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Originally Posted by bucho2004 View Post

i cant say that is sounds better than the x series as some people might have got acustomed to the x series sig and will find everything else inferior. in my personal opinion the sound is fuller and  (more powerful sounding?) it still retains the x's warmth and instrument seperation. but when listening to this i (believe) the music travels in and out of my brain around my ears and back again.basshead.gif i have been using the klipsch x10 and the phonak Pfe 012 (grey filters) there is more clarity with the phonaks than with x10s but then again there is more soundstage with the kilpsch. but that's because thy are very different sounding earphones if on the fence of buying, i will definetly advise people to wait for more user reviews  (who can express themselves better than me). or were possible have a listen, as sound quality is subjective to what your hearing/ears prefer.

 

to answer your second the buttons on the x series are better placed than on the side. you are right it is trickier to press them as they are close together and a small. i realised that i need a few seconds to feel them when its hidden in my pocket, to pause rewinf foward are close together, the pause button has a little bump/dot on it to make you aware its the middle one. so i guess that slightly helps, but i prefered the top buttons on x series aswell.


That was fine enough initial impression thanks, I will keep an open mind on getting one possibly when the 64gb version arrives. 

 

Yes, the X digital S master amp is pretty impressive SQ( which I think has passed many by)  that it made my 2G Ipod Touch at the time sound inferior by a fair margin that despite the apps and slick feel to the Ipod I knew that journey (six months)  had come to a sudden end due to the X. 

 

Just thought the button thing would of been common sense for Sony to keep it on top especially as the design looks like it could of easily accommodated them just like the X.  

 

 

 

 

post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by bucho2004 View Post

My god this walkman is loud, come to think of it. it seems to be louder than x series and this is the uk modelL3000.gif



Cool! So I guess the A860 series has escaped the EU's volume restriction law which was applied to all Sony Walkman's sold in the EU. If it has then I want one.

post #18 of 26

I don't want one.. I can't see it being any different than the A845 or the X except they've taken away a few features.

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I don't want one.. I can't see it being any different than the A845 or the X except they've taken away a few features.



I will get one only if they relase a 64GB version, otherwise the X will stay with me.

 

post #20 of 26

hello friend, tell me this model has digital noise reduction? thanks

post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by jordano View Post

hello friend, tell me this model has digital noise reduction? thanks



Nope.

 

post #22 of 26
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just ordered one from play.com hopfully it matches the x on sound quality or betters it!

post #23 of 26

I'm still pretty surprised there are no youtube reviews up yet. 

post #24 of 26

the lineout/amping issues concern me

Can someone tell me whether A860 can lineout to amplifier or not, and how's it quality(would like to compare with X series and imod/Diy imod)


Edited by thisismyname - 8/31/11 at 1:30pm
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by cliffroyroycole View Post

Yes, there are Sony LODs for sale, by FiiO in fact. So no reason you can't. I have one on order, for $11. But my guess is that it won't be much better/improved over HP out using the digital amp on board.



 

IMO, the fiio lineout is with great cp value, but if you can pay more(and with diy skills), go for a dock + diy 3.5/ OR diy lineout cable

I'm using a dock + jensen 3.5 OR mundorf gold silver 3.5 to connect xk to my 15V stepdance, both 3.5 cables sound great

 

seems like A860 using a better amp than XK, I would agree with your guess, and wanna know is the improvement is significant or not

post #26 of 26

I'm curious how this compares with the Cowon J3 regarding sound quality, EQ, features, etc.

 

Been waiting to pick up a 32gb player forever. I've only had Sony flash DAPs up to now, but as someone mentioned in another thread you can get an 8GB J3 and put a 32gb card in it, for cheaper than a 32gb Walkman.

 

Still annoyed they never released the A846 in the US.

 

 

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