Sony has announced the NW-ZX707 , a new model in the high-end Walkman ZX series. For comparison, the company also introduced the NW-A306, which is discussed separately. As for the NW-ZX707, Sony describes it as an “engineering evolution in portable audio”, details of which it details on dedicated web pages dedicated to its components and audio processing technology.
In short, the NW-ZX707 is equipped with the S-Master HX digital amplifier with Native DSD support and various components to achieve maximum sound quality.
The NW-ZX707 is also rated for 25 hours of 44.1kHz FLAC playback, or 23 hours of 96kHz FLAC-encoded music. Additionally, the NW-ZX707 should last 22 hours when streaming from music apps. Although Sony doesn’t install any music streaming apps, the NW-ZX707 runs Android 12 with Google Play Store. Therefore, you should be able to listen to any music streaming services that may be available on your Android smartphone.
Although the NW-ZX707 is small in size, it is quite bulky. Specifically, the device measures 72.5 x 132.3 x 16.9 mm, making it shorter and narrower than most modern smartphones. Its 5-inch 720p display is comparatively small these days, as is its 64GB of internal storage. However, the NW-ZX707 weighs around 227g, making it about as heavy as the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The NW-ZX707 will go on sale on February 23 in Japan, where it will be available for JPY 104,500 (~$788 US). Unfortunately, Sony has not yet revealed plans to launch the NW-ZX707 in other markets.