Last year at CES in January 2015, Sony introduced a high-end music player called the Sony Walkman ZX2, featuring a price tag of over $1,000. Fast forward more than a year later to the present day, and the Japanese company took the veil off a new pricey state-of-the-art music player wrapped in gold. The device is known as the Sony Walkman MW-WM1Z, it builds on top of the Walkman ZX2 with new upgrades, and costs a whopping $3,199.
As mentioned above, the new Sony Walkman MW-WM1Z is a state-of-the-art upgrade over the high-end Sony Walkman ZX2 released last year, and one of the biggest changes lie in a new high-grade gold-plated oxygen-free copper chassis, which should reduce magnetic interference and contact resistance. Additionally, inside the Walkman MW-WM1Z, the analog circuitry is apparently further separated from primary digital circuitry to facilitate noise reduction, and the system takes advantage of a “dual clock circuit with low phase noise quartz oscillator” for improved digital-to-analog conversion.