A100 WALKMAN® A SERIES

Full Specifications & Features

NW-A100 SERIES

Size & Weight

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

Power

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)

Playback & display

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

Headphone Out (Stereo mini-jack)

Frequency
20-40,000 Hz
Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16Ω/mW)
35mW+35mW

Software

Operating System
Android 9.0

Footnotes

Digital Noise Cancelling
Digital Noise Canceling Select NC Environment: Full-auto AINC, Bus / Train, Airplane, Office
USB DAC Mode
-

Connectivity

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

Colour Options

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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.

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 streaming 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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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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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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NFC™ One-touch and Bluetooth® for instant connectivity

Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth® technology make connecting to your music fast and easy. Just touch your NFC-enabled device to your NW-A100 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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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

Perfect for commuting or when you want to enjoy your music, when fully charged you can enjoy up to 26 hours of music playback when playing MP3 128kbps.

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Vinyl Processor

Give back the warmth and character of vinyl 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.