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- Dec 30, 2010
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- Austin, TX
Here's a head-scratcher from the Sony at CES 2015. They announced a new Walkman portable audio player device, but it's so high-tech and so high priced that it's out of reach for any but the richest of audiophiles. It's called the ZX2 and it will hit retail store shelves at a price of $1119.99. That's not a typo with an extra one or nine in that number... the price will be "one-thousand, one-hundred nineteen dollars and ninety-nine cents" MSRP.
It comes with a host of ultra-high-end features that only the most die-hard audiophile would fancy, like the following,
The NW- ZX2 supports digital music files up to 192 kHz/24 bit and compatible file formats are MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV and ALAC including DSD. It also comes with 128GB of built-in memory, as well as micro SD card slot, Wi-Fi and a large capacity Lithium-ion battery that provides up to 60-hours of music playback per charge.
There's a bit more in the description of the device, and we have included the full press release in the thread below. Regardless of the high-end specs, we can't help but wonder what Sony is thinking with the price of this device. Only those who are truly in the 1% wealth category would even think about spending this much on a Walkman. What are your thoughts?
Source: Sony s New Portable Audio Products Provide Freedom to Deliver New Music Sound Experience Sony