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Sony Walkman X Series NWZ-X1050 16GB OLED MP3 Player

Released on 22 May 2009

Manufacturer: Sony

4.0 out of 5 (15 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Serious about your music and video and want a portable player that delivers the best of both? Check out the X Series Walkman from Sony. The 16GB X Series has enough storage capacity for 4,000 songs or 60 hours of video.

The X Series offers unrivalled features and incredible audio and visual quality and supports a vast range of formats including MP3, WMA, LPCM, AAC, AVI, WMV and more so you can play a range of tracks and videos, whatever the source. Want to listen to something new? The X Series also has a built in FM tuner so you can enjoy your favourite radio stations to on the move.

The X Series is beautifully designed. It comes in a stunning graphite finish, with aluminium buttons and is built to feel slim yet solid. With a crystal clear OLED touchscreen, integrated noise-cancellation, built-in Wi-Fi for browsing the web or watching YouTube, and support for high-quality video, it's the ultimate digital media player.

Stunning 3" OLED Widescreen

The X Series has a 3-inch touch panel OLED widescreen which produces clearer and more vibrant images than any other portable media player. It means you can view your favourite movies, YouTube clips or photos in all their glory.

Images look truer and brighter because OLED technology lets you see a wider range of colours. OLED offers a faster response time than standard LED screens which makes it great for watching sport or action packed movies. A high contrast ratio and 180 degree viewing angle means you'll always see crisp, clear images. Plus OLED uses far less power than standard LCD displays meaning battery life is significantly improved.


Unmatched Sound Quality

The X Series is the best sounding Walkman to date. Four audio technologies give you an unrivalled sound experience that closely matches what was originally recorded.

S-Master audio technology, currently used in high-end HiFi equipment from Sony, lowers distortion to keep the sound clear regardless of your volume settings. Digital Sound Enhancement Engine cleverly restores some of the high frequency signals that are lost during MP3 compression. Clear Bass gives you a deep, rich bass without distortion. Clear Stereo technology ensures that the sound does not leak from either channel.

Premium in ear headphones are included to ensure that all the audio technologies are maximised for the best possible listening experience. All this makes you feel like you're with your favourite band in the studio - or experiencing a live orchestra in a concert hall.


Built-In Noise Cancelling

Because there is nothing more powerful and immersive than great music,
Sony has also added Digital Noise Cancelling to the X Series Walkman. Cancelling out up to 99% of ambient noise, you are left to enjoy nothing but the enhanced sound of your favourite tracks.

Noise Cancelling is built in to the X Series so there is no need for separate batteries or the hassle of charging noise cancelling headphones. The X Series even lets you choose your environment and includes an external input mode and adaptor for listening to in-flight entertainment systems.




  • Sony Content

  • 16GB X Series has enough storage capacity for 4,000 songs or 60 hours of video
  • Unrivalled sound
  • Integrated noise-cancellation
  • 3" full colour OLED touchscreen display
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Support for high-quality video
  • Multi audio and video format support
  • Specifications
  • Digital Noise Cancelling delivers amazing audio fidelity while blocking out external ambient noise (total suppression ratio of 17dB / 98%)
  • Noise Cancelling settings for bus, plane, train or office optimise noise cancellation for specific environments
  • or use Quiet Mode for general usage
  • S-Master Digital Amplifier produce crystal clear sound with no distortion or analogue signal errors - putting you centre-stage in the studio or concert hall
  • Clear Audio Technologies reproduce sound that's as true to the original source as it can be, for a mind-blowing listening experience
  • Clear Stereo and Clear Bass deliver a perfectly precise and clear sound, cutting out audio distortion whatever the volume
  • DSEE restores sound quality lost during file compression, recreating high frequencies as close to the original recording as possible
  • 13.5mm EX earbud headphones for balanced rich sound quality, with unique closed and air-tight fit giving you deeper bass
  • Five band equaliser and VPT to customise music settings
  • Open format support for all major file types includes MP3 / MP4 / WMA / AAC / Linear PCM / AVC / WMV / JPEG
  • 3" full colour OLED touchscreen display for razor-sharp, ultra-bright video playback in incredible detail and clarity (WQVGA 432x240 pixels / 262,144 colours)
  • 16GB storage holds up to 4,000 tracks (128kbps mp3) or over 60 hours video playback (at 384kbps)
  • OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology for 100% colour reproduction, 10000:1 contrast ratio and wider viewing angles (up to 180 degrees)
  • OLED technology for super-quick response times (0.1ms) - giving you breathtaking results on screen, even with fast-moving action scenes like sports
  • Continuous playback for 33 hours of music and 9 hours of video
  • Hi-speed USB port, and easy charge (3 hours full charge)
  • Music searching by album, artist, genre, release year, playlists and folder
  • Video playback includes scene scroll, to stop and start content using intelligent touchscreen technology
  • Put your own soundtrack to photo playback, and create your own wallpaper using stored images
  • Import, preview and transfer music, photos and videos straight from your computer to your Walkman player with Content Transfer software
  • Quick start guide, USB cable, audio input cable and plug adaptor for in-flight use supplied
  • Dual hybrid touchscreen and button operation, for easy control on the move
  • Surf the web with built-in Wi-Fi: On-board connectivity lets you stream YouTube clips and podcasts
  • Pre-installed and customisable wallpaper graphics
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customer Reviews

 Average rating (15 reviews)

 ..Apple..Just got a slap from Sony !!!

| | See all 19DG90's reviews (2)

Sony has just slaped Apple in tha face..this Walkman is by far 100 times better then tha Ipod Touch..

