Sony offers a wide range of consumer tech products for its audience. From cameras to TVs, smartphones to audio systems, Sony makes them all. Interestingly, Sony has recently announced two new premium music players. There is the new NW-WM1ZM2 and then there is the new NW-WM1AM2 and both of them are Walkmans. So let’s know a little more about these two new premium music players from Sony.
First, we have the new Sony NW-WM1ZM2 and this one combines both great audio and the best materials together. With its premium design, it can add charm to anyone’s personality.
Then there is the new NW-WM1AM2 which is better than its predecessor in terms of audio as it provides a richer and smoother sound field.
High-Quality Materials for Premium Music Players
Sony is marketing these ones as premium music players and to add an element of luxury, the new NW-WM1ZM2 ships with 99.99% purity (4N) Gold-plated Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) Chassis. Such a high-quality material ensures that users get the best sound experience.
Then there is the new NW-WM1AM2 which is made from an aluminum alloy frame. The material helps eliminate electrical noise, delivering a superior sound quality to the users.
The Most Authentic Sound Reproduction
Sony exclusive S-Master HX digital amp tech for Walkman comes in really handy for the new music players as they help in reproducing the most stunning sound. There is also a fully digital amplifier onboard that helps in creating a rich sound.
Perfect Signal Integrity
For the NW-WM1ZM2, Sony has decided to go with a thick KIMBER KABLE that will run from the amp base to the headphone jack. This will help in delivering the best-in-class sound quality. So users will just hear the music as this component will transmit only high-quality audio signals.
For the NW-WM1AM2, Sony is chosen a low-resistance OFC cable. It results in better channel separation and helps provide lower distortion.
This is the first time Sony is using a reflow solder with gold. As per Sony, this has allowed them to take a big leap in sound localization and wider sound space.
Best Music No Matter What the Source Is
Both NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 come with significant improvements in audio performance. They now come with a DSD Remastering Engine. The engine allows resampling of the PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio into an 11.2 MHz DSD (Direct Stream Digital).
There is DSEE Ultimate on the new Walkmans from Sony and it allows easy upscaling of compressing music files.
Both Walkmans also have compatibility for Balanced Connection and High-Resolution Audio. So users will be able to listen to music just like the artist intends.
Basic Technical Specifications
The new Walkmans from Sony work on Android 11 and have WiFi compatibility. So users can seamlessly use these music players to listen to their favorite songs.
Both music players come with a 5.0-inch (12.7cm) display. The touchscreen now has HD resolution so that users get the best experience. These Walkmans have a battery life of up to 40 hours and can deliver non-stop 96kHz FLAC High-Resolution Audio playback. To be future-ready, these music players now come with a USB Type-C port.
The storage is 256GB on the NW-WM1ZM2 and 128GB on the NW-WM1AM2 and they both have microSD slots to expand the storage. So there will be no problem in terms of storage on both devices.
Pricing and Availability
The new NW-WM1ZM2 is priced at USD 3,699.99 and the new NW-WM1AM2 is priced at USD 1,399.99 and they are now available at official Sony’s website and authorized resellers.
You might think that is a bit too much for music players but these Walkmans are premium music players from Sony. While audio quality is definitely going to be the best, these are more of a style appeal for a rich target audience.