Sony

Sony - NW-A55

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Go for an easy EMI scheme which allows you to pay for your orders over a convenient period. A minimum purchase value of Rs. 500 is required to avail the EMI facility and the facility can be availed for tenures of 3, 6, 9 or 12 months.

This payment method is currently only available for customers using credit cards issued by Kotak, Axis, ICICI, IndusInd, HDFC, HSBC, SBI, AMEX, RBL & STANC Banks.

After checking out, Select the "Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking / EMI" option, which will then direct you to the PayU Payment gateway. Select your card and check the installment value and the overall interest charged on the transaction. 

The interest rate charged varies from bank to bank. Here is a summary of the interest rates:

Bank Min Amount (INR) 3 Months 6 Months 9 Months 12 Months 18 Months 24 Months
KOTAK 500 12% 12% 14% 14% 15% 15%
AXIS 2500 12% 12% 13% 13% 15% 15%
ICICI 1500 13% 13% 13% 13% 15% 15%
INDUSIND 2000 13% 13% 13% 13% 15% 15%
HDFC 3000 13% 13% 14% 14% 15% 15%
HSBC 2000 12.50% 12.50% 13.50% 13.50% 13.50% -
SBI  2500
14%
14%
14%
14%
- -
AMEX
5000
15%
15%
15%
15%
- -
RBL
500
13%
13%
13%
13%
13%
13%
STANC
2000
13%
13%
14%
14%
15%
15%

These are annualized interest rates charged on a monthly reducing balance, which means that the principal amount is reduced with every EMI and the interest is calculated on the outstanding balance.

No processing or convenience fees are charged on any EMI transactions.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Minimum Order value for EMI eligibility varies from Bank to bank. 
  2. EMI purchases need to be made on a single credit card and cannot be split across multiple cards.
  3. EMI monthly schedules begin from the next card billing statement post the transaction date as determined by your bank.

  

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Warranty & Service

This product is covered by Sony's 1 Year Warranty against manufacturing defects. The Authorised service partner for all warranty claims in India is Sony India.
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Designed in
Japan

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for Casual
Music Listening

1 Year of
Warranty

Bluetooth with aptX HD
& AAC

45 Hours of
Battery Life

Wireless Range
of 10m

Best Suited for
Portable Use

Upto 16 GB
of Storage

DESCRIPTION

RIGID ALUMINIUM BUILD

The premium aluminium milled frame provides superior rigidity for low impedance, clear, stable sound and solid bass. Moreover, The exceptional conductivity of gold ensures absolute minimum signal loss. For clearer sound and vocals, a premium, audio-grade, lead-free solder with a small amount of gold connects the circuit to the battery.

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LDAC CODEC OVER BLUETOOTH® AND NFC FOR LOSSLESS MUSIC

Go wireless with NFC Technology that helps you get rid of wires, pair with your Bluetooth or NFC compatible headphones and conveniently listen to your favourite songs on the go! And don't just expect ordinary Bluetooth quality, with this Sony audio player, you can enjoy DSEE HX's upscaling, their Vinyl Processor and equaliser. The NW-A55 experience allows you to enjoy premium quality audio at 990kbps of transmission speed. You can now enjoy music at the highest possible quality.

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45 HOURS OF MUSIC PLAYBACK

With an amazing battery life, The Sony NW-A55 lets you enjoy longer music listening hours by providing 45 Hours of playback on One Quick Charge. Now have those long hours of listening sessions just on a single charge.

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SEAMLESS HI-RES WIRED AUDIO

Now listen to your favorite music the way it was meant to be heard. High-Resolution Audio Compatibility lets you listen to high-quality music without any alterations. The S-Master HX digital amplifier reduces distortion and noise, letting you enjoy all the subtleties in your music.

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DSEE HX PROCESSOR FOR UNALTERED AUDIO REPRODUCTION

Upscale your audio with the new DSEE HX processor which smartly recognizes instrumentation and musical genres. The DSEE HX sound enhancing engine restores the high range sound lost in compression and reproduces your digital music files with rich, natural sound.

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VINTAGE VINYL PROCESSOR FOR NATURAL, WARM SOUND

Get lost in the rich melodies of your favourite music with the Sony NW-A55's advanced vinyl processor that adds warmth to the sound. Enjoy an authentic listening experience with the accurate reproduction of bass resonance and surface noise.

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DOUBLES UP AS A USB DAC HIGH QUALITY DESKTOP PLAYBACK

Pair your Sony NW-A55 with your PC or Mac Desktop computer using the USB DAC function. Whether you're on the move or at home, make the most of your computer audio playback by using the USB DAC function that replaces the desktop's regular sound processing with Sony's highly tuned audio processing.

