Colours in harmony
The new h.ear range comes in colours to suit your lifestyle perfectly. The tones work with a spectrum of hues and different colours. Try them with your favourite outfit and it all just works – effortless harmony.
A statement in style, a celebration of sound.
Supported by Android™, and featuring direct download and streaming via Wi-Fi, the eye-catching NW-A100 is all about enjoying your music, your way.
High-Resolution Audio Compatible
Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher-than-CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker, so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you.
High-Resolution Audio wireless
Enjoy High-Resolution Audio quality music thanks to LDAC, our premium wireless codec. With 3x the bitrate of standard BLUETOOTH® technology, you can enjoy a superior listening experience for all your music.
S-Master HX™ delivers High-Resolution Audio in maximum quality
Enjoy all the subtleties in your music with the S-Master HX™ digital amplifier, which delivers High-Resolution Audio in maximum quality, with reduced distortion and noise.
Audio upscaling is improved even further by our DSEE HX™ processor which intelligently recognises instruments, voices and musical genres. By identifying these, and the relative energy of the audio, it can accurately rebuild audio lost during digital compression, for a full fidelity experience, even with compressed formats. The DSEE HX processor still works even when you’re streaming music.
Experience the natural sound and intense detail of DSD audio formats up to 11.2MHz, thanks to the NW-A100’s high-quality PCM conversion.
NFC™ One-touch and Bluetooth® for instant connectivity
Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth wireless technology make connecting to your music fast and easy. Just touch your NFC-enabled device to your A100 Series for a quick, seamless connection, then start streaming. No NFC? No problem. Connect via Bluetooth and you’re ready to go. LDAC™ and aptX™ HD audio compatibility is available.
Rigid aluminium milled frame for improved sound quality
The premium aluminium milled frame provides superior rigidity for low impedance and clear, stable sound and solid bass.
High-quality film capacitors are used in the amplification stage to help the NW-A100 realise transparent, expansive highs and natural sound.
Fine Sound Resistor
The surface mounted Fine Sound Resistor ensures even, effective distribution of power to the circuit components, for consistent sound quality.
Optimised circuit board layout
By dividing the Audio block (highlighted in red) and the Power/Digital block (in blue), the circuit board layout has been optimised to ensure sound quality is unaffected by digital noise.
Advanced solder containing gold for clearer sound
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 of the NW-A100 to the battery.
Supported by Android™
The NW-A100 is supported by Android™, giving you easy access to a huge range of media apps and music services.
Wi-Fi compatible for direct download and streaming
Supported by Android™ and compatible with Wi-Fi, the NW-A100 offers you even more ways to listen to your music. Enjoy your favourite streaming and music apps right on your Walkman or connect to a PC to access your music collection.
Noise cancelling quietens external sounds
Want to be alone with your tunes? Activate noise cancelling, and the compatible IER-NW510N headphones work with the NW-A100 to block out external sounds.
Ambient Sound mode lets essential audio in
When you’re using the compatible IER-NW510N headphones, activate Ambient Sound mode and you’ll hear external sound along with your music. This is ideal for keeping you in touch with the outside world, traffic and announcements.
Smaller headphones, even higher quality sound
The new IER-NW510N headphones for the NW-A100 offers even better quality sound than their predecessors, the IER-NW500N, yet they’re approximately half the size. So you can enjoy an even more comfortable listening experience.
Cassette Tape UI
As a playful nod to the iconic TPS-L2, the original Walkman® from 1979, the NW-A100 features a special Cassette Tape user interface and screensaver. The cassette tape visual that appears on your Walkman® display varies depending on the codec of the music you’re listening to.
USB Type-C™ port
The NW-A100 features a USB Type-C™ port for easy connectivity with a range of devices.
Store even more music with the microSD card slot
Expand the already large memory of your NW-A100 with a microSD card – pop one in the slot to enjoy endless playlists and even the biggest music collections on the go.
Up to 26 hours’ battery life
When fully charged you can enjoy up to 26 hours of music playback when playing MP3s at 128kbps. Perfect for the daily commute or just being out and about.
Give the warmth and character of vinyl back to your digital tracks and get lost again in the richness of the melodies and dynamics of your favourite albums. Enjoy subtle reproduction of the low-frequency resonance, tone-arm resistance and surface noise to deliver an authentic listening experience.
Walkman® 40th Anniversary
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Walkman®. The first Walkman TPS-L2 launched in 1979 and became a design and engineering icon, changing the way people listen to music forever. For the first time, it was possible to enjoy your favourite tracks, albums and artists in high quality sound, anytime, anywhere – and we’ve been doing so ever since.
Walkman 40th Anniversary Package
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the ground-breaking TPS-L2 Walkman, we’ve created an exclusive Walkman 40th Anniversary Package. Inside the box, which is based on the original TPS-L2 packaging, you’ll find a NW-A100 Walkman, complete with 40th Anniversary logo on the back, alongside a special soft case styled on the iconic TPS-L2 itself. Two Walkman 40th Anniversary sticker sheets are also included.
MQA™ files played and decoded
The NW-A100 can play and decode MQA™ files, so you can play even more lossless-quality music.