Sony refuses to abandon to their fate to media players, a few devices suffered from the emergence of smartphones to disappearing almost completely from the market.
The Sony Walkman forever changed the world of music, and a few weeks ago that it was fulfilling its 35th anniversary. It is an iconic brand, and perhaps for this reason Sony does not want to let it fall in the ostracism, occasionally throwing devices such Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX1 Today we present.
It is not the first media player Sony Walkman, nor the first that uses Android, but It is the first of its kind that chooses to fight in a more elitist market, betting on upload to premium range and seeking to compete directly with the iPod Touch from Apple.
The modern Walkman goes premium
Everything in the Walkman NWZ-ZX1 is of high quality, from its aluminum casing designed to reduce unwanted noise during playback to its large internal storage capacity, which comes up to 128 GB. However, and although Sony ensures capacity for up to 60 albums “high resolution”, we will not have a chance to expand this space with external microSD cards,
With a weight of 139 grams, highlights at the bottom a connector audio jack of 3.5 mm with appearance and functionality more professional, thanks to a cylinder of considerable size, which, according to Sony, will improve the sound and reduce the contact resistance.
Account with a proprietary port for data synchronization the Japanese firm, which will serve in addition to recharge the battery of the device; as well as a small mechanism for attaching a cord and carry the device hanging from the neck.
The screen is touch, with 4-inch diagonal and resolution 854 x 480 pixels, and you don’t need to access it to control playback with the side panel. In it we will see running 4.1 Android Jelly Bean no strings attached, with access to all the services of the operating system and Sony customizations that improve the section on reproduction, with viewers, total control of the equalizer, etc.
Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX1, availability and prices
We have a high quality multimedia player, so its price is according to the finish and premium options. You will soon arrive at a price of $550.
Supports files MP3, WMA, ATRAC, ATRAC Advanced Lossless, WAV, AAC, HE-AAC, FLAC (192 kHZ/24 bit), Apple Lossless and AIFF, and although Sony is one of the signatures that most supports the DSD format, this Walkman does not support format this time. The manufacturer indicates that prepared the DSD support for future models, and for the time being you’ll have to previously convert the DSD to linear PCM format.