Sony NW-A105 (16GB) Walkman

Highest quality components for the most detailed sound

Using many audiophile quality components, the Sony NW-A105 maximizes every drop of detail. Film capacitors, a Fine Sound Resistor and advanced solder with gold content are just some of the hi-tech goodies usually reserved for Sony’s high-end ZX range. Together they help draw out fine detail and banish distortion to the lowest levels.

High Resolution sound – the reference standard music replay

Making the most of the exceptional component quality, High Resolution Audio takes music to the next level. The difference between Hi-Res music and typical MP3/AAC compressed music files is immense. Hi-Res music even sounds better than CD, giving a smoother yet at the same time more detailed sound.

MQA playback

Compatible with Meridian's MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology, the Sony NW-A105 delivers Hi-Res audio to studio standards. Although studio master quality, the beauty of MQA is that files are small enough to easily stream and don't take up so much storage space. A wide range of High Resolution files are supported, including DSD, FLAC and WAV.

S-Master HX low distortion amp

Unlike smartphones, the Sony NWA-105 features a built-in amp that’s optimized purely for High-Resolution Audio. Designed and made with incredible attention to detail, even the solder has been refined to maximize clarity. High precision components mean you’ll hear more of the music, more of the time.

Enhanced sound from compressed music files with DSEE HX

DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) up-scales compressed digital music files to a level that's close to CD quality. Working with MP3, ACC, ATRAC and WMA files, DSEE HX restores high-level information previously lost in the compression process. The result is a more detailed, fluid and natural sound quality that's much closer to the original recording.

Supported by Android

Featuring support from Android gives the NW-A105 easy access to a massive range of media apps and music services. Available via the Google Play Store, a huge range of podcasts, media apps and streaming music services mean you’re never left without entertainment on the move.

Wi-Fi compatible

Making the most of Android support, wi-fi compatibility lets you easily access all your favorite music services. On the move, at home or anywhere there’s a wi-fi signal, the NW-A105 has the power to connect to your favorite music.

Upgrade your computer audio with USB DAC function

The High Resolution DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) and associated hardware fitted to the Sony is much higher quality than the one fitted to most computer soundcards. Upgrade the sound from your PC or Mac by simply connecting the NW-A105 via USB (cable supplied). All the music stored on or streamed from your laptop, PC or Mac gets an instant upgrade.

Top quality Bluetooth with LDAC

Connect up to your headphones or speaker system with Bluetooth, for a wireless connection. Using Sony’s LDAC technology the sound quality via Bluetooth is greatly enhanced. Transferring approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth, music has much more depth and body than usual.

16GB internal memory with support for much more via microSD card

To get you going, the Sony NW-A105 has 16GB of built-in memory. Add an optional microSD card and the storage space increases hugely. A popular and cost effective 128GB card is enough for around 1250 High Resolution Audio files (24bit/96kHz, 4 minutes-long, 90MB). If this isn’t enough, the Sony supports microSD cards right up to a potential 2TB (note, 1TB cards are currently the highest capacity, commercially available).

Choice of listening modes, including Vinyl Processor

For sound personalization, the NW-A105 offers a choice of equalizer presets and custom levels. It also features a Vinyl Processor. This creates a warm, characterful sound that’s typical of analogue playback.


Approx. 55.9mm x 98.9mm x 11.0mm

Approx. 103 g

Battery life:
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:
Approx. 5.5 hrs

Built-in battery:
Built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery

3.6-inch (9.1 cm) ,HD (1280 x 720 Pixels)

Display type:
TFT colour display with white LED-backlight

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):
20-40,000 Hz

Maximum power out (JEITA 16ohm/MW):

Operating System:
Android 9.0

3.5 mm 

External memory:
Micro SD Micro SDHC Micro SDXC

Wireless Capabilities:

Communication system:
Bluetooth Specification Version 5.0,


Supported Bluetooth profiles:

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