ZX300 WALKMAN® ZX SERIES

Full Specifications and Features

NW-ZX300

P 28,999.00

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 57.7 mm x 120.4 mm x 14.9 mm (2.28 x 4.75 x 0.59)
Weight
Approx. 157 g (5.54 oz)

Power

Charging Time (full charge)
Approx. 5.5 hrs
Charging Time (Quick Charge)
-

Storage Media

Memory Size
64 GB

Playback & display

Music Searching Methods
All Songs/Artist/Release Year/Playlists/Album/Genre/Composer/Hi-Res/Recent Transfers/SensMe Channels/Folder
Music Play Mode
Shuffle Playback / Repeat Off / Repeat 1 Song / Repeat All Playback Range (All Range / Selected Range)
Drag and Drop
Yes
Display Resolution
3.1-inch (7.8-cm) , WVGA (800 x 480 Pixels)
Display Type
TFT color display with white LED-backlight Capacitive touchscreen
Photo Playback Notes
・Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders. ・Copyright protected files cannot be played back. ・Non-standard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the Sampling frequency. ・Files that are 4 GB (APE is 2 GB) or larger cannot be played back. ・This product recognizes audio sources exceeding CD quality (44.1 kHz/16 bit quantization) and DAT quality (48 kHz/16 bit quantization) as High-Resolution Audio. The "HR" symbol is displayed for high-resolution audio sources.
Sound Effects
Direct Source (Direct) / 10-Band equalizer / Tone control (Feature exclusive) / DSEE HX DC Phase Linearizer / Dynamic Normalizer
Audio Playback
MP3 (.MP3): 32–320 kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ),/ 32, 44.1, 48 kHz, WMA ( .WMA): 32–192 kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ),/ 44.1 kHz, FLAC ( .flac): 16, 24 bit / 8–384 kHz, AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 6–320 kbps / 8-48 kHz, HE-AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 32–144 kbps / 8–48 kHz, Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a): 16, 24 bit / 8–384 kHz, DSD ( .dsf, .dff): 1 bit / 2.8224, 5.6448, 11.2896 Mhz, APE ( .ape): 8, 16, 24 bit / 8-192kHz (Fast, Normal, High)
Audio Playback Notes
・Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders. ・Copyright protected files cannot be played back. ・Non-standard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the Sampling frequency. ・Files that are 4 GB (APE is 2 GB) or larger cannot be played back. ・This product recognizes audio sources exceeding CD quality (44.1 kHz/16 bit quantization) and DAT quality (48 kHz/16 bit quantization) as High-Resolution Audio. The "HR" symbol is displayed for high-resolution audio sources.
Video Playback
-
Video Playback Notes
-

Durability

Waterproof
-

Headphone Out (Stereo mini-jack)

Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16Ω/mW)
50 mW+50 mW (High Gain)

Headphone Out (Balanced standard-jack)

Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16Ω/mW)
200 mW+200 mW (High Gain)

Software

Operating System
Sony original OS
System Requirements
Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 7 macOS™v10.8–10.12
Touchscreen
TFT color display with white LED-backlight Capacitive touchscreen

Footnotes

Digital Noise Cancellation
-

Connectivity

Terminals
Headphones: Stereo mini jack, Balanced standard jack, WM-PORT: WM-PORT (multiple connecting terminal): 22 pins, External memory: Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC
USB Connection
High-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
Wireless Capabilities
Bluetooth® Ver 4.2, NFC: Yes
Compatible Bluetooth® Profile
Compatible Bluetooth profiles*1 - A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) - AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile) Supported Codec*2: SBC*3, LDAC, aptX *1 Bluetooth profiles are standardized according to the purpose of the Bluetooth device. *2 Codec indicates the audio signal compression and conversion format. *3 SBC stands for Subband Codec.

Network Connectivity

WM-PORT
WM-PORT (multiple connecting terminal): 22 pins

Color Options

black

What's In The Box

  • Contents: ・Walkman (1) ・USB cable (1) ・Startup Guide ・Instruction Manual Headphones and a Micro SD card are not supplied with the Walkman.
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Features

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High-Resolution Audio for uncompromised sound

Experience digital music with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing music at a higher rate than CD, increasing both audio samples per second and the bit-rate 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.

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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.

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S-Master HX™ digital amplifier: ultimate 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, the digital signal is preserved until right before the speaker output. This eliminates distortion for High-Resolution Audio, just as the artist intended.

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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.

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Aluminum milled frame resists noise

A rigid aluminum milled frame provides strong resistance to electrical noise for clear, stable sound.

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Balanced connection

The NW-ZX300 Walkman® features a balanced standard plug, designed for the new Φ4.4 balanced connection cable. This supplies compatible headphones with fully discrete left and right channels, unlike conventional headphones which 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.

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Film capacitor for wider acoustics

The decision to use higher-quality film capacitors contributes 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 for everything you listen to.

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FT CAP (high polymer capacitor)

We spent three 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.

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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 which contributes to clearer sound and vocals. 

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Highest-quality BLUETOOTH® wireless streaming: LDAC

Enjoy your music at greater-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 artists’ intention. The best way to experience wireless audio with compatible BLUETOOTH® wireless speakers and headphones.

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USB DAC Function for higher-quality music

Experience the great sound quality of the NW-ZX300 as a USB DAC (Digital-Analog Converter) 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 hardware. Always enjoy premium sound quality, whether you’re at home or the office, a coffee shop or commuting. 

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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.

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Matte glass screen

A touch-sensitive matte glass screen allows smooth fingertip control with less fingerprints. 

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Intuitive side key

Simple, near instinctive side-key control enables you to control your music with ease.

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Listen longer with improved battery life.

Never run out of power when you’re on the go. 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.

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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.