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Sony NW-ZX2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 reviews of Sony NW-ZX2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The sound and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments about the size and price.

usability, performance, sound, durability, portability

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony NW-ZX2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony NW-ZX2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Sony NW-ZX2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the portability and price.

sound, performance, usability, design, durability

price, portability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NW-ZX2 Walkman with High Resolution Audio, LDAC,NFC and BluetoothSony NW-ZX2 Walkman with High Resolution Audio, LDAC,NFC and Bluetooth

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony NW-ZX2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony NW-ZX2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and durability. The sound and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the price, and some have doubts about the storage.

performance, usability, sound, durability, design

storage

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NW-ZX2 128GB ZX2 High-Resolution Audio Walkman (Japanese Import)Sony NW-ZX2 128GB ZX2 High-Resolution Audio Walkman (Japanese Import)

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX2 review

 

It was 36 years ago that the Sony Walkman brand appeared and subsequently ruled most of the 80s and early 90s, helping to popularize the cassette tape along the way. The subsequent Discman was able to take some of that momentum into the CD era, but by...

The Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 is a premium audio player which sounds just as good as it looks. The Android operating system and onboard Wi-Fi means you can load streaming apps onto the device. The device offers extensive support from files including DSD and...

Extremely expensive. Battery life drops significantly if you leave Wi-Fi on. Sony's Android interface doesn't feel as premium as you'd expect from the price.

The Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 is a luxury portable high-res audio player with Android streaming apps, a premium build and excellent sound, but its high price may be too much for all but the most dedicated music lovers.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Sony NWZ-ZX2 Walkman

 

Hands-on: High res audio on the move comes at a price

As a Walkman, the NWZ-ZX2 is not at all sleek or portable as your typical pocket-friendly player but it's sound quality that matters here and it does sound fantastic. Listening back to pre-loaded tracks from Daft Punk, Kate Bush and Michael Jackson,...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony NW-ZX2 review

 

Can Sony's pricey high-res audio Walkman portable music player deliver sonic nirvana?

Chunky, impressive build ; Extensive file support ; Produces a wonderfully detailed sound ; Solid, weighty bass ; Expressive midrange

Uses an older Android operating system ; Screen isn’t great for video ; Sound lacks an element of fun

An impressive source for your high-res tunes and one to consider if you want to go portable

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Sony Walkman NW-ZX2: High-res audio player sounds great, but it'll cost ya

 

It was 36 years ago that the Sony Walkman brand appeared and subsequently ruled most of the 80s and early 90s, helping to popularize the cassette tape along the way. The subsequent Discman was able to take some of that momentum into the CD era, but by...

The Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 is a premium audio player which sounds just as good as it looks. The Android operating system and onboard Wi-Fi means you can load streaming apps onto the device. The device offers extensive support from files including DSD and...

Extremely expensive. Battery life drops significantly if you leave Wi-Fi on. Sony's Android interface doesn't feel as premium as you'd expect from the price

The Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 is a luxury portable high-res audio player with Android streaming apps, a premium build and excellent sound, but its high price may be too much for all but the most dedicated music lovers.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Walkman NW-ZX2: High-res audio player sounds great, but it'll cost ya

 

The Sony Walkman ZX2 is a luxury portable player with Android streaming apps, a premium build and excellent sound, but its high price may be too much for all but the most dedicated music lovers.

The Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 is a premium audio player which sounds just as good as it looks. The Android operating system and onboard Wi-Fi means you can load streaming apps onto the device. The device offers extensive support from files including DSD and...

Extremely expensive. Battery life drops significantly if you leave Wi-Fi on. Sony's Android interface doesn't feel as premium as you'd expect from the price.

The Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 is a luxury portable high-res audio player with Android streaming apps, a premium build and excellent sound, but its high price may be too much for all but the most dedicated music lovers.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (sony.com)

Sound quality is absolutely amazing

 

I have the NWZX2 connected to PHA3 amp and MDR-Z7 head phones what a combo the sound quality is truly amazing when playing hi resolution audio .

May, 2016

Consumer review (sony.com)

Solid product

 

Brilliant product but I cannot seem to get the right set of headphones to accentuate the perfect sound. I am using a pair of Samsung free, white in ear until such times I can find over the ear type headphones!

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (sony.com)

Easy to use

 

I love my Sony Walkman NW-ZX2..There is an mazing amount of space ans |I also bought micro card with a further 128gb

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (sony.com)

Great+++

 

Had for 2 weeks, use mostly as part of my in car set up - the sound quality is amazing - can't fault product. Bit expensive, however you pay for what you get and then some........ no cons at all.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (sony.com)

At last - a replacement for my iPod Classic

 

I am delighted with my ZX2. Sound quality is superb and I have had no problem driving any of my headphones. With the addition of a 200Gb micro sd card I have enough storage for my portable needs. Whilst out I use high rate mp3's on the device but at...

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Equalizer: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:4
Display Resolution:854 x 480
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:4.5
Continuous audio playback time:60
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, HE-AAC, FLAC, AIFF
Image formats supported:JPG, PNG
Video compression format:MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Other Features

MP3 playback: Yes

Performance

Operating system installed:Android
Type:MP4

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0

Power

Battery recharge time:4.5
Continuous audio playback time:60
Rechargeable:Y

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:128

Technical Details

Internal storage capacity:128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.728
Height:5.16
Weight:2.3
Width:9.25