Sony NWA-55 Walkman Digital Music Player

Model: NWA55/B UPC: 027242912359 Item: 3145

$218.00 OR

Color: Black - In Stock

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Step up your sound with the incredible audio fidelity of the NW-A55. Hear all of your favorite music in authentic Hi-Res audio, through the S-Master HX upscaling. Keep listening for up to 45 hours on a single charge and expand your on-the-go music collection with the SD card slot.

 

  • Precision engineered for improved sound quality
  • Truly authentic sound with Hi-Res Audio
  • S-Master HX digital amplifier for pure sound quality
  • DSEE HX upscaling restores quality to compressed files
  • Easy Bluetooth connectivity with NFC One-touch
  • Enjoy up to 45 hours of music playback
  • Effortless control with large touch screen
  • Expanded memory with SD card slot (SD card not supplied)

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-A55 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

S-Master HX delivers Hi-Res 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.

Enjoy up to 45 hours of music playback

Enjoy your music all day, and then some. When fully charged you can enjoy up to 45 hours of music playback.

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.

  • 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

Ambient Sound Mode

  • Ambient Sound Mode: Supported

Battery Life

  • MP3 (128kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode ON : Approx. 30 hours
  • MP3 (128kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF : Approx. 45 hours
  • AAC (256kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode ON : Approx. 27 hours
  • AAC (256kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF : Approx. 39 hours
  • FLAC (96kHz/24bit) / Ambient Sound Mode ON : Approx. 27 hours
  • FLAC (96kHz/24bit) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF : Approx. 39 hours
  • FLAC (192kHz/24bit) / Ambient Sound Mode ON : Approx. 23 hours
  • FLAC (192kHz/24bit) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF : Approx. 30 hours
  • DSD (2.8224MHz/1bit) / Ambient Sound Mode ON : Approx. 20 hours
  • DSD (2.8224MHz/1bit) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF : Approx. 25 hours
  • MP3 (128kbps) / Noise Cancel ON : Approx. 37 hours
  • MP3 (128kbps) / Noise Cancel OFF : Approx. 45 hours
  • AAC (256kbps) / Noise Cancel ON : Approx. 33 hours
  • AAC (256kbps) / Noise Cancel OFF : Approx. 39 hours
  • FLAC (96kHz/24bit) / Noise Cancel ON : Approx. 32 hours
  • FLAC (96kHz/24bit) / Noise Cancel OFF : Approx. 39 hours
  • FLAC (192kHz/24bit) / Noise Cancel ON : Approx. 27 hours
  • FLAC (192kHz/24bit) / Noise Cancel OFF : Approx. 30 hours
  • DSD (2.8224MHz/1bit) / Noise Cancel ON : Approx. 22 hours
  • DSD (2.8224MHz/1bit) / Noise Cancel OFF : Approx. 25 hours

Bluetooth

  • Supported Codecs (Reception) : SBC, LDAC, AAC
  • Version : Communication system: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2
  • Frequency band: 2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHz)
  • Modulation method: FHSS
  • Supported Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP
  • Supported Codecs (Transmission) : SBC, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD

Bluetooth operation (Transmitter mode) battery life

  • MP3 (128kbps) / SBC (Connection): Approx. 20 hours
  • FLAC (96kHz/24bit) / LDAC Connection Preferred(Auto) : Approx. 13 hours

Capacity

  • Capacity: 16GB
  • Actual available memory for other contents: Approx. 12.26GB

Charging Time

  • USB charging: Approx. 4 hours

DPC (Speed Control): Supported (only for Language)

Digital AMP

  • Digital AMP: S-master HX

Dimensions (W x H x D): 2.16 x 3.84 x 0.43 inches

Display

  • Resolution: WVGA(800 x 480 Pixels)
  • Panel type: TFT color display with white LED-backlight
  • Touch panel: Supported

Display Size: 3.1-inch (7.8 cm)

Display Lyrics: Y

FM radio

  • FM Frequency range: 87.5 to 108.0 MHz

Headphone Out (Stereo mini-jack)

  • Frequency response: 20-40,000 Hz
  • Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16Ω/mW): 1.6-4.2mW

Interface

  • USB: Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
  • Headphone: Stereo mini-jack
  • External memory: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

Language

  • Language: German English Spanish French Italian Polish Portuguese Russian Turkish Japanese Korean Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese

Weight: 3.50 Oz

Maximum recordable number of songs

  • MP3 (128kbps): 3,300
  • AAC (256kbps): 1,600
  • FLAC (44.1kHz/16bit): 300
  • FLAC (96kHz/24bit): 90
  • FLAC (192kHz/24bit): 40
  • DSD (2.8224MHz/1bit): 70

The approximate numbers are based on 4 minutes a song.

