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I am thinking about a Sony portable DAC solely for usage at the gym.  I notice the newer ver. PHA 3 has a Toslink input, and my portable Sony Discman also have a fiber optic output.  If I

 were to buy a PHA 3 that connects a discman to it.  Would there be a noticeable difference in soft rock type of music?  such as Jennifer Rush or Celine Dion?

 

is there any shortcoming on these PHA?  other than the price

post #617 of 625
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Originally Posted by happy hopping View Post
 

I am thinking about a Sony portable DAC solely for usage at the gym.  I notice the newer ver. PHA 3 has a Toslink input, and my portable Sony Discman also have a fiber optic output.  If I

 were to buy a PHA 3 that connects a discman to it.  Would there be a noticeable difference in soft rock type of music?  such as Jennifer Rush or Celine Dion?

 

is there any shortcoming on these PHA?  other than the price

For that type of music and gym environment, just buy the SONY Walkman NWZ-A15.
Load in some Flac. files and be done with it. I don't know how people can work out with so much junk connected to them.

This DAP is also NFC so you could go 100% wireless. 

post #618 of 625

I only use CD player that c/w optical Output.

post #619 of 625
Flac is the same thing in digital, you won't ruin your collection, rip once then store.

Still get the NWZ-A15.
post #620 of 625
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Originally Posted by Mickice View Post
 

For that type of music and gym environment, just buy the SONY Walkman NWZ-A15.
Load in some Flac. files and be done with it. I don't know how people can work out with so much junk connected to them.

This DAP is also NFC so you could go 100% wireless. 

What about the NWZE385? For $190 less it should be fine for the gym, don't know about nfc though.

post #621 of 625

Hi I need some help. My PHA-1 can't connect to my laptop. It says that the device is not recognised and that the 'last USB device  you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognise it'. Any help?

It works with my other android devices through USB OTG 


Edited by MechaVulcan - 8/26/16 at 10:25pm
post #622 of 625
Did you connect to the charging port (not the iDevice port)? The full-sized USB port is purely for iDevices.
post #623 of 625
Of course, you have set the switch, too...
post #624 of 625
It shouldn't need a dedicated driver, as it only runs to 24/96.
post #625 of 625

Yep its connected to the correct port. It worked previously but suddenly stopped working. Can't figure it out for the life of me. The sony website is no good either

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