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post #2416 of 3934

I don't like to rush to conclusion as often I started raving about some iems that ended few weeks later in the sale forum. biggrin.gif

It is really impressing so far. Incredibly transparent and revealing....maybe too much. It has been described as neutral but I think the treble is quite present. Very good recording sound wonderful but I had issues on some albums with  slightly "splashy" lower treble. Quite an unforgiving iem. The bass, which I was concerned might be too lean,  is in fact absolutely perfect and superb, IMO. 

I have been trying many tips but always get a slight discomfort after listening for few hours.

It sounds great through the Z but unfortunately it does benefit from an amp despite being very sensitive and easy to drive (probably due  low and uneven impedance) unlike my PFE232.


Edited by zenpunk - 10/4/12 at 1:23am
post #2417 of 3934
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Has anyone been playing with the GPS? It seems to be very weak and close to useless  triportsad.gif

I believe you'll need 3G data in order for it to be any good... or at least a separate GPS receiver...

post #2418 of 3934
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Has anyone been playing with the GPS? It seems to be very weak and close to useless  triportsad.gif

 

It works fine on mine.  I got sick of google map and installed "co-pilot" and paid $10 on it.  Work great.  Almost as fast at picking up GPS signal compared to Tom Tom 920.  USA map takes 1.7 GB of memory from my Z1070 though.

post #2419 of 3934
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Originally Posted by WayTooCrazy View Post

I believe you'll need 3G data in order for it to be any good... or at least a separate GPS receiver...

 

So why bother having one on the Z? It would  be such a great feature if useable.

In London, it work sometimes but often doesn't pick any signal. I wonder if there is some sort of calibration that can be done to improve signal. confused.gif

post #2420 of 3934
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It works fine on mine.  I got sick of google map and installed "co-pilot" and paid $10 on it.  Work great.  Almost as fast at picking up GPS signal compared to Tom Tom 920.  USA map takes 1.7 GB of memory from my Z1070 though.

I'll have to try it... my quick use (which was really only a few minutes)... I didn't get any accurate signals... so I assumed it used WiFi to try and triangulate or something.

post #2421 of 3934

Is it my player i cannot find the S-Master MX installed on Z1050 series or they dont have it in this model?I got a newly bought so i try to find it where i can get an EQ.

post #2422 of 3934
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Is it my player i cannot find the S-Master MX installed on Z1050 series or they dont have it in this model?I got a newly bought so i try to find it where i can get an EQ.

 

The S-Master MX is not an equalization but is the nickname of Sony's Digital Amplification.

post #2423 of 3934
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Is it my player i cannot find the S-Master MX installed on Z1050 series or they dont have it in this model?I got a newly bought so i try to find it where i can get an EQ.

Well, you will have to take apart your Z first,  but is definitely somewhere inside on that circuit board. biggrin.gif

post #2424 of 3934

can one of you guys tell airkitoy how to find the 'equalizer'... it's one of the buttons at the bottom when a song is playing if memory serves me right (don't get mine back till later so can't advise at present)... cheers.

post #2425 of 3934
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can one of you guys tell airkitoy how to find the 'equalizer'... it's one of the buttons at the bottom when a song is playing if memory serves me right (don't get mine back till later so can't advise at present)... cheers

 

airkitoy... when a track is playing or you have the music-track on the full-screen... at the bottom of your WM-Z you will see the three control buttons, tap-on the one on the right-hand side and a pop-up screen appears, tap-on settings, then tap-on 'equalizer' you can then set to what you want via the two custom-settings... I'd also tick the boxes for DSEE, Clear Stereo and Dynamic Normalizer... doing that tightens everything up.... hope that helps.

post #2426 of 3934

i think airkitoy is looking for an "s-master mx EQ preset" somewhere in his z1050 hehe

post #2427 of 3934
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

i think airkitoy is looking for an "s-master mx EQ preset" somewhere in his z1050 hehe

 

hope they've got x-ray eyes wink_face.gif

 

Dyaems... WM-Z + Heir 4.Ai = blissful orgasmic ears tongue_smile.gif

post #2428 of 3934

no demo unit for 4Ai here sadly...

 

not feel like blind-buying a 4.Ai for some reason lol... weird

post #2429 of 3934
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no demo unit for 4Ai here sadly...

 

not feel like blind-buying a 4.Ai for some reason lol... weird

 

yeah I pondered over it for a few weeks... the Sony stock-buds with the WM-Z are a pretty good all rounder, they've honestly been a match for most of the on-the-ear headphones I've had, showing up their inadequacies in one way or another... but these 4.Ai's are on another level, the WM-Z absolutely shines with them, if you like neutrality with depth and feeling where no instrument is bleeding into another across the ranges, then look no further.

 

the total cost of the 4.Ai's plus shipping & customs at the time was hard to justify... but now the smile on my face will tell you how happy I am with my purchase(s).

 

I've also got the 3.Ai which I ain't even bothered to plug into the WM-Z yet... my thinking, why change a good thing atsmile.gif


Edited by OK-Guy - 10/8/12 at 6:45pm
post #2430 of 3934

.... I just broke open my Piggy Bank and started counting up my pennies... sounds you may think about parting soon with the 3.Ai... as the 4.Ai are soooo wonderful with the "Z".

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