Sony music brand to charge a whooping $7,900 for its new music player with a gold-plated volume knob
Last week at the Hong Kong, during the High-End Audio Visual Show- Sony brand unveiled its latest devices added to its Signature Series. its latest Signature Series which include a pair of stylish looking in-ear looking headphones that goes for more than $1,700, and a digital music player worth a whopping $7,882 (equivalent to #2,860,000) to go along with it. For that money, the DMP-Z1 digital music player supports all hi-resolution music formats, that includes an “audiophile-grade” headphone amp and even a gold-plated volume dial “to ensure absolute sonic purity.” This thing even has gold in its solder “to enhance the signal flow.”
It is decked out with numerous top-of-the-line features and offers a “vinyl processor” that restores some warmth to digital music. Sony’s DSEE HX processor can supposedly rebuild whatever audio, from instrumentation to human voices which may be lost during digital compression. For storage purpose, the DMP-Z1 has 256GB of internal storage and two separate microSD slots to ensure there’s room for all of the music you want to fit in.
The music player enables you to connect to your computer over USB-Cable, and it is also equipped with a battery that is good for up to 10 hours of low-res music on the go or nine hours if you’re listening at high resolution. Would anyone not listen at hi-res after spending almost $8,000 on an audio player? definitely no. Right now, Sony’s music player and equally ostentatious earbuds are both on sale exclusively in Sony’s East Asian markets. If you really want to get into the nutty gritty, there’s already a 12-page thread on the DMP-Z1.