The greatest name in portable music meets the latest standard in premium audio.
From cassette tapes to CDs, the Walkman has seen music media change over the years and now one of the greatest names in portable music meets the latest standard in premium audio. The A17 High-Resolution Walkman is your portable music solution for today's high-resolution digital music files. Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker, while advanced technologies such as digital upscaling help create the ultimate listening experience. Whether you listen to new files in premium High-Resolution Audio formats, or your favorite MP3 tracks, an NWZ-A Series Walkman® supports all popular formats for ease and convenience. ClearAudio+™ technologies reproduce the crisp stereo sound of the original source, providing a realistic soundstage in your headphones, booming bass lines, and consistent volume across tracks. The NWZ-A Series’ built-in storage can easily be supplemented with with a microSDXC memory card. And, when it’s time to enjoy all that stored music, you get extended play for day and night with a long-lasting battery.with a microSDXC memory card. And, when it’s time to enjoy all that stored music, you get extended play for day and night with a long-lasting battery.
High-Resolution Audio delivers premium sound
From source to speaker, Sony has brought together an array of technologies for the ultimate audio experience. For High-Resolution Audio files, the digital amp and specialized tweeters reproduce every subtlety, so you hear each note as the artist intended. For MP3s, digital processing software upscales compressed music to restore lost detail.
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S-Master HX™ Digital Amp for pure sound quality
The built-in S-Master HX™ Digital Amplifier helps bring out the best of your High-Resolution Audio. It does this by reducing the noise usually heard in the high-frequency range, so you can enjoy clear, sharp sound.
DSEE HX™ technology upgrades compressed files
DSEE HX™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) technology upgrades the quality of your compressed music files. When an original music source is compressed, you lose the high-frequency elements in the music. DSEE HX™ restores this to produce high quality sound that’s closer to the original CD recording.
Compact and light design
Along with its premium sound, the A Series High-Resolution Walkman® features a premium look. Its compact, light design means it tucks easily into a pocket or purse, while its unique diamond-shaped control panel provides a sophisticated accent.
Built-in and expandable memory
Models come with either 16 GB or 64 GB storage built in; boost this with a microSDXC memory card for infinitely expandable playlists.
Made to listen: ClearAudio+™
Make your listening as lifelike as possible. ClearAudio+™ fine-tunes sound for an immersive, emotionally enriching experience that seems to envelope you. Hear music and lyrics with greater clarity and nuance for an experience that rivals that of a live performance.
Featuring aptX® technology for wireless convenience
aptX® technology powers the pure, wireless sound behind many of the world’s finest smartphones, speakers, soundbars, headphones, and tablets. Now music lovers can enjoy the rich listening experience that only aptX® can deliver: convenient wireless sound that doesn’t compromise on audio quality.
One-touch listening to play instant music
NFC (Near Field Communication) technology removes the need for wired connections and complex setup sequences. Simply touch your NFC-enabled smartphone or other device* to the on-body N-mark and start your music. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually in Bluetooth® settings. *See compatible devices
Multiple music formats
Whether listening to new files in the premium High-Resolution Audio format or older songs as standard MP3’s, the A Series Walkman® supports these popular formats for ease and convenience: MP3, WAV, AIFF, WMA, AAC, HE-ACC, FLAC, ALAC.
Long battery life
You will get approximately 30 hours of playtime with High-Resolution Audio files and approximately 50 hours with the standard MP3 format.
- High-Resolution Audio compatible
- S-Master HX™ digital amplifier for pure sound quality
- DSEE HX™ upscaling restores quality to compressed files
- 64 GB built-in memory depending on model
- Great-sounding music in one step with ClearAudio+™
Order today's Walkman and experience music as lifelike as possible!