here's my attempt at translating the 2nd post,
disclaimer: SQ review is 100% personal opinion.. each player's equalizer, active noise cancelling, ?cross talk? noise cancelling (clear stereo), virtual surround (VPT) added effects and other factors (headphone extension cords) will affect the sound
my SQ ranges are super low, low, mid, high and super high
Q: has A840 series' S-Master hardware (digital amp) been upgraded/modified from the X1000 series to improve/change the playback white noise, sound quality?
A: the hw in the A840 series is the same as the one in the X1000 series
- the above is the answer the reviewer got when he purchased the A847 (from store).. but was doubting that the X and the A will sound the same
- his doubt was confirmed once he listened to the A
?- high's were better on the A
Originally Posted by bakhtiar
At X1060 POV, X1060 can reproduce solid bass, wider soundstage, and smoother sound than the A847. X1060 has better ambiance and imaging, especially when listening to live performances.
A847 is lean toward to brighter sound signature, with lack of bass...
- after listening to different sources (music), it seems the X is better than the A
- the included MDR-NC033 headphones were also not as good as the MDR-NC020 headphones included with the X
--- this post was more difficult to understand.. so hopefully i've translated the parts correctly