Sony Introduces $3199 Gold-Plated Walkman; Is It Worth The Price?

If you're an avid fan of Sony, better check this out! The Japanese tech giant has recently introduced a gold-plated Walkman that costs a hefty $3199.

The gold-plated Sony Walkman MW-WM1Z is the newest addition to Sony's roster of portable music players. So what's so special about this walkman? Well, if the high-grade gold-plated oxygen-free copper chassis is not impressive enough, take a look at the specs below.

Sony Walkman MW-WM1Z: What We Know So Far

The Sony Walkman MW-WM1Z is not just about the looks or the price. It's also about high quality audio performance.

The golden Walkman has a separate analog and primary digital circuitry that enables a more effective noise reduction. It also has a "dual clock circuit with low phase noise quartz oscillator" that improves digital to analog conversion. It also includes a new S-Master HX digital amplifier, connection cables to prevent signal loss and sound deterioration as well as the DSEE HX technology that was also used in the new Sony MDR-1000X headphones.

It measures 72.8mm x 124mm x 19.8mm and weighs around 455 grams. The newest walkman also features a standard 3.5mm headphone jack and the new 4.4mm balanced jack which supports Hi-Res Audio. Users can also see a 4-inch touchscreen TFT display with a resolution of 854 x 480.

As for its battery life, it was said to last up to 33 hours of music playback (MP3 128kbps), 26 hours playback of FLAC 192kHz/24 bit audio files and 11 hours of playback in DSD 11.2 MHz format. It can support various audio file formats such as AAC, AIFF, ALAC,DSD, FLAC, HE-AAC, Linear OCM, MP3 and WMA.

Users can expect to get 256GB of on-board storage for all music needs. This new device also runs in Android OS.

The Sony Walkman MW-WM1Z is slated for release on October for a whopping $3199.

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