A50 Walkman® A Series
Colours in harmony
The new h.ear range comes in colours to suit your lifestyle perfectly. The tones work with a spectrum of hues and different colours. Try them with your favourite outfit and it all just works in effortless harmony.
Stylish curved design
With a premium curved aluminum body the NW-A50 is ergonomic to hold and fits in the palm of your hand.
High-Resolution Audio compatible
Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher-than-CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you.
S-Master HX™ delivers High-Resolution Audio in maximum quality
Optimized for High-Resolution Audio S-Master HX™ amplifier reduces distortion and noise allowing you to enjoy all the subtleties in your music.
New DSEE HX AI analyzes song type
Audio upscaling is improved even further by our new DSEE HX processor which intelligently recognizes instrumentation and musical genres. Realism and liveliness of different instruments including the human voice are inherently characterized by high-frequency harmonics. By identifying instruments and the relative energy of the audio our enhanced DSEE HX can accurately rebuild audio lost during digital compression for a full fidelity experience even with heavily-compressed audio formats.
Rigid aluminum milled frame
A rigid premium aluminum milled frame provides superior rigidity for low impedance and clear stable sound and solid bass.
Premium audio-grade lead-free solder containing gold
For clearer sound and vocals new high quality lead-free solder with a small amount of gold is used to connect the circuit of the NW-A50 to the battery. The exceptional conductivity of gold ensures absolutely minimal signal loss.
Circuit board with gold plate for powerful bass
The NW-A50 has onboard plate and contact springs which directly connect the circuit board and aluminum milled frame and they’re both plated with gold. The results are powerful bass and a clear mid-range.
Control your music with ease through the intuitive side key buttons of the NW-A50. The play/pause music-selection and volume buttons on the side panel are shaped and positioned for easy operation even by feel alone.
LDAC™: for the transmission of High-Resolution Audio content
Enjoy your music at greater than CD quality with LDAC™ wireless audio transmission. LDAC uses a conventional BLUETOOTH® connection but transfers at a maximum data transfer rate up to 990 kbps—approximately three times that of other audio profiles. The result is enhanced wireless listening that's much closer to the artist's intention.
NFC™ One-touch for instant connectivity
Near Field Communication (NFC™) and BLUETOOTH® technology make connecting to your music fast and easy. Just touch your NFC™-enabled device to your NW-A50 Series for a quick seamless connection then start streaming.
Digital noise canceling for fewer distractions
When used with compatible IER-NW500N/NE headphones the NW-A50 Series' digital noise cancelling reduces the ambient noise you would normally hear from your surroundings. Microphones built in to the headphones work with the digital noise cancelling engine to cut out unwanted sound.
USB DAC function makes music played from your computer sound even better
Use your NW-A50 Series as a USB DAC (Digital-Analog Converter) by pairing it with a PC or Mac computer. When connected and activated using the supplied USB cable the NW-A50 Series replaces your computer’s regular sound processing with its own highly tuned hardware processing. Now whether you’re at your home or office in a coffee shop or commuting you can always enjoy premium sound quality.
BLUETOOTH® Receiver mode to give your smartphone music a boost
Stream music through the NW-A50 via Bluetooth® and a smartphone connection and give all your music an NW-A50 boost. Favourite tracks will benefit from digital to audio conversion and DSEE HX upscaling as well as Vinyl Processor and equalizer.
Listen for longer with up to 45 hours' battery life
Perfect for commuting or when you want to enjoy your music all day when fully charged you can enjoy up to 45 hours of music playback.
Store even more music with the microSD card slot
Expand the already large memory of your NW-A50 with a microSD card—pop one in the slot to enjoy endless playlists and even the biggest music collections on the go.