The Sony WH Series is a 3-in-1 Walkman. Yes, Walkmans of today can be a headphone with a built-in MP3 player.
We got a brief hands-on with a couple of Sony’s WH Series Walkman a couple of days ago and if you’re looking for a premium-looking, great-sounding pair of headphones that can store music on its own, this is it.
First and foremost, the Sony WH Series Walkman is a headphone, a really stylish and comfortable-looking one that is, although it’s pretty loaded with controls and ports on both earcups so that might look intimidating for some. Well the reason behind it is that it’s more than just a headphone.
The Sony WH Walkman headphone is also an MP3 player having an internal storage and can play different music file formats other than MP3 such as WMA and even AAC-LC or Linear PCM. Transferring of files is simply done by hooking a microUSB from the headphone to your PC. The unit can give you 20 hours of battery life and is recharged via microUSB.
A cool thing here is that you can enable the built-in xLoud speakers on both stems if you want to blast your music outward. Or, through its 3.5mm audio input where you can plug in another pair of headphones (or a better-sounding speaker) to share your music. Neat huh?
There are two models of the Sony WH available here. The WH303 has a 4GB storage with a 30mm dome type driver and costs Php5,999, and there’s the WH505 which has a 16GB storage and a 40mm dome type driver for Php9,999.