Product Comparison: Sony NW-ZX2-B vs Sony NW-WM1A


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Sony
Model
NW-ZX2-B
NW-WM1A
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The NW-ZX2 is an exercise in quality. Enjoy High-Resolution Audio to its fullest, optimized through S-Master™ HX technology. Even compressed audio files are upscaled closer to High-Resolution Audio with DSEE HX™ for a rich studio sound.
The NW-WM1A is a premium Walkman® designed for optimal sound quality. Feel every note and nuance with High-Resolution Audio and hear the difference in your music with balanced sound, anywhere you go.
Key Specs
Memory
128 GB
128 GB
Display
Yes
Yes
Integrated Speaker(s)
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony NW-ZX2-B Walkman with High Resolution Audio, LDAC, NFC and Bluetooth - Black
  • Extra storage using 128Gb micro SD cards works well. Nice leather case.
  • There is an mazing amount of space and I also bought micro card with a further 128gb
  • With the addition of a 200Gb micro sd card I have enough storage for my portable needs.
  • I have just over 100gb of music on the player which works out at just under 5,000 tracks. With a 200gb card I'll be able to load another 10,000 which will be enough for most collections.
  • Product delivers quality sound and battery life excellent and even functions well with 200gb micro sd card
Sony NW-WM1A High-Resolution Audio Walkman
  • The touch screen after the updates works perfectly fine.
  • No lags in my 300GB + of jazz albums (600+ albums) in flac/a few in DSD. The OS handles everything without burden, a previous concern.
  • The external buttons are well placed and the hold button (to disengage functions) is simple and well positioned.
  • The touch screen works fine perhaps lacking a little fluidity when scrolling but I don't find it an issue.
  • Also have a 400GB SD Micro card and all works fine. Wow!
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
5.16 in.
4.89 in.
Width
2.56 in.
2.87 in.
Depth
0.71 in.
0.78 in.
Weight
8.29 oz.
9.42 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony NW-ZX2-B Walkman with High Resolution Audio, LDAC, NFC and Bluetooth - Black
  • This walkman looks good, has high quality build and sounds great
  • The overall quality is superb, no doubt it has the top design and hardware.
  • Love the solid construction of the player. Once paired with a good set of earphones, becomes sound nirvana.
  • The build quality is superb. Loads of power to drive any phones
  • Well, you have to see one of these and then you will realise that Sony didn't cut costs in it's manufacture or development. It really is a remarkable piece of hardware
Sony NW-WM1A High-Resolution Audio Walkman
  • The build quality is excellent, it feels heavy, but much lighter than the coveted gold model
  • Apart from being better built and with a much nicer user interface (including touchscreen), the Sony is extremely musical (something the QP2R lacks)
  • Physically it is well crafted, very robust, and in my opinion a beautiful HiRes DAP.
  • First, its design is absolutely outstanding, if not the best, of its class
  • Great sounds and packed with features. A balanced connection. Well constructed.
Features
Supported Audio Formats
AAC (Non-DRM), AIFF, ALAC, DSD, FLAC, HE-AAC, Linear PCM, MP3, WMA (Non-DRM)
AAC (Non-DRM), AIFF, ALAC, DSD, FLAC, HE-AAC, Linear PCM, MP3, WMA (Non-DRM)
Memory Card Slot
Yes
Yes
Input(s)
3.5mm Jack, USB port, WM-PORT
3.5mm Jack, 0.17" balanced jack, USB port
Usability
4" Touchscreen TFT color video display
4" TFT color video display
Voice Recorder
No
No
Video Playback
Yes
No
Bluetooth Enabled
Yes
Yes
Extras
NFC, Wi-Fi, S-Master HX™, DSEE HX upscaling, DSD playback, Bluetooth LDAC codec, ClearAudio+, VPT, TRILUMINOS® Display, OptiContrast Panel
NFC, Aluminum frame, Pure sound, premium parts, Oxygen-free copper cable, DSEE HX upscaling, DC Phase Linearizer, aptX™ HD audio, S-Master HX™
What customers say about "Features"
Sony NW-ZX2-B Walkman with High Resolution Audio, LDAC, NFC and Bluetooth - Black
  • This unit does it all. The bass boost, upscaling of MP3 audio and the circuitry is revolutionary.
  • Whilst out I use high rate mp3’s on the device but at home I use dlna to stream FLAC files from my server.
  • Fantastic product. Great build and design. The sound coming out of this device is surreal.
  • If away for any length of time I take my music library with me, stored on a portable wifi enabled hard drive with built in media server.
  • True DSD, outstanding hires PCM, analog volume control, built like a tank
Sony NW-WM1A High-Resolution Audio Walkman
  • I am delighted with the Sony for its excellent sound (-I much prefer it to A&K models I tried out)
  • Its bass is simply superb to any other DAP offering I have heard thus far.
  • The unique thing that is important is the sound. I've listened DSD, FLAC and other formats. The sound is fantastic.
  • There are two gorgeous gold jack sockets one for standard 3.5mm and a 4.4mm for balanced cable.
  • I like that the Bluetooth features can be toggled. It works well with an Astell & Kern XB10 for wireless listening.
Accessories
Included With Unit
USB cable, Spacer, Leather carrying case
Wrist strap, USB cable
Power
Battery Life
60 hours
30 hours

Sony NW-ZX2-B

Sony NW-WM1A

What customers say about "Power"
Sony NW-ZX2-B Walkman with High Resolution Audio, LDAC, NFC and Bluetooth - Black
  • The performance is great, one charge can last for a couple of weeks if you turns off most of the connections.
  • Great battery life, fantastic sound quality even on non-HD files, handles all file formats well, robust build.
  • Battery life is excellent as long as you keep wifi turned off when not using it.
  • I have been running the Walkman with Shure 425. Charge holds me for about 14 hours with screen mostly off and on low brightness and the WiFi on about 20% of the time.
  • Fantastic sound quality and strong battery performance.
Sony NW-WM1A High-Resolution Audio Walkman
  • I enjoy unexpectedly good battery power.
  • But to me at this price range WM1A is the best choice, taking UI, design & battery life into consideration as well.
  • Not too large for most people to hold, wrist strap is supplied. Very good battery life
  • Amazing battery life, lots of options, eq settings.
  • Battery life is decent, considering I keep the screen on for long intervals and play this at a fairly loud volume with high gain and tone controls activated.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
FCC, CE

Sony NW-ZX2-B

Sony NW-WM1A

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