Sony NW-A105 (Black) is rated out of 5 by 37.
Sony NW-A105 (Black)
Portable High Resolution Audio Player
£199 RRP £319
Also available to special order in green, blue, orange and red finishes.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.
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.
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.
Frequency Response (Hz)
20 - 40,000
High Resolution Audio
ACC, AIFE, APE, Apple Lossless, DSD, FLAC, HE-ACC, MP3, MQA, WAV, WMA
Flash Memory Capacity
Memory Card Supported
Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC
Up to 26 hours
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
56 x 99 x 11
Rated 5 out of 5 by JPot from Doesn't get the publicity or plaudits it deserves! This is the third Sony hi res player between myself and my wife over the last four years and our 200 odd CD collection recorded on the Sony Media suite app has been used on all plus various hi res audio tracks bought on the Web from streaming services including latterly Amazon hd. Performance has been exemplary through quality headphones and the likes of audio pro and ultimate ears bluetooth speakers and also through our home main system of Denon receiver into Monitor Audio speakers. In all makes a quality hi res source to suit our varied systems and needs. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2021-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by arci90 from Lovely Walkman Love the walkman, It has a nice build quality to it, and the audio is great. My issues with this is that it's Android (thus, limited storage space, making me have to buy a new micro-SD), and that it's battery life is not great.
Date published: 2021-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Haemo_Goblin_456 from Excelent purchase Advertised as having 16GB of data, but does not make it clear the OS Android 9 uses 10GB of data, however, I have ordered a 128GB microSD card and will put all my downloads on there as it was telling it was full! This is not an issue for me as I will use my MicroSD card as storage space for mp3 and podcasts.I signed up with spotify and use it offline and it works like a dream but some settings need to be switched off or reduced such as the display, NFC and bluetooth as the lithium ion battery only lasts a short length of time which I think is temporary until I have used it let it run flat then recharge the battery a few times usually improves the longevity of Lithium ion batteries. Despite the battery and disk space I am actually quite pleased with it. The Sony Walkman is a nice size with a good weight, easy to use as its running android 9.0, the audio is amazing though it does get very warm if its in a pocket close to your skin. I put in it its case in a waist bag Bluetooth was off to save battery power and it continued to play whilst I was clearing out my loft, but would have been far better with wireless ear olugs instead of wiredmones as the earphone wire was catching on the beams and other items! I purchased the Sony Wallkman to listen to MP3s and podcasts and so far I am very happy with it and consider this to be a good purchase. The Sony walkman A105 is smaller than a Samsung phone and is easy to operate with one hand even if your hands are small like mine.
Date published: 2021-10-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rog N from Great sound. Poor battery. Bought to go with my new Sony wireless earbuds. Great sound and stable Bluetooth connection. Good Wi Fi connection. Looks and feels solid. Downsides are - incredibly slow to boot up, poor battery life, clunky android. Memory is tiny! At least it's expandable.
Date published: 2021-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mykle from Poor Battery The only problem is that it uses 20% of the battery for a 45 minute walk with the dog using bluetooth.
Date published: 2021-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by dabbs from Just brilliant in every respect I am so glad I did so quick to get used to but find that it gets very hot in the hand after a while so place it on a unit
Date published: 2021-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephen BP from Top quality music performer I bought a ‘cheap’ music player and found that it’s Bluetooth simply wouldn’t drive my Bose speaker. I sent it back and got this. The menus are intuitive and I soon got to grips with it. It took me a minute to realise that I needed to download software to copy my music from my PC but once I’d done this it was easy. The keyboard is a little tiny and it’s easy to miss key but I soon got used to it. The other player was determined to shuffle my tracks. This is annoying when you want to play an album. No problem with this. Connection to my Bluetooth speaker was simple and the quality of the reproduction is immaculate. All together worth the extra money.
Date published: 2021-09-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by meoryou from wanted more memory for music i have been really pleased with my 3 previous walkman devices and as previously only bought this because i needed more memory but what do i get....a device with internet+ apps+ radio+ videos+photos+ amything else that is on a smartphone when all i want is music to play all night and in my cr. not onlt that but unlike previous versions it will not access my music and plsaylists on microsoft player so had to download an unwanted sony music centre and transfer music over then wade through my many artists and albums to recreate the playlists i use when all previous walkman devices have done the job in minutes.. as and when or if i ever get finished i might give a review on the performance
Date published: 2021-09-09