Sony NW-A105 (Black) is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 64.
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Sony NW-A105 (Black)

Portable High Resolution Audio Player
£199
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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
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 4 out of 5 by from Good, but not perfect. As the owner of several Walkmans in the past, I have got other models to compare against: Good points: Great sound quality, as always. Good design. Being an Android device now means it is more adaptable for other uses. Uses a standard USB C charger cable now. Bad points: The battery life is not great and with Bluetooth and WiFi on, it is very poor. It is not Bluetooth 5, which may well have improved the battery life. If you are using Bluetooth headphones/earbuds without their own volume control, you cannot change the playback volume. So to do this you need to download a separate music playing app that will allow this (I use Musicolet). In summary good Walkman, but could be better.
Date published: 2022-05-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looks good, sound is good but not intuitive to use Good sound but transferring my music and playlists was a nightmare. I think it will be worth the effort but it would have been easier to pay a couple of hundred pounds more and get an itouch for my itunes stuff. The battery life does seem.quite short even on aeroplane mode.
Date published: 2022-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good MP3 player, UI needs a little work I bought this to play my music collection without the need to pay for a subscription service online after Google Play shifted to YouTube Music and became much less user friendly as a way of driving people to pay for the 'premium' service. In that regard, this device does what it needs to. I'm not a serious audiophile so couldn't comment on the intricacies of the audio quality relative to other devices but I am happy with the sound quality and device overall. Where it falls down a bit is the UI of the music player app is a bit clunky and un-intuitive. It does not seem to have a 'cast' option but you can of course pair bluetooth devices with it external to the app. As many people have noted, the playlist function is weak but instead you have 'bookmarks', which essentially serves the same purpose but is less intuitive and presumably doesn't transfer between computer and devices like a playlist might be expected to. A strange quirk is that some songs appear in the library twice despite the actual file only being on the drive once. I cannot work out if this is due to the app (it doesn't happen on any other system or app eg VLC) or the meta information on some of the music. I don't share the same battery concerns some users have had, though as the device runs on an Android OS it's easy to see why it wouldn't last as long as a device that simply ran purely as an MP3 player. Because this Walkman has Android, you can download a host of streaming apps and whatever else. Bear in mind though it doesn't have built-in speakers like a phone so any sound has to come through headphones or speakers. Overall I'm happy with the device and suspect it'll serve me well for a good many years to come. Hopefully the UI on the music player can be updated and it'll smooth out the current minor irritants. Speeding up the boot time would also make it feel more responsive as a device as it does feel like it takes longer to turn on than a similar Android device such as my phone.
Date published: 2022-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The App is awful. I have used the NW A105 for 2 weeks.This tiny machine produces great sound quality.I like the build,size and features. The battery life could be better for some users. A105I cannot give 5 stars because the 'MUSIC CENTRE APP'(Microsoft?)is poor ..user friendly no way.I am surprised Sony have allowed this to happen.I cannot recommend this product because of the app that goes with the NW A105
Date published: 2022-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from new kit Does the job it is supposed to do. Pricey but the sound quality is worth it.
Date published: 2022-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic features Bought this over a month ago and am loving it. Whether via WiFi or Bluetooth it is great for in the car and around the home, great investment.
Date published: 2022-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Classy, good quality but too complex Excellent quality, small and light, huge capacity, but so complex.
Date published: 2022-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good all round player A good solid product Easy to operate and download content to. Battery life not brill, maybe 1 day full charge, so not bad, but just not brill.
Date published: 2022-03-18
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