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Originally Posted by alphabetagaga View Post

i had the 1070 for a few months. loved everything about it. apart from the size. just too big for anything other than using around the house. if the z was the f in size then i would have kept the thing for sure.

nah. i actually prefer the z size since i wanna use for viewing vids too but FLAC is equally important to me too. so, im waiting for the ICS upgrade for the Z. not to mention the screen/-color of the Z is better :p

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I'm actually looking forward to the massive size and leather case.  Now all I need is the CKS1000LTD to pair with it or a gold-plated custom IEM.

 

 

Then at least I'd look like I'm serious about audio quality, which I sure don't with Teclast and Vsonic lol.

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Originally Posted by virus12345 View Post
/ i wanna use for viewing vids too /

 

Excellent point!  That'd kill my Xperia Ray battery life in no time, ideally you need a seperate player for music and video hehe.

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The Z's Bass is punchier, more revealing , the F's bass is more refined.
The F is more detailed neutral in general than the Z, not necessarily better, but different.


Thank you! Good to know!

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Just got my NWZ-Z1060... $240 USD at today's exchange rate in Mexico (half off what it was here). Everything's fluid, can play music even though it's connected to a Mac Mini charging the battery... Sounds great which is what I was really interested in... No hiss with supplied headphones or XBA-4... Threw some MP3s, they passed quickly... But where copied three times each... I guess it wouldn't be a Sony if it didn't do that! Even though I've been using Gingerbread on an Xperia Mini Pro, coming from an NWZ-A818 the android interface is quite a shocker on a Walkman...
 

Just saw some of my uploaded pictures on picasa / google+, the screen does them more justice!

 

Thanks to everyone on this thread!

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Got a Z1060 (Canadian) myself, was wondering if any of you friendly members have tried or compared the Z/F with/against the ALO Continental amp?  Was thinking of picking one up before they disappear!  Would be driving the AKG Q701.  Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

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Originally Posted by TC91 View Post

Got a Z1060 (Canadian) myself, was wondering if any of you friendly members have tried or compared the Z/F with/against the ALO Continental amp?  Was thinking of picking one up before they disappear!  Would be driving the AKG Q701.  Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

Greetings my Canadian brother.

I haven't looked too hard, but I did find one post of someone that has tried that combo.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/563201/alo-the-continental/330#post_8091464

 

If you're really that curious about it, you should jump on it before it's gone.

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Originally Posted by Fizz View Post

Greetings my Canadian brother.

I haven't looked too hard, but I did find one post of someone that has tried that combo.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/563201/alo-the-continental/330#post_8091464

 

If you're really that curious about it, you should jump on it before it's gone.


Thanks Fizz, appreciate the help! smily_headphones1.gif   Hmm that fellow did not seem too impressed with that combo... will have to think it over as the Z drives the Q701's pretty well but was always curious to see if it could be better...

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Wow, this is very interesting thanks

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Originally Posted by Pondu View Post

Wow, this is very interesting thanks

Sad really... but I see it too.... they don't push the PS Vita hard enough (and as far as handhelds go... nothing else compares), their Walkman line is far superior to most commercial items out there. They used to be "THE" tv to get. The made some nice computers, they were the "Apple" of the PC world.  Just sad really.

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Hi guys!

 

Could anybody tell me if European NWZ-Z1000 really has a volume cap? I'm from Ukraine and our local Sony support says that it's Android and it's unlikely that a volume cap is present. But regularly I can see posts about this volume cap. Where does this information come from? 

Does anybody compare EU and JP versions?

Are here owners of EU version of Z1000? Could you please confirm that something wrong with the volume?

It's a bit strange that some volume limitation should be applied since the output of Sony Walkman is only about 5mW per channel. Other devices has much more output power even in EU version (Cowon, iRiver)

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Graviton View Post

Hi guys!

 

Could anybody tell me if European NWZ-Z1000 really has a volume cap? I'm from Ukraine and our local Sony support says that it's Android and it's unlikely that a volume cap is present. But regularly I can see posts about this volume cap. Where does this information come from? 

Does anybody compare EU and JP versions?

Are here owners of EU version of Z1000? Could you please confirm that something wrong with the volume?

It's a bit strange that some volume limitation should be applied since the output of Sony Walkman is only about 5mW per channel. Other devices has much more output power even in EU version (Cowon, iRiver)

 

Thanks!

I'm sorry but I'm not sure anyone here has ever compared the Z from different regions.  However, I did compare the A86x from different regions consisting of the UK, JP, and US.  Unfortunately, the UK unit did have a volume cap and sound harsher and brighter than the US & JP counter part.  The US & JP units sounded better and identical to my ears and approximately 5 volume steps louder at the same volume level.  The UK A-walkman was purchased during the sale from advancedmp3.com.

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Originally Posted by purk View Post

I'm sorry but I'm not sure anyone here has ever compared the Z from different regions.  However, I did compare the A86x from different regions consisting of the UK, JP, and US.  Unfortunately, the UK unit did have a volume cap and sound harsher and brighter than the US & JP counter part.  The US & JP units sounded better and identical to my ears and approximately 5 volume steps louder at the same volume level.  The UK A-walkman was purchased during the sale from advancedmp3.com.

Thanks for sharing your observations, but A-series is not on Android, I think Android devices should have a more universal OS, I really think that the Android version is the same for all markets and therefore only some settings can be different (which are customizable). Am I wrong? 

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I believe OK-Guy did have the UK, US, and JAP market versions of the Z at one point, it should be somewhere in this thread.  

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