Sony NW-A55L 16GB (Black) Portable High Resolution Audio Player

Sony NW-A55L 16GB (Black)

Portable High Resolution Audio Player

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£149.95 RRP £179.9500

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If you love your music then hear it at its very best on the move – with the Sony NW-A55L.

High Resolution sound – the reference standard music replay
The highest quality sound, pure and simple, High Resolution Audio takes music to the next level. The difference between Hi-Res music and typical MP3/AAC compressed music files is immense. Hi-Res music even sounds better than CD, giving a smoother yet at the same time more detailed sound.

MQA playback
Compatible with Meridian's MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology, the Sony NW-A55L delivers Hi-Res audio to studio standards. Although studio master quality, the beauty of MQA is that files are small enough to easily stream and don't take up so much storage space. A wide range of High Resolution files are supported, including DSD, FLAC and WAV.

S-Master HX low distortion amp
Unlike smartphones, the Sony NW-A55L features a built-in amp that’s optimised purely for High-Resolution Audio. Designed and made with incredible attention to detail, even the solder has been refined to maximise clarity. High precision components mean you’ll hear more of the music, more of the time.

Enhanced sound from compressed music files with DSEE HX
DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) up-scales compressed digital music files to a level that's close to CD quality. Working with MP3, ACC, ATRAC and WMA files, DSEE HX restores high-level information previously lost in the compression process. The result is a more detailed, fluid and natural sound quality that's much closer to the original recording.

Get more from your smartphone, with Bluetooth Receiver Mode
Connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth and stream the audio to the NW-A55L. You can then enjoy a sonic boost from all the music playing from your smartphone – with enhanced sound from DSEE HX upscaling in play.

Upgrade your computer audio with USB DAC function
The High Resolution DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) and associated hardware fitted to the Sony is much higher quality than the one fitted to most computer soundcards. Upgrade the sound from your PC or Mac by simply connecting the NW-A55L via USB (cable supplied). All the music stored on or streamed from your laptop, PC or Mac gets an instant upgrade.

Top quality Bluetooth with LDAC
Connect up to your headphones or speaker system with Bluetooth, for a wireless connection. Using Sony’s LDAC technology the sound quality via Bluetooth is greatly enhanced. Transferring approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth, music has much more depth and body than usual.

16GB internal memory with support for much more via microSD card
To get you going, the Sony NWA55L has 16GB of built-in memory. Add an optional microSD card and the storage space increases hugely. A popular and cost effective 128GB card is enough for around 1250 High Resolution Audio files (24bit/96kHz, 4 minutes-long, 90MB). If this isn’t enough, the Sony supports microSD cards right up to a potential 2TB (note, 1TB cards are currently the highest capacity, commercially available).

Listen for longer with this dedicated player
With a battery life of up to 45 hours, the Sony NW-A55L easily outlasts most smartphones. At just 97 x 56 x 11 mm (H x W x D) in size and 99 grammes in weight, it’s also a lot lighter and more compact.

Robust construction – rigid, milled aluminium frame
Featuring a premium, milled aluminium frame, the NW-A55L is a robust portable. The strong frame also provides superior rigidity for reduced distortion. Other high quality construction elements include the circuit board with gold-plated connections for lower resistance and a powerful bass.

Choice of listening modes, including Vinyl Processor
For sound personalisation, the NW-A55L offers a choice of equaliser presets and custom levels. It also features a Vinyl Processor. This creates a warm, characterful sound that’s typical of analogue playback.

Enjoy Hi-Res music at its very best and give your other music sources a boost to boot, with the Sony NW-A55L.
If you love your music then hear it at its very best on the move – with the Sony NW-A55L.

High Resolution sound – the reference standard music replay
The highest quality sound, pure and simple, High Resolution Audio takes music to the next level. The difference between Hi-Res music and typical MP3/AAC compressed music files is immense. Hi-Res music even sounds better than CD, giving a smoother yet at the same time more detailed sound.

MQA playback
Compatible with Meridian's MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology, the Sony NW-A55L delivers Hi-Res audio to studio standards. Although studio master quality, the beauty of MQA is that files are small enough to easily stream and don't take up so much storage space. A wide range of High Resolution files are supported, including DSD, FLAC and WAV.

S-Master HX low distortion amp
Unlike smartphones, the Sony NW-A55L features a built-in amp that’s optimised purely for High-Resolution Audio. Designed and made with incredible attention to detail, even the solder has been refined to maximise clarity. High precision components mean you’ll hear more of the music, more of the time.

Enhanced sound from compressed music files with DSEE HX
DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) up-scales compressed digital music files to a level that's close to CD quality. Working with MP3, ACC, ATRAC and WMA files, DSEE HX restores high-level information previously lost in the compression process. The result is a more detailed, fluid and natural sound quality that's much closer to the original recording.

Get more from your smartphone, with Bluetooth Receiver Mode
Connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth and stream the audio to the NW-A55L. You can then enjoy a sonic boost from all the music playing from your smartphone – with enhanced sound from DSEE HX upscaling in play.

