A50 Walkman® A Series
Hear the difference
Truly authentic sound with High-Resolution Audio
Feel as if the artist is performing right in front of you with higher-than-CD quality High-Resolution Audio, which faithfully reproduces even the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound.
Experience the natural sound and intense detail of DSD audio formats, thanks to the NW-A50 Series' high-quality PCM conversion.
Audio upscaling with new DSEE HX
Bring even heavily-compressed audio formats back to a full fidelity experience with our advanced DSEE HX processor, which uses AI to accurately analyse song type, instrumentation and musical genres.
S-Master HX™ optimised for High-Resolution Audio
Enjoy all the subtleties in your music with S-Master HX™ which delivers High-Resolution Audio in maximum quality, with reduced distortion and noise.
Precision-engineered for superior sound
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.
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-A50 to the battery.
Gold plated circuit board and contact springs for low impedance
The onboard plate and contact springs of the NW-A50 that connect the circuit board to the aluminium milled frame are both plated with gold. The results are powerful bass and a clear mid-range.
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.
Music played from your computer sounds even better with USB DAC function
Use your NW-A50 Series as a USB DAC (Digital-Analogue Converter) by pairing it with a PC or Mac computer. When connected and activated using the supplied USB cable, the NW-A50 Series replaces your computer’s regular sound processing with its own, highly-tuned, hardware processing.
BLUETOOTH® Receiver mode to give your smartphone music a boost
Stream music through the NW-A50 via Bluetooth® and a smartphone connection and give all your music an NW-A50 boost. Favourite tracks will benefit from S-Master HX and DSEE HX upscaling, as well as Vinyl Processor and equaliser.
Up to 45 hours' battery life for longer listening
Perfect for commuting or when you want to enjoy your music all day, when fully charged you can enjoy up to 45 hours of music playback.
Even more music stored with the microSD card slot
Expand the already large memory of your NW-A50 with a microSD card – pop one in the slot to enjoy endless playlists and even the biggest music collections on the go.
MQA™ files played and decoded
The NW-A50 Series is compatible with playing and decoding MQA™ files, so you can play even more lossless-quality music.
Give the warmth and character of vinyl to digital tracks
Get lost again in the richness of your favourite albums with the Vinyl Processor. Enjoy subtle reproduction of the low-frequency resonance, tone-arm resistance and surface noise.