Sony NW-WM1Z Premium Walkman®
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Sony NW-WM1Z Premium Walkman® - Combine with Sony MDR-Z1R headphones and a Sony TA-ZH1ES headphone amplifier/DAC/preamp for a personal high-res audio system (headphones and DAC available separately)
Sony NW-WM1Z Premium Walkman® - Great with high-performance headphones, such as the Sony MDR-Z1R (available separately)
With this flagship Sony portable audio player, exceptional sound starts with high-quality materials. The Sony NW-WM1Z Premium Walkman features a gold-plated oxygen-free copper chassis and hand-crafted internal wiring to enhance performance. The player's advanced digital-to-analog converter decodes high-res files in their native resolution. You'll enjoy richly detailed, spacious, better-than-CD sound. (You can download high-res tunes from sites like HDtracks).
The 'WM1Z is compatible with high-res DSD files up to 11.2MHz and PCM-based files up to 24-bit/192kHz. It can handle Apple Lossless, FLAC, WAV, and other high-res formats. And for compressed formats, such as MP3s, Sony's Digital Sound Enhancement Engine can help them sound fuller. With a high-performance set of headphones, you'll discover new details in music you've heard many times before.
In addition to its stereo 3.5mm minijack output, the ‘WM1Z features a 4.4mm balanced output for the best possible sound with compatible high-performance headphones.
One thing about high-quality digital music: those great-sounding files can be HUGE. That's why the 'WM1Z comes with 256GB of built-in storage. Need more memory? There's a microSD card slot built in for easy expansion.
The NW-WM1Z is ideal for wireless listening. Its built-in Bluetooth lets you stream music to your favorite Bluetooth speaker. This player offers LDAC Hi-Fidelity wireless music streaming to compatible products.
The NW-WM1Z features a built-in battery that can deliver up to 30 hours of high-res playback. It also comes with a leather travel case and a wrist strap for on-the-go listening.
Interested in using this high-res player in your car or truck? You'll want to check out Sony's impressive RSX-GS9 high-res digital media receiver, part of their High Resolution Audio System — a series of incredibly advanced speakers, amps, and subs optimized for high-res performance.
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Hi-Res Walkman (Signature Series): The Sony Signature Series NW-WM1Z Hi-Res Walkman is part of Sony's Signature series of high-quality, high-resolution audio components. Sony engineers have used only the finest-quality parts to make sure every subtle variation of sound is faithfully captured and reproduced.
Sony Audio Technologies: The Sony Signature Series NW-WM1Z Hi-Res Walkman incorporates several Sony audio technologies for an uncompromised listening experience.
Supported Audio Formats: The NW-WM1Z Hi-Res Walkman supports the very latest 32bit/384kHz PCM and Native DSD (up to 11.2MHz) playback to help retain all the authentic detail of the original recording. It also supports playback of a variety of other high resolution and compressed audio files.
|Resolution Type||File Format||File Extension||Bit Depth or Bit Rate||Sampling Frequency|
|Hi-Res||FLAC||.flac||16, 24-bit||8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz|
|Linear PCM||.wav||16, 24, 32-bit||8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz|
|Apple Lossless||m4a, .mp4||16, 24-bit||8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz|
|AIFF||aif, .aiff, .afc, .aifc||16, 24, 32-bit||8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz|
|DSD||dsf, .dff||1-bit||2.8224, 5.6448, 11.2896 MHz|
|Compressed||MP3||.mp3||32 kbps to 320 kbps||32, 44.1, 48 kHz|
|WMA||.wma||32 kbps to 192 kbps||44.1 kHz|
|AAC||.mp4, .m4a, .3gp||16 kbps to 320 kbps||8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz|
|HE-AAC||.mp4, .m4a, 3gp||32 kbps to 144 kbps||8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz|
- This unit recognizes audio sources exceeding CD quality (44.1 kHz/16-bit quantization) and DAT quality (48 kHz/16-bit quantization) as High-Resolution Audio.
- Files that are 4 GB or larger cannot be played back.
Built-in & Expandable Memory: The NW-WM1Z has a 256 GB internal memory and offers expandable storage capacity through its microSD card slot and a microSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC memory card (up to 128 GB - all sold separately).
