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post #3316 of 3909

I received a 32gb European Z1060 this week in a great transaction with Didier from this forum - I love it, the sound really is amazing.

 

If anyone has a problem with MP3s transfered by drag and drop losing its cover artwork and/or track order - I have an answer; just reset the ID3 tag version to 2.2 and all will be well - it worked 100% for me.

 

Cheers,

 

Andy

post #3317 of 3909
I installed PowerAm and when I play with the equalizer, then lift the bottom of the frequency of the sound is distorted!
post #3318 of 3909
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Originally Posted by Kvud View Post

I installed PowerAm and when I play with the equalizer, then lift the bottom of the frequency of the sound is distorted!

EQing the Z makes it sound bloody awful imho.

Tried Power amp and indeed it distorts badly if you touch the eq. The bundled eq feels random also.
post #3319 of 3909
All third party apps sick with the Z. Stick with the Sony app.
post #3320 of 3909
I think playerpro is pretty good if u wanna eq
post #3321 of 3909
older versions of the Sony is the best that Sony has released a series of F and Z is a weak source for complete listening experience.
post #3322 of 3909
The only thing that I like about this player, watch movies! for music it does not fit!
post #3323 of 3909

Think a few people here will disagree Kvudwink_face.gif

 

I myself have the Sony X,A,F and Z series and prefer the Z sound signature over all of them! 


Edited by flyer1 - 5/6/13 at 4:14am
post #3324 of 3909
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Originally Posted by flyer1 View Post

Think a few people here will disagree Kvudwink_face.gif

 

I myself have the Sony X,A,F en Z series and prefer the Z sound signature over all of them! 

You're on GB or ICS?

post #3325 of 3909

GB! And staying on that definitely after I tried the ICS update..

post #3326 of 3909
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GB! And staying on that definitely after I tried the ICS update..

Did you revert to it or tried it on a friend's Z? (please say you reverted to it somehow)

post #3327 of 3909

I dont use flac on sources like Sony cause they sound fine with 320kbps mp3.

 

Is there any dramitic variance in sound after the update? I dont want to spoil what I have and get frustrated saying 'I shouldnt have done that'.

 

I dont use internet or anyother components.Just the stock media player.

post #3328 of 3909
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Originally Posted by sicko View Post

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...

post #3329 of 3909
does the JP Z sound different than the 32gb USA version? Does the JP version have English menu?
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post #3330 of 3909
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

does the JP Z sound different than the 32gb USA version? Does the JP version have English menu?

You can change the language to English, but the sound should be the same.

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