Full Specifications and Features
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
- Memory Size
- 128 GB
Playback & display
- Dynamic Normalizer
- Clear Bass
- DSEE HX
- Display Resolution
- 400x240 (WQVGA)
- Display Type
- TFT color display with white LED-backlight
- Screen Size (inch)
- 3" (7.6 cm)
- WMA (DRM)
- AAC-LC (Non-DRM)
- 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
- AAC, AIFF, DSD, FLAC, HE-AAC, Linear PCM, MP3, WMA
- 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
- 22 pins
What's In The Box
- USB Cable
- Startup Guide
- Instruction Manual
- Spacer (for Portable Amp)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.