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Listen for longer with new E Series Walkman® video MP3 players

Press release   •   Jul 10, 2013 09:00 BST

Don’t stop the music: keep listening for longer to your favourite sounds with the new Walkman E580 and E380 MP3 players from Sony.

Slipping easily into a pocket or bag, the E Series Walkman keeps you entertained with extended battery life and powerful, smooth sound you’d expect from Sony.

Both new video MP3 players bring out the very best from your music collection. Whatever your tastes, Clear Audio technologies by Sony assure richly detailed sound with powerful bass, crystalline highs and less leakage between stereo channels.

Filling the Walkman with your music collection is easy. Just drag and drop songs, photos, videos, podcasts and playlists (non-DRM content only) from Windows® Explorer or your iTunes library.

Walkman E580 with digital noise cancelling

Giving up to 77 hours of play time from a single battery charge, the elegant new Walkman E580 is perfect for holidays or the daily commute.

Experience rich, high quality sound that’s the signature of Walkman. Switch on ClearAudio+ mode and enjoy your music just the way it’s meant to be heard, with clear stereo, crystal-clear highs and powerful undistorted bass. There’s a full range of Sony audio technologies to enhance your listening, including Clear Bass, Clear Stereo and Clear Phase.DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), which restores those subtle high frequency details that get lost when you’re listening to heavily-compressed digital music files. Unique to Sony, VPT (Virtualphones Technology) adds an extra dimension to your listening with the authentic ambience of a studio, club or arena.

Slip in the supplied in-ear phones and let powerful digital noise cancelling cut intrusive background sounds by up to 98%. Whether you’re flying, commuting by bus or train – or even working in the office – the Walkman E580 immerses you in a world of blissfully uninterrupted audio.

For the first time, the E Series Walkman now lets you enjoy music files in the popular FLAC format, widening your listening options even further.

Fantastic Walkman sound is matched by equally desirable looks, with a slim, refined new aluminium body that adds an extra wow factor to your listening.

Walkman E380

The colourful, compact Walkman E380 Series is an introduction to legendary Walkman sound for younger music lovers and students.

Get the best from your music collection with Clear Bass for a satisfying, distortion-free bottom end and Clear Stereo that keeps left/right channels cleanly separated. Dynamic Normaliser reduces sudden unexpected jumps in volume between tracks when you’re listening in shuffle mode. There’s also a 5-band equaliser with presets and custom settings to fine-tune sound according to your tastes.

View photos and videos on the clear, bright LCD screen or listen to FM radio stations. With up to 30 hours of music playback from a single charge, there’s plenty of battery stamina to keep you entertained on lengthy journeys.

The new Walkman NWZ-E380 video MP3 player from Sony is available in the UK from July in blue, red or black. The Walkman NWZ-E580 will be available in black from August.

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Walkman E Series: key specifications



Memory capacity

NWZ-E585: 16GB

NWZ-E384: 8GB

Storage (number of songs)*

NWZ-E585: 3700 songs

NWZ-E384: 1950 songs


2 inch (5.1cm)

1.77 inch (4.5 cm)

Audio file formats

MP3, WMA (non DRM), Linear PCM, AAC, HE-AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless

MP3, WMA (non DRM), AAC-LC, Linear PCM

Video file formats



Full charge time

Approximately 4 hours

Approximately 2 hours

Battery life

77 hours audio playback**

14 hrs video playback ***

30 hours audio playback**

4 hours video playback****

Supplied headphones

Noise cancellingMDR-NC31

In-ear MDR-E804YLA

Dimensions (W x H x D)

42.1 x 92.1 x 8mm

43.4 x 87.7 x 9.9 mm

Weight (excluding supplied earphones)



* Assumes audio playback using MP3 format at 128kbps, song length 4 mins

**Assuming audio playback using MP3 format 128kbps

*** Assuming video playback at MPEG4 384kbps

**** Assuming video playback at WMV9 384kbps

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