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Press release   •   Jul 18, 2012 09:56 BST

Experience your perfect summer soundtrack with the new range of Walkman® MP3 audio and video players from Sony.

Whatever your taste, you’ll be impressed by the legendary Walkman® sound quality. Clear Audio technologies by Sony assure richly-detailed sound, with deep, powerful bass, crystalline highs and reduced leakage between stereo channels. Walkman® even restores those subtle high frequency details that get lost when you’re listening to heavily-compressed digital music files.

This summer’s line-up of MP3 audio and video players by Sony includes the sleekest, slimmest Walkman® models ever. Just 7mm thin, the new E570 and E470 Series take up little space when they’re slipped into a pocket or bag. With up to 36 hours of play time1 from a single charge, there’s plenty of stamina to keep you entertained on long journeys. If you’re looking for a higher-end listening experience, the Walkman® F800 Series brings you an exciting world of ultra-detailed hi-fi sound, Wi-Fi connectivity and apps.

The all new Walkman® models are compatible with Music Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network, allowing easy access to the millions of music tracks on offer2. As part of a simple monthly subscription, Music Unlimited lets you transfer your favourite personalised playlists and ad-free radio channels to Walkman® so you can enjoy a world of music discovery even when offline.

It’s easy to load up your existing media collection, too. Walkman® supports drag-and-drop transfer of music, photos, videos, podcasts and playlists from iTunes (non-DRM content only) or Windows® Explorer.

Walkman® F800 Series

Treat yourself to an extreme on-the-go entertainment experience. Powered by AndroidTM 4.0 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”), the web-enabled Walkman® F800 Series lets you enjoy a generous range of pre-installed apps, from email to maps and media gallery. Connect wirelessly via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® and download more from an ever-growing choice on Google PlayTM. Interacting with your media collection, apps and games is a pleasure, thanks to the large, highly-responsive 3.5” multi-touchscreen, plus plenty of processing power for a smooth, speedy response.

You’ll enjoy crisp highs and full, thumping bass powered by S-Master MX Digital Amplifier and five Clear Audio technologies. You can even share your sounds out loud via the built-in xLOUD® speaker system that cuts distortion and unpleasant clipping for clearer listening.

Walkman® E570 Series

Immerse yourself in a world of pure, uninterrupted music when you’re commuting into college or just relaxing at home. Walkman® E570 Series can reduce background sound levels by 98%4, thanks to its unique combination of built-in digital noise cancelling technology, and the high-quality noise cancelling headphones that come supplied.

Walkman® E470 Series

Enjoy a perfect introduction to the world of crisp Walkman® sound and powerful bass with the slim, colourful Walkman® E470 Series. It’s packed with fun features like Karaoke mode and synchronised lyrics display to help you get the party started. New to Walkman®, there’s even a choice of entertaining games to enjoy on the bright, detailed 2" LCD screen while you listen.

Meanwhile, the Walkman® E473K includes a portable speaker dock with eye-grabbing new styling that’s great for sharing your sounds out loud, whether you’re indoors or relaxing in the garden with friends. Powered by the MP3 player’s internal battery, the dock delivers punchy sound with rich bass while being small and light enough to carry with you anywhere.

The new Walkman® E Series will be available from the end of July and the F Series will be available from the end of August.

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iTunes is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

Android and GooglePlay are trademarks of Google Inc.

Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony Corporation is under license.

1 Assumes audio playback using MP3 format at 128kbps

2See for availability

3Bluetooth® compatibility with other devices is not guaranteed

4 Equivalent to approx. 98.0% reduction of energy of sound compared with not wearing headphones. (NC environment: Airplane)

Key specifications

NWZ-F800 Series

NWZ-E570 Series

NWZ-E470 Series

Memory Capacity

NWZ-F805: 16GB

NWZ-E574: 8GB

NWZ-E474: 8GB

Storage (no. of songs)*

16GB: 3300 songs

8GB: 1750 songs

8GB: 1750 songs


8.9cm/3.5" Multi-touch LCD

5.1cm/2" QVGA LCD

Audio file formats



MP3; WMA (Non-DRM); AAC-LC (Non-DRM);

Linear PCM

Video file formats

MPEG4; AVC(H.264/AVC); WMV9 (Non-DRM)

Full charge time (via USB)

Approx. 4 hours

Approx. 3 hours

Quick charge


Battery life

20 hours audio playback**

E470: 36 hours audio playback** / 6 hours video playback ***

E570: 30 hours audio playback** / 5 hours video playback ***

4.5 hours video playback***

Noise cancelling




Bluetooth® wireless



Supplied headphones

In-ear headphones MDR-EX0300E

NC headphones MDR-NC033E

In-ear headphones MDR-EX083E

* Assuming each song is 4min, 128 kbps

** Assuming audio playback using MP3 format 128kbps

***Assuming video playback using MPEG-4 format 384kbps

For more information please contact the team at Cake: +44 (0)207 307 3103

About Sony:

Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA™ LCD high-definition (HD) television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam® camcorder, “α” (pronounced Alpha) digital SLR camera, Sony Tablet and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and 3D HD professional broadcast equipment.

“Sony”, “WALKMAN”, “VAIO”, “Cyber-shot”, “Handycam”, “α”, “BRAVIA” and “XDCAM” are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.