Product Comparison: Sony NW-ZX300 vs Sony NW-WM1A


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Sony
Model
NW-ZX300
NW-WM1A
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Enjoy truly authentic High-Resolution Audio in a compact body. The NW-ZX300 has been engineered for master quality sound, exactly as the artist intended, in a palm-sized, go-anywhere design.
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
64 GB
128 GB
Display
Yes
Yes
Integrated Speaker(s)
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony NW-ZX300 64 GB Hi-Resolution Audio Walkman
  • User interface seems good - I listen to a lot of classical music so listing by composer is helpful. This device has probably just given my CD collection a whole new lease of life.
  • Sound quality is excellent and the touch screen was a surprise, very sensitive and responsive even more so than my Sony Xperia zx mobile phone.
  • The screen is matte, which is a refreshing change from pretty much everything else on the market.
  • Plenty of options to tweak and the screen and layout is great.
  • The large storage capacity is also a plus as it allows a large volume of hi res music files to be stored.
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
Silver
Black
Height
4.75 in.
4.89 in.
Width
2.28 in.
2.87 in.
Depth
0.59 in.
0.78 in.
Weight
5.54 oz.
9.42 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony NW-ZX300 64 GB Hi-Resolution Audio Walkman
  • First impressions...beautifully built, huge potential storage capacity.
  • Build quality is fantastic and the weight and feel of the walkman is of a high quality premium item.
  • This is a beautifully crafted device with an attractive interface
  • This is a very nice and solidly built piece of kit, with a neat leather patch on the back that stops it sliding around.
  • Solid, well built product with great sound
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
MP3, WMA, FLAC, AAC, HE-AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD, APE
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, Balanced Out, WM-PORT, USB port
3.5mm Jack, 0.17" balanced jack, USB port
Usability
3.1" TFT colour display capacitive touch screen
4" TFT color video display
Voice Recorder
No
No
Video Playback
No
No
Bluetooth Enabled
Yes
Yes
Extras
NFC, DSD playback, S-Master HX™, Aluminum milled frame, DSEE HX upscaling, Bluetooth LDAC codec, USB DAC function, MQA™ support for lossless streaming, Matte glass screen
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-ZX300 64 GB Hi-Resolution Audio Walkman
  • Using the NW-ZX300 with Sony's XBA-N3AP headphones and their balanced cable MUC-M12SB1 initial impressions very positive. The DSD/Flac demo's as you'd expect sound excellent
  • Even using with some 320kps MP3s the sound is noticeably better than using the same headphones with a Sony Z3 Xperia mobile phone.
  • Dropped a Micro SDXC card into it and it recognised the data without fuss - no real need to read the instruction guide.
  • Beautiful detailed and musical reproduction. Expansive sound stage. Bass lines very clear and easy to follow. Very immersive experience.
  • Balanced output is very clear and far superior to the standard output.
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
Wrist strap, USB cable
Power
Battery Life
30 hours
30 hours

Sony NW-ZX300

Sony NW-WM1A

What customers say about "Power"
Sony NW-ZX300 64 GB Hi-Resolution Audio Walkman
  • Battery life is good - though not amazing.
  • Sturdy build, easily pocketable, 4.4 balanced port. Battery life is outstanding.
  • The best sound quality I've heard. Battery life is excellent too
  • Great battery life, easy navigation and the size is truly portable.
  • Very good build quality and battery life.
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-ZX300

Sony NW-WM1A

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