Sony Announces $1,119.99 Hi-Res Walkman

/ 2 years ago

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$1,119.99. For a Walkman. Yes, Sony has just announced its latest Walkman  – one that utilises so-called ‘Hi-Res’ audio and subsequently costs $1,119.99.

Sony is labelling the Walkman ZX2 as “the fruit of continuous refinement in high audio quality technologies.” It contains 128GB of storage and the ability to play a cavalcade of high quality audio formats, including DSD, WAV, AIFF, FLAC and Apple Lossless. Oddly, the device uses an old version of Android – Jelly Bean to be exact, with a custom Walkman interface. There’s also a MicroSD card slot.

The software and hardware isn’t really the end of it though, as its design is a feature on its own. Its matte black curved casing is simple and abstract. It defers attention towards the display and its physical play/pause buttons on the side of the device. It also has a gold coloured headphone jack, symbolising the audio superiority it will bring to your ears.

Sony says that it will be available in the Spring.

Source: The Verge

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  • Zivar RocKoo Reloaded

    hhhhhhhhhhhhh what a joke

  • 12John34

    I would have fired everyone who was linked with this project. Putting a ridiculous price on a smartphone without a screen and killing at the same time with just one hit, one of the most successful brands SONY has in it’s portfolio, is something completely stupid and unprofessional. The team behind the new “walkman” know nothing about what walkman represents.