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Colour your life with rich sound on Sony’s new h.ear headphones and new streaming compatible Walkman®

Press release   •   Sep 05, 2019 13:15 CEST

  • 5 new colour options for the WH-H910N overband headphones and NW-A105 Walkman® so you can listen in style with a new and improved slimmer fit
  • Boosted battery life and smart headphone features to make listening easier than ever on the WH-H910N headphones
  • Enjoy high quality sound technology with multi-source music options to stream and download directly to your NW-A105 Walkman®

Sony today introduces its new h.ear WH-H910N overband headphones and matching NW-A105 Walkman®. Fashion lovers are in their element with five new colour combinations teamed with high quality sound.

Superior sound, your way

The WH-H910N headphones effectively cancel ambient noise around you so your full attention is on the music. Thanks to the Dual Noise Sensor technology, more ambient sound is caught, improving your listening experience. Adaptive Sound Control allows you to listen your way by automatically changing the headphone sound settings depending on your surroundings. Paired with Quick Attention mode, it’s never been easier to lose yourself in music when you’re out and about. Simply hold your hand over the earcup to reduce music volume and temporarily listen to announcements around you without removing your headphones. Perfectly pair your WH-H910N headphones and NW-A105 Walkman® for colour matching, noise cancelling and high-resolution sound experience.

NW-A105 Walkman® is compatible with high-resolution audio, DSD (11.2MHz/ PCM conversion) and PCM (384kHz/32bit)[1] supported by S-Master HX™. DSEE HX™ upscales your existing music to near high-resolution quality and works even when you’re streaming music[2]. In addition, NW-A105 Walkman® supports high-resolution audio wireless by LDAC™, which now suits both wireless and wired connection in high-resolution quality.

The build is precision-engineered for superior sound including a rigid aluminium milled frame and high quality audio parts including solders, film condensers and fine sound resistor also found on the ZX series and NW-WM1Z. In the NW-A105 Walkman® these features are packed into a handy sized compact body, so there’s no more picking between sound quality and style.

Supported by Android™[3] with Wi-Fi, the NW-A105 Walkman® grants you access to millions of songs at your fingertips. Stream the latest songs from your preferred provider to experience up and coming artists in their full glory. Plus, you can also access download services directly from the NW-A105 Walkman® to store your favourite tracks on your device, perfect for journeys where there is no Wi-Fi connection.

Be individual

There are five bold colour designs available for the WH-H910N headphones and NW-A105 Walkman® so you can stand out from the crowd. Pick from red, black, ash green, orange or blue. You can mix or match your headphones and Walkman® to showcase your style to the world.

Compact and lightweight, housing thickness is decreased on the WH-H910N headphones. The gap between the face and the headband becomes smaller for a sleeker look. The earpad shape has also been redesigned, maximising the contact area with the face to improve comfort and stability.

Fashion-forward functionality

Along with Quick Attention mode, touch sensors allow you to control your WH-H910N headphoneswithout getting out your device. Control your headphones via the earcup and surrounding buttons to perform a range of functions including skipping songs and activating the voice assistant. These headphones are also compatible with the dedicated Sony | Headphones Connect app so you can personalise your music as easily as your style. Along with being splashed with colour, the NW-A105 Walkman® is compact with a 3.6inch HD display for a premium feel and features USB-Type-C™ for easy connectivity.

The WH-H910N headphones becomes smarter with voice assistant, which is complete with the Google Assistant[4] and Amazon Alexa[5]. Manage your day, just by asking your favourite voice assistant. Enjoy entertainment, connect with friends, get information, set reminders and more.

The WH-H910N headphones have an impressive battery life of up to 35 hours for all day listening. If you do run out of juice, the headphones have a Quick Charge function which gives you 2.5 hours of entertainment with a speedy 10-minute charge. The NW-A105 Walkman® also has a battery life of up to 26 hours[6].

Retro revival

Take a trip down memory lane with the 40th anniversary edition, NW-A100TPS Walkman®. NW-A100TPS Walkman® has a printed 40th anniversary logo on the rear panel and comes with a specially designed soft case and package, which pays homage to and is inspired by the TPS-L2 Walkman®, Sony’s first portable cassette player. Launched in 1st July 1979, it revolutionised the way that people listened to music on the go, giving them the freedom to enjoy their favourite music wherever they went. Not everything was better back then, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds with the heritage design of Walkman® whilst having cutting edge technology at your fingertips. You can also enjoy a cassette tape user interface that takes inspiration from classic Walkman® models.

The WH-H910N model will be priced at approximately €300 / £250 and available from December 2019.

The NW-A105 model (16GB) will be priced at approximately €350 / £320 and available from November 2019.

The NW-A100TPS model (16GB) will be priced at approximately €440 / £400 and available from November 2019.

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[1] For sampling frequency over 352.8 kHz, it will be down convert playback.

[2] Requires a wired connection

[3] Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

[4] Google is a trademark of Google LLC.

[5] Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. The Google Assistant and Alexa are not available in all languages and countries/regions.

[6] Using Sony original music player app, and MP3 128kbps playback with a wired connection.

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