Growing up in the 90’s everybody had a Sony Walkman, if they didn’t they wanted one. You had the option of listening to the radio or listening to your favorite cassette tape. With all the modern technology the Walkman lost its popularity in the late 90’s early 2000’s.
The Sony Walkman is making a comeback and in a big way. The new Sony ZX3 Walkman is planning to be released this spring has a whole lot of extras and the price is very extra as well costing $1,200.00.
The ZX3 features:
128 GB of storage
Files up to 192 KHZ with an additional micro SD card slot for more music
Supports DSP, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, APPLE Lossless
Runs on android
Download applications from Google play store.
Bluetooth for wireless streaming
Depending on the quality of the file you can use 60 hours on a single charge.
S – Master HX processor which enables high resolution audio (better audio quality)
Sony broke it down for the customer to better understand the purpose of the S-Master HX processor, since it is the main selling point: “Imagine you have a sheet of paper and you need to give it to someone 20 feet away from you without moving closer to them. Simply throwing the sheet of paper won’t work, you’d need to crumple it up into a ball. But, once you do that the paper becomes wrinkled and the quality is comprised. That’s how compression works with audio and video files, too.”
The ZX3 has made the Walkman a luxury device. Reportedly it will be somewhat heavy since it is encased in leather however, it will not be as heavy as the old school Walkman that most of us our use to. When purchasing your new Sony Walkman don’t forget to have a great set of headphones for the full effect.