTION: 3.1-inch (7.8 cm) , WVGA (800 x 480 Pixels)
DISPLAY TYPE:TFT colour display with white LED-backlight Capacitive touch screen
PHOTO PLAYBACK NOTES:Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders. ・Copyright protected files cannot be played back. ・Non-standard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the Sampling frequency. ・Files that are 4 GB (APE is 2GB) or larger cannot be played back. ・This product recognizes audio sources exceeding CD quality (44.1 kHz/16 bit quantization) and DAT quality (48 kHz/16 bit quantization) as High-resolution Audio.The "HR" symbol is displayed for high-resolution audio sources.
SOUND EFFECTS: Direct Source (Direct) / 10Band equalizer / Tone control (Feature exclusive) / DSEE HX DC Phase Linearizer / Dynamic Normalizer
AUDIO PLAYBACK: MP3 ( .MP3): 32 - 320kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ),/ 32, 44.1, 48kHz,WMA ( .WMA): 32 - 192kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ),/ 44.1kHz,FLAC ( .flac): 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz,AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 6-320kbps / 8-48kHz,HE-AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 32-144kbps / 8-48kHz,Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a): 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz,DSD ( .dsf, .dff): 1bit / 2.8224, 5.6448, 11.2896 MHz,APE ( .ape): 8, 16, 24bit / 8-192kHz (Fast, Normal, High)
AUDIO PLAYBACK NOTES: Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders. ・Copyright protected files cannot be played back. ・Non-standard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the Sampling frequency. ・Files that are 4 GB (APE is 2GB) or larger cannot be played back. ・This product recognizes audio sources exceeding CD quality (44.1 kHz/16 bit quantization) and DAT quality (48 kHz/16 bit quantization) as High-resolution Audio.The "HR" symbol is displayed for high-resolution audio sources.
Headphone Out: (Stereo mini-jack) (Balanced standard-jack)
MAXIMUM POWER OUTPUT: (JEITA 16Ω/MW) 50mW+50mW (High Gain)
OPERATING SYSTEM: Sony original OS
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 7 macOS™v10.8-10.12
TOUCHSCREEN: TFT colour display with white LED-backlight Capacitive touch screen
TERMINALS: Headphone: Stereo mini-jack, Balanced standard-jack,WM-PORT: WM-PORT (multiple connecting terminal): 22 pins,External memory: Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC
USB CONNECTION: Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
WIRELESS CAPABILITIES: Bluetooth® Ver 4.2,NFC: Yes
COMPATIBLE BLUETOOTH® PROFILE: Compatible Bluetooth profiles*1 - A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) - AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile) Supported Codec*2: SBC*3, LDAC, aptX *1 Bluetooth profiles are standardized according to the purpose of the Bluetooth device. *2 Codec indicates the audio signal compression and conversion format. *3 SBC stands for Subband Codec.
WM-PORT: WM-PORT (multiple connecting terminal): 22 pins
Colour Options: Black