"Sony's new Walkman handles hi-res audio (hands-on)"
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Sony's new Walkman handles hi-res audio (hands-on)
With the rise of smart phones, you might not think there's much need for MP3 players anymore.
But Sony says different.
It's launched this new Walkman here at [UNKNOWN] 2014 in Berlin.
Let's take a look.
So, with this new Walkman, Sony is targeting real diehard music fans.
Those who want to listen to what Sony calls high res audio.
Which is basically audio files in a very very high quality.
So, the device itself feels pretty cool.
I like the design and this bright color.
Feels very light, it's easy to use, with a simple interface.
It doesn't have WiFi, and it doesn't have a touchscreen, which is a little annoying.
But it does have Bluetooth, it's got NFC as well, and it's got space for a microSD card.
[Powering?] down on the specs, however, could help with battery life.
Sony says that this thing will last up to 30 hours, even when it's playing very high-quality files.
So, what do you think?
Do you like the idea of a dedicated MP3 player for high-quality music?
Or would you rather simply listen on your phone?
Let me know, and check out [cnet.com/ether?] for much, much more.
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