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Sony WS410 transforms the Walkman into a wearable

Sony WS410 transforms the Walkman into a wearable

When you hear of the name "Walkman", you will most likely think of portable media players or even, if you are older than two decades, portable cassette tape players. At CES 2016, however, Sony is once again redefining what a Walkman is. It's still a portable media player in the technical sense but instead of taking the form of a pocketable rectangular box, the Walkman 410 series takes the form of a wearable device. To be exact, in-ear wireless headphones that have been designed with rough handling and rough conditions in mind.

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Sony Walkman NW-ZX100HN enhances even compressed MP3 audio

Sony Walkman NW-ZX100HN enhances even compressed MP3 audio

Unless you've been keeping tabs on Sony's product line, you might still be thinking that the Walkman is still a classic cassette tape player. The iconic brand, however, has long moved to the realm of digital and now boasts of a skill that very few of its rivals could claim: high resolution audio. But not all music available to consumers come in hi-res format. That's why the new NW-ZX100HN Walkman model tries to bring even compressed audio formats like MP3s and DSEE HX to near hi-res quality for your listening pleasure.

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Sony debuts MGS5-themed Xperia, Walkman devices for Japan

Sony debuts MGS5-themed Xperia, Walkman devices for Japan

The September release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is rapidly approaching, but if the limited edition MGS5 PlayStation 4 console isn't enough for you, Sony's just announced more game-related hardware goodies for the Japanese market. The lineup of Sony devices includes the Xperia J1 Compact smartphone, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Walkman A16, and the Walkman ZX2, all designed with Phantom Pain logos engraved on the hardware, and custom wallpapers and sound effects pre-installed.

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Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 hands-on: Android and high-res audio

Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 hands-on: Android and high-res audio

This week the next Sony Walkman has been introduced, bringing both Android and a 128GB bit of internal storage to the table. You also have a microSD card slot to expand your internal storage by another 128GB if you wish. You'll also have High-resolution Audio playback and compatibility with S-Master HX Digital Amplifier compatibility. DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), ClearAudio+, and Clear Bass are also inside. With Equalizer abilities and VPT onboard, you're going to have a clear audio experience, that's for certain.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-A17, MDR-1A headphones boast Hi-Res Audio

Sony Walkman NWZ-A17, MDR-1A headphones boast Hi-Res Audio

At IFA 2014, Sony is trying to bring the Walkman brand back into relevance with its latest and smallest Walkman to date. The Walkman NWZ-A17 and the MDR-1A headphones that you will most likely need to go with it both bring Hi-Res quality audio to the table, giving audiophiles something to think about for their next audio equipment purchase.

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Sony’s Walkman finds success in Japan, but what about the US?

Sony’s Walkman finds success in Japan, but what about the US?

In a world where smartphones make the most convenient portable music players, the market for dedicated MP3 players has dwindled. That hasn't stopped Sony from hawking its once-popular Walkman line of PMPs, however, and the effort is slowly paying off, with Japan embracing its latest Walkman ZX1.

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Waterproof Sony Walkman W274S aims at active users

Waterproof Sony Walkman W274S aims at active users

Sony has pulled the wraps off a new Walkman wearable audio player called the Walkman W274S. This Walkman headset isn't just waterproof enough to survive sweat and the occasional spill, Sony says you can actually swim while wearing this Walkman.

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Sony S Series and M Series Walkman promise long battery life and high-quality audio

Sony S Series and M Series Walkman promise long battery life and high-quality audio

A bit earlier we mentioned Sony has launched several new Walkman digital media players today. While the two higher-end devices ran the Android operating system, Sony has also unveiled some less expensive devices that might be more appealing to users not wanting another Android gadget. The other Sony media players include the S Series and M Series.

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Sony Walkman NW-ZX1 and NW-F880 series media players land in October

Sony Walkman NW-ZX1 and NW-F880 series media players land in October

Sony has crammed several new media players into its Walkman lineup aimed at music fans who want to take their collection with the go. The new media players include the NW-ZX1 and three different colors of players that fall into the NW-F880 family. These players run the Android operating system making them able to do more than just play music.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-WH303 and NWZ-WH505 integrate speakers, headphones and music player

Sony Walkman NWZ-WH303 and NWZ-WH505 integrate speakers, headphones and music player

Sony has announced new products for its Walkman WH series called the NWZ-WH303 and the NWZ-WH505. Both of these products offer users three different ways to listen to their favorite music in one device. Both products have headphone drivers that are able to switch between different sound modes.

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Sony Walkman E580 and E380 take on Apple’s iPod nano

Sony Walkman E580 and E380 take on Apple’s iPod nano

More and more people may be relying on their smartphones for portable entertainment, but Sony isn't willing to leave even a shrinking PMP market to Apple's iPod, hence the new E-Series Walkman range. The Walkman E580 and Walkman E380 each support music, video, and photo playback, with the E580 having a 2-inch display and a battery good for up to 77hrs of use, while the smaller E380 scales it down to 1.77-inches of screen and up to 30hrs of runtime.

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Sony announces special edition 2 GB Meb Keflezighi W Series Walkman

Sony announces special edition 2 GB Meb Keflezighi W Series Walkman

Odds are most of us have no idea who Meb Keflezighi is. Meb Keflezighi is an American distance runner, and he participated in the Olympics in London this summer. His event was the marathon, and he came in fourth place. At the 2004 Athens Olympics he took the silver and while he didn't get a medal in London, he did beat his 2004 performance by 23 seconds. Sony is celebrating the distance runner by giving him his own special-edition

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