Sony - NW-A306

Hi-Res Digital Audio Player
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Designed in

1 Year of

Ideal For Casual Music Listening

Ideal for Commuting

Best Suited for Portable Use

Bluetooth with LDAC,
aptX HD, aptX & AAC

Battery Life

Upto 32GB
of Internal Storage

Power Output

Pair with Laptop via USB

A majority of people use a laptop as the primary source device to listen to music or watch movies. Since the laptop is an essential part of the audio chain there are headphones and devices designed to work a laptop or computer system flawlessly. With the availability of USB connectivity, it becomes easier to pair various devices like an Amp, DAC or even headphones without worrying about drivers or any additional piece of software.

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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Sony Walkman® series is credited with revolutionising the music industry. In 1979, Sony introduced the first cassette-based Walkman. Sony completely transformed the portable music market and altered how people listen to music. Sony is pleased to unveil the NW-A306 in their Walkman® series, an entirely new digital audio player that builds on the company's rich history. It results from the design & development of portable sound. You can enjoy your music wherever you are, thanks to the NW-A306's outstanding sound quality, just as the artist intended. Even the pickiest music fan will find it appealing and portable because of its longer battery life, compact 3.6-inch display, and straightforward downloading and streaming features. With the brand-new and magnificent NW-A306, listen to music with a hint of audiophile-grade sound!



Sony has incorporated high-end components in the NW-A306 for an enriching listening experience. It features S-Master™ HX digital amp technology, independently developed for Walkman®, is compatible with the Native DSD format and supports high power output. It reduces distortion and noise across a wide range of frequencies for rich and full-bodied sound, further enhanced by new high-quality sound lead-free solder. Sony has upgraded the internal components so that the NW-A306 now has the performance you’d expect from the highest-grade player to give it a dramatic evolution in sound quality. The Sony NW-A306 also hosts a rigid aluminium milled frame that improves audio quality. The premium aluminium milled frame provides superior rigidity for low impedance. It provides clear and stable sound and thunderous bass response. The high-quality film capacitors deliver voltage with a linear response across frequencies resulting in reduced Electromagnetic interference, distortions, and noise. The surface-mounted Fine Sound Resistor ensures effective power distribution to the circuit components for consistent sound quality. This design architecture allows the NW-A306 a perfect bass response that is accurate and clear, and the vocals are soothing.



Sony, with their NW-A306, has mastered unique sound processing technology to enable Hi-Res music playback. Take your digital music collection to another level with Hi-Res audio. By capturing and reproducing digital audio at a higher rate than CD (24-bit/96kHz) and beyond, Hi-Res Audio allows you to get closer to the original studio recording. Experience the natural sound and intense detail of DSD audio formats up to 11.2MHz, thanks to the NW-A300 series' high-quality PCM conversion. Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Ultimate™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real-time. Additionally, the advancing algorithm now provides even more advantages for lossless music in CD quality (16-bit 44.1/48kHz). The Sony NW-A306 delivers a richer, more complete listening experience by restoring acoustic subtleties and dynamic range.



Enjoy Hi-Res Audio quality without wires thanks to LDAC, Sony's premium wireless codec. With 3x the bitrate of standard Bluetooth® technology, you can enjoy a superior listening experience for all your music. Immerse yourself in the audio as if you were at a musical concert or a studio session with the artist. The Sony NW-A306 lets you enjoy 360 Reality Audio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and life-like. Connect wirelessly with Bluetooth, and you are ready to go with support for Bluetooth codecs like LDAC, aptX HD, aptX, AAC and SBC.



The Sony NW-A306 is Wi-Fi® compatible for direct download and streaming. Supported by Android™ and compatible with Wi-Fi®, the NW-A306 offers you even more ways to listen to your music. Enjoy your favourite streaming and music apps on your Walkman® NW-A306, or connect to a PC to access your music collection. It also has an updated DSEE Ultimate for enhancing streaming music quality; you can enjoy DSEE Ultimate for upscaling your music, whether it is Wi-Fi® streamed or downloaded. Now you can also enjoy DSEE Ultimate with wireless headphones. The Sony NW-A306 Walkman® also includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files. Give the warmth and character of vinyl back to your digital tracks. Enjoy reproduction of the low-frequency resonance, tone-arm resistance and surface noise to deliver an authentic listening experience.

NOTE: To know more about MQA and how it improves or enhances the listening experience, refer to the FAQ section.



The 3.6-inch display gives you easier access to your music without compromising comfort. With the Walkman® Home Screen, you can customise the home display to suit your needs. With longer battery life, you can immerse yourself in more of your music, with up to 36 hours of 44.1KHz FLAC playback, up to 32 hours* of 96 kHz FLAC Hi-Res Audio playback, or even up to 26 hours with using the music service app. The NW-A300 series features a USB Type-C™ port for quick charging and easy connectivity with a range of devices. With 32GB integrated memory and an SD card slot, the NW-A300 series Walkman lets you take music collections on the go.



