If you’re a kid in the 90’s, you know the importance of the Sony Walkman in the market. At that time, Sony’s portable digital music players were all the rage before Apple came up with the iconic iPod series. However, the Sony Walkman has a unique place in the history of technology that stirs nostalgia. So now Sony has launched two new Walkman-style MP3 players with some high-end features and audio technology to provide premium sound to both casual listeners and audiophiles.
Sony Walkman Signature Series announced
Sony debuted the Signature Series Walkman model in 2016 and brought it to India a few years ago. This time, the company announced two new signature series Walkman models, the NW-WM1ZM2 and the NW-WM1AM2, with many attractive features.
The Sony Walkman Signature Series is equipped with a variety of advanced audio technologies for clear sound.For starters, the high-end NW-WM1ZM2 99.99% pure gold plated OFC chassis Like Sony, it provides a wider and more powerful sound. The low-end NW-WM1AM2, on the other hand, comes with an aluminum alloy frame designed to withstand electrical noise and other interference.
Both models come with a 5-inch HD touch screen, Sony S-Master HX Digital Amplifier Technology Designed specifically for the Walkman.In addition, the company now uses thick KIMBER KABLE wiring from the amp base to the balanced headphone jack on the high-end NW-WM1ZM2 to make the device “It shuts out external noise, sends high-quality audio signals, and delivers powerful, smooth sound quality.”
In addition, the company mentioned that it used Reflow solder containing gold to improve sound quality for the first time With that Walkman. In addition, both models use a high-quality Direct Stream Digital (DSD) remastering engine to provide an immersive listening experience even for low-quality songs. Both the NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 models can use DSEE Ultimate to upscale compressed music in real time.
Apart from these, new features in the Sony Walkman Signature Series are support for Android 11 and Wi-Fi technology. Thanks to the Walkman Homescreen Suite, users can also customize the home screen of their device. Wi-Fi support also allows users to stream and download songs from third-party music streaming platforms.
Regarding the battery performance of the Walkman Signature Series, Sony claims that both models can be used. Achieves up to 40 hours of non-stop FLAC high-resolution audio playback on a single charge.. The device also has a USB-C port, allowing users to transfer songs and connect to a variety of other devices.
The NW-WM1ZM2 and NW-WM1AM2 also come with a USB Type-C port and their own internal storage for storing songs. The high-end model has 256GB of internal storage, while the low-end model has 128GB of storage.However, both models work a Built-in microSD slot Expand storage. In addition, Sony is slowly working towards a “sustainable environment” initiative, so the device does not use any plastic in its packaging.
Price and availability
When it comes to the price of the Sony Walkman Signature Series, the gold-plated Sony NW-WM1ZM2 is sold at an astonishing price. $ 4,200 (~ Rs 3,15,000)), On the other hand, the cost of the low-end aluminum-based NW-WM1AM2 $ 1,600 (~ Rs 1,20,00)..
Regarding availability, Sony said that from April 2022, both models will be available for purchase in some countries in the Asia Pacific region. However, the exact launch schedule has not yet been provided by the company. Would you like to buy the new high-end Sony Walkman Signature Series? Please let us know in the comments below.