Sony - NW-A55

Portable Digital Audio Player (DAP)

Sale price₹ 14,990
This product is permanently discontinued by the manufacturer and continues to live on in Headphone Zone's Museum.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Anup (Lucknow)
Natural Sound and extraordinary listening expression

I always wanted to have a dedicated player
I'm so glad to pick SONY NW A55 it's awesome player it's completely gonna change your music listening expression
super detailing in sound perfect separation between tone and beats,
Just close your eyes and feel the music
If you really want to enjoy the music
Don't think much just go for it and you never gonna regrate .
Ui is smooth but not as an iPhone , it's quite manageable.

Awesome sound quality great detailing
Solid build quality feels great in hand
Nice battery backup i got around 30hours of playback with (Senfer XBA 6IN1 headset )

Con's of this player

Software , lack of options
No option for add to now playing
No album art in Playlist or in now playing.
No option to change the song position in now playing
No quick keyword search option .
(SONY please add these options )
Apart from this everything is fine
I love this player .

Suman Chettri (Gangtok)
Walkman.. the Grandfather of portable audio

I am writing this review after using it for about 10 days, i must say it live upto the name..
I am primarily a guy who luvs music. I am not an audiophile nor i own multiple DAPs. I mostly used my phone to listen to music but i wanted a more convenient way to listen to music. I purchased Sony NWA55 along with a Tin hifi t2 IEMs. So my review will be from the point of view of a normal music lover.
Looks and Build = 10/10
Looks amazing and build is solid.
Interface 8/10 it is fluid. It is smooth so far, no lags. But the UI is not perfect but really close in my experience.
Sound 10/10 i don't have much experience in DAPs but i know this one sounds better that my phone. I plug it with my Tin Audio T2 IEMs n they sound really nice. There are various equaliser options for tweaking the sound n the results r quite good. The clear audio+ option is great. I will probably upgrade the IEMs in future but so far the sound is great. I haven't compared this with high end IEMs but i quite enjoy the sound signature with my Tin hifi t2.
Battery- 8/ is quite confusing as i haven't had a 30-40 hrs backup. I don't knw the reson for that. Maybe because i only have FLAC files in the device but i m not sure. I wish Sony had provided a power adapter with this device as the power ratings r not mentioned and i have a bad experience in that regard. So far i m using my laptop to charge it.
Memory .. 8/10 i just hope they had added about 64gb rom coz u just can add about 200-300 audio files ( it quite less in my opinion) but in the plus side there is a sdcard slot.
Other features i used this as a DAC and it sounds great
I was very confused before my purchase i had made a list i had Fiio m3k, Shanling m0, Shanling m2x, fiio M5, Fiio M6 etc but i selected this one. I saw like a thousand reviews for DAPs and most of them highly rated this one. I don't have the budget to buy all of them but i m quite convinced that i made a good choice. I m enjoying my music and not using my phone for it.

Rohit (Mumbai)
Powerful Product From SONY!!!!

First of all thanks a ton to Sony for making this astounding product and also thanks a ton to Headphonezone to make it available in your site and also for prompt shipping and delivery..keep up the great service!!! about the product..I have no enough words to actually describe about this bliss..was using Creative Zen X-Fi2 mp3 player for 10 years and thought the limit of audio quality is only much, but, let me tell you after i listened from this awesome baby alongwith using the 1MORE TRIPLE DRIVER EARPHONES *(yeah, the combination of Sony NW-A55 player and 1More Triple Driver earphone is absolutely THE PERFECT COMBINATION for the BEST sound output for your ears)*, I just blew away by the quality OMG PURE BLISS i tell you..just try this combo you will not regret at all..and both are a bit costly but if you dont mind spending few extra bucks for THE BEST SOUND QUALITY then its worth it..and once again, thank you Sony and Headphonezone for NW-A55!!!!!!!!

Mahadev (Bengaluru)
Good not excellent

Battery doesn't last the way it's proclaimed and I can feel unit gets warm on prolonged usage.
Internal Sony says 16gb. The file software is less then 200mb and available GB is less then 13gb.
No accessories. Like case nor screen guard.
Cable is not easy to source .
Bad experience buying this product and my review is in the 8th day usage.
Build is not great. Just makes the unit heavier then the A45.
Didn't notice much or little difference in sound quality between A45.
Is the upgrade worth it NO
If given a chance I would like to return it.
3 stars for music. Typical Sony ecosystem. Very cute looks.

kevin (Lucknow)
Oof size: large

First of all, a big thanks to Headphonezone for making this product available and the super fast delivery *I am speed*. The product is for music lovers by Sony. The nw A55 does it's job quite well and that's playing music. The aluminium build feels premium and the design is sleak, compact size which makes it very handy and comfortable to use. The tft display is quite good and the software functions smooth. The music sounds so well defined and detailed, sounds good even when used with the bluetooth receiver (i.e connecting to phone, streaming Spotify and youtube music) even dac functions well when connected to pc. Coming to the audio I'm hearing sounds I've never heard before. It's a bliss what this little dap does, pure magic. I use sound magic e11c, I did explore a bit and messed around a little with the different settings that's when I found the perfect setting which suited my ears. Overall it's a great dap and the only one I've used so far, and it's WORTH IT! I've never had such a wonderful experience listening to music. The nw a55 do disconnect you from the real world and connect you to the world of music! :D

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Warm & Smooth Sound Signature

Museum with a Warm & Smooth sound signature deliver a relaxed sound that does not overwhelm. This type of sound signature typically reproduces a sound that gives your music a distinctly warm and soothing quality. Vocals and instruments like the saxophone, cello, and piano sound particularly good with this sound signature and is pleasant to listen to music for extended periods. This sound signature is well suited for music listeners who prefer something easy on the ears and listen to genres like Jazz, Blues, R&B and rock sub-genres.

1 Year of

Best Suited for Portable Use

Bluetooth with aptX HD

Wireless Range

You must have most likely noticed that wireless signals do not travel an infinite distance. The farther a wireless signal goes, the weaker it gets. This loss is known as path loss, and it defines the range of connectivity. This range of connectivity is dependent on the wireless protocol in use like Bluetooth. Three classes offer standard ranges of connectivity with Class 1 devices transmitting at 100 mW with a range of 100 meters or 328 feet. Most Bluetooth headsets and headphones are Class 2 devices that transmit at 2.5 mW with a range of 10 meters or 33 feet. Lastly, Class 3 devices transmit at 1 mW with a range of fewer than 10 meters.

Upto 16 GB
of Storage


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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.

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.

Read more about Sony's warranty in India.

A Legacy of Innovation in Personal Audio

Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Minato City, Tokyo, Sony stands as a Japanese multinational giant with a diverse portfolio ranging from consumer electronics to entertainment and financial services. The company made a significant mark on the audio landscape in 1979 with the introduction of the world's first portable music player, the legendary Sony Walkman®. This groundbreaking device sparked a revolution, redefining personal audio experiences and setting the stage for Sony's ongoing impact on the industry.

Sony's influence extends far beyond the Walkman® era, with its headphones and earphones becoming iconic choices for users worldwide. Products like the Sony WH-1000XM4 and Sony WF-1000XM4 exemplify the brand's commitment to audio excellence, featuring cutting-edge technologies such as adaptive sound control and top-tier noise cancellation. Sony continues to lead not only in headphones but across various domains, maintaining a reputation for innovation, quality, and responsiveness to evolving consumer needs.

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