Music

  • MP3 ( .mp3) : 32 - 320kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)) / 32, 44.1, 48kHz
  • WMA ( .wma) : 32 - 192kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)) / 44.1kHz
  • FLAC ( .flac) : 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz
  • WAV ( .wav) : 16, 24, 32bit (Float/Integer) / 8-384kHz
  • AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp) : 16-320kbps / 8-48kHz
  • HE-AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp) : 32-144kbps / 8-48kHz
  • Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a) : 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz
  • AIFF ( .aif, .aiff, .afc, .aifc) : 16, 24, 32bit / 8-384kHz
  • DSD ( .dsf, .dff) : 1bit / 2.8224, 5.6448, 11.2896 MHz *Audio that is converted to Linear PCM is output.
  • APE ( .ape) : 8, 16, 24bit / 8-192kHz (Fast, Normal, High)
  • MQA ( .mqa.flac) : Supported

Music Play Mode

  • Shuffle Playback: Y
  • Repeat Off: Y
  • Repeat 1 Song: Y
  • Repeat All: Y
  • All Range: Y
  • Selected Range: Y

Music Searching Methods

  • Composer: Y
  • Hi-Res: Y
  • Recent Transfers: Y
  • SensMe Channels: Y
  • Folder: Y

Music Searching Methods

  • All Songs: Y
  • Artist: Y
  • Release Year: Y
  • Playlists: Y
  • Album: Y
  • Genre: Y

NFC: Active type (for reader and writer), Tag Type

Noise canceling system: Digital Noise Canceling Select NC

Environment : Full-auto AINC, Bus/Train, Airplane, Office

Operating temperature

  • Operating temperature: 5 'C to 35 'C (41 'F to 95 'F)

Power Source

  • Built-in battery: Built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery
  • Charging and Power supply: USB power (from a computer via a USB)

SensMeTM Channels

  • SensMeTM Channels: Supported

Sound Settings

  • Clear Phase: Y
  • Vinyl Processor: Y

Sound Settings

  • 6 Band equalizer: Y
  • DSEE HX: Y
  • DC Phase Linearizer: Y
  • Dynamic Normalizer: Y
  • VPT: Y
  • ClearAudio+: Y

Specifications(the unit)

  • Operating System: Sony original OS

Supported OS

  • Windows: Windows 10 Windows 8.1 Windows 7
  • macOS: v10.10-10.13

USB DAC Mode

  • USB DAC Mode: Supported

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • Walkman (1)
  • USB cable (1)
  • Startup Guide
  • Instruction Manual
  • NW-A55

 

 

A microSD card is not supplied with the Walkman.

Reviews

Customer Reviews for Sony NWA-55 Walkman Digital Music Player

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Each Generation of Walkman Players Gets Better!!
This is the player I use on my trike rides. I ride approximately 25 miles a day on trails and my music is a must! The Sony NWA-55 is robust and most important plays my Hi Res audio files! Very very pleased to have another Sony Walkman! This is my 4th one (over 35 years) and they keep getting better and better!
December 26, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
What you really need!
I have had alot of audio players. This one is excellent. The construction is well thought out. The operation is smooth and usable. The audio and feature quality is perfect without being overdone and costly. Other players are too expensive or just plain junk. Sony has always made great gear that gets the job done for the right price. Cheers!
September 25, 2020
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Sony
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome little music machine!
Just got this for my birthday after looking at it for over a year. It is so easy to use - very logical interface. The music sounds great, the database management system is the easiest I've ever used. Would definitely recommend
September 6, 2020
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Sony
Rated 3 out of 5
It's good but I'm not overwhelmed
Nice unit. Doesn't play well with my apple airpods via Bluetooth. cannot connect and play music through the usb port to a marine stereo
May 28, 2020
Originally posted at
Sony
Rated 5 out of 5
Great sound quality, well designed and easy to use.
May 27, 2020

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World Wide Stereo Store
Over the past 5 years I've mainly used my phone to play music and I wanted to explore the world of sound with a product suited to utilizing the full range of music as it was produced.
Brianne H on Nov 27, 2020
Over the past 5 years I've mainly used my phone to play music and I wanted to explore the world of sound with a product suited to utilizing the full range of music as it was produced.
Brianne H on Nov 27, 2020
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what do i need to stream music services on line (amazon) ?

looking for DMP that can stream amazon music service
A shopper on Feb 12, 2021
  Thanks for your inquiry. Streaming services are typically accessed by a smart device, laptop, or PC. The music files that you downloaded can then be streamed via Bluetooth to the NWA-55. https://helpguide.sony.net/dmp/nwa50/v1/en/index.html
What size micro sd card will it take?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2020
  Thanks for your question. Unfortunately Sony does not specify the size of the micro SD card. Micro SD cards are rated from 64GB to 2TB, 15mm X 11mm. We hope you find this information helpful.
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