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A50 Walkman® A Series

NW-A50 SERIES
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$169.99

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Hear your colors

Bring harmony into your life with the colors of the h.ear range. Available in five unique shades, each one fits seamlessly with your style and your world.

Find your style. Step up your sound.

With a premium handy design, the NW-A50 delivers the incredible fidelity of High-Resolution Audio, plus audio upscaling with an enhanced DSEE HX and vinyl processor.

Hear the difference
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3.2x more data transmitted

Truly authentic sound with High-Resolution Audio

Feel as if the artist is performing right in front of you with higher-than-CD-quality High-Resolution Audio, which faithfully reproduces even the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound.

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 DSD playback

Experience the natural sound and intense detail of DSD audio formats, thanks to the NW-A50 Series' high-quality PCM conversion.

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Audio upscaling with the new DSEE HX 

Bring even heavily compressed audio formats back to a full fidelity experience with our advanced DSEE HX processor, which uses AI to accurately analyze song type, instrumentation and musical genres. 

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S-Master HX™ optimized for High-Resolution Audio 

Enjoy all the subtleties in your music with the S-Master HX™, which delivers High-Resolution Audio in maximum quality, with reduced distortion and noise.

Precision-engineered for superior sound
Rigid aluminum milled frame for improved sound quality

The premium aluminum milled frame provides superior rigidity for low impedance and clear, stable sound and solid bass.

Advanced solder containing gold for clearer sound

The exceptional conductivity of gold ensures the absolute minimum of signal loss. For clearer sound and vocals, a premium, audio-grade lead-free solder with a small amount of gold connects the circuit of the NW-A50 to the battery. 

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GOLD-PLATED CIRCUIT BOARD
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Gold-plated circuit board and contact springs for low impedance

The on-board plate and contact springs of the NW-A50 that connect the circuit board to the aluminum milled frame are both plated with gold. The results are powerful bass and a clear mid-range.

Stylish curved design, evolved buttons

Ergonomic to hold, with a premium, curved aluminum body, the NW-A50 fits in the palm of your hand. Intuitive side key buttons let you control your music with ease. The play/pause, music-selection and volume buttons on the side panel are shaped and positioned for easy operation, even by feel alone. 

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NEW BODY AND BUTTONS
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Better BLUETOOTH® streaming 

LDAC™ uses a conventional BLUETOOTH® connection, but transfers at a maximum data transfer rate of up to 990 kbps—approximately three times that of other audio profiles. The result is enhanced wireless listening that's much closer to the artist's intention. Full aptX™ HD audio compatibility is available with a firmware update.

Noise canceling quiets external sounds

Want to be alone with your tunes? Activate noise canceling, and the compatible IER-NW500N/NE headphones work with the NW-A50 Series to block out external sounds. 

Ambient Sound mode lets essential audio in

When you're using the compatible IER-NW500N/NE headphones, activate Ambient Sound mode and you'll hear external sounds along with your music.

USB DAC function
Music played from your computer sounds even better with USB DAC function 

Use your NW-A50 Series as a USB DAC (Digital-Analog Converter) by pairing it with a PC or Mac computer. When connected and activated using the supplied USB cable, the NW-A50 Series replaces your computer's regular sound processing with its own highly tuned hardware processing. 

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BLUETOOTH® Receiver mode to give your smartphone music a boost

Stream music through the NW-A50 via Bluetooth® and a smartphone connection to give all your music an NW-A50 boost. Your favorite tracks will benefit from S-Master HX and DSEE HX upscaling, as well as Vinyl Processor and equalizer.

Specifications and Features

Take music to the next level with the incredible fidelity of High-Resolution Audio and colors to suit your lifestyle. The NW-A50 is made with precision engineering and quality parts such as a rigid aluminum milled frame and audio-grade lead-free circuit soldering spiked with gold, for crystal-clear sound. Improved DSEE HX restores compressed audio files, and you can stream over BLUETOOTH® with LDAC to preserve the detail in every track.
  • High-Resolution Audio compatible

  • S-Master HX™ digital amplifier for pure sound quality

  • DSEE HX Al analyzes song type and restores compressed audio files

  • BLUETOOTH® technology with LDAC to preserve wireless audio quality

  • BLUETOOTH® Receiver function

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