SONY NWZ-A15, NWZ-WS613
If you’re reading the issue from back to front, you’ll have noticed that Sony has launched two new phones this month. If you’re reading the issue from front to back, then watch out – there’s a spoiler above. But Sony has been busy elsewhere, too. The WS613 is a pair of standalone Walkman earpieces with upwards of 4GB on-board. They also work as a Bluetooth headset, and are waterproof. Then there’s the NWZ-A15, a hi-res Walkman that will play FLAC, AIFF, WAV and Apple Lossless files. It will also, says Sony, upscale lossy formats such as MP3 to hi-res audio quality. To which we raise an interested, sceptical, earbrow. both $tba / sony.com.sg
Waterproof or hi-res?