Sony NW-A306 Portable Music Player




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Wi-Fi compatible for direct download and music streaming

Supported by Android™ and compatible with Wi-Fi, the NW-A300 Series 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.

Every note as the artist intended
Take your digital music collection to another level with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing and reproducing digital audio at a higher rate than CD (24-bit/96kHz and beyond), High-Resolution Audio allows you to get closer to the original studio recording.

DSD playback
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.

Hi-Res Audio wireless
Enjoy High-Resolution Audio quality without wires 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.

360 Reality Audio

Immerse yourself in sound all around you. As real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. Learn More

The Walkman® includes MQA technology, which enables you to playback MQA audio files.

Bluetooth® and aptX™ HD
Connect wirelessly with Bluetooth® and you’re ready to go.
aptX™ HD audio compatibility is available.

Vinyl Processor
Give the warmth and character of vinyl back to your digital tracks. Enjoy subtle reproduction of the low-frequency resonance, tone-arm resistance and surface noise to deliver an authentic listening experience.

USB Type-C™ port
The NW-A300 series features a USB Type-C™ port for quick charging and easy connectivity with a range of devices.

Long battery life

With a long 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 High-Resolution Audio playback, or even up to 26 hours with a music service app.

DSEE Ultimate

Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Ultimate™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time. And the evolving algorithm now delivers even greater benefits for CD-quality (16 bit 44.1/48kHz) lossless codec audio. Restoring acoustic subtleties and dynamic range, it provides a richer, more complete listening experience.

3.6″ display and Walkman® Home Screen

The 3.6 inch (diag.) display gives you easier access to your music without compromising comfort. With the Walkman® Home Screen, you can customize the home display to suit your needs.

Expandable storage
With a 32GB integrated memory and an SD card slot, the NW-A300 series Walkman lets you take even the biggest music collections on the go.


Operating System: Android 12

Display Type: TFT color display with white LED-backlight
Music Play Mode: Shuffle Playback, Repeat Off, Repeat 1 Song, Repart All, All Range, Selected Range
Music Searching Methods: All Songs, Artist, Release Year, Playlists, Album, Genre, Composer, Hi-Res, Recent Transfers, Folder, Cue sheet
Sound Effects: Direct Source (Direct), 10 Band equalizer, DC Phase Linearizer, Dynamic Normalizer, ClearAudio+, Vinyl Processor
Audio Playback: MP3 ( .mp3): 32 – 320kbps (supports VBR) / 32, 44.1, 48kHz, WMA ( .wma): 32-320kbps(supports variable bit rate(VBR)/44.1kHz(STEREO) 32-48kbps/44.1kHz(MONO), FLAC ( .flac): 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz, WAV ( .wav): 16, 24, 32bit (Float/Integer) / 8-384kHz, AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 16-320kbps / 8-48kHz, HE-AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp): 32-144kbps / 8-48kHz, Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a): 16, 24bit / 8-384kHz, AIFF ( .aif, .aiff, .afc, .aifc): 16, 24, 32bit / 8-384kHz, DSD ( .dsf, .dff): 1bit / 2.8224, 5.6448, 11.2896 MHz, APE ( .ape): 8, 16, 24bit / 8-192kHz (Fast, Normal, High), MQA ( .mqa.flac): Supported
Touch Panel: Supported
Display Resolution: Size: 9.1 cm (3.6-inch), Resolution: HD (1280 x 720 Pixels)

HEADPHONE OUT(Stereo mini-jack)
Frequency: Frequency response: 20-40,000 Hz
Maximum Power Output (JEITA 16Ω/mW): 0.4-1.1mW (32Ω)

USB DAC Mode: Yes

Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 56.5 mm x 98.4 mm x 11.8 mm Approx. 2.23 inches x 3.88 inches x 0.47 inches
Weight: Approx. 113 g 3.99 Oz

Terminals: USB: Type-C (USB3.2 Gen1 compliant), Headphone: Stereo mini-jack, External Memory: microSD microSDHC microSDXC
Wireless Capabilities: Communication system: Bluetooth Specification Version 5.0, Supported Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, SPP, OPP, DID, Supported Codecs (Transmission): SBC, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, AAC

Built-in battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery
Charging and Power supply: USB Power (from a computer via a USB)
Battery Life – Continuous Playback Music: MP3 (128kbps) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 36 hours AAC (256kbps) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 36 hours WAV (44.1kHz/16bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 36 hours FLAC (44.1kHz/16bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 36 hours FLAC (96kHz/24bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 32 hours FLAC (192kHz/24bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 32 hours DSD (2.8224MHz/1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 28 hours DSD (5.6448MHz/1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 22 hours DSD (11.2896MHz/1bit) / Stereo mini-jack: Approx. 14 hours
BATTERY LIFE – Bluetooth (Transmitter mode): MP3 (128kbps) / SBC-Connection pref: Approx. 22 hour, FLAC (96kHz/24bit) / LDAC Connection Preferred(Auto): Approx. 11 hour
BATTERY LIFE – Bluetooth (Transmitter mode) Notes [1]: A Bluetooth connection will shorten the battery life by up to 50% depending on the following conditions. -Format of the content. -Settings of the connected device.
BATTERY LIFE – CONTINUOUS PLAYBACK MUSIC NOTES:・The values shown in this topic indicate the approximate battery life when the player is playing continuously with the default settings. ・Even if the player is turned off for an extended period, a small amount of battery power is still consumed. ・Battery life may vary depending on volume setting, conditions of use and ambient temperature. ・The battery is consumed considerably when the screen is on. ・The battery life may become about 40% shorter when some of the sound adjustments are active. ・The battery life may become about 30% shorter when the [High-Res streaming] function is active.

Overview Footnotes

1. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, storage, and usage. Batteries are consumable products and their capacity degrades over time as they age. Sony does not guarantee the life span of the battery.
2. Download app at Google Play and the App Store. Network services, content, and operating system and software subject to terms and conditions and may be changed, interrupted or discontinued at any time and may require fees, registration and credit card information.
3. Download Headphones Connect app at Google Play and the App Store. Network services, content, and operating system and software subject to terms and conditions and may be changed, interrupted or discontinued at any time and may require fees, registration and credit card information. 360 Reality Audio requires subscription to compatible online music service and third party terms, conditions, account and fees may apply.
4. Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth® devices vary.
5. 1 GB equals 1 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management functions.


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