The Sony NW-A306 has a classic design that elevates the look and feel of this beautiful Digital Audio Player. With the comfort and function of both a 3.6-inch touch screen and tactile physical music controls, the NW-A300 series is dedicated to delivering exceptional music experiences right from your pocket. An eye-catching rippled wave design covers the rear of the unit, which looks stylish and provides a better grip. As a playful nod to the Portable music revolution, Sony began with the iconic TPS-L2. The NW-A300 series features a cassette tape user interface and screensaver. The cassette tape visual appearing on your Walkman® display varies depending on the codec of the music you’re playing. As for the headphone outputs, the NW-A306 offers a 3.5mm Single-Ended headphone output for easy connectivity and compatibility.

1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Sony - NW-A306 comes with a 1 Year warranty from Sony that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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"Sony’s S-Master HX digital amp and native DSD (Direct Stream Digital codec) support, Sony claims this will let the NW-A306 offer significantly better audio, with less distortion and noise, than most flagship smartphones."

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"Firstly, you’re assured of uninterrupted music while you’re scrolling on the phone next to you. Spotify, Instagram, TikTok and other time-wasters can scroll before your eyes while music streams from the music player next to you."

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"Sony has loaded an AI-assisted version of its proprietary DSEE software into the NW-A306’s Bluetooth playback engine, which aims to restore lossy compressed audio files (like MP3) to their former lossless glory"

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HiFi Pig

"Sony unveils a new Walkman with enhanced sound quality, longer battery life and a lower price tag. A much more affordable incarnation of the new streaming Sony Walkman, the iconic name lives on!"

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Srikanth Aluru (Bengaluru)
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Pure awesomeness

First things first! Thanks to the Headphonezone team for the quick delivery. It has been quite some time since I've seen a hi-res player from such a big brand cost so little and was very curious to see how the NW-A306 performs. Compared to NW-A55, Sony has definitely improved its algorithms to let the player offer more acoustic subtleties and dynamic range.

Hey Srikanth, Thank you so much for the positive feedback! It means a lot to us. We are so happy to hear that you are loving our products and services.

Cleo (Chennai)
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Hugh upgrade from SONY!

This is a hugh upgrade from sony.
I used the previous SONY NW A106- the battery life is horrible, ui was pretty slow if you use 256 or 512 gb memory card.
This is the best SONY is throwing at us. I hope it should not be the last.
The options available for audio is excellent, various customisations for EQ also great.
The HR is great.
I use this product to avoid phone's distraction and enjoy the pure sound. If you want to enjoy the music try a flat eq headphones and tweak it to your customisation via eq available in the player.
Since it is android usual blotwares are available disable or use the walkman mode.
Get into the trance my friends. Cheers 😁👋🏽

We really appreciate the genuine feedback, we'll share your thoughts with the brand as well!

Harshit Rathee (Ahmedabad)
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Must Buy

A great ergonomic DAP. Love the physical buttons with indents, you can use them without even seeing the screen.

Experience : Simply awesome. You can only use 3.5 mm jack (no other jacks available) . Cassette Overlay looks awesome :) . I have also used it with Apple Music Lossless Streaming, works fine. (UI becomes a lil cluttery)

Sound Quality: It's an LDAC !
You can also use this player as an external DAC. (it's better than Earmen Eagle I own ; its similar, "more of a personal preference"). In the end its a sub premium Sony product.

Cons : Since it's Android 12, it comes with google bloatware. (Can remove it via ADB or just disable the apps)

Hey Harshit, thank you so much for the awesome review!

Rajkumar (Chennai)
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Sony NW A306

Its not some of the powerful DAPs available at this price. For example AP80, somewhat more powerful than this at very less price.

35+35mw and with just 3.5mm port maybe not enough to drive even a 32ohm drivers(iem).

But holding this little cutie in hand is a great feeling.

It takes a lots of time to boot or to use the walkman app, but matches great with few of my iem collections, for ex: oh10.

With plain options(no eq, vinyl ) , I like the music, I hear.

If you want to consider AP80 or pro X for other options, if you are not sony fan

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AFAQUE (Bengaluru)
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NW-A306 + WH-1000XM5 = BEST PAIR

Since the launch of the XM5s, I've been waiting for Sony to release a new version of Walkman so that I can make the most of the XM5s. I'm glad that it did.
Now, I've the best pair to enjoy my music. Can't wait to get these back in stock so that I can order mine. Dream come true.

Hey AFAQUE, thank you so much for the awesome review!

BALU P (Hyderabad)
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Sony - NW-A306

Hey there, thank you for the awesome ratings!

Ranjan Gangajaliwale (Indore)
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Sony - NW-A306

Hey there, thank you for the awesome ratings!

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