Sony NW-ZX300 Walkman® with High-Resolution Audio

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The Sony NW-ZX300 Walkman is crafted to deliver exceptional sound to your high-resolution audio recordings.

Every element of the NW-ZX300 has been engineered for master-quality sound. Enjoy music exactly as the artist intended, anywhere you choose even via mobile phone.

Technically superior in every way, the Sony NW-ZX300 Walkman for High-Resolution Audio with your mobile phone and beyond. Feel every note and nuance with High-Resolution Audio. Class-leading sound technologies take your listening experience into a whole new realm of realism and purity.

Aluminum milled frame resists noise

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A rigid aluminum milled frame provides strong resistance to electrical noise for clear, stable sound.

BLUETOOTH® wireless streaming at its best

Enjoy high-quality music streaming thanks to LDAC, our premium wireless codec. With 3x the bit rate of standard BLUETOOTH® technology, you can enjoy a superior listening experience for all your music. Full aptX™ HD audio compatibility is available with firmware update.

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usb dac functionality

USB DAC Function for higher-quality music

When connected using the supplied USB cable, the NW-ZX300 replaces your computer's regular sound processing with its own highly-tuned hardware for premium sound quality.

mqa support

MQA™ support for lossless streaming

Master Quality Authenticated is an audio format that compresses large studio quality files without audible loss, so you can easily enjoy High-Resolution Audio music on your Walkman.


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Intuitive side key

Simple, near instinctive side-key control enables you to control your music with ease.

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Expandable storage for endless playlists

In addition to the integrated 64 GB memory, there's also room for a microSD card, so you can take even the biggest music collections on the go.

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Matte glass screen

A touch-sensitive matte glass screen allows smooth fingertip control with less fingerprints. 


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FT CAP (high-polymer capacitor)

We spent 3 years developing the FT CAP with a singular focus on delivering powerful sound. Its large capacity means it can deliver reliable and clean voltage. This ensures well-defined and immensely powerful bass notes are delivered to the headphone output.

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Film capacitor for wider acoustics

Higher-quality film capacitors contribute to more efficient circuit-board design and better sound quality. These film capacitors also supply voltage with a linear response across frequencies, resulting in reduced distortion and noise on everything you listen to.

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Aluminum milled frame resists noise

A rigid aluminum milled frame provides strong resistance to electrical noise for clear, stable sound.


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Balanced connection

The NW-ZX300 Walkman® features a balanced standard plug, designed for the new Φ0.17" balanced connection cable. This supplies compatible headphones with fully discrete left and right channels, unlike conventional headphones that share a ground wire. The result is far better external noise suppression and improved stereo imaging, as well as more headroom for powerful sound delivery.

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High-Resolution Audio for uncompromising sound

Experience digital music to the fullest with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing music at a higher rate than CD, increasing both audio samples per second and the bitrate accuracy of each sample, High-Resolution Audio offers an uncompromised rendition of an artist's music. Savor every breath and subtle movement for a truly emotional experience.

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MQA™ support for lossless streaming

Master Quality Authenticated is an audio format that compresses large studio quality files without audible loss, so you can easily enjoy High-Resolution Audio music on your Walkman.


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DSEE HX™ restores your music files

Go beyond CD quality. DSEE HX™ builds on our proprietary DSEE™ technology, upscaling compressed audio files to a level that's closer to High-Resolution Audio. By restoring the subtleties of the original recording that are lost during the compression process, DSEE HX™ delivers a rich, studio-quality audio experience for all your music.

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S-Master HX™ digital amplifier: utmost sonic purity

Enjoy a High-Resolution Audio experience with the S-Master HX™ digital amplifier. Using a simplified and fully digital signal path, S-Master HX™ reproduces the subtleties and wide frequency range of high resolution formats. Unlike conventional amplifiers, it maintains the digital signal until right before the speaker output, eliminating distortion — for High-Resolution Audio, just as the artist intended.

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11.2 MHz Direct Stream Digital (DSD) playback for High-Resolution Audio

Enjoy studio-quality sound, thanks to the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) audio codec—designed specifically for High-Resolution Audio. This 1 bit format operates at a far higher frequency than conventional PCM digital audio, resulting in a more natural, and intensely detailed sound. The result is clearer, crisper, High-Resolution Audio quality.


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Listen longer with improved battery life.

Never run out of power when you're on the move. The NW-ZX300 holds enough charge for up to 30 hours of 128 kbps MP3 playback, or up to 26 hours of 96 kHz/32 bit FLAC High-Resolution Audio playback, so you don't have to worry about finding a charger when you're out and about.

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Highest-quality BLUETOOTH® wireless streaming: LDAC

Enjoy your music in higher-than-CD quality with LDAC wireless audio transmission. LDAC uses a conventional BLUETOOTH® wireless connection, but transfers at a maximum data transfer rate up to 990 kbps—approximately three times that of other audio profiles. The result is enhanced wireless listening much closer to the artist's intention. The best way to experience wireless audio with compatible BLUETOOTH® wireless speakers and headphones.

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USB DAC Function for higher-quality music

Experience the great sound quality of the NW-ZX300 as a USB Digital–Analog Converter (DAC) for your PC or Mac computer. When connected and activated, using the supplied USB cable, the NW-ZX300 replaces your computer's regular sound processing with its own highly tuned processing hardware. Enjoy premium sound quality, whether you're at home or in the office, commuting or in a coffee shop. 

