The Sony NW-A306 Walkman is the latest addition to the A300 series, and it’s been designed for users who appreciate a premium look and high-quality audio. The Walkman features a milled aluminum frame, which provides superior rigidity and results in low impedance, clear, stable sound, and solid bass.
This latest release follows the launch of the premium LATER-WM1ZM2 and LATER-WM1AM2 Walkman models last year, as well as the Sony NW-A105, which was launched in India in 2020.
The NW-A306 boasts a 3.6-inch HD TFT touch screen display, Wi-Fi support, and 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded via microSD. It supports a wide range of audio formats including Hi-Res Audio, LDAC, DSD, and FLAC. The device is also equipped with an S-Master HX digital amplifier, which boasts low distortion and noise, as well as convenient media playback controls on the side.
One of the main improvements in the NW-A306 compared to its predecessor models is the inclusion of DSEE Ultimate for upscaling music. Whether it’s Wi-Fi streamed or downloaded, the Edge-AI and DSEE Ultimate accurately upscale compressed digital music files to higher quality, which can then be enjoyed with wireless headphones.
The NW-A306 also supports Sony’s 360 Reality Audio, which allows you to experience a variety of sounds in a 360-degree spherical sound field.
In terms of battery life, Sony promises up to 36 hours of 44.1 kHz FLAC playback, 32 hours of 96 kHz FLAC High-Resolution Audio playback, and 26 hours when using a music service app. With the LATER-A306 Walkman, Sony continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible with portable music players.
Specification of Sony NW-A306 Walkman
Display: A 3.6-inch HD (1280 x 720 Pixels) TFT color display with white LED-backlight. The display is bright, clear and offers a sharp resolution for a great viewing experience.
Operating System: The Sony NW-A306 Walkman runs on the latest Android 12 operating system, which offers a wide range of features, such as new privacy and security controls, Google Material You and more.
Ports: The Sony NW-A306 Walkman offers a variety of ports including a USB Type-C (USB3.2 Gen1) port, a stereo mini-jack and support for a MicroSD card which allows for expandable storage.
Connectivity: The Sony NW-A306 Walkman supports Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz) and Bluetooth 5.0 which ensures fast and stable wireless connections.
Bluetooth Codecs: The Sony NW-A306 Walkman supports a wide range of Bluetooth codecs, including SBC, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD and AAC. This ensures high-quality audio playback even when connected to Bluetooth devices.
Internal Memory: The Sony NW-A306 Walkman comes with 32GB of internal memory, which provides ample space for storing music, videos, and other files.
Audio Playback: The Sony NW-A306 Walkman supports a wide range of audio formats, including MP3, WMA, FLAC, WAV, AAC, HE-AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, DSD and APE. It also supports variable bitrate and high-resolution audio playback.
Music Play Modes: The Sony NW-A306 Walkman offers a variety of music play modes, such as Shuffle Playback, Repeat Off, Repeat 1 Song, Repeat All, All Range and Selected Range. This allows for a more personalized listening experience.
Dimensions and Weight: The Sony NW-A306 Walkman is compact and lightweight, measuring 56.5 mm x 98.4 mm x 11.8 mm and weighing 113g. This makes it easy to carry around with you wherever you go.
Battery Life: The Sony NW-A306 Walkman boasts an impressive battery life of up to 36 hours via normal playback and up to 22 hours via Bluetooth playback. This ensures that you can enjoy your music for long periods without needing to frequently charge the device.
Sony Walkman NW-A306 price and availability
The Sony NW-A306 Walkman comes in a variety of colors including black and blue. Its current price is £350 (around US$428 ) in the UK and €400 (around US$433) in Europe. It is a perfect music companion for those who love to enjoy their favorite tracks on the go and looking for a high quality audio experience.
The Sony NW-A306 Walkman is now available to purchase across Europe starting this month. It is the perfect music companion for those who are always on the go and want to enjoy their favorite tracks without compromising on sound quality. Whether you are traveling, working out or just enjoying a leisurely stroll this device will be your go to for all your music needs.