Sony to launch new €940 Walkman

7 Jan 2015200 Views

The ZX2 Walkman. Photo via presscentre.sony.eu

Sony’s legendary Walkman is credited as changing the listening habits of music lovers forever and the consumer tech giant seemingly wants its latest version to be just as pioneering.

As reported by CNN, the new ZX2 Walkman has been unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, with Sony claiming the hi-res audio player can make non-hi-res music files sound better.

“The new Walkman ZX2 is a great example of the quality of our high-res audio offerings,” said Mike Fasulo, president of Sony Electronics USA. “This Walkman is tailored for outstanding sound, and every piece of material and component has been crafted to realise the ultimate high-res audio experience on the move.”

At US$1,119.99 (€940), the device is expensive, but Sony seems to be targeting hardcore audiophiles, talking up its superior sound quality.

“With immense amounts of musical detail to enjoy, you’ll feel as if you’re really there in the studio or concert hall,” the company said.

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The ZX2 Walkman boasts Sony’s S-Master HX full digital amplifier, DSEE HX processing and 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 256GB with an optional microSD card (giving it room for more than 1,700 songs). It is expected to go sale in Europe in the spring.

The new Sony X2 Walkman

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