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post #3016 of 3989
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

Good to know you got it working wink.gif.

Personally I recommend a factory reset for a clean install after the  update but some people seems to be happy with just clearing apps data.

If it fixes the bugs I dont see a reason to do a factory reset. If you have one, please enlighten me. rolleyes.gif

post #3017 of 3989

Hi all
Can somebody who owns Heiraudio 4.Ai iems tell me do they need amp  with z or does the z play them good enough without amp
I myself have the european version of Z.

post #3018 of 3989
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Originally Posted by Saint Henrik View Post

Hi all
Can somebody who owns Heiraudio 4.Ai iems tell me do they need amp  with z or does the z play them good enough without amp
I myself have the european version of Z.

I own the US version of the Z with the Heir 4.A, and it runs them well with no problems!

post #3019 of 3989
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Originally Posted by Saint Henrik View Post

Hi all
Can somebody who owns Heiraudio 4.Ai iems tell me do they need amp  with z or does the z play them good enough without amp
I myself have the european version of Z.

AFAIK, the european version has the volume cap, so you'll need one. Plus, if you have the two, why don't you see for yourself?

post #3020 of 3989
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Originally Posted by sicko View Post

If it fixes the bugs I dont see a reason to do a factory reset. If you have one, please enlighten me. rolleyes.gif

Well, the Walkman player wasn't the only app that was sluggish on my Z. I also noticed the battery was draining quite quickly when asleep. I know from my experience with PC that it is always safer to start with a clean slate as it avoid possible problems down the road. Battery life on my Z definitely improved after the reset. 

Of course if you have no issue with yours, no need for a reset. I just believe it is good practice to do so. wink.gif

post #3021 of 3989

finally got my Z and upgrade to ICS. AND WOW!

 

smooth interface like any other phones on the market. (i did the reboot method. thx zen and the other ones who mention this tip)

GREAT SQ and EQ. (maby ill make a mini-review bout the sound later on)

 

battery life isnt that good imo :(

also no charger for the Z (requires long hour for 100%)

 

for ppl whose wondering formats that this player support

1) yes it supports flac. no lag when changing songs works flawlessly. unfortunately, i only use mp3 and flac for my music. so idk much about other formats. (NO need to install apps to play flac)

2) mkv, mp4, avi and all other vids format WILL be supported ( i HIGHLY recommend MX PLAYER ) do install this app no matter what! ^^

 

need mx player to play mkv unfortunately. but mx really does well and its free!

 

currently pairing the Z with my ckm500.

post #3022 of 3989

I havent heard much talk of the Z walkman with the EX1000 IEMS. I definitely like it. Will have the PHA-1 soon, can wait to test it out. If it doesn't work out, well I can use it with my desktop & replace my Audioengine D1.

post #3023 of 3989

why my Z is always in low memory (ram)? and I must always clear that with task manager app when i wanna do/play some heavy app

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Originally Posted by jacknight View Post

why my Z is always in low memory (ram)? and I must always clear that with task manager app when i wanna do/play some heavy app

The Walkman has a total of 512mb. User available is around 300, from which you only get to use around one-thirds.

post #3025 of 3989

My player is already full at 54GB of music, and I did not download any apps apart from poweramp :(

post #3026 of 3989

55gb is the max storage of the z1070, the extra 10gb is used by the system, and the max memory size is not really 64gb (like those internal HDDs, SSDs, etc.. its not exact.)

post #3027 of 3989
Sony Walkman Z is the best and with Ath-m50 its Pure Brilliant!! what charger do i use to charge it because charging in my laptop is so longgggg
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anybody thinking of using this to charge????

 

http://www.amazon.com/PowerGen-Dual-Port-Travel-Charger/dp/B0073FE1F0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358761609&sr=8-2&keywords=usb+power+adapter

(read the product description for those who wanted to buy - saying sumthing like needed to use the 2nd port)

 

im really need sumthing to charge as my laptop charges my walkman Z too SLOW (need around 3.5-4 hours)

and im using(enjoying ^^) my Z for loooooooong hours. thus the battery drains fast.

 

EDIT:

theres black too if you guys are interested....

http://www.amazon.com/PowerGen-Dual-Port-Travel-Charger/dp/B0073FCPSK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1358761609&sr=8-5&keywords=usb+power+adapter

 

i hope sum1 could give a review after using this with the Z...


Edited by virus12345 - 1/21/13 at 1:56am
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Anyone have any info on how to downgrade the firmware (i.e. from ICS to GB)?

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I've been looking for a digital source and transport, I reckoned that a Dap with good quality Dac performance and line out could fulfill the criteria.

This Sony Walkman Z caught my attention.

I don't have the stubbornness to read up all this thread so I'll just make my questions here, hope someone can help me out...

 

Anyone compared the Line out of the Walkman Z to other Daps, like Hifiman HM-601, or IRivers, for example?

What is the consensus about the quality of the line out in this dap?

Can it compete with standalone 100 - 300$ Dacs?

What is the Dac chip used in this device?

And what is the power output (V) of the line out?

Does anyone know how to bypass the EU volume limit?

If there's any link for a source of substancial technical information of the Walkman Z I would apprecciate.

 

Thanks!


Edited by kkl10 - 1/21/13 at 3:07pm
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