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post #121 of 513

I tried it today at the Tokyo headphone show.

 

I liked it.

Nice small form, light. Fits well in ones hand.

 

Clean sound, gets a bit harsh with too much volume.

 

A good little unit.

 

*Prefer my Fostex hp_p1.

 

*Tested with ATH-ESW9.

post #122 of 513
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Excuse my poor eyesight, but do they include a lightning cable?

 

(the fourth one down?)

 

 

The four cables included, from top to bottom, are Walkman cable, iPod connector cable, stereo mini cable and lastly micro USB cable. So nope, no Lightning cable at all.

post #123 of 513

Anyone know if this is coming to the U.S.?

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post #124 of 513
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Anyone know if this is coming to the U.S.?

I spoke with sony rep, right now there is no plan for US or AUS release. They dont even release their walkman globally.

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I spoke with sony rep, right now there is no plan for US or AUS release. They dont even release their walkman globally.

...and thus the reason why Sony is failing globally over the year. Someone please wake up those Japanese management rolleyes.gif
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Anyone know if this is coming to the U.S.?

We were told by Sony that the PHA-1 would be sold in Sony's professional channel. So in the US, that would be retailers like B&H Photo, etc.
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...and thus the reason why Sony is failing globally over the year. Someone please wake up those Japanese management rolleyes.gif

She kept insisting me that why the z-series walkman is "good enough". So annoying, I honestly cannot justify another costly import from Japan. Sadly my walkman days are over for now. 

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...and thus the reason why Sony is failing globally over the year. Someone please wake up those Japanese management rolleyes.gif

 

 

Sorry to tell you, I tried, I have written letters, emails..etc...they are in comma.

post #129 of 513

even though it is out of context i like to say something about Logitech rep. I had a chat with the logitech folks about the huge price difference for their UE900 compared to US market. Initially they gave me all this reason why there is such a huge price difference which did not make any sense(I did the maths and i still could not find how they came up with that huge price difference). So after that chat with them I just checked their UE900 Australian price and I am happy to say that they reduced to 499, compared to 799 they intially had it for. Still not as cheap as the 399 where the US apple store is selling but still we have to give them credit for at least giving a crap to what someone said to them. 

post #130 of 513

you may find the difference is due to customs/import-tax... in UK we normally have to pay at least 20% extra because of taxes.

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We were told by Sony that the PHA-1 would be sold in Sony's professional channel. So in the US, that would be retailers like B&H Photo, etc.

 

Awesome!  Thank you.

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post #132 of 513
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

I tried it today at the Tokyo headphone show.

I liked it.
Nice small form, light. Fits well in ones hand.

Clean sound, gets a bit harsh with too much volume.

A good little unit.

*Prefer my Fostex hp_p1.

*Tested with ATH-ESW9.

How is about the power comparison between Fostex Hp P1 vs Sony PHA 1?

I have already Fostex Hp P 1 , I want to buy Sony Hp P 1

Please advise

Thank you
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How is about the power comparison between Fostex Hp P1 vs Sony PHA 1?
I have already Fostex Hp P 1 , I want to buy Sony Hp P 1
Please advise
Thank you

Sony is 175mW/channel.

Fostex is 80mW/channel.

 

Is that what you mean?

post #134 of 513
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Sony is 175mW/channel.

Fostex is 80mW/channel.

 

Is that what you mean?

I'm not sure what Rudi was asking......

 

Does this mean that the Sony is more than twice as powerful in terms of driving speakers? If we'd turn the Fostex, say to 6:00 o'clock to reach a certain volume then the Sony could get same loudness at 3:00?

post #135 of 513

I believe that doubling the power typically results in an approximately 3dB gain in volume. 10 dB is double in the perceived volume.

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