A100 WALKMAN® A SERIES

Full Specifications & Features

3 Models
3 Models

Size & Weight

Size & Weight

Power

Power

Power

Power

Playback & display

Playback & display

Playback & display

Playback & display

Playback & display

Playback & display

Playback & display

Headphone Out (Stereo mini-jack)

Headphone Out (Stereo mini-jack)

Software

Footnotes

Footnotes

Connectivity

Connectivity

Colour Options

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Weight

Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music

Charging Time (full charge)

Built-in battery

Charging and Power supply

Music Searching Methods

Music Play Mode

Drag and Drop

Display Resolution

Display Type

Sound Effects

Audio Playback

Frequency

Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16Ω/mW)

Operating System

Digital Noise Cancelling

USB DAC Mode

Terminals

Wireless Capabilities

16GB
NW-A105
16GB 
NW-A105

Colour Options

redorangegreenblueblack

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • Approx. 55.9mm x 98.9mm x 11.0mm 2.21 inches x 3.90 inches x 0.44 inches

Weight

  • Approx. 103 g 3.64 Oz

Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music

  • MP3 (128kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode ON: 20 hours,MP3 (128kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 26 hours,AAC (256kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode ON: 18 hours ,AAC (256kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 24 hours,,FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Ambient Sound Mode ON: 12 hours, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 16, DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Ambient Sound Mode ON: 8 hours, DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 11 hours,MP3 (128kbps) / Noise Cancel ON: 21 hours, MP3 (128kbps) / Noise Cancel OFF: 26 hours, AAC (256kbps) / Noise Cancel ON: 19 hours, AAC (256kbps) / Noise Cancel OFF: 24 hours, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Noise Cancel ON: 13 hours, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Noise Cancel OFF: 16 hours, DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Noise Cancel ON: 9 hours,DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Noise Cancel OFF: 11 hours,

Charging Time (full charge)

  • Approx. 5.5 hrs

Built-in battery

  • Built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery

Charging and Power supply

  • USB power (from a computer via a USB)

Music Searching Methods

  • All Songs,Artist,Release Year,Playlists,Album,Genre,Composer,Hi-Res,Recent Transfers,Folder,Cue sheet

Music Play Mode

  • Shuffle Playback,Repeat Off,Repeat 1 Song,Repart All,All Range,Selected Range

Drag and Drop

  • Yes

Display Resolution

  • 3.6-inch (9.1 cm) ,HD (1280 x 720 Pixels)

Display Type

  • TFT colour display with white LED-backlight

Sound Effects

  • Direct Source (Direct) ,10 Band equalizer,DSEE HX,DC Phase Linearizer,Dynamic Normalizer,ClearAudi+,Vinyl Processor

Audio Playback

  • MP3 ( .MP3): 32 - 320kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ) / 32, 44.1, 48kHz,WMA ( .WMA): 32 - 192kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ) / 44.1kHz,FLAC ( .flac): 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz,WAV ( .WAV): 16, 24, 32bit (Float / Integer) / 8-384kHz,AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 16-320kbps / 8-48kHz,HE-AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 32-144kbps / 8-48kHz,Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a): 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz,AIFF ( .aif, .aiff, .afc, .aifc): 16, 24, 32bit / 8-384kHz,DSD ( .dsf, .dff): 1bit / 2.8224, 5.6448, 11.2896 MHz *Audio that is converted to Linear PCM is output.,APE ( .ape): 8, 16, 24bit / 8-192kHz (Fast, Normal, High) ,MQA ( .mqa.flac): Supported

Frequency

  • 20-40,000 Hz

Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16Ω/mW)

  • 35mW+35mW

Operating System

  • Android 9.0

Digital Noise Cancelling

  • Digital Noise Canceling Select NC Environment: Full-auto AINC, Bus / Train, Airplane, Office

USB DAC Mode

  • -

Terminals

  • Headphone: Stereo mini-jack,External memory: Micro SD Micro SDHC Micro SDXC

Wireless Capabilities

  • Communication system: Bluetooth Specification Version 5.0,NFC: Yes,Supported Bluetooth profiles: Yes,Supported Codecs (Transmission): Yes,Supported Codecs (Reception): No
32GB with headphone
NW-A106 HN
32GB with headphone 
NW-A106 HN

