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post #3166 of 3987
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Originally Posted by zfannewb View Post

I went from the a864 walkman to the z and I noticed the difference in sound quality immediately.  The Z was more muddled and fatiguing, where the A was clean

crisp, and full with nice separation.  Kinda disappointing really since I heard they have the same digital amps in them.  I find with the z that less is more.  I turn off all

of the sound enhancements and maybe use the eq.  If I use any of the sound enhancements the eq changes dont seem to work.  I noticed this before the ics update,

that the eq just seemed to make things louder and not better.  That is, if I adjusted the treble I could hardly tell that I adjusted the treble, everything just seemed to be louder.

With the A if I adjusted the treble I could tell immediately the change.  If only I could find a large capacity a series then I would sell the z.  

 

have you tried 3rd party apps with Z? i find that playerpro works pretty well. to me the i didnt really like the stock sony player

post #3167 of 3987

I have tried all kinds of 3rd party apps including equalizers and in the end I found it such a hassle that I just reverted back to the stock player.

I found that after doing the ics update a factory reset helped with the problematic flac files.  Now I just use media go and transfer the flacs over

and it just works with all of the artwork and tags intact.  Regarding the sound, like I said before, my A just sounds better.  Doesnt matter what the file type mp3 or flac. Now in saying that, I know that hearing can be very subjective and what I like, others may not.   I do like my Z for the dope eye candy

and it is fun to play with.   

post #3168 of 3987

does anyone has tried to make a comparison between SONY Z vs IRiver Ak100?I want to know the result.

post #3169 of 3987

I don't think there is much to compare the two apart from sound quality, because they are otherwise different animals completely. Android vs custom firmware, proprietary Sony line out vs optical/coaxial output, no storage expansion vs 2xMicroSD slots.... And so on.

 

I had an AK100 briefly, but traded it back with the retailer for an iBasso DX100. I later purchased a 16gb Z then a 64gb Z. Therefore I am unable to a/b the devices. But from memory, I do feel the Z is closer to the DX100 than what I felt the AK100 was in terms of SQ. 

 

In the end, the main advantage of the AK100 was its size and expandability, but there are many much cheaper micro DAPs with MicroSD slots around. I think the iRiver is very poor value compared to a Z given all the extra capabilities it has while having a very good DAC for its class of DAP and considerably less expensive.

post #3170 of 3987
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Originally Posted by azmadu View Post

Hi guys,

 

This may have been asked previously but there are too many pages to go through.  Has anyone ordered a 64GB Z direct from Japan to the UK, and if so where from and how much did you pay for shipping and duty etc?

 

Thanks

I ordered my 64Gb Z direct from Japan last year. It was 350pounds (delivery inclusive) and 70pounds tax and duty. I am looking to sell it now. Let me know if you are interested. Cheers.

post #3171 of 3987

i also planned to buy the 64gb in japan but i would go buy the ak100 since i  would get them for much cheaper prices.I found that based on few tracks i played with them the ak100 is the winner between the two.

post #3172 of 3987

hi guys i found a usb charger is this ok planing to buy it HUNTKEY USB CHARGER S202 http://www.huntkeydiy.com/en/product/p-195-662.html

post #3173 of 3987

Looks similar to an iPad charger which is what I use without issue. At 10w, 2.1amps, it's rated the same so expect it should be fine.

post #3174 of 3987

thanks i got it today .. feedback later

post #3175 of 3987

the charger works fine now i dont need to open my pc to charge my phone . anyway the new xperia Z is really pissing me off http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15PmY4h1HRU

post #3176 of 3987
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Originally Posted by usernamekoh View Postanyway the new xperia Z is really pissing me off http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15PmY4h1HRU

Why?  It looks freak'n Awesome!  I'd probably hand my current "Z" to the kids to use and get the Xperia Z... if it comes to Verizon... if not, I have till September, then I'll probably jump ship.

post #3177 of 3987
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Originally Posted by WayTooCrazy View Post

Why?  It looks freak'n Awesome!  I'd probably hand my current "Z" to the kids to use and get the Xperia Z... if it comes to Verizon... if not, I have till September, then I'll probably jump ship.

probably ill do the same , that's why maybe i did wait for the xperia Z and buy it than my walkman z 

post #3178 of 3987

it's not a good idea to use xperia z for music the batt life is pretty bad

post #3179 of 3987
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Originally Posted by dunno34231 View Post

it's not a good idea to use xperia z for music the batt life is pretty bad

Or any smartphone for that matter.

 

I recently gave up on using my Xperia S as music player because I couldn't make it through the day on one charge. I was getting 3-3.5 hours of screen time when it was doubling as my pmp, now I'm getting 4.5-5h. 

post #3180 of 3987

The reason that the Walkman Z has such great sound quality is b/c of the "S-Master Pro MX" digital amplification.  I'm doubt that the Xperia Z phones will feature the same digital amp though.  With that said, the sound might be as good as the S & E series.

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