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.
11.2 MHz 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 operates at a far higher frequency than conventional PCM digital audio, resulting in a more natural, and intensely detailed sound. The result is clearer, crisper, High-Resolution Audio quality.
S-Master HX digital amplifier: utmost sonic purity
Enjoy a 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.
Aluminum milled frame resists noise
A rigid aluminum milled frame provides strong resistance to electrical noise for clear, stable sound.
The NW-ZX300 Walkman® features a balanced standard plug, designed for the new 0.17" balanced connection cable. This supplies compatible headphones with fully discrete left and right channels, unlike conventional headphones that share a ground wire. The result is far better external noise suppression and improved stereo imaging, as well as more headroom for powerful sound delivery.
Film capacitor for wider acoustics
Higher-quality film capacitors contribute to more efficient circuit-board design and better sound quality. These film capacitors also supply voltage with a linear response across frequencies, resulting in reduced distortion and noise on everything you listen to.
FT CAP (high-polymer capacitor)
We spent 3 years developing the FT CAP with a singular focus on delivering powerful sound. Its large capacity means it can deliver reliable and clean voltage. This ensures well-defined and immensely powerful bass notes are delivered to the headphone output.
High-quality sound with lead-free solder
A high-quality solder has been used for the circuit board and S-Master HX full digital amplifier CXD-3778GF. Applying the solder to the rear of the S-Master HX amplifier provides a more efficient electric connection, contributing to clearer sound and vocals.
Highest-quality BLUETOOTH® wireless streaming: LDAC
Enjoy your music in higher-than-CD quality with LDAC wireless audio transmission. LDAC uses a conventional BLUETOOTH® wireless connection, but transfers at a maximum data transfer rate up to 990 kbps-approximately three times that of other audio profiles. The result is enhanced wireless listening much closer to the artist's intention. The best way to experience wireless audio with compatible BLUETOOTH® wireless speakers and headphones.
USB DAC Function for higher-quality music
Experience the great sound quality of the NW-ZX300 as a USB Digital-Analog Converter (DAC) for your PC or Mac computer. When connected and activated, using the supplied USB cable, the NW-ZX300 replaces your computer's regular sound processing with its own highly tuned processing hardware. Enjoy premium sound quality, whether you're at home or in the office, commuting or in a coffee shop.
MQA support for lossless streaming
Master Quality Authenticated is an audio format that compresses large studio quality files without audible loss, so you can easily enjoy High-Resolution Audio music on your Walkman.
Matte glass screen
A touch-sensitive matte glass screen allows smooth fingertip control with less fingerprints.
Intuitive side key
Simple, near instinctive side-key control enables you to control your music with ease.
Listen longer with improved battery life.
Never run out of power when you're on the move. The NW-ZX300 holds enough charge for up to 30 hours of 128 kbps MP3 playback, or up to 26 hours of 96 kHz/32 bit FLAC High-Resolution Audio playback, so you don't have to worry about finding a charger when you're out and about.
Expandable storage for endless playlists
In addition to the integrated 64 GB memory, there's also room for a microSD card, so you can take even the biggest music collections on the go.