- High-Resolution Audio compatible
- Digital Noise Cancelling
- 16GB built-in memory; over 30 hours' playback
High-Resolution Audio for uncompromised sound
Experience digital music to the fullest with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing music at a higher rate than CD, increasing both audio samples per second and the bit-rate accuracy of each sample, High-Resolution Audio offers an uncompromised rendition of an artist's music. Savour every breath and subtle movement for a truly emotional experience.
Noise Cancelling headphones put your music centre-stage
The NW-A20 series includes exclusive Noise Cancelling headphones , so you can shut out the sounds of the world around you. Choose from a number of settings, depending on your environment, and immerse yourself deeper into the music as Noise Cancelling offsets ambient noise, for a more engaging listening experience.
DSEE HX restores your music files
Go beyond CD quality. DSEE HX builds on our proprietary DSEE technology, upscaling compressed audio files to a level that's closer to High-Resolution Audio. By restoring the subtleties of the original recording that are lost during the compression process, DSEE HX delivers a rich, studio-quality audio experience for all your music.
S-Master HX digital amplifier: utmost sonic purity
Enjoy the best High-Resolution Audio experience with the S-Master HX digital amplifier. Using a simplified and fully digital signal path, S-Master HX reproduces the subtleties and wide frequency range of high resolution formats. Unlike conventional amplifiers, it maintains the digital signal until right before the speaker output, eliminating distortion - for High-Resolution Audio, just as the artist intended.
ClearAudio+ enriches your music
Unique to Sony, ClearAudio+ automatically adjusts sound settings for an enriching listening experience. By bringing together expertise in digital signal processing technologies, ClearAudio+ is able to optimise audio formats to deliver a consistently clear, high-quality sound, whatever music you're into.
Highest quality Bluetooth streaming: LDAC
Developed by Sony, the Bluetooth LDAC codec takes your music streaming to a new level. It supports up to three times greater bitrate than typical Bluetooth streaming. 96kHz sampling rates and more efficient coding for CD-quality wireless sound.
One-touch listening to play instant music
NFC (Near Field Communication) technology removes the need for wired connections and complex set-up sequences. Simply touch your NFC-enabled smartphone or other device* to the on-body N-mark and start your music. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually in Bluetooth settings. *See compatible devices
Improved battery life for longer listening
Never run out of power when you're on the move. The NW-A20 holds enough charge for up to 50 hours of MP3 playback, or up to 30 hours of High-Resolution Audio playback, so you don't have to worry about finding a charger when you're out and about.
Multiple music formats
The NW-A20 series supports High-Resolution Audio formats as well as popular formats like MP3, WAV, AIFF, WMA, AAC, HE-ACC, FLAC, and ALAC.
Playback and display
- WMV 9 YES
- WMA (DRM) YES
- Video Playback MPEG4AVC (H.264/AVC)WMV 9
- Sound Effects ClearAudio+DSEE HXClear BassDynamic NormalizerClear BassClear PhaseVPT(Studio/Club/Concert Hall/Matrix)Equaliser (5 band)
- Screen Size (inch) 2.2\ (5.6 cm)
- Photo Playback JPEGPNG
- MPEG4 YES
- MP3 YES
- Linear PCM YES
- FM Tuner YES
- Display Type TFT colour display with white LED-backlight
- Display Resolution 320x240 (QVGA), 262,144 colours
- Audio Playback MP3WMA (Non-DRM)AAC (Non-DRM)HE-AACFLACALACAIFFLinear PCMMP4
- AAC-LC (Non-DRM) YES
- Charging Time (full charge) 4 hours
- Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music 30 hours (Hi-Res Audio)50 hours (MP3)
- System Requirements Microsoft Windows 8Windows 7 (SP1 or later)Windows Vista (SP2 or later)Mac OS X (v10.6 or later)
Size and Weight
- Width (cm) 8.50
- Height (cm) 16.50
- Weight (kg) 0.17
- Carton Width (cm) 9.00
- Carton Height (cm) 18.00
- Carton Weight (kg) 0.98
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