Sony Walkman Release Date, Latest News & Updates: New Gold-Plated Device Soon Be Available for $3199, Will It Be Worth It?

By Anne Caballo , Updated Sep 05, 2016 12:40 PM EDT

The Japanese tech company, Sony will be releasing yet another new device soon. The device is a gold-plated Walkman that much likely cost $3199.

The new Sony Walkman MW-WM1Z will be the latest addition to the company's music player lists. Aside from it is a gold plated oxygen-free chassis, these are the other specs that you should know.

Everything You Need To Know

Aside from the stylish look of the upcoming Sony Walkman MW-WM1Z, it also boasts its high quality on audio performance. The Sony Walkman features a separate primary and analog digital circuit which can contribute more on its noise reduction.

According to Android Headlines, Sony Walkman MW-WM1Z has a low phase noise quartz oscillator dual clock circuit that will help improve the digital to analog conversion. The device also has a new S-Master HX amplifier, sound deterioration and connection cables that prevents signal loss. The DSEE HX technology that was used in the new Sony MDR-1000X headphones will also be available on the Sony Walkman.

On a report from Parent Herald, Sony Walkman MW-WM1Z is said to measures 72.8mm x 124mm x 19.8mm which weighs about 455 grams. This new device will also have a standard 3.5mm headphone jack and a new 4.4mm balanced jack that is used to support Hi-Res Audio. A 4-inch touchscreen TFT display is also made available with an 854x480 resolution.

The new Sony Walkman will has a long battery lifespan which can last up to 33 hours for music playback and 26 hours for FLAC 192kHz/24 bit audio file playback. The device is said to be able to support different formats for audio files such as ALAC, DSD, FLAC, MP3, WMA and AAC.

Those Sony Walkman users can have a 256GB of internal storage for all your music needs and it will also run in Android OS. The device is said to be released this October of this year.

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