There are a lot of people who are perfectly content with using their phones to play music at work, the gym, or otherwise. Then, there are those of us who like to cut out the distraction of calls, texts, and apps with a dedicated music player. But, if we’re ditching multi-functionality, we want to trade it off for high-quality sound – like with Sony’s new Walkman NW-ZX300.
This dedicated digital music player is equipped with a noise-reducing milled aluminum frame, 11.2 MHz Direct Stream Digital playback, and an S-Master HX digital amplifier that promises to deliver the absolute best in sound quality. And that includes wireless capabilities, with Bluetooth LDAC wireless audio transmissions that are 3x better than conventional methods. It also has 64 gigs of onboard storage – which can be expanded via microSD – 30 hours of playback, and a whole host of intuitive side-mounted controls for your listening pleasure. The NW-ZX300 will retail for $700.