- Up to 26 Hours of Playback
- 3.6" Touchscreen
- 16GB of Storage
- High-Resolution Audio Playback
- Supports Master Quality Authenticated (MQA)
- Wireless Hi-Res Audio with LDAC/aptX HD
- S-Master HX Helps Reduce Noise
- DSEE HX for Upscaling Digital Files
- Android OS for Access to Streaming Apps
- Wireless Bluetooth Technology
- One-Tap NFC Pairing
Combining convenience with quality, the NW-A105 Walkman Digital Audio Player from Sony is engineered to deliver a high-end audio experience on the go. The A105 supports High-Res Audio playback at higher bitrates than CD audio, along with additional technologies to enhance your music. The S-Master HX digital amp works towards reducing distortion and noise, while DSEE HX upscales your compressed files to return lost audio fidelity. You can playback your improved audio through a dedicated 3.5mm headphone port, or wirelessly via Bluetooth.
If you stream to (optional) Bluetooth headphones, the A105 is capable of delivering High-Resolution Audio thanks to the LDAC and aptX HD codecs. Speaking of wireless audio, the A105 can access a wide variety of streaming audio apps via its Android OS and support for Wi-Fi networks. You also have the option of storing your own music files via the player's 16GB of built-in storage, on an (optional) microSD card, or you can access your PC's music collection over Wi-Fi. All playback is controlled by the 3.6" touchscreen display, and on a full charge, the Walkman can last for up to 26 hours.
Engineering for Enhanced Sound
Even the physical construction of the A105 is meant to increase audio quality. Everything from the rigid, milled aluminium body and copper-milled block, to the boards and components that are attached to them. Components such as the FT CAP, dual crystal oscillators, and an optimized circuit board, come together to make bass reproduction more powerful as well as reducing distortion and noise from your music.
Connecting Bluetooth devices is made easier with NFC technology. Simply tap the device to the Walkman to quickly pair them together.
With vinyl processing, you can choose to add the warmth and dynamic sound of listening to vinyl, to your digital files. This processing technology works to reproduce vinyl's low-frequency resonance, tone-arm resistance, and surface noise for an authentic experience.
The A105 Walkman supports MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), which is an audio format that compresses large studio-quality files without an audible loss, letting you experience music as it was intended.
Cassette Tape UI
Harkening back to the early days of the Walkman, this combination user interface and screensaver display an old cassette tape, which changes based on the codec that's playing.
Side Control Keys
Physical playback buttons on the side of the Walkman lets you play/pause, change music selection, and adjust the volume.
Having android is a great advantage here. If you like the convenience of transferring files over wifi using CX Explorer, poweramp and occasionally Spotify. It is awesome. Regarding sound, sony has bragged about its gold plated circuitry and such. I don't know what they are doing but it works, not just works but works great. Sound is warm and natural. No need for eq on any headphone or IEM. Power can be a problem on more demanding headphones. I dont own anything over 80 ohms. Build is sturdy. Device does get hot when using wifi. Also battery drains like a river when using wifi. I use wifi to update the device and most of the time on airplane mode. Haven't tested a long run of the device. But just playing music it is sufficient for me. Worth if you want a separate device to listen to music. Point to note it doesn't seem to work as a dac with laptop
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