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Sony announces its new Walkman with premium features and at a reduced price

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Listening to music in the middle of 2023 without the need for a smartphone? Beyond the background music in bars, shops and other establishments, and the car radio that the most nostalgic still keep, it is practically unthinkable to be a music consumer without having a mobile phone at hand. The platforms like Spotify, Manzana Music, Amazon Music either Youtube they have done a lot to promote the consumption of streaming music. But there are still romantics who still believe in Walkmans and music playback devices.

However, those believers and nostalgics have a barrier that they come up with time and time again: the price of the device. It is not easy or cheap to acquire one of them. Some come at exorbitant prices. However, the last Walkman that has appeared on the market has been described as “a pleasant surprise” for all lovers of portable music reproduction beyond a mobile phone.

Sony NW-A306 possesses premium features

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It’s been a long time since sony revolutionized our lives back in 1979. The 80s had not yet dawned when the so-called “pocket cassette players” appeared on the market. Some of our readers may not have even met them, but they have evolved and allowed the arrival of other formats such as MiniDisc and, subsequently, the CD. Then the Walkman of the digital age would arrive, which was presented with the operating system of Android It’s been a whopping eleven years now. As time goes!


Although a Walkman can be had for less than a hundred dollars, there is a range of premium devices that are part of the so-called “Signature line” that cost four times as much as previously mentioned. However, the new Sony NW-A306 of the “Series A” has a fairly low price, and yet it has incorporated into its body a series of functions traditionally associated with the highest range on the market.

The specifications of the new Walkman

These are some of the main features of the Sony NW-A306:

  • S-Master HX Digital Amplifier
  • Distortion and noise reduction
  • Native DSD playback
  • Improved sound localization
  • Expansion of the soundstage
  • 24-bit/96kHz PCM audio
  • PCM to DSD Conversion
  • natural sounds
  • intense details
  • Digital Sound Enhancement Engine Ultimate Technology
  • Higher fidelity digital audio
  • Wi-Fi Downloads
  • Improved experience with wireless headphones
  • 3.5mm 4-pole jack for wired headphones
  • Immersive 360 ​​Reality Audio technology
  • High-resolution LDAC codec compatible Bluetooth
  • aptXHD
  • MQA
  • Integrated vinyl processor
  • Playback control with buttons or touch
  • 3.6-inch screen with user interface and retro screensaver
  • 32GB of storage
  • SD card slot
  • USB-C charging battery
  • Autonomy between 26 and 36 hours (depending on the format)

The price of the Sony NW-A306 will go on sale this month for 350 dollars.

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