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Here is the box
Notice the embossed SONY logo on the top
Fits my palm
Havent had much chance to use it with a walkman. Connected it to my Sony VGC RB-30 (2005 model & my first desktop), it just brought the sound alive. Was using it (desktop) with the Audioengine D1. Cant really compare it due to the price difference.
I dont believe in burn-in. So lets see if the sound changes.
Through tthe USB, the sound is just more clear & actually the detail is more clear.
Actually you don't need the adapter. This is iDevice ready and will work with lightning to usb direct. Sony has the MFI certification and hence it costs a bit more.
so the stock Lightning to USB cable that came with the iPhone 5 will work straight into the USB input on the Sony? It will be a digital or analog out from iPhone 5?
Yes. It will be digital and the PHA-1 will process as a DAC and amp. Same as the GoDap X or the CLAS. As reported the battery life is less but if Sony would get this thing down into the $300 range they could own this market. Its already down to $449 on Amazon but that's still too high. We need some manufacturer to bring the price down on these things. The MFI license adds cost but could easily be made up with volume from just Head-Fiers if the price were right.
Did you buy from Amazon? If it shows up in the Warehouse deals for a nice discount, I may be tempted.
I found it quite strange, because I didn't notice much of a difference in sound when using it as amp. The sound didn't change drastically as compared to even the Digizoid ZO2. As you turn on the ZO2, you can immediately hear a 'boom' in the music.
Paired with a walkman, the walkman as is, sounded better without it!
About 4.5 hours using 'digital in' was the breaking point for me!