Walkman® with High-Resolution Audio
Walkman® with High-Resolution Audio
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Nothing but the music

Focus on the music with exclusive Noise Canceling headphones

Immerse yourself deeper in the sound, thanks to the NW-ZX100 series' exclusive bundled headphones . Noise Canceling mutes distractions from the world outside, so it's just you and your music.

Precision engineered for superior sound

A host of premium components have been specially selected for use in our circuit boards, to deliver the best portable audio experience.

High rigidity

A high-rigidity frame keeps the circuit boards secure, preventing unwanted noise, and distortion caused by external shifts or vibrations.

High quality solder for a purer signal

We developed our own high-quality solder for reduced noise, which has improved sound resolution across the entire frequency range.

Low dielectric board for smoother audio

The low dielectric board insulates the circuit board, minimizing electromagnetic interference for smoother sound. It also reduces energy loss, improving overall system efficiency.

Your music on the go never sounded so good.

The NW-ZX100 series has a powerful combination of high-end audio technologies - for detailed, lossless playback for all your music, whether through headphones or speakers.

Get the best out of every track

Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound with High-Resolution Audio and advanced digital upscaling technology.

How High-Resolution Audio works

High-Resolution Audio refers to a collection of digital processes allowing the encoding and playback of music using higher sampling rates than those used in CDs.


Hear what you've been missing. DSEE HX upscales your existing music to near high-resolution quality.

S-Master HX

The S-Master HX digital amp cuts distortion and noise across a wide range of frequencies.


Hear crisp, studio clarity, High-Resolution Audio with the DSD lossless audio codec.

Bluetooth streaming at its best

Enjoy high-quality music streaming thanks to LDAC, our premium wireless codec. With 3x the bit rate of standard Bluetooth, you can enjoy a superior listening experience for every track.

Unlimited listening

With an expandable 128 GB of memory and the longest battery life ever seen in a Walkman model , you can enjoy more of your music, for longer.

More space for your music

The NW-ZX100 series' additional memory slot gives you the freedom to add a microSD card, so you never run out of music.

Enjoy more playtime

Spend more time with your music. You can enjoy up to 70 hours of playback, thanks to the NW-ZX100 series' significantly improved battery life.

Play different file formats

The NW-ZX100 series supports a wide range of file types, compressed or uncompressed, so there are no restrictions when it comes to making the perfect playlist.

  • High-Resolution Audio for uncompromising 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 bitrate accuracy of each sample, High-Resolution Audio offers an uncompromised rendition of an artist's music. Savor every breath and subtle movement for a truly emotional experience.
  • Noise Cancelling headphones put your music front and center.
  • The NW-ZX100 series includes exclusive Noise Cancelling headphones so you can filter out the sounds of the world around you. Choose from a number of settings based on your environment and immerse yourself deeper into the music. Noise Cancelling mutes ambient noise for a more engaging listening experience.
  • Premium components, premium sound.
  • The NW-ZX100 features updated components, optimized for ultimate clarity and sound quality. A high-rigidity frame, along with improved solder impedance and a low dielectric board, all combine to deliver an exhilarating portable audio experience.
  • 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 utilizes a stream of very high frequency 1s and 0s to recreate audio waveforms at a higher resolution than conventional codecs. 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.
  • 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.
  • Expandable storage for endless playlists
  • In addition to the NW-ZX100 series' expansive 128 GB memory, there's also room for a microSD card so you can take even the biggest music collections on the go.
  • Listen longer with improved battery life.
  • Never run out of power when you're on the go. The NW-ZX100 holds enough charge for up to 70 hours of MP3 playback, or up to 45 hours of FLAC playback, so you don't have to worry about finding a charger when you're out and about.
  • Multiple music formats
  • The NW-ZX2 supports High-Resolution Audio formats, as well as popular formats like MP3, WAV, AIFF, WMA, AAC, HE-ACC, FLAC, ALAC.
  • NFC One-touch for instant connectivity
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) technology makes complex set-up sequences a thing of the past. Simply touch selected NFC-enabled devices to the N-mark on the player's body for a quick, seamless connection, then start streaming music via Bluetooth(R). No NFC? No problem. You can still manually connect to Bluetooth(R) using your device's settings menu.
  • Highest quality Bluetooth streaming: LDAC
  • The Sony Bluetooth(R) LDAC codec takes your music streaming to a new level. It supports up to three times greater bitrate than typical Bluetooth(R) streaming. 96 kHz sampling rates and more efficient coding for CD-quality wireless sound.
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.1 x 4.7 x 0.6 in
Weight 5.11 oz
Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music 45 hours (Hi-Res Audio), 70 hours (MP3)
Charging Time (full charge) 5 hours
Storage Media
Memory Size 128 GB
USB Connection Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
WM-PORT 22 pins
Wireless Capabilities Bluetooth®, NFC
Input and Output Terminals Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), microSD, microSDHC,microSDXC, Stereo mini jack, WM-PORT
Playback & display
Dynamic Normalizer Yes
Clear Bass Yes
Display Resolution 400x240 (WQVGA)
Display Type TFT color display with white LED-backlight
Screen Size (inch) 3" (7.6 cm)
Linear PCM YES
Sound Effects ClearAudio+, Clear Bass, Clear Phase, Clear Stereo, DSEE HX, Dynamic normalizer, Equalizer (5 band), VPT (Studio/Club/Concert Hall/Matrix)
Audio Formats AAC, AIFF, DSD, FLAC, HE-AAC, Linear PCM, MP3, WMA

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