Sony re-launches walkman brand with Walkman NW-ZX2 at CES 2015


walkman NW-ZX2

If you’re over 25, you’ll remember the Walkman which made Sony’s name in the 80’s and 90’s. Sony have now decided to relaunch the Walkman brand at CES2015 with the new Walkman NW-ZX2.

Walkman NW-ZX2 launched at CES2015:

It may sound like an odd move, but Sony have now relaunched the Walkman brand at CES2015 with the Walkman NW-ZX2. The device will cost $1199 (£794/€1013), and according to test from other sources, the device is fairly weighty.

The reason for this weight is that the Walkman NW-ZX2 has a full DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) which is capable of outputting music at full 192kbps without compression. This means if you’re a Audiophile, this may be of big interest to you.

Walkman NW-ZX2

The Walkman NW-ZX2 runs Android 4.2 and is fully compatible with Google Play, meaning it can download your tracks and apps directly. However, none of this really explains the myriad of strange choices made by Sony in the Walkman NW-ZX2. Why is it so heavy? Why is it running a two year old version of Android? And does the DAC and accompanying amplifier really justify a price tag of $1199? I guess only time will tell, as well as sales.