Sony has today announced the release of a brand new Sony Walkman during their CES 2014 press conference today, dubbed the Walkman ZXZ it comes with some new 21st century features that are geared towards the audiophile.

Sony Walkman ZX2-2The new ZX1 still features a classic Walkman design, with a matte black casing that is curved on the side and features a number of playback buttons that have been carved within it.

This button placement has been done purposely to make the play, pause and rewind buttons easy to press and easy to find.

On the bottom you’ll also find a gold plated headphone jack that is a little wider than its frame and sits right next a microSD card slot that expands the storage up from the built-in 128GB storage.

The ZX2 will also run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which is a little old now but does mean that you can download various apps from the Google Play store, but is more geared towards providing a better audio experience.

Out of the box the ZX2 has support for DSD, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless, and more file formats, as well as Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming and NFC for one-touch connections to capable devices.

it also has support for DSEE HX audio upscaling technology, which will allow the Walkman to upscale all of your previous music collection to the high quality sound.

For all of this the ZX2 will be priced at $1,000 when it launches next Spring, which may seem quite pricey but that’s simply the price you pay for high fidelity audio.

As of yet no worldwide availability or pricing has been announced.

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