Sony NWA-105 Walkman Digital Music Player (Black)

Model: NWA105/B UPC: 027242916838 Item: 174154

Product Information

Bring amazing sound quality anywhere with the Android-supported NW-A105. Connect to Wi-Fi to gather your music collection from your favorite streaming platform and enjoy it in authentic Hi-Res audio. Listen for all day and then some with up to 45 hours of battery life and expandable memory with a SD card slot.

 

  • High-Resolution Audio compatible
  • S-Master HX™ digital amplifier for pure sound quality
  • DSEE HX Al analyses song type and restores compressed audio files
  • Use Wi-Fi to stream and download music with your favorite Android apps

Precision engineered for improved sound quality

With advancements in design and sound quality such as advanced soldering, a premium aluminum milled frame for low impedance, and a gold-plated circuit board, the NW-A105 gives all of your favorite music powerful bass and crystal-clear sound.

High-Resolution Audio for uncompromised sound

Enjoy the subtlest nuances in higher-than-CD quality Hi-Res Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker, so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you.

Android Compatibility

Supported by Android and compatible with Wi-Fi, the NW-A105 offers even more ways to listen to your music. Enjoy your favorite streaming and music apps right on your Walkman – use platforms like Spotify, Pandora, YouTube music, Tidal, or Apple Music, or connect to a PC to access your music collection. 

USB-C Charging

The next generation of recharging technology comes to the A105 Walkman with USB Type C charging.

S-Master HX™ delivers High-Resolution Audio in maximum quality

Optimized for Hi-Res Audio, S-Master HX™ reduces distortion and noise, allowing you to enjoy all the subtleties in your music.

DSEE HX™ restores all your compressed music files

The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX) upscales compressed digital music files (MP3, ACC, ATRAC and WMA) and takes them closer to the quality of Hi-Res Audio. By restoring the high-range sound lost in compression, DSEE HX produces your digital music files in rich, natural sound

Go wireless with BLUETOOTH

With wireless connectivity, you can use your favorite BLUETOOTH headphones to listen to your favorite content.

Listen for longer with up to 26 hours of battery life

Perfect for commuting or when you want to enjoy your music all day, when fully charged you can enjoy up to 26 hours of music playback when playing MP3 128kbps.

Effortless control with the large touch screen

With the large, full-color touch screen, you're in complete control. Change tracks, create playlists and more, just by tapping the handy on-screen buttons

Expand your memory with the SD card slot

Want to store even more music on your Walkman? Pop in an SD card (not supplied) for additional memory.

 

 

 

  • Not compatible with Walkman cable.
  • Using Sony original music player app, and MP3 playback with a wired connection. Using other than Sony original music player app will shorten the specified battery life.
  • Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.
  • Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth devices vary.

 

 

Specifications

Specifications

  • Terminals: Headphones: Stereo mini jack
  • External memory:
    • Micro SD
    • Micro SDHC
    • Micro SDXC
  • Wireless Capabilities:
    • Bluetooth Specification Version 5.0
    • NFC: Yes
    • Supported Codecs (Transmission): Yes
    • Supported Codecs (Reception): No
  • Digital Noise Canceling: Digital Noise Cancelation
  • Select NC Environment: Full-auto AINC, Bus/Train, Airplane, Office

Headphone Out (Stereo mini-jack)

  • Frequency: 20–40,000 Hz
  • Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16Ω/mW): 35 mW + 35 mW