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Specifications

  • High-Resolution Audio compatible 
  • DSD and PCM file support2 
  • DSEE HX™ upscaling restores quality to compressed files
  • S-Master HX™ digital amplifier for pure sound quality
  • Touch-sensitive matte glass screen for smooth control

NW-ZX300 front dimensions NW-ZX300 side dimensions

Size & Weight

DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) Approx. 2.28" x 4.75" x 0.59" (57.7 x 120.4 x 14.9 mm)
WEIGHT Approx. 5.54 oz (157 g)

Power

CHARGING TIME (FULL CHARGE) Approx. 5.5 hrs

Storage Media

MEMORY SIZE 64 GB

Connectivity

USB CONNECTION Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
WM-PORT WM-PORT (multiple connecting terminal): 22 pins
WIRELESS CAPABILITIES Bluetooth® Ver 4.2, NFC: Yes
COMPATIBLE BLUETOOTH® PROFILES*
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile)
  • Supported Codec**: SBC***, LDAC, aptX

* Bluetooth profiles standardized according to purpose of device
** Codec indicates the audio signal compression and conversion format
*** SBC stands for Subband Codec

INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS Headphones: Stereo mini jack, Balanced standard jack, WM-PORT: WM-PORT (multiple connecting terminal): 22 pins, External memory: Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC

Playback & display

MUSIC SEARCHING METHODS All Songs/Artist/Release Year/Playlists/Album/Genre/Composer/Hi-Res/Recent Transfers/SensMe Channels/Folder
MUSIC PLAY MODE Shuffle Playback/Repeat Off/Repeat 1 Song/Repeat All Playback Range (All Range/Selected Range)
DRAG AND DROP Yes
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 3.1" (7.8 cm), WVGA (800 x 480 Pixels)
DISPLAY TYPE TFT color display with white LED backlight capacitive touch screen
PHOTO PLAYBACK NOTES
  • Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders.
  • Copyright-protected files cannot be played back.
  • Non-standard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the sampling frequency.
  • Files that are 4 GB (APE is 2 GB) or larger cannot be played back.
  • This product recognizes audio sources exceeding CD quality (44.1 kHz/16 bit quantization) and DAT quality (48 kHz/16 bit quantization) as High-resolution Audio. The "HR" symbol is displayed for high-resolution audio sources.
SOUND EFFECTS Direct Source (Direct)/10 Band equalizer/Tone control (Feature exclusive)/DSEE HX DC Phase Linearizer/Dynamic Normalizer
AUDIO PLAYBACK MP3 ( .MP3): 32–320 kbps (supports variable bitrate (VBR))/32, 44.1, 48 kHz, WMA ( .WMA): 32–192 kbps (supports variable bitrate (VBR))/44.1 kHz, FLAC ( .flac): 16, 24 bit/8–384 kHz, AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 6–320 kbps/8–48 kHz, HE-AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 32–144 kbps/8–48 kHz, Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a): 16, 24 bit/8–384 kHz, DSD ( .dsf, .dff): 1 bit/2.8224, 5.6448, 11.2896 MHz, APE ( .ape): 8, 16, 24 bit/8–192 kHz (Fast, Normal, High)
AUDIO PLAYBACK NOTES
  • Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders.
  • Copyright-protected files cannot be played back.
  • Non-standard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the sampling frequency.
  • Files that are 4 GB (APE is 2 GB) or larger cannot be played back.
  • This product recognizes audio sources exceeding CD quality (44.1 kHz/16 bit quantization) and DAT quality (48 kHz/16 bit quantization) as High-resolution Audio. The "HR" symbol is displayed for high-resolution audio sources.

Headphone Out (Stereo mini-jack)

MAXIMUM POWER OUTPUT (JEITA 16Ω/MW) 50 mW + 50 mW (High Gain)

Headphone Out (Balanced standard-jack)

MAXIMUM POWER OUTPUT (JEITA 16Ω/MW) 200 mW + 200 mW (High Gain)

Software

OPERATING SYSTEM Sony original OS
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 7, macOS™ v10.8–10.12

Check Driver/Firmware Updates

TOUCHSCREEN TFT color display with white LED backlight capacitive touch screen

Footnotes

Color Options silver
In The Box
  • Walkman (1)
  • USB cable (1)
  • Startup Guide
  • Instruction Manual
  • *Headphones and Micro SD card not supplied

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A nice companion for the TA-ZH1ES as source
I bought it after getting the TA-ZH1ES. Before the Walkman, I use both my Xperia phone and PC as sources for the DAC-Amp. The phone doesn't support native DSD output via USB. I tried different settings in UAPP but didn't work. On the PC, I used JRiver, which is very capable for native DSD support. However, the PC can get interfered and sometimes the sound pops/stutters. A dedicated source for the DAC-Amp should provide better, worry-free connection. I was debating between the ZX300 and the WM1A and finally selected the ZX300. First, ZX300 is lighter and smaller. Second, sound difference, if there is any, doesn't matter for it as a source. Finally, the protective case of the ZX300 looks better than the WM1A's. The TA-ZH1ES can recharge Walkmans (Walkmen?) in use, which is impossible for a phone or other Android-based DAPs.
July 1, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Awesome player
Paired with the Empire Ears Bravado, it is sublime. Strong bass, great mids and treble. Very well balanced, although a little on the warm side, which is my preference. No gimmicks like apps and such, which makes it a pure player. Sony has done it again, just like old times. My desktop tube amp and dac, as well as my full-size headphones, are back in their boxes. The freedom of this excellent portable device is exhilarating.
May 20, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Very happy with my Walkman
Great product, a real Walkman!

The client support is amazing , pleasure to buy from you .
May 2, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
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