Originally Posted by Jpfe8851
There is no mini USB port. That's a mini HDMI port on the side. But you can obtain line out via the proprietary charge and dock port on the bottom. Fiio make an inexpensive cable for that. Frankly the quality from the HP output is very good and have not felt the need to use a DAC or amp. If you're looking for super SQ from a DAC/amp, you'd probably use a better source anyway. The Z is all about portability.
Re the 8gb Z1040; it is too small as some of that 8gb gets used up by the OS. 16gb is far more useful or even better I bought a 64gb from Japan I was so impressed with the Z. With the 8 you'll probably find yourself needing to stream from a DLNA source or Internet source.
I was referring to this that Purk had mentioned in an earlier thread: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360628858991?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Was asking on some else behalf as I do not personally need one myself. I had the Z1070 myself and imo is far from truely been portable which is why I still keep the X and if the F had hard buttons I would be sold. I only use WAV on my X and flac when I had the Z.
The HP out on the Z was even more ground breaking than those before it but with the right portable amp will tighten things up further with more authority lending to better control/ definition and lead to more blackness long as no impendance issues.
I still miss the Z and have considered going back but am staying strong awaiting that next flagship model (if the day ever comes) that has those hard playback controls back on top with the size of the F and obviously if possible the SQ surpassing the Z & F!
Originally Posted by purk
I think he meant whether or not one can by pass the internal DAC.
I did indeedy.