Sony launches new NW-A35 Walkman

Sony unveiled a slew of products at CES 2017, one of which is a brand new NW-A35 Walkman that supports all manner of high-resolution audio formats, including DSD.

The compact Walkman weighs just 98g, and comes in five bright colours: viridian blue, cinnabar red, charcoal black, lime yellow and bordeaux pink.

Battery life is impressive: you get up to 45 hours when listening to MP3 files, or up to 30 hours if you're listening to full-fat hi-res tracks.

It comes with 16GB storage on board, but those with large music libraries will be happy to hear that you can expand that memory thanks to a microSD card slot.

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Sony's proprietary S-Master HX digital amplifier powers the NW-A35, which also features a 3.1in touchscreen and side buttons for controls. There's also Bluetooth with NFC (Near Field Communication) so you can easily connect to wireless headphones.

There's a slight variant of this model, the NW-A35HN, which is identical to the A35 in every way, but comes bundled with a special pair of noise-cancelling, in-ear headphones.

There's no mention of pricing just yet, but we'll be sure to let you know once we get more information.

The new NW-A35 Walkmans will be available in Europe from February 2017.

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Kashfia Kabir
Hi-Fi and Audio Editor

Kashfia is the Hi-Fi and Audio Editor of What Hi-Fi? and first joined the brand over 10 years ago. During her time in the consumer tech industry, she has reviewed hundreds of products (including speakers, amplifiers and headphones), been to countless trade shows across the world and fallen in love with hi-fi kit much bigger than her. In her spare time, Kash can be found tending to an ever-growing houseplant collection and shooing her cat Jolene away from spinning records.