The most iconic portable music device surely has to be the Walkman. The Walkman was the must-have portable device through the ’80s and 90’s only to lose its dominance to the MP3 player and iPod. Well, Sony is bringing the Walkman back!
The new Sony Walkman NW-ZX507 is a hi-res audio device capable of up to 384kHz/32-bit playback. It can stream music over WiFi using an Android app with music streaming services baked in. The device also features 64GB of storage plus a microSD slot for downloaded music.
The portable Walkman features a 3.6-inch HD screen and will start around $900 in November 2019.
Sony says the device will have around 20 hours of battery life. The device also supports Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) hi-res audio playback via streaming services. Tidal and Qobuz are just two streaming services that offer hi-res quality for streaming.