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.
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.
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.
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.
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 96 kHz/32 bit FLAC High-Resolution Audio playback, so you don’t have to worry about finding a charger when you’re out and about.
11.2 MHz 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.
Aluminium milled frame resists noise
A rigid aluminium milled frame provides strong resistance to electrical noise for clear, stable sound.
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.
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 990 kbps—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.
Matte glass screen
A touch-sensitive matte glass screen allows smooth fingertip control with less fingerprints
Expandable storage for endless playlists
In addition to the integrated 64 GB memory, there’s also room for a microSD card, so you can take even the biggest music collections on the go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Intuitive side key
Simple, near instinctive side-key control enables you to control your music with ease.
|Size & Weight|
|DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)||Approx. 57.7 mm x 120.4 mm x 14.9 mm (2.28 inches x 4.75 inches x 0.59 inches)|
|WEIGHT||Approx. 157 g (5.54 oz)|
|CHARGING TIME (FULL CHARGE)||Approx. 5.5 hrs|
|CHARGING TIME (QUICK CHARGE)||-|
|USB CONNECTION||Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)|
|WM-PORT||WM-PORT (multiple connecting terminal): 22 pins|
|WIRELESS CAPABILITIES||Bluetooth® Ver 4.2, NFC: Yes|
|Playback & display|
|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||7.8 cm (3.1 inches), WVGA (800 x 480 Pixels)|
|DISPLAY TYPE||TFT colour display with white LED-backlight Capacitive touch screen|
|SOUND EFFECTS||Direct Source (Direct) / 10-Band equalizer / Tone control (Feature exclusive) / DSEE HX DC Phase Linearizer / Dynamic Normalizer|
|Headphone Out (Stereo mini-jack)|
|MAXIMUM POWER OUTPUT (JEITA 16Ω/MW)||50 mW + 50 mW (High Gain)|
|Headphone Out (Balanced standard-jack)|
|MAXIMUM POWER OUTPUT (JEITA 16Ω/MW)||200 mW + 200 mW (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|
|DIGITAL NOISE CANCELLING||-|
|What's In The Box|
|What's In The Box||Contents: ・Walkman (1) ・USB cable (1) ・Startup Guide ・Instruction Manual Headphones and a Micro SD card are not supplied with the Walkman.|