Playback & display

  • Audio Playback:
    • MP3 ( .MP3): 32–320 kbps (Supports variable bitrate [VBR])/32, 44.1, 48 kHz
    • WMA (.WMA): 32–192 kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR))/44.1 kHz
    • FLAC (.flac): 16, 24 bit/8–384 kHz, WAV (.WAV): 16, 24, 32 bit (Float/Integer)/8–384 kHz
    • AAC (.mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 16–320 kbps/8–48 kHz
    • HE-AAC (.mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 32–144 kbps/8–48 kHz
    • Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a): 16, 24 bit/8–384 kHz
    • AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .afc, .aifc): 16, 24, 32 bit/8–384 kHz
    • DSD (.dsf, .dff): 1 bit/2.8224, 5.6448, 11.2896 MHz *Audio that is converted to Linear PCM is output .APE (.ape): 8, 16, 24 bit/8–192 kHz (Fast, Normal, High)
    • MQA (.mqa, .flac): Supported
  • Display Resolution: 3.6 inch (9.1 cm) (diag.), HD (1,280 × 720 Pixels)
  • Display Type: TFT color display with white LED-backlight
  • Drag and Drop: Yes
  • Music Play Mode: Shuffle Playback, Repeat Off, Repeat 1 Song, Repeat All, All Range, Selected Range
  • Music Searching Methods: All Songs, Artist, Release Year, Playlists, Album, Genre, Composer, Hi-Res, Recent Transfers, Folder, Cue sheet
  • Sound Effects: Direct Source (Direct), 10-Band Equalizer, DSEE HX, DC Phase Linearizer, Dynamic Normalizer, ClearAudio+, Vinyl Processor

Power

  • Battery Life
  • Continuous Playback Music: MP3 (128 kbps)/Ambient Sound Mode ON: 20 hours
    • MP3 (128 kbps)/Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 26 hours
    • AAC (256 kbps)/Ambient Sound Mode ON: 18 hours
    • AAC (256 kbps)/Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 24 hours
    • FLAC (192 kHz/24 bit)/Ambient Sound Mode ON: 12 hours
    • FLAC (192 kHz/24 bit)/Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 16 hours
    • DSD (2.8224 MHz/1 bit)/Ambient Sound Mode ON: 8 hours
    • DSD (2.8224 MHz/1 bit)/Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 11 hours
    • MP3 (128 kbps)/Noise Cancel ON: 21 hours
    • MP3 (128 kbps)/Noise Cancel OFF: 26 hours
    • AAC (256 kbps)/Noise Cancel ON: 19 hours
    • AAC (256 kbps)/Noise Cancel OFF: 24 hours
    • FLAC (192 kHz/24 bit)/Noise Cancel ON: 13 hours
    • FLAC (192 kHz/24 bit)/Noise Cancel OFF: 16 hours
    • DSD (2.8224 MHz/1 bit)/Noise Cancel ON: 9 hours
    • DSD (2.8224 MHz/1bit)/Noise Cancel OFF: 11 hours,
  • Built-in battery: Built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery
  • Charging Time (full charge): Approx. 5.5 hrs
  • Charging and Power supply: USB power (from a computer via a USB)

Size & Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 2.21 × 3.90 × 0.44 inches
  • Weight: Approx. 3.64 oz (103 g)

Software

  • Operating System: Android 9.0

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • NWA 105 Walkman Portable Music Player
  • USB-C cable for charging and file transfer

Reviews

Customer Reviews for Sony NWA-105 Walkman Digital Music Player (Black)

