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post #46 of 3759
bleah ... ipoo lovers X( ... anyway i'll be waiting for more reviews
i really enjoy the screen and still didn't think the NC would really work like the web browser, anyway it's just a music player ... walkman
post #47 of 3759
I have been listening to more of my favourite albums back to back with the S739, and the detail here is amazing. Not by a huge lot, but noticeable. Instrument seperation is good and the bass quantity isn't overwhelming.

The equalizer is great and is modelled after the their none-touchscreen models with two customisable slots. Clear bass goes up to +3. I don't use it as I like the way it sounds out of my IE 8, but it doesn't seem to distort the sound. DSEE doesn't improve the sound, but I have good rips. It is designed to 'improve' low bitrate files.

The YouTube application is fast. Once you set up your WiFi, just press the application and it will load some recommended music videos. You can filter YouTube videos by regions (default is set to worldwide) and timeframe. Streaming is smooth and the quality is impressive. It won't be something I will use, but it is there.

When listening to a track, a short cut is available on the bottom that when pressed will allow you to search via Yahoo! or related YouTube videos of the band in question.

You can browse via folder. Not surprising considering this feature was already made available in previous models, but good to know that it works.

Finally, the SenseMe application from the S630/S730 series is sadly missing. I love this application and can't understand why on earth Sony removed it.

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I know its only a few folks that has received this toy so take your time in responding. Anyone care to comment on the slacker app?
No Slacker app in UK models.
post #48 of 3759
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I've only listened on and off for about an hour, and it still sounds like the D/N is on. It seems to have an added boost of loudness compared with the Touch and the 808, maybe that's why it sounds powerful, hmm...

As far as soundstage is concerned, I'm come to the conclusion that it's definitely bigger than the 808 and almost on par with the Touch. But it has a lot more depth and that makes it sound quite different from my previous Sony daps. Going back and forth between the X1000 and A808 was interesting, because the 808 still sounds very good to me, so I wasn't expecting a dramatic difference, and I didn't hear a dramatic difference.

But there are differences! The X1000 midrange is more forward than the 808, and it's especially noticeable with vocals. Bass seems heavier (but controlled) and treble does seem sparklier. I think the biggest difference is in the warmth and power though, but I think once I get used to the sound signature, it will probably just sound normal

Enough about sound for now, and on to small annoyances.

On previous Walkmans, you used to get a message to say 'already on device' if you accidentally duplicated an album. Well, I just duplicated 5 albums, and they all transferred - in duplicate! You still can't delete tracks directly from the player, but you can delete video directly (so why not tracks??) The stupid web browser sucks compared with Safari on the Touch, but I wasn't expecting much from it anyway, so I'm not disappointed.

It's horribly slow transferring music, I read 'War and Peace' twice while it synced 40 albums, and it crashed twice just after the message: 'Waiting: Walkman is busy' popped up. I decided to do the rest of my music in smaller loads. Thankfully, I don't have to do mass transfers very often.

That's all I know so far

Oh, the screen is so pretty. There should be a special 'heart' smiley for it.
post #49 of 3759
Will it do gapless playback, really just need confirming that sadly it doesnt...
post #50 of 3759
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Will it do gapless playback, really just need confirming that sadly it doesnt...
Only with WAV/PCM.
post #51 of 3759
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It's horribly slow transferring music, I read 'War and Peace' twice while it synced 40 albums, and it crashed twice just after the message: 'Waiting: Walkman is busy' popped up. I decided to do the rest of my music in smaller loads. Thankfully, I don't have to do mass transfers very often.
That's odd. I just transferred 15GB worth of albums and while it took a loooooooooooooong time, it didn't crash on me. What are you using to transfer?

