Sony's New Walkman® Incorporates Hi-Res Audio

Players Support MQA Streams and Downloads

LONDON / BERLIN, 5 SEPTEMBER 2019 - As the iconic Walkman celebrates its 40th  anniversary, Sony has added streaming capability to the newest models of its high-resolution audio player: the NW-ZX500 and NW-A100 series.

For music fans seeking the best audio experience on the go, this means you can now stream MQA on the latest Walkman® models via MQA-enabled music services including TIDAL, Xiami Music and nugs.net.

MQA’s award-winning technology captures and reproduces the sound of the original studio master in a file that’s small enough to stream and download.  The two companies have a longstanding partnership, and the first Walkman® models to support playback for MQA downloads were unveiled at the IFA consumer electronics show in 2017.

Mike Jbara, MQA CEO, said, The launch of the new streaming Walkman® products from our partner Sony is an event that will excite every music fan listening to music on the go.  Together we are enabling music lovers to listen to studio quality music whenever and wherever they want.”

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