Colour Options

redorangegreenblueblack

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • Approx. 55.9mm x 98.9mm x 11.0mm 2.21 inches x 3.90 inches x 0.44 inches

Weight

  • Approx. 103 g 3.64 Oz

Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music

  • MP3 (128kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode ON: 20 hours,MP3 (128kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 26 hours,AAC (256kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode ON: 18 hours ,AAC (256kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 24 hours,,FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Ambient Sound Mode ON: 12 hours, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 16, DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Ambient Sound Mode ON: 8 hours, DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 11 hours,MP3 (128kbps) / Noise Cancel ON: 21 hours, MP3 (128kbps) / Noise Cancel OFF: 26 hours, AAC (256kbps) / Noise Cancel ON: 19 hours, AAC (256kbps) / Noise Cancel OFF: 24 hours, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Noise Cancel ON: 13 hours, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Noise Cancel OFF: 16 hours, DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Noise Cancel ON: 9 hours,DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Noise Cancel OFF: 11 hours,

Charging Time (full charge)

  • Approx. 5.5 hrs

Built-in battery

  • Built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery

Charging and Power supply

  • USB power (from a computer via a USB)

Music Searching Methods

  • All Songs,Artist,Release Year,Playlists,Album,Genre,Composer,Hi-Res,Recent Transfers,Folder,Cue sheet

Music Play Mode

  • Shuffle Playback,Repeat Off,Repeat 1 Song,Repart All,All Range,Selected Range

Drag and Drop

  • Yes

Display Resolution

  • 3.6-inch (9.1 cm) ,HD (1280 x 720 Pixels)

Display Type

  • TFT colour display with white LED-backlight

Sound Effects

  • Direct Source (Direct) ,10 Band equalizer,DSEE HX,DC Phase Linearizer,Dynamic Normalizer,ClearAudi+,Vinyl Processor

Audio Playback

  • MP3 ( .MP3): 32 - 320kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ) / 32, 44.1, 48kHz,WMA ( .WMA): 32 - 192kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ) / 44.1kHz,FLAC ( .flac): 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz,WAV ( .WAV): 16, 24, 32bit (Float / Integer) / 8-384kHz,AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 16-320kbps / 8-48kHz,HE-AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 32-144kbps / 8-48kHz,Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a): 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz,AIFF ( .aif, .aiff, .afc, .aifc): 16, 24, 32bit / 8-384kHz,DSD ( .dsf, .dff): 1bit / 2.8224, 5.6448, 11.2896 MHz *Audio that is converted to Linear PCM is output.,APE ( .ape): 8, 16, 24bit / 8-192kHz (Fast, Normal, High) ,MQA ( .mqa.flac): Supported

Frequency

  • 20-40,000 Hz

Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16Ω/mW)

  • 35mW+35mW

Operating System

  • Android 9.0

Digital Noise Cancelling

  • Digital Noise Canceling Select NC Environment: Full-auto AINC, Bus / Train, Airplane, Office

USB DAC Mode

  • -

Terminals

  • Headphone: Stereo mini-jack,External memory: Micro SD Micro SDHC Micro SDXC

Wireless Capabilities

  • Communication system: Bluetooth Specification Version 5.0,NFC: Yes,Supported Bluetooth profiles: Yes,Supported Codecs (Transmission): Yes,Supported Codecs (Reception): No
16GB 40th Anniversary model
NW-A100 TPS
16GB 40th Anniversary model 
NW-A100 TPS

Colour Options

black

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • Approx. 55.9mm x 98.9mm x 11.0mm 2.21 inches x 3.90 inches x 0.44 inches

