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Sony Philippines changes the music scene with latest Hi-Res lineup

By Patrick Alcantara - on 2 Nov 2016, 9:24am

Sony Philippines changes the music scene with latest Hi-Res lineup

Sony Philippines releases products that would change our musical indulgence from "listening" to "feeling." Headed by the MDR-Z1R Hi-Res Audio stereo headphones, it is paired with the NW-WM1A, Walkman Hi-Res Audio player. The Japanese corporation also introduces the noise-canceling MDR-1000X wireless headphones, along with the debut of the Walkman NW-A30 series.

“This year marks Sony’s 70th anniversary and we are bringing the Signature Series to the Philippines with unparalleled excellence that the brand’s heritage is known for. We believe in providing the ultimate sound experience to our customers and with our new line of high-resolution products, we are making it more possible and accessible to our audience,” said Mr. Nobuyoshi Otake, President and Managing Director, Sony Philippines.

The MDR-Z1R is exclusively engineered using premium materials and handcrafted by artisans for the ultimate sound experience. The headphones have a wide frequency range that allows up to 120kHz playback in High Resolution Audio with a 70 mm HD driver.

MDR-Z1R (PhP 104,999)

A new Fibonacci-patterned grill ensures minimal sound coloration and faithful reproduction of High Resolution Audio sources.

NW-WM1A Walkman promises a superb listening experience as a digital music player that can support any music file with pure, precise, and balanced sound. The models are also carefully designed with sleek finishes and wireless features of Bluetooth and LDAC.

NW-WM1A is priced at PhP 52,999

Ushering in the industry-leading noise cancellation is the MDR-1000X wireless headphones. This pair of premium headphones is pegged as the most responsive in cancellation of ambient sound, along with a "Personal NC Optimizer function" that tailors the noise cancellation to your own listening experience. The "Quick Attention" mode enables you to place the palm of your hand to the outside of the headphone ear cup to have a conversation with someone, without taking the headset off through the revolutionary SENSE ENGINE technology.

MDR-1000X (PhP 19,999)

For more fashionable and stylish high-resolution options, the debuting Walkman NW-A30 series features vibrant designs that suits any person’s lifestyle. These come in a variety of exciting colors: Charcoal Black, Viridian Blue, Bordeaux Pink, Cinnabar Red, and Lime Yellow. The compact, lightweight device has an intuitive interface, immaculate audio clarity, quality wireless playback and an optimized battery life that lasts up to 45 hours (MP3) or 30 hours (Hi-Res Audio). The A35 contains 16 GB of storage while the A36HN has 32 GB. Both models have expandable memory.

NW-A30 is priced at PhP 14,999 and PhP 9,499

One of the key highlights of the event is a mini hi-res clinic by Sony Hi-Res Audio influencer and renowned local concert director Juno Oebanda, who talked about his impressions of the line.

“Hi-Res Audio is alien to a lot of people, but Sony is making it accessible and fun to listen to. The game now is tough, but the Z1R is groundbreaking in terms of design and performance while the 1000X has fantastic features. Sony makes sure their products can really add value and compete well in the market,” shared Oebanda.