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post #166 of 178
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try updating via Media Go, do a factory reset first... best solution I can think of, hth

post #167 of 178
New firmware update available for the Z(2.03)and F(1.13):

http://www.sony.jp/walkman/update/index.html

Enjoy:)
Edited by flyer1 - 4/26/14 at 9:14am
post #168 of 178
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can you please tell me if there are any improvements sound-wise?... I'm still debating getting another one.

post #169 of 178
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can you please tell me if there are any improvements sound-wise?... I'm still debating getting another one.

Will do a comparison between my other Z still on 2.02 and the one already updated to 2.03 and report back:)
post #170 of 178
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cheers mate, appreciated. :beerchug:

post #171 of 178
My review of the latest 2.03 firmware update of the Z here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/584479/new-sony-walkman-z-series-mini-review/3900#post_10496928
Edited by flyer1 - 4/28/14 at 2:32am
post #172 of 178
Hey guys appreciate all the info. I have shure se846 iems and they play best on a player with low impedance . Would the sony walkman s780 work well with the iems? Thanks!
post #173 of 178

Hey guys,
A proud NW-Z1070 owner for two years here :-) I use Ultrasone Pro 2900 headphones and the result is amazing.
I was just wondering is ZX1 worth the money? Can anyone compare the sound quality of the two?

 

Thanks.

post #174 of 178
Issues with your z1070? If not, might be worth getting a DAC/amp with the money if you want better sound.
post #175 of 178

No, not actually. I'm pleased with my Z1070.

As far as I can see, 128GB memory space of ZX1 is very appealing. And there's a big question mark on my mind about this 'HD Audio'
I guess it means that the player has a 24 bit DAC. But since all my music files are 16bit, will it work as an up-scaling player? ...and even if so, would it make a difference? Frankly I don't hear any difference with my 24 bit DAC in my hi-fi system while listening to CD's.

 

As to your point about getting a DAC/amp, I'm also puzzled. Since the output of the walkman is analog, how will a DAC help with the sound quality? Can you even feed an analog line to a  DAC?  The sound level is also good for me, so why would I need an external amp?

 

Thank you very much. 

post #176 of 178

Anyone still using their Z1070's out there? New firmware 2.04 is out !

post #177 of 178
Yep I
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Anyone still using their Z1070's out there? New firmware 2.04 is out !


Yep, me!

Bought a second one this year as a backup and no interest in buying a zx1 or new A series as I doubt it would increase my pleasure of the specific sound(warmer/analogue)the Z delivers.

2.04 update only sorts out better bluetooth connectivity I guess..No other changes noted yet in this update. Did Sony ever keep updating one of it's players this long, 3 years, after initial release?Pretty great indeed!
post #178 of 178

Exactly. 128GB memory is tempting, but imagine my disappointment if I buy the zx1 and then I find that it doesn't even sound as good as my Z. Not worth $600 to put to the test :-)

And I don't understand why they started pitching the HD audio angle. It is established that 24 bit audio does not make any difference when it comes to playback sound quality. 

Anyways, until Sony releases a Walkman that supports gapless playback and sounds at least as good as the Z series, I too am not buying anything new :-)

 

Cheers. 

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Yep I
Yep, me!

Bought a second one this year as a backup and no interest in buying a zx1 or new A series as I doubt it would increase my pleasure of the specific sound(warmer/analogue)the Z delivers.

2.04 update only sorts out better bluetooth connectivity I guess..No other changes noted yet in this update. Did Sony ever keep updating one of it's players this long, 3 years, after initial release?Pretty great indeed!
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