Weight

  • Approx. 103 g 3.64 Oz

Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music

  • MP3 (128kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode ON: 20 hours,MP3 (128kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 26 hours,AAC (256kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode ON: 18 hours ,AAC (256kbps) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 24 hours,,FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Ambient Sound Mode ON: 12 hours, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 16, DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Ambient Sound Mode ON: 8 hours, DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Ambient Sound Mode OFF: 11 hours,MP3 (128kbps) / Noise Cancel ON: 21 hours, MP3 (128kbps) / Noise Cancel OFF: 26 hours, AAC (256kbps) / Noise Cancel ON: 19 hours, AAC (256kbps) / Noise Cancel OFF: 24 hours, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Noise Cancel ON: 13 hours, FLAC (192kHz / 24bit) / Noise Cancel OFF: 16 hours, DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Noise Cancel ON: 9 hours,DSD (2.8224MHz / 1bit) / Noise Cancel OFF: 11 hours,

Charging Time (full charge)

  • Approx. 5.5 hrs

Built-in battery

  • Built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery

Charging and Power supply

  • USB power (from a computer via a USB)

Music Searching Methods

  • All Songs,Artist,Release Year,Playlists,Album,Genre,Composer,Hi-Res,Recent Transfers,Folder,Cue sheet

Music Play Mode

  • Shuffle Playback,Repeat Off,Repeat 1 Song,Repart All,All Range,Selected Range

Drag and Drop

  • Yes

Display Resolution

  • 3.6-inch (9.1 cm) ,HD (1280 x 720 Pixels)

Display Type

  • TFT colour display with white LED-backlight

Sound Effects

  • Direct Source (Direct) ,10 Band equalizer,DSEE HX,DC Phase Linearizer,Dynamic Normalizer,ClearAudi+,Vinyl Processor

Audio Playback

  • MP3 ( .MP3): 32 - 320kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ) / 32, 44.1, 48kHz,WMA ( .WMA): 32 - 192kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR) ) / 44.1kHz,FLAC ( .flac): 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz,WAV ( .WAV): 16, 24, 32bit (Float / Integer) / 8-384kHz,AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 16-320kbps / 8-48kHz,HE-AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 32-144kbps / 8-48kHz,Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a): 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz,AIFF ( .aif, .aiff, .afc, .aifc): 16, 24, 32bit / 8-384kHz,DSD ( .dsf, .dff): 1bit / 2.8224, 5.6448, 11.2896 MHz *Audio that is converted to Linear PCM is output.,APE ( .ape): 8, 16, 24bit / 8-192kHz (Fast, Normal, High) ,MQA ( .mqa.flac): Supported

Frequency

  • 20-40,000 Hz

Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16Ω/mW)

  • 35mW+35mW

Operating System

  • Android 9.0

Digital Noise Cancelling

  • Digital Noise Canceling Select NC Environment: Full-auto AINC, Bus / Train, Airplane, Office

USB DAC Mode

  • -

Terminals

  • Headphone: Stereo mini-jack,External memory: Micro SD Micro SDHC Micro SDXC

Wireless Capabilities

  • Communication system: Bluetooth Specification Version 5.0,NFC: Yes,Supported Bluetooth profiles: Yes,Supported Codecs (Transmission): Yes,Supported Codecs (Reception): No

Features

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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.

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A statement in style, a celebration of sound.

Supported by Android™, and featuring direct download and streaming via Wi-Fi, the eye-catching NW-A100 is all about enjoying your music, your way.

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High-Resolution Audio Compatible

Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher-than-CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker, so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you.

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High-Resolution Audio wireless

Enjoy High-Resolution Audio quality music thanks to LDAC, our premium wireless codec. With 3x the bitrate of standard BLUETOOTH® technology, you can enjoy a superior listening experience for all your music.

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S-Master HX™ delivers High-Resolution Audio in maximum quality

Enjoy all the subtleties in your music with the S-Master HX™ digital amplifier, which delivers High-Resolution Audio in maximum quality, with reduced distortion and noise.

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DSEE HX™

Audio upscaling is improved even further by our DSEE HX™ processor which intelligently recognises instruments, voices and musical genres. By identifying these, and the relative energy of the audio, it can accurately rebuild audio lost during digital compression, for a full fidelity experience, even with compressed formats. The DSEE HX processor still works even when you’re streaming music.

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DSD playback

Experience the natural sound and intense detail of DSD audio formats up to 11.2MHz, thanks to the NW-A100’s high-quality PCM conversion.

