Originally Posted by FenderP
I need to update my other thread about it (
) - I honestly haven't had time. Between the trip to Japan, coming back and dealing with work, plus the holidays ... it's been pretty busy. I need to find dedicated time to do an A-B, but both beat the A847 in all respects. I haven't heard the latest generation of the A (the A86x series), so it may have improved. They had it in Japan but I didn't listen because it wasn't my music and it's hard to do in a store like Yodobashi or Bic Camera - or even Sony's showroom in Ginza.
I am happy with the Z so far. I'm listening with the MDR-7550 IEMs (same as the MDR-EX800ST in Japan). I'm half considering getting the MDR-NWNC200 headphones which are made to work expressly with the Z.
Sorry, missed this post! yep, totally understandable, it has taken me a quite a while to get back to been active on head-fi after a busy few months with work etc, never enough hours in the day, will keep an eye out for your impressions for when they happen as I will not be getting the Z1070 at least until the UK spec is available (if uncapped) : (
Are the MDR-NWNC200 noise cancelling headphones? Like the looks of the MDR-7550's, look as if they have detachable cables.
I had the Sony Z1000's studio headphones arrive today, got them at a very good price and they sound okay even straight from the X Walkman un-amped, and have shown signs of sounding terrific with good recordings when amped.
Early days yet, needs plenty of burn in time to tame it a bit from what I have heard so far to pass judgement on them.