HERE’s another high-resolution player from Sony to keep the mobile audiophile interested – the NW-ZX100 Walkman, and along with it, the XBA-300AP in-ear headphones.
The ZX-100 is compatible with formats like FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC), MP3, AAC, HE-AAC, WMA, Linear PCM (WAV), AIFF and DSD. It also enhances compressed music files like MP3 using DSEE HX technology that purportedly brings them almost to high-resolution quality.
Featured on the ZX-100 is LDAC (low latency codec), Sony’s new audio technology that allows high-quality wireless audio via Bluetooth.
The ZX-100’s optional accessory, the digital noise-cancelling MDR-EX750NA headphones, keeps all external noise out of your musical experience.
As for storage, there’s 128GB of internal memory, with options to expand using microSD and micro SDXC cards. Battery life on a full charge is 45 hours.
The XBA-300AP, meanwhile, is the first in-ear ‘phones from Sony in its Balanced Armature line-up that is high-resolution compatible. It features a triple balanced armature, along with a full-range driver and tweeter.
The aluminium alloy diaphragm used here reduces overall weight and achieves high rigidity to deliver ultra-high frequencies, while its brass sound path results in crystal clear high-mid notes.
The XBA-300AP, which comes with a detachable cable, has double layered housing, helping to block out noise and cut down leakage.
Both in stores now, check with your authorised dealer for prices.