Sony Announces NW-ZX300 Walkman®

The NW-ZX300 Walkman® delivers high-end sound with a sleek design for premium music on the go 

Toronto, September 1, 2017 Sony announced pricing and availability details today on its newest member of the Walkman family, the NW-ZX300. The ZX300 promises a premium quality and audio experience in a neatly designed music player with balanced output realized by S-Master HX™ and a user interface made for and by music lovers. With its long battery life paired with its slim and light design, this Walkman is the perfect companion to listen to all of your favorite music wherever you are.

Premium sound experience

The ZX300 offers High Resolution Audio with S-Master HX™ digital amplifier with high quality sound and lead-free solder. Thanks to the capability of both 11.2MHz DSD native playback[1] and 384kHz/32bit PCM playback, you can truly enjoy your music as the artist intended. The ZX300 also offers balanced standard connection with fully-discrete left and right channels for less noise and clearer sound.

Listeners can also enjoy music from their PC with the USB-DAC function which allows streaming directly from your existing devices through ZX300 for a better sound experience. In addition, the ZX300 supports MQA™[2] files as well for another way to enjoy Hi-Res Audio.

For the premium listening experience, the ZX300 incorporates an aluminum chassis for less resistance value. The FTCAP (Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitors) and the new film capacitor are also incorporated for more transparent vocals and solid bass notes.

High quality sound tuning is key with this Walkman, OFC cables have been used for wiring the internal amplifier to the headphone jack which results in powerful sound quality by low resistance value and signal transmission without loss. For powerful bass and less noise, the double layer capacitor is the main battery power source in this Walkman. Two crystal oscillators are also utilized to deliver you high quality audio with improved SN ratio and large volume of music data.

Separating audio and power/digital block on the circuit board, the SN ratio has been improved by minimizing noise. The high quality audio resistor has been used as the LC filter for the headphone output to reduce magnetic distortion, which results in expansive, high transparent sound quality.

Sleek, premium and fully functional

With a music dedicated touchscreen interface, every function is at the listeners’ fingertips – just one tap can change the music volume. The matte finish on the body of this Walkman® is a stylish match for any audiophile and with a unified matte glass screen for smooth use, you don’t have to worry about annoying fingerprints obscuring your screen. Its slim and light weight design incorporates a staggering 30 hours of battery life[3] -- leading it to be the ideal companion for a long journey. The ZX300 has 64GB memory built in as well as support for external memory[4]. The Walkman connects wirelessly via BLUETOOTH® technology or NFC and supports Sony’s LDAC. The ZX300 will also be compatible with Qualcomm® aptX™ HD audio[5]. 

The NW-ZX300 Walkman will be available at the end of October from Sony authorized dealers for $799.99 MSRP.[KV1]  For more information on recent Sony product announcements please visit

[1] Balanced connection required 

[2] Manufactured under license from MQA Limited. The MQA logo is a trade mark of MQA Limited.

[3] 30 hours battery life for MP3 128kbps files. 26 hours battery life for Hi-Res files (FLAC 96kHz 24bit). 

[4] Supported formats are microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128GB. 

[5] Through firmware update. Qualcomm aptX is a product of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries, used with permission. aptX is a trademark of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., registered in the United States and other countries, used with permission.

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