Originally Posted by sicko
Did you revert to it or tried it on a friend's Z? (please say you reverted to it somehow)Ebay-ed the updated ICS Z and bought another one to get back to
Ebay-ed the updated ICS Z and got another Jap Z to get back to the sound sig I much preferred on Gingerbread. I even tend to believe Sony optimized the sound for GB when the Z was originally designed and somehow wasn't able/didn't want to spend the resources to achieve the same when ICS came out but did make the update available for marketing reasons.Consumers tend to want the latest/newest even if it might be not as good as the old in certain ways!
All said however choice of headphones has an enormous effect as well and I'm happy now with my Jap Z on GB with ATH-CKS77 headphones. Warm analogue sounding with a tube amp like effect to it! And ofcourse people have different taste in sound so some might prefer the more analytical, bright sound which the Z got after the ICS update...