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Rated 2 out of 5
Operating Instruction
Operating instructions that came with the Walkman are not worth the paper they are written on.
May 19, 2021
Originally posted at
Sony
Rated 4 out of 5
part of my venture into digitizing my cd collection
I bought this to be a portable piece of my project to digitize my CD collection into a hi-res library of music for travel. I have never had an MP3 player or even streaming services. So as an "old school" chick trying to navigate the new storing and play-back technologies, this so far has worked very well and has been pretty easy to navigate. Just used it on a 5 plus hour automobile trip and it was WONDERFUL to have a diversity of music (holiday and non-holiday) on shuffle and enjoy the tunes. That was only 70 or so CD's ....Only a couple hundred more to add.... :-) Plenty of space so far on the 256 microSD card.
December 24, 2020
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
compact design
The design is very compact, works well, the side buttons are a must for big fingers. Software takes a bit to get used to, but works well and is not as glitchy as some other brands are. Sound quality is good.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
September 8, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
First time owning a Walkman - Impressed!
Once you start listening to uncompressed audio - I guarantee you, you cannot go back. The battery life can be extended to three days in stand-by with proper OS tweaking (e.g., turning off location settings and etc). I have a 256GB microSD and mainly keep contents locally using Tidal.
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September 7, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Just Not For Me
I wanted so bad for this device to work. My iPod Touch started to give me problems after about three years of use so I wanted to find something non-Apple to use, and since I love the Sony brand, I thought I would give these a try. First, I would like to point out that there are no really good sync solutions to use if you are on a Mac. That being said, I ended up using my Surface Pro 7 to manage the music that I would install on this device and it was really just so hard to get used to. The other issue is that it gets HOT!!!!! Not just warm, but hot enough that I could probably iron a shirt. Okay, I may be exaggerating just a little, but it does get hot. Now, I am very electronic savvy and I always have the latest gadgets, so I have used many different devices and for this to be so non-user friendly, was very disappointing. The other issue is that I have a 2019 Cadillac XT5 which I can connect any bluetooth device to. Well that was before I tried the Sony NWA-105. it connected and the sound was low and horrible. Here is my overall issue. In a day where technology is plentiful and there are more devices than you can name, I think Sony missed the boat with this one. I have read some reviews of people who absolutely love this device and some that have been middle of the road, but having owned every Apple device known to man, there is a reason why they are leading the market. Which is why I wanted this to work so badly. Very disappointing. Yes, I did send it back.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
August 31, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Very good sound, very good product, but expensive
Pros: Great sound, portable, good UI, Android allows to use Spotify and other apps; equalizer applies to walkman as well as applications (Spotify, Youtube, etc, which is AMAZING).
Cons: Battery life is not the greatest even after system update (in fact I think the 2nd update reduced the battery life vs the 1st update); a 10-Band equalizer (or even more bands, or parametric EQ, to tweak the bass region) would be great, maybe in a future update? A more powerful amp would make it more versatile and beat the competition. The price, at time of purchase (but seems to have decreased since then).
March 23, 2020
Originally posted at
Sony

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Why did you choose this?
World Wide Stereo Store
Branding, price, and wifi capabilities.
SHAWN S on Aug 11, 2021
good reviews
Gary A on Apr 20, 2020
Branding, price, and wifi capabilities.
SHAWN S on Aug 11, 2021
Android streaming, Quality. Sony. Trusted brand.
Ron A on Aug 17, 2020
good reviews
Gary A on Apr 20, 2020
Android streaming, Quality. Sony. Trusted brand.
Ron A on Aug 17, 2020
Can i purchase this device through cash on delivery.?
Benifsarir B on Aug 9, 2020
  Cash on Delivery is not one of our payment options.

https://www.worldwidestereo.com/pages/payment-methods
Does it support background play mode beside wireless connection..?
Benifsarir B on Aug 9, 2020
  Thanks for your question. After thoroughly reviewing features, start up guide, and operating instructions, there is no reference to a background play mode.
Can i purchase this device through cash on delivery.?
Benifsarir B on Aug 9, 2020
  Cash on Delivery is not one of our payment options.

https://www.worldwidestereo.com/pages/payment-methods
How long dose the battery last when it's full charge????
A shopper on Mar 18, 2020
  Thanks for your question. Battery life is dependent upon playback format:

MP3 (128 kbps)/Ambient Sound Mode ON: 20 hours, MP3 (128 kbps)/Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 26 hours, AAC (256 kbps)/Ambient Sound Mode ON: 18 hours, AAC (256 kbps)/Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 24 hours, FLAC (192 kHz/24 bit)/Ambient Sound Mode ON: 12 hours, FLAC (192 kHz/24 bit)/Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 16 hours, DSD (2.8224 MHz/1 bit)/Ambient Sound Mode ON: 8 hours, DSD (2.8224 MHz/1 bit)/Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 11 hours, MP3 (128 kbps)/Noise Cancel ON: 21 hours, MP3 (128 kbps)/Noise Cancel OFF: 26 hours, AAC (256 kbps)/Noise Cancel ON: 19 hours, AAC (256 kbps)/Noise Cancel OFF: 24 hours, FLAC (192 kHz/24 bit)/Noise Cancel ON: 13 hours, FLAC (192 kHz/24 bit)/Noise Cancel OFF: 16 hours, DSD (2.8224 MHz/1 bit)/Noise Cancel ON: 9 hours, DSD (2.8224 MHz/1bit)/Noise Cancel OFF: 11 hours.
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