It was quite a spur of the moment purchase to be honest. I’ve always been looking at hi-resolution portable audio players and assumed that the one I’d eventually get would be one by Fiio.
Earlier this year, Sony announced a range of new portable audio players aimed at audiophiles including the gold NW-WM1Z (£2500, anyone?) as well as the much more affordable NW-A35. It’s at this point I have to say that Sony’s product naming conventions are terrible.