Sony A50 Walkman® A Series (Blue)

HK$1,590

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  • High-Resolution Audio compatible
  • S-Master HX™ digital amplifier for pure sound quality
  • DSEE HX Al analyses song type and restores compressed audio files
  • BLUETOOTH® technology with LDAC to preserve wireless audio quality
  • BLUETOOTH® Receiver function

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Overview

Hear your colours
Bring harmony into your life with the colours of the h.ear range. Available in five unique shades, each one fits seamlessly with your style and your world.

Find your style. Step up your sound.
With a premium handy design, the NW-A50 delivers the incredible fidelity of High-Resolution Audio, plus audio upscaling with enhanced DSEE HX and vinyl processor.

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 – effortless harmony.

Truly authentic sound with High-Resolution Audio
Feel as if the artist is performing right in front of you with higher-than-CD quality High-Resolution Audio, which faithfully reproduces even the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound.

DSD playback
Experience the natural sound and intense detail of DSD audio formats, thanks to the NW-A50 Series' high-quality PCM conversion.

Audio upscaling with new DSEE HX
Bring even heavily-compressed audio formats back to a full fidelity experience with our advanced DSEE HX processor, which uses AI to accurately analyse song type, instrumentation and musical genres.

S-Master HX™ optimised for High-Resolution Audio
Enjoy all the subtleties in your music with S-Master HX™ which delivers High-Resolution Audio in maximum quality, with reduced distortion and noise.

Rigid aluminium milled frame for improved sound quality
The premium aluminium milled frame provides superior rigidity for low impedance and clear, stable sound and solid bass.

Advanced solder containing gold for clearer sound
The exceptional conductivity of gold ensures absolute minimum signal loss. For clearer sound and vocals, a premium, audio-grade lead-free solder with a small amount of gold connects the circuit of the NW-A50 to the battery.

Gold plated circuit board and contact springs for low impedance
The onboard plate and contact springs of the NW-A50 that connect the circuit board to the aluminium milled frame are both plated with gold. The results are powerful bass and a clear mid-range.

Stylish curved design, evolved buttons
Ergonomic to hold, with a premium, curved aluminium body, the NW-A50 fits in the palm of your hand. Intuitive side key buttons let you control your music with ease. The play/pause, music-selection and volume buttons on the side panel are shaped and positioned for easy operation, even by feel alone.

Better BLUETOOTH® streaming
LDAC™ uses a conventional BLUETOOTH® connection, but transfers at a maximum data transfer rate of up to 990kbps – approximately three times that of other audio profiles. The result is enhanced wireless listening that's much closer to the artist's intention. Full aptX™ HD audio compatibility is available with a firmware update.

Noise cancelling quietens external sounds
Want to be alone with your tunes? Activate noise cancelling, and the compatible IER-NW500N/NE headphones work with the NW-A50 Series to block out external sounds.

Ambient Sound mode lets essential audio in
When you're using the compatible IER-NW500N/NE headphones, activate Ambient Sound mode and you'll hear external sounds along with your music.

Music played from your computer sounds even better with USB DAC function
Use your NW-A50 Series as a USB DAC (Digital-Analogue 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.

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 S-Master HX and DSEE HX upscaling, as well as Vinyl Processor and equaliser.

Specs

Specification

Display

Size/Resolution 3.1-inch (7.8 cm), WVGA (800 × 480 Pixels)
Panel type TFT color display with white LED-backlight
Touch panel Supported

Interface

USB Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
Headphone Stereo Mini-jack
WM-PORT WM-PORT (multiple connecting terminal): 22 pins
External memory microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

FM radio

FM Frequency range 87.5 MHz to 108.0 MHz
Antenna Headphone cord antenna

Bluetooth

Version Communication system: 
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2
Frequency band 2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHz)
Modulation method FHSS
Supported Bluetooth profiles A2DP, AVRCP
Supported Codecs (Transmission) SBC, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD
Supported Codecs (Reception) SBC, LDAC, AAC