16 GB Internal Memory
|File Type||Number of Songs|
|MP3 (128 kbps)||20,000 songs|
|AAC (256 kbps)||20,000 songs|
|FLAC (44.1 kHz/16-bit)||5,700 songs|
|FLAC (96 kHz/24-bit)||1,700 songs|
|FLAC (192 kHz/24-bit)||870 songs|
|DSD (2.8224 MHz/1-bit)||1,400 songs|
|DSD (5.6448 MHz/1-bit)||710 songs|
|DSD (11.2896 MHz/1-bit)||350 songs|
Note: The approximate times are based on the case in which you transfer or record only 4 minute songs
Transferring Content via Windows & Mac: The Sony NW-WM1Z is compatible with Windows PC and Mac computers through free downloadable software. Download Media Go onto your Windows PC running 10, 8.1, 8, 8, 7, or Vista. Download Content Transfer onto Mac computer or laptop running MAC OS X 10.8 - 10.11.
4" Touchscreen: The Sony NW-WM1Z Walkman features a high-quality 4" (854 x 480) capacitive touchscreen with an intuitive interface for browsing, selection, and playback of your music library. The 3" touchscreen will also display song/artist/album information, along with album art (when applicable). In addition to touchscreen control, the NW-WM1Z offers hard-key push-buttons on the side of the Walkman - including Power, Volume, Play/Pause, Skip, & Hold.
Playlists: You can collect your favorite tracks and save them as playlists on the Walkman. Playlists can be saved either in the internal memory of the Walkman or on a microSD card (sold separately). You cannot add a track from the internal memory to a playlist on the microSD card or vice-versa. Up to 999 tracks can be added to a playlist.
SensMe Channels: The SensMe Channels function automatically groups tracks by theme. You can play tracks to suit your mood, current activity, the time of day, and more. To use the SensMe Channels function on the Walkman, tracks must be analyzed by Media Go before you transfer the tracks.
Lyric Information: If you transfer tracks with lyrics information, you can view the lyrics on the Walkman. There are two methods of inputting lyrics information - adding lyrics to a track using Media Go or creating lyrics in a text file (an LRC file). Both of the methods above must be performed on a computer. Add lyrics on the computer, and then transfer the tracks to the Walkman.
Sound Quality Settings: The Sony NW-WM1Z offers a variety of sound quality settings to suit your type of music content and preferences.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: With built-in Bluetooth 4.2 and support for A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) & AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile), you can stream your music files wirelessly from the Sony NW-WM1Z Walkman to a Bluetooth-enabled speaker, headphone, receiver, or amplifier. You are able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track (if supported by speaker, headphone, receiver or amplifier). The NW-WM1Z has a wireless Bluetooth range of approximately 32.8'.
USB Mass Storage mode: The Sony NW-WM1Z can be set to USB Mass Storage mode so it can easily be recognized by your computer or laptop through the player's WM-Port and cable.
Rechargeable Battery: The NW-WM1Z's built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery lets you enjoy up to 33 hours of highly compressed MP3 (128kbps) music playback or 26 hours of Hi-Res FLAC (192kHz/24-bit) music playback. Using its WM-Port and the included cable, you can charge the NW-WM1Z by plugging it into a free USB (type-A) port on your computer or laptop. You can also charge it from a USB/AC power adapter (sold separately). A full charge takes approximately 7 hours.
|Content Type||Battery Playback Time|
|MP3 (128 kbps)||33 hours|
|AAC (256 kbps)||31 hours|
|FLAC (96 kHz/24-bit)||30 hours|
|FLAC (192 kHz/24-bit)||26 hours|
|DSD 2.8224 MHz/1-bit||15 hours|
|DSD 5.6448 MHz/1-bit||13 hours|
|Bluetooth (SBC)||17 hours|
|Bluetooth (LDAC)||15 hours|
Note: You can increase battery life by reducing the screen brightness, adjusting all sound quality settings to off, turning off Bluetooth & NFC, as well as shutting off noise cancellation.
Software Update: You can update the software of the Walkman through Media Go or the Sony eSupport site on your computer. Download the software update onto your computer, connect the Walkman to your computer via USB, and transfer the update to the Walkman.
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Built in memory is 256 GB. You can add a micro SD card to increase storage. As of Dec 2018, the largest micro SD card is 512 GB. For each 256 GB, you can store about 30,000 MP3 tracks or about 8500 lossless CD quality tracks. [ Michael Dec 01, 2018 ]