The touch screen is by far tha best i've ever seen and had a go on..The sound is amazing as we come to expect from Sony Walkmans they always have the best sound...tha YouTube feature is a great aswell..and quite fast..Tha WI-FI is easy to set up..tha Internet is good...but the broswer is not good at all...Sony shoulda used a better one...and you put websites in tha way you would on a phone as theres no QWERTY on screen keyboard which i find ok actully coz we all text so theres no problem doing it like that.... All in all this is by far Sonys best Walkman i'll look forward to tha updated ver' of this model..i dont expect it until 2011 or late 2010 doe... if you wanna compare like most people...

It may not have abigger screen then tha Ipod Touch but it has better resolution than the Ipod.

It looks better then tha Ipod & is Smaller then tha IpoThe internet may not be as good as tha Ipod but Ipod uses Apples own web broswer so thats why its better as it uses a proper broswer..but then again its a MP3/4 its not made for internet i spose but the Walkmans internet does work fine!!

You can trust Sony as all there products are always well built.

And a added bonus of having noise cancellation so when you listen to music you can block out any back ground noise which works great i dont know any otehr MP3/4 Player that offers that...and plus Sony added there S-master Amp in to this player which is normal in there top of tha range HI-FI's.

 Best Sony Walkman yet

| | See all Reptilezoo's reviews (6)

I've had many walkmans before and this is by far their greatest acheivement.
Touchscreen is very good and is very easy to use.
Screen resolution is breathetaking.
Youtube function is really good as you can watch videos off youtube very fast and very easy
Web browser is dissapointing, but does work well when you have the screen rotated to veiw it, bit of a pain typing the web address though......
No silly sony software needed to upload music as all you need is Media Player 11, very easy! Although, there is a software that comes with it, DON'T use it for music transfers as it is B*******!
Noise cancelling is awesome, used it in the aeroplane and blocks the sound out brilliantly, but can only be used with the supplied headphones (since it has microphones in it), but that is not bad since the headphones are of top quality.
Radio works well. There is also a podcast function on it although I never use it so cannot comment on it.
Downside compared to the previous models of the walkman is that you have to use the computer to create playlists. Also, ratings have been removed so playlists of your ratings cannot be used (unless transferred from the comp) and 'Favourite 100' is no longer there.
Overall, is it very easy to use, the resolution is great, transfer is easy, quality sound and well worth the buy. I recommend this to everyone and it's better than those iPod things as it is also much more solid!

 Amazing - Ear Heaven

| | See all Adu4321's reviews (1)

Got this 3days after release and i feel its now time to express my feelings..

I must admit that this is no all rounder but it definitely does what it says on the tin. For starters the screen is breathtaking never have i seen a screen so colorful will on the music front it will shred any mp3 player going and this is with the standard earphones and as for video though it can only be coded to 320x240 its is fairly brilliant with no stuttering frame rate. Also the noise canceling seemed like a gimmick but after trying it on the bus it totally canceled out the loud grinding sound and it also works well in loud environments but with it being limited to the fact you are wearing the provided headphones its not the most convincing.

So why is it not an all rounder well not much really but the we browser cannot render fully blown web pages easily whilst mobile sites work perfectly fine and there is no expansion for application though this does not bother me as i have an N95 8gb full loaded with apps. Finally I think the one feature that i cannot understand its absence is an accelerometer this is now not only on the i pod touch but it is also on the cheaper nano and also features on sony ericssons mainstream models so why it does not feature on sonys flagship model leaves me blank.

But if its music videos and you tube you want there is no finer choice than this if apps and games are also on your list and you cannot live without them or you crave a high quality web browser then only look elsewhere as music just does not get better than the sony x-series.. MAGIC

 Beautiful.

| | See all kiwiface's reviews (1)

This is an excellent mp3 player.
The sound quality is outstanding and the images on the OLED screen look fantastic. The wifi is fast and easy to use, and it is simple and quick to download podcasts straight to the player. The touchscreen is also very responsive and as yet has not done anything it hasn't been told to do! As always with Sony products the bundled headphones are far superior to those that come with any similar product - it's almost worth buying it for these alone!
I would highly recommend this product, especially if the quality of sound from your music player is something that is important to you.

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