Full Specifications and Features

NW-ZX100 Series


Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.1 x 4.7 x 0.6 in
5.11 oz


Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music
45 hours (Hi-Res Audio), 70 hours (MP3)
Charging Time (full charge)
5 hours

Storage Media

Memory Size
128 GB

Playback & display

Dynamic Normalizer
Clear Bass
Display Resolution
400x240 (WQVGA)
Display Type
TFT color display with white LED-backlight
Screen Size (inch)
3" (7.6 cm)
Linear PCM
Sound Effects
ClearAudio+, Clear Bass, Clear Phase, Clear Stereo, DSEE HX, Dynamic normalizer, Equalizer (5 band), VPT (Studio/Club/Concert Hall/Matrix)
Audio Playback


Digital Noise Canceling
Select NC Environment: Full-auto AINC, Bus/Train, Airplane, Office


Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, Stereo mini jack, WM-PORT
USB Connection
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
Wireless Capabilities
Bluetooth®, NFC

Network Connectivity

22 pins

What's In The Box

  • USB Cable
  • Startup Guide
  • Instruction Manual
  • Spacer (for Portable Amp)


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High-Resolution Audio for uncompromising sound

Experience digital music to the fullest with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing music at a higher rate than CD, increasing both audio samples per second and the bitrate accuracy of each sample, High-Resolution Audio offers an uncompromised rendition of an artist's music. Savor every breath and subtle movement for a truly emotional experience.

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Noise Canceling headphones put your music front and center.

The NW-ZX100 series includes exclusive Noise Canceling headphones so you can filter out the sounds of the world around you. Choose from a number of settings based on your environment and immerse yourself deeper into the music. Noise Canceling mutes ambient noise for a more engaging listening experience.

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Premium components, premium sound.

The NW-ZX100 features updated components, optimized for ultimate clarity and sound quality. A high-rigidity frame, along with improved solder impedance and a low dielectric board, all combine to deliver an exhilarating portable audio experience.

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Direct Stream Digital (DSD) playback for High-Resolution Audio

Enjoy studio-quality sound, thanks to the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) audio codec—designed specifically for High-Resolution Audio. This 1-bit format utilizes a stream of very high frequency 1s and 0s to recreate audio waveforms at a higher resolution than conventional codecs. The result is clearer, crisper, High-Resolution Audio quality.

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S-Master HX digital amplifier: utmost sonic purity

Enjoy the best High-Resolution Audio experience with the S-Master HX digital amplifier. Using a simplified and fully digital signal path, S-Master HX reproduces the subtleties and wide frequency range of high resolution formats. Unlike conventional amplifiers, it maintains the digital signal until right before the speaker output, eliminating distortion — for High-Resolution Audio, just as the artist intended.

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DSEE HX restores your music files

Go beyond CD quality. DSEE HX builds on our proprietary DSEE technology, upscaling compressed audio files to a level that’s closer to High-Resolution Audio. By restoring the subtleties of the original recording that are lost during the compression process, DSEE HX delivers a rich, studio-quality audio experience for all your music.

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Expandable storage for endless playlists

In addition to the NW-ZX100 series’ expansive 128 GB memory, there’s also room for a microSD card so you can take even the biggest music collections on the go.

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Listen longer with improved battery life.

Never run out of power when you’re on the go. The NW-ZX100 holds enough charge for up to 70 hours of MP3 playback, or up to 45 hours of FLAC playback, so you don’t have to worry about finding a charger when you’re out and about.

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Multiple music formats

The NW-ZX2 supports High-Resolution Audio formats, as well as popular formats like MP3, WAV, AIFF, WMA, AAC, HE-ACC, FLAC, ALAC.

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NFC One-touch for instant connectivity

Near Field Communication (NFC) technology makes complex set-up sequences a thing of the past. Simply touch selected NFC-enabled devices to the N-mark on the player's body for a quick, seamless connection, then start streaming music via Bluetooth®. No NFC? No problem. You can still manually connect to Bluetooth® using your device’s settings menu.

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Highest quality Bluetooth streaming: LDAC

The Sony Bluetooth® LDAC codec takes your music streaming to a new level. It supports up to three times greater bitrate than typical Bluetooth® streaming. 96 kHz sampling rates and more efficient coding for CD-quality wireless sound.