post #106 of 145
1/30/10 at 6:50pm
I have a brand new Sony NWZ-X1061FBSMP = 32 GB X series Walkman basically; and I load nothing but WMA lossless which shows up in the file format in the player as Linear PCM = uncompressed WAV.
Let's not even go into ripping CD's with EAC, offset adjustments, test and copy vs. secure mode, and "gold" backup CD-R discs...
Ken: I would be more than happy to lend you my brand new Walkman if it would help your testing. I am very eager to get your LOD for it, and I think a lot of other people would be too.
Otherwise, you would have to buy the Sony Style Dock ($70 + shipping and tax) + a mini to mini interconnect (at least for almost every portable headphone amp I've seen).
Any Sony Walkman that has a WM-PORT will able to use the ALO LOD...
I can't wait! Well, I guess we don't really have a real choice now do we?!??! Hmmmm, let's see: Sony Walkman > Sony Dock > interconnect > amp > headphones = no thank you, the fewer connections the better! I would much rather have: Sony Walkman > ALO LOD > amp > headphones
Most new Sony Walkmans support WMA Lossless. Given that sound quality is identical among all lossless formats, WMA Lossless yields consistently smaller file sizes, so I'd recommend that.
|No, they don't. Sony doesn't support wma lossless, can't remember if it ever has, but it certainly wasn't supported on any of the models I've had over the past three years, and that includes the X series.|
I believe this to be true and I miss-typed. I don't think WMA lossless can even be converted somehow to LPCM. While The Sony X-Series will play uncompressed (therefore inherently lossless) LPCM .WAV files (see pictures below),
at least the NWZ-X 1061 only supports .WMA up to 192 kbps.
|I don't think WMA lossless can even be converted somehow to LPCM.|
|But apparently the NWZ-S series is supposed to play .WMA lossless.|