Sony is releasing the Walkman on steroids

The Sony Walkman line is getting its first major product in a long time. The Japanese technology company debuted the Walkman ZX2 at the CES convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The ZX2 is designed for the audiophile. “Inside the player’s aluminum alloy frame, there’s an S-Master HX digital amp to keep things sounding clear, and DSEE HX tech that upscales those regular ol’ tunes (like those being streamed) for better sound quality. In terms of playback, the ZX2 handles media up to 192kHz/24-bit and MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV and ALAC including DSD files. There’s 128GB of internal memory that’s sure to fill up, but a microSD slot provides extra space. It’ll connect to WiFi for streaming and downloads, and the battery is said to last 60 hours on a charge,” reported engadget. SEE ALSO: ‘Smart home’ gadgets take center stage at CES The player has a good amount of storage and combined with the streaming audio playback capability it will have users jamming for hours upon hours. Sony’s new Walkman will no longer compress audio files, which is how they can achieve a greater sound quality. “Powerful DSEE HX processing recreates crucial high-frequency musical information that’s lost in compressed sound files. CD and MP3 sources are upscaled, expanding sampling frequency and bit-depth beyond their original values to near Hi-Res quality (corresponding to 192 kHz/24-bit audio). With immense amounts of musical detail to enjoy, you’ll feel as if you’re really there in the studio or concert hall,” stated Sony. In order for that extra detail in the music, the new Walkman will, in most cases, hold less songs than your current smartphone. SEE ALSO: Stephen Hawking sends chilling message about artificial intelligence “The Sony device will come with a lot of storage for all those high-res songs. The Walkman ZX2 comes with 128 GB of storage, roughly enough space for 1,700 songs at this size,” reported TIME. With a rumored price of around $1,200, it will have to be seen how many people are willing to fork over the money for an improved sound. The Sony Walkman ZX2 is expected to be released in the spring.The post Sony is releasing the Walkman on steroids appeared first on Voxxi.

Sony debuted the Walkman ZX2 at the CES convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday. (store.sony.com/)

The Sony Walkman line is getting its first major product in a long time.

The Japanese technology company debuted the Walkman ZX2 at the CES convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

The ZX2 is designed for the audiophile.

“Inside the player’s aluminum alloy frame, there’s an S-Master HX digital amp to keep things sounding clear, and DSEE HX tech that upscales those regular ol’ tunes (like those being streamed) for better sound quality. In terms of playback, the ZX2 handles media up to 192kHz/24-bit and MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV and ALAC including DSD files. There’s 128GB of internal memory that’s sure to fill up, but a microSD slot provides extra space. It’ll connect to WiFi for streaming and downloads, and the battery is said to last 60 hours on a charge,” reported engadget.

SEE ALSO: ‘Smart home’ gadgets take center stage at CES

The player has a good amount of storage and combined with the streaming audio playback capability it will have users jamming for hours upon hours.

Sony’s new Walkman will no longer compress audio files, which is how they can achieve a greater sound quality.

“Powerful DSEE HX processing recreates crucial high-frequency musical information that’s lost in compressed sound files. CD and MP3 sources are upscaled, expanding sampling frequency and bit-depth beyond their original values to near Hi-Res quality (corresponding to 192 kHz/24-bit audio). With immense amounts of musical detail to enjoy, you’ll feel as if you’re really there in the studio or concert hall,” stated Sony.

In order for that extra detail in the music, the new Walkman will, in most cases, hold less songs than your current smartphone.

SEE ALSO: Stephen Hawking sends chilling message about artificial intelligence

“The Sony device will come with a lot of storage for all those high-res songs. The Walkman ZX2 comes with 128 GB of storage, roughly enough space for 1,700 songs at this size,” reported TIME.

With a rumored price of around $1,200, it will have to be seen how many people are willing to fork over the money for an improved sound.

The Sony Walkman ZX2 is expected to be released in the spring.

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