“The Sony PHA-1 is a great option in the few selections that one has for idevice DAC/Amps. Its been around for over a year now and with the news of the now released PHA-2, the predecessor of the PHA-1, the price of the PHA-1 has dropped quite a bit. For a while it hovered around the 400 dollar price point, but now it can be gotten around $330-350, making it one of the most affordable...” --Cotnijoe
“It is surprising that no one else has posted a review, maybe all are enjoying it too much to bother. I've been holding back from writing a review because it is important to live with a mobile product for at least a month before espousing its virtues. At least I think it is. I'm sure there are many internal technical merits to this dac/amp that others can cover in more detail, but I don't care...” --cloud_c
Features Enjoy powerful sound on the go in a sleek, pocket-sized amplifier Compatible with High-Resolution Audio formats (192kHz/24bit) Digital connection for Walkman®, Xperia®, iPhone/iPad/iPod® Features high quality components for well-balanced, natural sound Immerse in spacious, three-dimensional soundstage Engineered for the best listening experience with MDR-1A & Walkman...
Experience Hi-Res Audio in an easy solution with the USB DAC and Amplifier that connects to your PC, supports DSD and the full range of Hi-Res file formats and is compatible with any music player like iTunes, Windows Media player and more.
The new A845 is part of a larger NW-A840 series, which initially had a Japan-only debut in late 2009 and has been available there in black and brown and up to 64GB. Unfortunately, it seems that Sony Europe is going to offer only the 16GB model in black, which is odd because I thought they would surely hit the market with a large capacity player – at least 32GB.