Upgrade your computer audio with USB DAC function
The High Resolution DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) and associated hardware fitted to the Sony is much higher quality than the one fitted to most computer soundcards. Upgrade the sound from your PC or Mac by simply connecting the NW-A55L via USB (cable supplied). All the music stored on or streamed from your laptop, PC or Mac gets an instant upgrade.

Top quality Bluetooth with LDAC
Connect up to your headphones or speaker system with Bluetooth, for a wireless connection. Using Sony’s LDAC technology the sound quality via Bluetooth is greatly enhanced. Transferring approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth, music has much more depth and body than usual.

16GB internal memory with support for much more via microSD card
To get you going, the Sony NWA55L has 16GB of built-in memory. Add an optional microSD card and the storage space increases hugely. A popular and cost effective 128GB card is enough for around 1250 High Resolution Audio files (24bit/96kHz, 4 minutes-long, 90MB). If this isn’t enough, the Sony supports microSD cards right up to a potential 2TB (note, 1TB cards are currently the highest capacity, commercially available).

Listen for longer with this dedicated player
With a battery life of up to 45 hours, the Sony NW-A55L easily outlasts most smartphones. At just 97 x 56 x 11 mm (H x W x D) in size and 99 grammes in weight, it’s also a lot lighter and more compact.

Robust construction – rigid, milled aluminium frame
Featuring a premium, milled aluminium frame, the NW-A55L is a robust portable. The strong frame also provides superior rigidity for reduced distortion. Other high quality construction elements include the circuit board with gold-plated connections for lower resistance and a powerful bass.

Choice of listening modes, including Vinyl Processor
For sound personalisation, the NW-A55L offers a choice of equaliser presets and custom levels. It also features a Vinyl Processor. This creates a warm, characterful sound that’s typical of analogue playback.

Enjoy Hi-Res music at its very best and give your other music sources a boost to boot, with the Sony NW-A55L.
Brand Sony
Colour Black
Wireless LAN No
Flash Memory Capacity 16GB
Memory Card Supported Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC
NFC Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 56 x 11 x 97
USB Yes
Weight (KG) 99g
Battery Life Up to 45 hours
High Resolution Audio Yes
Freq Response (Hz) 20 - 40,000
Output Headphone

MQA Compatibility

Rated 2 out of 5 by from BLUETOOTH Disappointed with Bluetooth, will not connect to my headphones which is unusual as all my other devices will connect to the headphones
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding Hi Res player Had this bought for my birthday - well, actually chose it for myself for my wife to buy - and so glad I did. Although physically small when compared to a phone, it feels substantial and the music it produces sounds fantastic as my first foray into Hi Res. The Sony Music Centre app also makes it so easy to transfer existing files from my PC, although I have downloaded my CDs into FLAC for better lossless sound and I'm hearing so much more in each track; they are so clear and detailed. Simple to pair my Bluetooth earphones, Airpods and Sony Bluetooth speaker. The ability to expand the capacity using a microSD card (I've gone for 256GB and at 150 albums haven't more than "tickled" the SD card) is fantastic. Plenty of storage capacity which can be expanded further. The battery life on early indications looks really good - I felt I'd rather have the longer battery life than have a player which allowed streaming (and therefore eat the battery's capacity far too quickly) as I could still do the latter via my phone if I really needed. A great balance between build and sound quality, features and price point. Welll done Sony
Date published: 2020-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Player After a month long research into mp3 players, I finally decided on the Sony A55 as the best value for money & performance. It hasn't dissapointed, great sound with no need for an additional DAC amp to my AKG over ear headphones. Excellent value for money. However, not that impressed with Sony's own media player which they recommend to use as music transfer medium. Overall, very happy & would recommend.
Date published: 2020-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Piece Of Kit. Well made piece of kit. The screen should show the album cover but this only works half of the time. The covers have to be in a certain .jpg format to display. This is the only device I've ever owned that has this daft restriction. Renders the screen fairly useless as it's often blank. Apart from that, it does what it says in the spec.
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of Room for All Your Music... It took me a couple of days to load 1,826 songs onto this device, pretty good I would say. Now, all of my music is on the Walkman and I can play anything at all on any paired BlueTooth device. Excellent.
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sounds are excellent quality I bought this at beginning of July Some great features plus battery life Shame it advertised with headphones on purchase but none in box And poor instruction on music conversation together high res recordings Still only songs that came with it high res
Date published: 2020-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from instructions??????? brilliant piece of equipment. but the set up instructions that come with it are woefully lacking. it took me hours before i realised that you have to access the online instructions and then you have to download the sony music player to allow you to upload your music to the walkman. this could have been explained in the instruction that come with it and saved me many hours of frustration and wasted time
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding These headphones will transform your music collection, whether vinyl, CD, mp3 or streaming. Quite simply, they are the best headphones I've ever owned. With easy setup and extremely comfortable, they bring unimaginable depth and clarity to everything I've played. Absolutely outstanding
Date published: 2020-07-21
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(1 available across all stores)

£149.95 RRP £179.9500

SAVE

17%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Due to costs, we cannot transfer clearance stock between branches or sell via mail order - sorry!
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.