Sony’s $1,200 Walkman NW-ZX2 for Audiophiles Is Prepared for Pre-Order

Do you might have a unprecedented sense of listening to and a pair-thousand bucks burning a gap in your pocket? Sony needs to speak to you. The corporate’s Walkman NW-ZX2, introduced at CES with spectacular stats and a staggering $1,200 price ticket, is now obtainable for pre-order. It is aimed toward audiophiles, that elite set who declare to have the ability to hear an enormous distinction between low-high quality streaming or downloaded music and excessive-high quality stuff they rip themselves or get from particular HD audio shops. The NW-ZX2 seems to be like a excessive-finish telephone, and it does run Android, however it’s chock filled with customized hardware and software program to enhance the sound of no matter you are listening to.

Sony's $1,200 Walkman NW-ZX2 for Audiophiles Is Ready for Pre-OrderSony

There are cheaper excessive-high quality gamers, and (consider it or not) costlier ones, however Sony is hoping simply over a grand is the candy spot. If you wish to spend extra, you may simply wait a bit: Final yr’s new Walkman mannequin prices lower than half of 2015’s, so the 2016 mannequin is perhaps much more opulent.

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First revealed January 29 2015, eleven:30 AM