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Has anyone ordered from 'whiterabbitexpress.com' and imported into UK?
Other questions to those that have got a Z-Series from Japan....
Was there a customs charge to your country if so how much approx ? (I may import via Canada so would be useful to know).
Was the player double-boxed for safe delivery?
Was 'whiterabbitexpress' good on delivery (never used a proxy service before)
thanking you for any help or advice in advance
Whiterabbitexpress was great to work with. From the time I ordered to the time it arrived was about 8 days, so that was great. The packaging was safe, and it arrived in excellent condition. My import fees were about 20$ (with FedEx in Canada). Annnnd that should about cover it!
good news! it's coming to US -- pricing starts at $250 for 8, 16GB for $280 and the 32GB for $330.
Anyone interested in a 64GB model that is located in the US? I just received mine today and I am deciding to sell it. It only had an hour of use so far and has not left my desk area in my home. It is in mint condition and back in the box now. I have the X series and did a lot of A/Bing but in the end to my ears, I prefer the sound of the X series over the Z series. Don't get me wrong....the Z series has a beautiful screen and the physical make of the product is top notch. In my opinion it is a lot nicer than the X series but I think sound lacks the warmth that I have grown accustomed to. I think the X is better than the Z in terms of audio quality by a bit and not a whole lot. The Z is better in terms of just about everything else. I paid 650 for mine on eBay. Asking around the 600 mark for it. If anyone wants it before I send it back overseas, PM me your email and we can talk through there. I take Paypal and ship USPS Priority mail. Thanks
You know, I think it's nice to see that Sony got competitive with their pricing. Would have like to see them go straight dollar for dollar with the Itouch, but I guess Sony just isn't about that.
Looking forward to hearing about this player more. I wonder how it will compare to the A series.
Hmmmm....I might still go for the A series. There is an X series at a store here that's the 32 GB brand new....it's going for 279. But the lack of SensMe and a dedicated Shuffle button made me sell my original...so I can't see buying it again. I really want the A series to sound as good, because I LOVED the sound of my X. I think I might pass on the Z because I"m not a fan of android. If it wasn't open market and a wonder breeding ground for viruses then I'd probably get into it more.
Guess the jury is still out. I have the new S series and I like it but it's only an 8GB which isn't anywhere near enough. Sound quality wise though, I was pretty disappointed because I can't tell any differences between it and the newest E series generation.
Transfer speed is a lot faster than the X Series for sure. The X took days to transfer files whereas the Z flies in comparison.
How about syncing the device? Seems like the X took years to copy a bunch of files over. Any improvement?
I believe I saw a video and it was a 5 band. I don't think Sony uses anything more than a 5 band anyway. The only portable player I can remember in recent years that offered more was the Samsung P2 and maybe P3? The P2 for sure had a 7 band.
Itunes has a 10 band for desktop use only....sure would be nice if they would decide to put that 10 band customizable on their players.
Release date in USA & UK is 1st March (or therabouts)
Prices for USA - 32gb = $329 (£214)... 16gb = $279... 8gb £250
Prices for UK- 32gb = £299 ($460)
No doubt UK model will be volume capped so instead of paying £360 (plus ship) for one from Japan, I'll wait six weeks and get me one from the States.