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NFC™ One-touch and Bluetooth® for instant connectivity

Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth wireless technology make connecting to your music fast and easy. Just touch your NFC-enabled device to your A100 Series for a quick, seamless connection, then start streaming. No NFC? No problem. Connect via Bluetooth and you’re ready to go. LDAC™ and aptX™ HD audio compatibility is available.

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Rigid aluminium milled frame for improved sound quality

The premium aluminium milled frame provides superior rigidity for low impedance and clear, stable sound and solid bass.

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Film capacitor

High-quality film capacitors are used in the amplification stage to help the NW-A100 realise transparent, expansive highs and natural sound.

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Fine Sound Resistor

The surface mounted Fine Sound Resistor ensures even, effective distribution of power to the circuit components, for consistent sound quality.

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Optimised circuit board layout

By dividing the Audio block (highlighted in red) and the Power/Digital block (in blue), the circuit board layout has been optimised to ensure sound quality is unaffected by digital noise.

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Advanced solder containing gold for clearer sound

The exceptional conductivity of gold ensures absolute minimum signal loss. For clearer sound and vocals, a premium, audio-grade lead-free solder with a small amount of gold connects the circuit of the NW-A100 to the battery.

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Supported by Android™

The NW-A100 is supported by Android™, giving you easy access to a huge range of media apps and music services.

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Wi-Fi compatible for direct download and streaming

Supported by Android™ and compatible with Wi-Fi, the NW-A100 offers you even more ways to listen to your music. Enjoy your favourite streaming and music apps right on your Walkman or connect to a PC to access your music collection.

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Noise cancelling quietens external sounds

Want to be alone with your tunes? Activate noise cancelling, and the compatible IER-NW510N headphones work with the NW-A100 to block out external sounds.

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Ambient Sound mode lets essential audio in

When you’re using the compatible IER-NW510N headphones, activate Ambient Sound mode and you’ll hear external sound along with your music. This is ideal for keeping you in touch with the outside world, traffic and announcements.

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Smaller headphones, even higher quality sound

The new IER-NW510N headphones for the NW-A100 offers even better quality sound than their predecessors, the IER-NW500N, yet they’re approximately half the size. So you can enjoy an even more comfortable listening experience.

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Cassette Tape UI

As a playful nod to the iconic TPS-L2, the original Walkman® from 1979, the NW-A100 features a special Cassette Tape user interface and screensaver. The cassette tape visual that appears on your Walkman® display varies depending on the codec of the music you’re listening to.

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USB Type-C™ port

The NW-A100 features a USB Type-C™ port for easy connectivity with a range of devices.

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Store even more music with the microSD card slot

Expand the already large memory of your NW-A100 with a microSD card – pop one in the slot to enjoy endless playlists and even the biggest music collections on the go.

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Up to 26 hours’ battery life

When fully charged you can enjoy up to 26 hours of music playback when playing MP3s at 128kbps. Perfect for the daily commute or just being out and about.

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Vinyl Processor

Give the warmth and character of vinyl back to your digital tracks and get lost again in the richness of the melodies and dynamics of your favourite albums. Enjoy subtle reproduction of the low-frequency resonance, tone-arm resistance and surface noise to deliver an authentic listening experience.

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Walkman® 40th Anniversary

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Walkman®. The first Walkman TPS-L2 launched in 1979 and became a design and engineering icon, changing the way people listen to music forever. For the first time, it was possible to enjoy your favourite tracks, albums and artists in high quality sound, anytime, anywhere – and we’ve been doing so ever since.

Learn more about Walkman® history

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Walkman 40th Anniversary Package

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the ground-breaking TPS-L2 Walkman, we’ve created an exclusive Walkman 40th Anniversary Package. Inside the box, which is based on the original TPS-L2 packaging, you’ll find a NW-A100 Walkman, complete with 40th Anniversary logo on the back, alongside a special soft case styled on the iconic TPS-L2 itself. Two Walkman 40th Anniversary sticker sheets are also included.

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MQA™ files played and decoded

The NW-A100 can play and decode MQA™ files, so you can play even more lossless-quality music.