Sony NW-ZX500 New MQA WalkMan Player

Sony launches New MQA-enabled Walkman players – As the iconic Walkman celebrates its 40th anniversary, Sony has added the streaming capability to the newest models of its audio player: the NW-ZX500 and NW-AIOO series.

Sony NW-ZX500

The price of ZX500 is not released yet, but IBasso DX160 5″ screen hi-res audio players with MQA decoding released a little earlier than Sony ZX500 and on sale now.

What is MQA?
MQA enables delivery of studio-quality sound in digital files small enough to be streamed. High-res files are huge. Most of the file above a certain frequency is noise and, because linear PCM treats all information in the file as equal, this makes high sample rate files hugely inefficient, especially for streaming. Thus the allure of MQA; its ability to fold big files into smaller more manageable sizes, but retain all the “good parts” when unfolded at the end.

Specification of Sony New MQA WalkMan Player NW- ZX500

Power
BATTERY LIFE – CONTINUOUS PLAYBACK MUSIC
MP3 (128kbps) / Stereo mini-jack: 20 hours, MP3 (128kbps) / Balanced standard-jack: 19 hours, AAC (256kbps) / Stereo mini-jack: 20 hours, AAC (256kbps) / Balanced standard-jack: 19 hours, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Stereo mini-jack: 16 hours, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Balanced standard-jack: 15 hours,DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: 10 hours,DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Balanced standard-jack: 9 hours
CHARGING TIME (FULL CHARGE): Approx. 6.5 hrs
BUILT-IN BATTERY
Built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery
CHARGING AND POWER SUPPLY
USB power (from a computer via a USB)

Storage Media
MEMORY SIZE: 64GB

Playback & display
MUSIC SEARCHING METHODS
All Songs,Artist,Release Year,Playlists,Album,Genre,Composer,Hi-Res,Recent Transfers,Folder,Cue sheet
MUSIC PLAY MODE
Shuffle Playback,Repeat Off,Repeat 1 Song,Repart All,All Range,Selected Range
DRAG AND DROP
Yes
DISPLAY RESOLUTION
3.6-inch (9.1 cm) ,HD (1280 x 720 Pixels)
DISPLAY TYPE
TFT colour display with white LED-backlight
SOUND EFFECTS
Direct Source (Direct) ,10 Band equalizer,DSEE HX,DC Phase Linearizer,Dynamic Normalizer,Vinyl Processor
AUDIO PLAYBACK
MP3 ( .MP3): 32 – 320kbps (supports VBR) / 32, 44.1, 48kHz ,WMA ( .WMA): 32 – 192kbps (supports VBR) / 44.1kHz,FLAC ( .flac): 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz,WAV ( .WAV): 16, 24, 32bit (Float / Integer) / 8-384kHz,AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 16-320kbps / 8-48kHz,HE-AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 32-144kbps / 8-48kHz,Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a): 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz,AIFF ( .aif, .aiff, .afc, .aifc): 16, 24, 32bit / 8-384kHz,DSD ( .dsf, .dff): 1bit / 2.8224, 5.6448, 11.2896 MHz,APE ( .ape): 8, 16, 24bit / 8-192kHz (Fast, Normal, High) ,MQA ( .mqa.flac): Supported

Headphone Out (Stereo mini-jack)
FREQUENCY: 20-40,000 Hz
MAXIMUM POWER OUTPUT (JEITA 16Ω/MW): 50mW+50mW (High Gain)

Headphone Out (Balanced standard-jack)
FREQUENCY: 20-40,000 Hz
MAXIMUM POWER OUTPUT (JEITA 16Ω/MW): 200mW+200mW (High Gain)
Software – OPERATING SYSTEM: Android 9.0

Sony NW-ZX500

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