NFC

NFC Active type (for reader and writer),Tag Type

Headphone Out (Stereo Mini-jack)

Frequency response 20 Hz to 40,000 Hz

Noise Canceling system

Digital Noise Canceling 
(Select Environment)
Full-auto AINC 
Bus/Train 
Airplane 
Office

Ambient Sound Mode

Ambient Sound Mode Supported

General

Power Source Built-in battery: 
Built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery
Charging and Power supply: 
USB power (from a computer via a USB)
Charging Time USB-based charging 
Approx. 4 hours
Operating temperature 5 °C to 35 °C (41 ºF to 95 ºF)
Dimensions w/h/d, projecting parts not included 
Approx. 54.8 mm × 97.3 mm × 10.7 mm 
(2.16 inches × 3.84 inches × 0.43 inches)
w/h/d 
Approx. 55.7 mm × 97.3 mm × 10.8 mm
(2.20 inches × 3.84 inches × 0.43 inches)
Mass Approx. 99 g (3.50 oz)

Capacity

NW-A55 16 GB

Actual available memory for other contents

NW-A55 Approx. 12.26 GB=13,164,150,784 byte

 

Music (Approx.)

  Ambient Sound Mode ON Ambient Sound Mode OFF
MP3 (128 kbps) 30 hours 45 hours
AAC (256 kbps) 27 hours 39 hours
FLAC (96 kHz/24 bit) 27 hours 39 hours
FLAC (192 kHz/24 bit) 23 hours 30 hours
DSD (2.8224 MHz/1 bit) 20 hours 25 hours
  Noise Cancel ON Noise Cancel OFF
MP3 (128 kbps) 37 hours 45 hours
AAC (256 kbps) 33 hours 39 hours
FLAC (96 kHz/24 bit) 32 hours 39 hours
FLAC (192 kHz/24 bit) 27 hours 30 hours
DSD (2.8224 MHz/1 bit) 22 hours 25 hours

FM Radio (Approx.)

Noise Cancel ON Noise Cancel OFF
27 hours 32 hours

Bluetooth (Transmitter mode) (Approx.)

MP3 (128 kbps)/SBC - Connection Preferred 20 hours
FLAC (96 kHz/24 bit)/LDAC - Connection Preferred (Auto) 13 hours

Bluetooth (Receiver mode) (Approx.)

SBC (Connection Preferred) 15 hours
LDAC (Sound Quality Preferred) 12 hours

Music (Approx.)

  NW-A55/A55HN (16 GB)
MP3 (128 kbps) 3,300 songs
AAC (256 kbps) 1,600 songs
FLAC (44.1 kHz/16 bit) 300 songs
FLAC (96 kHz/24 bit) 90 songs
FLAC (192 kHz/24 bit) 40 songs
DSD (2.8224 MHz/1 bit) 70 songs

Music

MP3 ( .mp3)

32 kbps - 320 kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)) / 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

WMA ( .wma)

32 kbps - 192 kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)) / 44.1 kHz

FLAC ( .flac)

16 bit, 24 bit / 8 kHz - 384 kHz

WAV ( .wav)

16 bit, 24 bit, 32 bit (Float/Integer) / 8 kHz - 384 kHz

AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp)

16 kbps - 320 kbps / 8 kHz - 48 kHz

HE-AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp)

32 kbps - 144 kbps / 8 kHz - 48 kHz

Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a)

16 bit, 24 bit / 8 kHz - 384 kHz

AIFF ( .aif, .aiff, .afc, .aifc)

16 bit, 24 bit, 32 bit / 8 kHz - 384 kHz

DSD ( .dsf, .dff)

1 bit / 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 11.2896 MHz

*Audio that is converted to Linear PCM is output.

APE ( .ape)

8 bit , 16 bit , 24 bit / 8 kHz - 192 kHz (Fast, Normal, High)

MQA ( .mqa.flac)

Supported

 

Warranty

HK Distributor provided 1-year warranty services.

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