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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

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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

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. 

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

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

Still get the NWZ-A15.
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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.

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