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Will it do gapless playback, really just need confirming that sadly it doesnt...
Not with Mp3 files. Half a second delay.
post #52 of 3759
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That's odd. I just transferred 15GB worth of albums and while it took a loooooooooooooong time, it didn't crash on me. What are you using to transfer?
I used WMP the first time, and then a straight drag and drop from Explorer the next time. The crashes happened using drag and drop.
post #53 of 3759
Well, having all Roger Waters and Pink Floyd plus the best of Alan Parsons Project cd's as wav could be a solution, I suppose.
post #54 of 3759
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Hey Folks, My first post here
so pleeeaasseee be kind to me.
Hello HONEYBOY, we're all very kind people, well some of us are, well, actually only me, the others are all mean

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I’ve always been a “Peeping Tom”
Um... pardon?

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on this Forum and finally decided to join.
Oh, I see


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First off though, something I should have done a long time ago is to Thank Soozieq along with the other folks who contributed to the Denon C700 impressions thread. The Denon’s were my first intro to how great music can really sound and certainly were an “ear opener”. Without reading that thread I may have well still been boasting to my friends about how nice my ibuds sound through my ipod touch 1G haha.
Wow, you bought the C700s? That thread seems like so long ago, almost 2 years, hard to believe. And it was a really fun thread with so many nice people in it, I remember it with much fondness


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The IE8 sensitivity is listed as 125 dB (1 kHz, 1 Vrms). My calculations tell me that the corresponding sensitivity in db/mW is 107db/mW. (Cool Torpedo a very informative guy indicated 101db/mW; I wish he can clarify as I could be wrong. However, the denon c700 having the same impedance of 16ohms are 104db/mW and they are certainly less sensitive than the IE8.) I guess what I’m trying to say haha is that I’d like you to comment on hiss when using the IE8’s.
Are you able to hear hiss during passages that are supposed to be silent?
You'll need to ask walkingman since I don't have my IE8 to test with. He mentioned there was a little hiss (but less than his previous model), but I don't think he mentioned if it was audible in quiet passages. walkingman???

Reading about impedance and sensitivity gives me a headache, even worse than when I pretend to read a map. But there's certainly less hiss with the W3/X1000 than there is with the W3/A808. I'm tolerant to hiss anyway, so it wouldn't really bother me.
post #55 of 3759
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You'll need to ask walkingman since I don't have my IE8 to test with. He mentioned there was a little hiss (but less than his previous model), but I don't think he mentioned if it was audible in quiet passages. walkingman???
Yes??

Not too audible, but I do not have many tracks that have very quiet passages... When there's music, the hiss isn't noticeable. It isn't as loud as apparent as the A818 anyway, so it didn't annoy me one bit.

Anyway, I only noticed it when I switched back to the S739 during tests. If I didn't own the S-series I probably would not have noticed.

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I used WMP the first time, and then a straight drag and drop from Explorer the next time. The crashes happened using drag and drop.
No crashes during drag and drop. Perhaps I was just lucky... I still prefer MediaMonkey as I can easily queue the upload.
post #56 of 3759
Pretty exciting stuff here!

Does the web browser support flash?

I'm a bit worried about the player being too "powerful" seeing how I use only 4/30 volume setting on my A829 with the Westone 3. I hope 1/30 on the X series won't be too loud for me
post #57 of 3759
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Pretty exciting stuff here!

Does the web browser support flash?

I'm a bit worried about the player being too "powerful" seeing how I use only 4/30 volume setting on my A829 with the Westone 3. I hope 1/30 on the X series won't be too loud for me
You'll probably be okay with 2 or 3/30

And no, the browser doesn't support flash. Nor does Safari on the Touch.
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post #59 of 3759
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Did I miss something or did that Wired review say nothing about the sound at all?

Oh, they said the browser was crappy, and that's a fact!

EDIT: walkingman, you know if you use WMP, it converts wma lossless to lossy? Well, I can't find where to change the settings so I can choose the conversion rate and not use the default one, whatever it is.
post #60 of 3759
Interesting set of opinions posted. Some say that this is an adequate to good player while others say it is a good to great player.

I wasn't planning on getting this (wanted another player when ipod got stolen) but I didn't know what to get. Hear about this for a while and yes, OLED screens are amazing. (The phone I got was the Samsung Impression (only phone with an OLED currently)) and the display is amazing.
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