Walkman® with High-Resolution Audio
Hear Your Colours
Bring harmony into your life with the colours of the h.ear range. Available in five unique shades, each one fits seamlessly with your style and your world.
Colours in harmony
The new h.ear range comes in colours to suit your lifestyle perfectly. The tones work with a spectrum of hues and different colours. Try them with your favourite outfit and it all just works – effortless harmony.
Take a closer look
See the h.ear range from every angle, and discover its design features for yourself.
Hear the difference
Enjoy DSD playback
Experience the natural sound and intense detail of DSD audio formats, thanks to the NW-A40 Series’ high-quality PCM conversion.
Restore the detail in your music
By restoring the high-range sound lost in compression, DSEE HX™ reproduces your digital music files with rich, natural sound.
Get the best out of High-Resolution Audio
Optimised for High-Resolution Audio, S-Master HX™ digital amplifier reduces distortion and noise, letting you enjoy all the subtleties in your music.
Precision engineered for superior sound
New solder maximises clarity
High-quality, lead-free solder creates a more efficient electronic connection between components, including the S-Master HX™ amp. Enjoy purer audio playback with enhanced vocal clarity, every time you press play.
New circuit board for pure, solid bass
The circuit board has been optimised to improve electricity flow, making the power supply stable. That means you experience clearer sound and pure, solid bass in your music.
Better Bluetooth streaming
LDAC™ uses a conventional BLUETOOTH® connection, but transfers at a maximum data transfer rate of up to 990kbps – approximately three times that of other audio profiles. The result is enhanced wireless listening that's much closer to the artist's intention. Full aptX™ HD audio compatibility is available with a firmware update.
More ways to listen
Noise cancelling quietens external sounds
Want to be alone with your tunes? Activate noise cancelling, and the compatible IER-NW500N/NE headphones work with the NW-A40 Series to block out external sounds.
Ambient Sound mode lets essential audio in
When you're using the compatible IER-NW500N/NE headphones, activate Ambient Sound mode and you'll hear external sounds along with your music.
Use your NW-A40 as a Digital Audio Converter
When connected via USB, the NW-A40 Series uses its own, highly-tuned processing to convert your computer's audio signal, delivering improved sound quality.
Plays and decodes MQA™ files
The NW-A40 Series is compatible with playing and decoding MQA™ files, so you can play even more lossless-quality music.
More music at your fingertips
Effortless touch control
The large, full-colour screen makes controlling the music easy. Change tracks, create playlists and adjust settings, all with a swipe or a tap.
Expand your memory
The NW-A40 Series has 16GB of built-in memory, but you can add more by popping in a Micro SD card.
Charge less, listen longer
The quick-charging battery gives you up to 45 hours of listening time, so you can enjoy music all day.