Sony Release An Affordable High-Res Music Player

Sony entered the high-res music player scene earlier this year with the NWZ-ZX1. With 128GB of internal storage, a beautiful build and delivering on the high-res promise, it seemed a great product… except the price. Retailing at £550, this player is not for the everyday music listener, but for the niche audiophiles among us.

Yesterday at IFA, Sony announced the new Walkman A15 high-res music player. Reducing the size and weight, Sony claims the “the world’s smallest and lightest” title for such a device. A new digital amplifier, bluetooth and NFC connectivity, 30 hours of high-res playback battery life, and best yet a new price tag. Expected to debut next month for just £170. The Sony A15 supports .wav, FLAC and ALAC playback, and can upscale compressed files, such as MP3. With only 16GB of internal storage you’ll probably want to grab a microSD card or two for all those space eating high-res files.

Although it removes from the “all-in-one smartphone” having to now carry around another device, and the high-res content still in need of development, the A15 seems like a great product at a great price.

Africa Rising – New Apple Music Playlist Showcasing the Best New Talent from Africa Bi-Monthly

Apple Music has launched a great new bi-monthly playlist called Africa Rising, which showcases some of the best talent in Africa. Nigerian-born, Afro-fusion singer and songwriter Omah Lay (pictured) will be the debut artist for…

Spotify’s Premium subscription for two is now available in 55 new places

Spotify Premium Duo offers two people unlimited, ad-free streaming at a fraction of the cost for couples and besties. Spotify’s Family subscription is fantastic value for multiple people in a household but sometimes a family…