NW-ZX300 Walkman® with High-Resolution Audio
Walkman® with High-Resolution Audio
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.
Aluminium milled frame resists noise
A rigid aluminium milled frame provides strong resistance to electrical noise for clear, stable sound.
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.
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.
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-quality music
MQA™ (Master Quality Authenticated) is a new audio format designed to compress large, studio-quality files without audible loss, for a range of different devices. Already supported by a growing number of premium online music retailers, it’s yet another way to enjoy High-Resolution Audio on your NW-ZX300.
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.
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 64GB memory, there’s also room for a microSD card, so you can take even the biggest music collections on the go.