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My guess is that the A82x/A72x probably sounds the same as A81x/A7x. I've tried the A816 and A728 at best buy with my Shure530 earphones. Provided that i only heard the testing music (ava adele and some other songs), they sounded similar, which is to say great. I tried the A816 two weeks before A728, just to note.
post #167 of 477
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Originally Posted by umgoblue2008 View Post
My guess is that the A82x/A72x probably sounds the same as A81x/A7x. I've tried the A816 and A728 at best buy with my Shure530 earphones. Provided that i only heard the testing music (ava adele and some other songs), they sounded similar, which is to say great. I tried the A816 two weeks before A728, just to note.
Thanks, just what I was looking for. By Headfi'ers I was referring to Headfi members who had actually heard both. They don't even have the new Sony's out in Canada yet(well as far as I can find out anyway).
post #168 of 477
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Which version are you referring to? J&R is a very reputable retailer, they have the A829 for $280, and the A728 for $190. They only charge sales tax for shipment to NY.
Great deal. I jumped on this the other day. The price is back up to 319 now.
post #169 of 477
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Originally Posted by novasol View Post
Thanks, just what I was looking for. By Headfi'ers I was referring to Headfi members who had actually heard both. They don't even have the new Sony's out in Canada yet(well as far as I can find out anyway).
They do. See my previous post:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f15/ca...ilable-311169/

Cheers,

Sabesh
post #170 of 477
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post
It doesn't seem they know what they're talking about, both the a810 and s615 are pretty much identical sq wise.
I agree, as I've tried both.
post #171 of 477
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Originally Posted by umgoblue2008 View Post
My guess is that the A82x/A72x probably sounds the same as A81x/A7x. I've tried the A816 and A728 at best buy with my Shure530 earphones. Provided that i only heard the testing music (ava adele and some other songs), they sounded similar, which is to say great. I tried the A816 two weeks before A728, just to note.
Yeah. Seeing as how the A82x series supposedly has the same sound chip as the A81x series (and the S61x I guess), and the exact same EQ and "sound enhancing" (though whether those actually enhance anything is entirely subjective) technologies, why would it sound any different? It also plays the exact same file formats (both audio and video) as the A81x.
So, to me the A82x really seems to be just the same thing as the A81x, but with a larger screen, different physical design (which to me looks less ergonomic to use, and is also larger and seems a bit more plasticky), and bluetooth in some models (which seems a bit useless since you can't use it to transfer music to the player, only to playback music wirelessly with worse SQ than when using cables headphones). And of course, it comes in a 16GB variety.

I don't mean to sound too negative about the A82x - I'm sure it's great - I just think I'll be perfectly fine with my A818 (which was much cheaper than the 8GB A82x will be). Bluetooth doesn't interest me until it can be used to transfer music wirelessly from my computer to the DAP, and while the larger screen looks nice video watching isn't a priority for me with DAPs/PMPs. The screen in the A818 is perfectly fine for watching some TV episodes anway should I want to, and the A82x's screen isn't any higher res, only slighly larger.
And also, like I said I think the A81x looks better. The A82x looks too much like a Walkman phone to me, and the control interface doesn't look as ergonomic and easy to use. The "Back" and "Options" buttons look really small.
post #172 of 477
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Originally Posted by RoadHazard View Post
Yeah. Seeing as how the A82x series supposedly has the same sound chip as the A81x series (and the S61x I guess), and the exact same EQ and "sound enhancing" (though whether those actually enhance anything is entirely subjective) technologies, why would it sound any different? It also plays the exact same file formats (both audio and video) as the A81x.
So, to me the A82x really seems to be just the same thing as the A81x, but with a larger screen, different physical design (which to me looks less ergonomic to use, and is also larger and seems a bit more plasticky), and bluetooth in some models (which seems a bit useless since you can't use it to transfer music to the player, only to playback music wirelessly with worse SQ than when using cables headphones). And of course, it comes in a 16GB variety.

I don't mean to sound too negative about the A82x - I'm sure it's great - I just think I'll be perfectly fine with my A818 (which was much cheaper than the 8GB A82x will be). Bluetooth doesn't interest me until it can be used to transfer music wirelessly from my computer to the DAP, and while the larger screen looks nice video watching isn't a priority for me with DAPs/PMPs. The screen in the A818 is perfectly fine for watching some TV episodes anway should I want to, and the A82x's screen isn't any higher res, only slighly larger.
And also, like I said I think the A81x looks better. The A82x looks too much like a Walkman phone to me, and the control interface doesn't look as ergonomic and easy to use. The "Back" and "Options" buttons look really small.
I would agree, after playing with both the A81x and A82x, i find it a bit easier to use with the A81x player. The placement of the directional buttons just aren't as good on the A82x/A72x. I think I'm going to purchase the A818 for $129.99$ and wait for the next iteration of Walkmans.
post #173 of 477
$320! Ouch... - Page 2 - abi>>forums

user impressions at the bottom of the page.
post #174 of 477
When do you expect some comprehensive reviews from major sites?
post #175 of 477
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Originally Posted by RoadHazard View Post
Yeah. Seeing as how the A82x series supposedly has the same sound chip as the A81x series (and the S61x I guess), and the exact same EQ and "sound enhancing" (though whether those actually enhance anything is entirely subjective) technologies, why would it sound any different? It also plays the exact same file formats (both audio and video) as the A81x.
So, to me the A82x really seems to be just the same thing as the A81x, but with a larger screen, different physical design (which to me looks less ergonomic to use, and is also larger and seems a bit more plasticky), and bluetooth in some models (which seems a bit useless since you can't use it to transfer music to the player, only to playback music wirelessly with worse SQ than when using cables headphones). And of course, it comes in a 16GB variety.

I don't mean to sound too negative about the A82x - I'm sure it's great - I just think I'll be perfectly fine with my A818 (which was much cheaper than the 8GB A82x will be). Bluetooth doesn't interest me until it can be used to transfer music wirelessly from my computer to the DAP, and while the larger screen looks nice video watching isn't a priority for me with DAPs/PMPs. The screen in the A818 is perfectly fine for watching some TV episodes anway should I want to, and the A82x's screen isn't any higher res, only slighly larger.
And also, like I said I think the A81x looks better. The A82x looks too much like a Walkman phone to me, and the control interface doesn't look as ergonomic and easy to use. The "Back" and "Options" buttons look really small.
Also, a lot of cases made for the Ipod nano ist and 2nd gen fit the 81x series..the 82x is too big. I'm using a DLO action jacket, it's a little tight, but awesome for the gym.
post #176 of 477
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Originally Posted by natim9 View Post
You're correct, the A820 series don't come with the EX082 headphones... I wonder if the stock A820 headphones are any good.
post #177 of 477
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Originally Posted by kessomatt View Post
Great deal. I jumped on this the other day. The price is back up to 319 now.
Glad you took advantage of it!!!

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Can anyone tell me if it has a sleep timer function??? (or if the other models had it?) Thanks.
The A728 does not have a sleep timer function. That should be the same for the A820s..
post #178 of 477
Thanks for letting me know about that. Does it do any sort of automatic shutoff though?
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post #180 of 477
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Originally Posted by sabesh View Post
The s61x is wider and thicker than the a81x....also the 3g nano is much larger than the previous generations.
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