Sony’s Walkman is Again, For a Whopping $1,200

All issues previous ultimately turn into new once more, and apparently out of date shopper tech manufacturers are not any exception. Sony stated Monday it might launch a revived model of its fashionable-many years-in the past Walkman franchise, this time with an ear towards interesting to excessive-finish audiophiles. The system—referred to as the Walkman ZX2, was introduced at CES this week. A press launch boasted of sound constancy "past CD high quality." (Overlook the Walkman, does anybody know what a CD is anymore?) In contrast to the Walkman of previous, Sony’s new system does not use cassettes. As an alternative, it is designed to make use of quite a lot of totally different music file codecs, together with DSD, WAV, AIFF and FLAC. The worth tag is a hefty $1,200, however for those who’re recreation, no less than one reviewer has been gained over.

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First revealed January 6 2015, 10:fifty eight AM