SPECS

FEATURES
BUILT-IN BATTERY Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
CHARGING AND POWER SUPPLY USB power (from a computer via a USB)
CHARGING TIME (FULL CHARGE) Approx. 4 hrs
MEMORY SIZE 16 GB, Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC
MUSIC SEARCHING METHODS All Songs, Artist, Release, Year, Playlists, Album, Genre, Composer, Hi-Res, Recent Transfers, SensMe Channels, Folder
FM TUNER Yes
AUDIO PLAYBACK AAC (.mp4, .m4a, .3gp), AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .afc, .aifc), APE (.ape), Apple Lossless (.mp4, .m4a), DSD (.dsf, .dff), FLAC (.flac), HE-AAC (.mp4, .m4a, .3gp), MP3 (.MP3): 32–320 kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR))/32, 44.1, 48 kHz, MQA (.mqa.flac): Supported, WAV (.WAV), WMA (.WMA): 32–192 kbps (Supports variable bitrate (VBR))/44.1 kHz
MUSIC PLAY MODE Shuffle Playback, Repeat Off, Repeat 1 Song, Repart All, All Range, Selected Range
DRAG AND DROP Yes
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 7.8 cm (3.1), WVGA (800 x 480 Pixels)
DISPLAY TYPE TFT colour display with white LED-backlight
DIGITAL NOISE CANCELLING Digital Noise Cancelling Select NC Environment: Full-auto AINC, Bus / Train, Airplane, Office
TERMINALS Headphone: Stereo mini-jack, WM-PORT (multiple connecting terminal): 22 pins, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
WIRELESS CAPABILITIES Communication system: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2, NFC: Yes, Supported Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, Supported Codecs (Reception): SBC, LDAC, AAC, Supported Codecs (Transmission): SBC, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) Approx. 55.7 mm x 97.3 mm x 10.8 mm (2.20 x 3.84 x 0.43)
WEIGHT Approx. 99 g (3.50 oz)
CONTROLS & CONNECTIVITY
BOX CONTENTS 1. Sony - NW-A55 Walkman
2. USB Cable
3. Startup Guide
4. Instruction Manual

COMPARISONS

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Warranty
Screen Size 3.2inch 3.4inch 2.7inch
Weight 99g 147g 112g 136.8g
DAC Chip Not disclosed by the manufacturer AK4490EN CS4398 ESS ES9218P
Sample Rate 32bit/384 kHz 24-Bit/192kHz 32bit/384kHz
Battery Life 45 Hours 10.5 Hours 10 Hours 21 Hours
Balanced Outputs 2.5 mm
Digital Outputs USB-C Micro USB USB-C
Balanced Outputs 16 GB 0 GB 16 GB 0 GB
External Storage 1 x microSD 1 x microSD 1 x microSD 1 x microSD
Output level Unbalanced 180mW@16 Ohms/106 MW@32 Ohms Balanced 212 MW@16 Ohms/120 MW@32 Ohms 1.85 Vrms 80 MW @ 32 Ohm
Signal to Noise Ratio 117dB 118dB
Bluetooth Version v4.2 v4.2 v4.1 v4.2
Bluetooth Codecs aptX HD & AAC aptX, LDAC and AAC aptX HD aptX, LDAC & AAC
Tidal Streaming
Downloadable Apps
MQA Support
Expert Verdict
"A great player which goes directly in our recommendation list. It’s a very solid choice. Sound quality is top-notch, build quality is astounding."
Heafonia
"If you want a dedicated PMP with direct access to Spotify or Tidal, the Activo CT10 should be a great entry-level option. Sonically, it’s a five-star player when used with wired headphones."
What Hi-Fi
The Q1 is feature-packed at any price. I love the Q1’s big buttons, easy to use GUI and hardware interface, nice screen, solid body, and quality sound."
Headfonics

FAQs

WARRANTY

1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Sony NW-A55 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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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
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A.
Natural Sound and extraordinary listening expression
S
S.C.
Walkman.. the Grandfather of portable audio
R
R.
Powerful Product From SONY!!!!
M
M.
Good not excellent
S
S.Y.
Very Good for flac and wma format songs
S
S.A.
Sony-NW-A55, a bit pricy but in the end worth it!
k
k.
Oof size: large
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S.C.
A great player at this price
Hey Sudhamshu, thank you for sharing this elaborate review with us.
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M.D.
Sony nw a55
Thank you for sharing your review with us :)