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Sony has brought together three of the most exciting names in music, film and skating in a unique collaboration to celebrate the launch of its revolutionary 3-in-1 Walkman WH Series.
The product brings together the best of Sony; a digital music player, speakers and headphones in one wire-free design.
The partnership of Amsterdam-based house producer Breach, professional skateboarder turned filmmaker Winston Whitter, and the UK’s hottest skateboarder, Lucien Clarke, is set to create a unique track and film inspired by the movement and freedom of skateboarding.
The WH Series Walkman is a new concept for enjoying music. The pure sound of high performance headphones, personal surround sound with one touch to the built-in speakers, 20 hours of battery life, and up to 16GB of built-in storage – that’s enough for up to 4,000 tracks.
It brings together years of audio and headphones expertise from Sony to offer studio sound and comfortable listening on the move.
The new Walkman NWZ-WH505 and NWZ-WH303 models can also be plugged in using the supplied cable to listen to music, radio or Internet streaming straight from smartphones or tablets.
Users can switch between sound modes for dynamic, enhanced bass or clear, sustained mid-to-high range vocals.
Breach, aka Ben Westbeech, is behind this summer’s huge Ibiza hit Jack which was released on Claude Vonstroke’s Dirtybird. Ben is a keen skater originally from Bristol and now based in Amsterdam. His next track is set for release at the end of October.
Hackney-born Winstan Whitter is a professional skateboarder turned filmmaker. Born in Ghana and raised in London, his work has related to his experience and history, ranging from documentaries on herbal doctors in Ghana to music videos for Dizzie Rascal to Rollin Through the Decades, a documentary about the history of British skateboarding.
Lucien Clarke is one of the UK’s hottest Pro-Skaters and is part of the Palace, Supra, KR3W European Skateboarding teams. He was born in Jamaica but has lived in London since he was five.
The Sony 3-in-1 track and film will be available to download from October.
The new WH303 and WH505 Series Walkman models will be available from October, priced at £99 and £179 respectively from www.sony.co.uk.