Sony NW-A105 (Black) is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 85.
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Sony NW-A105 (Black)

Portable High Resolution Audio Player
£219
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Enjoy both stored and streamed music, at the highest quality, with the Sony NW-A105 – the Walkman of today.

Highest quality components for the most detailed sound
Using many audiophile quality components, the Sony NW-A105 maximises every drop of detail. Film capacitors, a Fine Sound Resistor and advanced solder with gold content are just some of the hi-tech goodies usually reserved for Sony’s high-end ZX range. Together they help draw out fine detail and banish distortion to the lowest levels.

High Resolution sound – the reference standard music replay
Making the most of the exceptional component quality, 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-A105 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 NWA-105 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.

Supported by Android
Featuring support from Android gives the NW-A105 easy access to a massive range of media apps and music services. Available via the Google Play Store, a huge range of podcasts, media apps and streaming music services mean you’re never left without entertainment on the move.

Wi-Fi compatible
Making the most of Android support, wi-fi compatibility lets you easily access all your favourite music services. On the move, at home or anywhere there’s a wi-fi signal, the NW-A105 has the power to connect to your favourite music.

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-A105 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 NW-A105 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).

Choice of listening modes, including Vinyl Processor
For sound personalisation, the NW-A105 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.

Leave your smartphone for calls and social media – the Sony NW-A105 offers a whole new level of sound from all your stored and streamed music.
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Yes
NFC
Yes
USB
Yes
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
12.0000
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
20 - 40,000
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Features
Audio Formats
ACC, AIFE, APE, Apple Lossless, DSD, FLAC, HE-ACC, MP3, MQA, WAV, WMA
Flash Memory Capacity
16GB
Memory Card Supported
Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC
Energy Consumption
Battery Life
Up to 26 hours
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
56 x 99 x 11
Weight
Weight (KG)
103g
Rated 3 out of 5 by from music quality good but has issues you cannot create a playlist and the sound is not loud at all
Date published: 2022-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you care about sound quality then this is great SONY NW-A105 hi res Walkman, I purchased this for personal use and to plug in to the aux connection on my car stereo, I've only been using it for a couple of weeks and I really pleased with the sound and the build quality, a few people have mentioned about poor battery performance when using the apps but to be honest I'm only interested in this devices musical ability and it certainly delivers with great sound and decent battery life when used for listening to music only.
Date published: 2022-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NW-A105 sounds great but has some limitations Firstly, the positives-sounds great and small size makes it easy to put in your pocket. Secondly, the negatives the memory is way too small to be able to download much music (but I remedied this by buying a SanDisk Ultra class 10 A1 micro SDXC memory card) and the battery does not last long enough when listening to HiRes (but I remedied by buying a small power bank) . Also as I have used IOS previously Android took a bit of getting used to.
Date published: 2022-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from BATTERY I'VE USED IT FOR LESS THAN 2 HOURS FROM FULLY CHARGED AND IT'S ON 42%
Date published: 2022-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i like my DAP so far I had a lot of fun with mine DAP but it take some time to start up
Date published: 2022-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Superb sound The sounds is fantastic, when I listen to jazz standards is just like having a band in front me, The sound is clear and crispy, the equalizer presets levels helps switching music gender. Also the hi-res streaming is impeccable. It looses one start for the battery life and the fact that the android is not upgradable to the latest version (it will save some battery)
Date published: 2022-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good features and compact design I bought this player to get away from having to use an on line streaming service to play my FLAC files. Not being very familiar with the Android operating system, I struggled a bit to get to grips with the menu system, and still the process of uploading files using my MacBook seems to be a bit quirky. I can well imagine that a Windows based system will work more seamlessly in this respect. The unit itself is nice and compact, but to be honest, many of the features linked to apps and on line connectivity is surplus to requirements as I already have an iPhone for that and there are only so many devices you need to access emails and surf the web. One issue I am having is for some reason, there are a couple of FLAC files that will not display the album artwork. I tried formatting the jpeg files in various ways in the hope that I could resolve the issue to no avail. I'll continue to see if I can find a fix on line for this annoying problem. Overall, I am quite happy with the unit. It has an equaliser with several presets, so plenty of room to tweak the sound. It doesn't work well with Bluetooth headphones do to the compression software used in the protocol, so only wired connections should be used, which is no problem for me, but could be a concern for others. For the price, it is a very nice bit of kit, so would have no problem recommending it to others.
Date published: 2022-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sony on the go Bought a sony mp3 player a lot smaller than i thought it would be but its cool..Sounds good the only negative thing i have to say is the software especially for a mac, considering its 2022 and there isn't a decent app, well no official app from big companies like apple and sony..So i ended up getting android transfer plus i cant make a playlist, its show a video for mac and how to do it but it dont work on mine..So if you bookmark songs then you have a playlist or download an audio player for your sony that isn't sony..
Date published: 2022-09-10
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