$1,119.99. For a Walkman. Yes, Sony has just announced its latest Walkman – one that utilises so-called ‘Hi-Res’ audio and subsequently costs $1,119.99.
Sony is labelling the Walkman ZX2 as “the fruit of continuous refinement in high audio quality technologies.” It contains 128GB of storage and the ability to play a cavalcade of high quality audio formats, including DSD, WAV, AIFF, FLAC and Apple Lossless. Oddly, the device uses an old version of Android – Jelly Bean to be exact, with a custom Walkman interface. There’s also a MicroSD card slot.
The software and hardware isn’t really the end of it though, as its design is a feature on its own. Its matte black curved casing is simple and abstract. It defers attention towards the display and its physical play/pause buttons on the side of the device. It also has a gold coloured headphone jack, symbolising the audio superiority it will bring to your ears.
Sony says that it will be available in the Spring.
Source: The Verge