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Nirvana in flac sounds perfect:)

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Originally Posted by Berkovajazz View Post

Nirvana in flac sounds perfect:)

 

can't argue with that... an album that really does sound great on the WM-Z is Simply Red's debut album 'Picture Book'... stand-out tracks are 'Jericho & Picture Book' & jazz lovers will love 'Sad Old Red'... shame they never really progressed after this excellent album. 

post #3588 of 3927

Yeah, Simply Red sounds great too:)


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What IEMs are you using with WMZ?

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Originally Posted by Berkovajazz View Post

What IEMs are you using with WMZ?


Heir 5.0's for the most... also the 3&4.Ai's when I can prise the 5.0's outta my lugs.
 

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here's an album that has some wonderful vocals 'Sandy Denny - Gold Dust (the final concert)'... stand out track is 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes'... you may need a tissue.  

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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

I bought my zHD 32GB for $75, and two days later got a Sansa Fuze V2, and shortly afterwards bought the 8GB Z for $120.  Honestly, if I liked a darker signature the zHD would be the better device for me.  Its smaller, prettier, and is more music oriented.  The battery life is great, and is arguably better in terms of sound quality.

The Z feels like any typical, sloppy, ANDROID!  Love the added brightness and the added flavor the enhancer provides.  The bass seems to be over emphasized in bits of the track, sometimes the bass suddenly loses in prominence in ICS (which is weird, idk).  

The Z pairs better with my headphone and preference... and has uTorrent biggrin.gif
.  I wish they would take fix the bugs in the UI and enhancer service.


If you have a Sen or a Beyer you might find the Zune HD to be superior.  If you like the Sansa line goto hell tongue.gif
, horrible sound quality.  Well not horrible, though clearly inferior to the zHD and Z.  Was led to believe that the Zune HD < Sansa, which after getting a Fuze only made me doubt the Zune more (idk why).

Happy that I have a player that works well with my AD900x
Lol you are such a misled fanboy it's just preference dude, when the sansa is amped via line out it can definetly put out good sound, and no I'm not a fan of sansa
post #3592 of 3927
As a zune fan girl, I will say outright, that the Sansa series are superior to the entire zune line.

*looks at her neglected zHD*

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Dunno why, but i hate sansa. Simple crap. Yes, the best from -50$, bur nothing more. Zunes were much better and iPods too.

 

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Heir 5.0's for the most... also the 3&4.Ai's when I can prise the 5.0's outta my lugs.

Super! Did you try them with another sources? I guess that difference is minimal. Multidrivers are not so sensitive to sources like good dynamics and 1-drivers.

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Originally Posted by Berkovajazz View Post

 

Super! Did you try them with another sources? 

 

I got a good source so I don't see the point... I don't do hi-res as there's no point for me as I upload straight from cd into 'lossless' and if there's a better red-book player out there than the Z & F it's marginal & subjective to taste.... no point in a high-res player if you ain't got the file-types, in my opinion that is, I could be wrong.

 

if I did go for another source in would be for connectivity reasons for the main.


Edited by OK-Guy - 6/23/13 at 12:48am
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I live my zHD as much as the next, but Ipod/iPhone and Sansa players measure better than the zune.

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Originally Posted by CrystalT View Post

I live my zHD as much as the next, but Ipod/iPhone and Sansa players measure better than the zune.

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If the Zune HD had been given a customizable EQ  instead of just those stupid presets, I might have kept mine. But I was spoiled by my Rockboxed Sansas with a real EQ, and the 4th gen Touch with the Equalizer app.....so I traded the Zune HD away with no regrets.

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I don't use eq. I personally think software eq is garbage. I prefer my rig to sound the way I want it to at the hardware level.

I still have my zune but it gets neglected because Sansa has a better file system. Mtp over msc and proprietary hardware every day.
Also, I love the way my zune sounds at default, but I need to go to 25-28 for the majority of my headphones to hit critical listening levels. With the clip zip, I can drive most things at -10db.

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Originally Posted by CrystalT View Post

I don't use eq. I personally think software eq is garbage. I prefer my rig to sound the way I want it to at the hardware level.

I still have my zune but it gets neglected because Sansa has a better file system. Mtp over msc and proprietary hardware every day.
Also, I love the way my zune sounds at default, but I need to go to 25-28 for the majority of my headphones to hit critical listening levels. With the clip zip, I can drive most things at -10db.

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Same here I hate adjusting a software eq, if I want the sound to change I'll just flick a switch on my arrow 4g or buy new gear. By the way does the Zune hd have a line out?
post #3599 of 3927
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Same here I hate adjusting a software eq, if I want the sound to change I'll just flick a switch on my arrow 4g or buy new gear. By the way does the Zune hd have a line out?

Nope, no line-out. The heaphone-out signal is clean enough to double-amp with, though, as long as none of the EQ presets are engaged.

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If we want to measure the quality of a player by its measurements, the Z isn't exactly top dog in this respect.  

 

I have a Fuze in my room (non-touch), and in my shop I have various models.  The only features I liked from the Sansa came specifically from the Rockbox software.  The tuner application works better than my $2 standalone unit, and the Winamp theme keeps me nostalgic lol.

 

I enjoy the zHD and Walkman Z, I would not pay more than $20 for a Sansa.

 

Try listening to your Sansas through the Headphone Out without any DAC/Amp.  I have, and frankly I'd do myself playing my music through a potato.

 

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Originally Posted by Berkovajazz View Post

Dunno why, but i hate sansa. Simple crap. Yes, the best from -50$, bur nothing more. Zunes were much better and iPods too.

 

Super! Did you try them with another sources? I guess that difference is minimal. Multidrivers are not so sensitive to sources like good dynamics and 1-drivers.

 

Thank you, at least I now know I am not alone...

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