Anyone born before the year 2000 will remember the Sony Walkman with fondness. Before the iPod became the biggest player in the portable music player market, it was Sony that shook the world with portable listening pleasure. At first, the Japanese did this with a portable cassette player, later a disc player followed. The Walkman has been known as one of the top brands for music lovers since the 1970s.
However, since the turn of the century, its market share has steadily declined. So the Japanese brand mainly focuses on music lovers. They can buy a Walkman from a few dozen, but for true enthusiasts there are Walkmans worth hundreds and even thousands of euros for sale. The cost of the new Sony Walkman NW-WM1ZM2 is 3,700 euros. This Walkman will soon be available for sale in Europe and Asia.
Why is the Sony Walkman NW-WM1ZM2 so expensive?
The device is quite expensive because it has a gold-coated OFC (Oxygen-Free Copper) frame. According to Sony, the purity of this oxygen-free copper is 99.99%. This high-quality design provides optimum sound quality making it the ideal instrument for music lovers. The MP3 player contains all kinds of special technologies such as the “DSD Remastering Engine” or the “Vinyl Processor” that allows you to simulate the sound of the record player. The Gold Walkman is small in size and therefore very portable. An exact release date has not been announced, but it will follow soon. The cheaper version NW-WM1AM2 (without gold and high-quality copper) will cost three times less. For more information on expensive Walkmans, see Sony site†
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