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post #1216 of 1966
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Originally Posted by Studio View Post

Yes, the bass level is increased from 0 to +10, or decreases from 0 to -10. I have a Sony Media Player version 1.4.2 and the latest firmware 1.1. Maybe you have another version?

The same versions.

post #1217 of 1966

It's strange.confused.gif. Usually I listen without EQ. I have only one mark against - dynamic normalization. All other effects are disabled.

post #1218 of 1966
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Originally Posted by purk View Post

 

It appears that the grey market items are the one that are not able to upgrade.  You get what you pay for in this case.  Not all bad though, the grey market one is over $150 cheaper for 64GB F807 version and has yet to crash on me once.

 

This firmware is probably skippable. What happens when another firmware comes a long with lots improvements? Ditch the "S0ny" NW-F807 then?

post #1219 of 1966

Sorry if this has been covered a bajillion times, but for some reason the thread search function isn't working for me this morning.

 

Will the F Series work on a Mac? The box says it's Windows only, but could I just mount it as an external drive rather than using any sort of software to upload files?

post #1220 of 1966
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Sorry if this has been covered a bajillion times, but for some reason the thread search function isn't working for me this morning.

 

Will the F Series work on a Mac? The box says it's Windows only, but could I just mount it as an external drive rather than using any sort of software to upload files?

 

In my Linux it work perfectly like any USB storage, have to work the same in your Mac, this player is very fast for USB transfer.

post #1221 of 1966
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Sorry if this has been covered a bajillion times, but for some reason the thread search function isn't working for me this morning.

 

Will the F Series work on a Mac? The box says it's Windows only, but could I just mount it as an external drive rather than using any sort of software to upload files?


I'm guessing that the Sony software for media sync might not work. However, I've only ever loaded music via drag and drop over USB, so I'm pretty sure that approach would work fine on a Mac.

post #1222 of 1966

Cool, thanks. I use the A865 Walkman as a drive and just drag and drop, so I'd use the F806 the same way. Not really bothered by the lack of software support.

post #1223 of 1966
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Sorry if this has been covered a bajillion times, but for some reason the thread search function isn't working for me this morning.

 

Will the F Series work on a Mac? The box says it's Windows only, but could I just mount it as an external drive rather than using any sort of software to upload files?

 

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I'm guessing that the Sony software for media sync might not work. However, I've only ever loaded music via drag and drop over USB, so I'm pretty sure that approach would work fine on a Mac.

 

 

Yes, this is correct. I frequently use my F806 with my work Mac as drag/drop, and at home as well on my PC (either drag/drop or with Media Go software). I'll be curious to hear what the differences are sonically between the F and the A865....

post #1224 of 1966
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

This firmware is probably skippable. What happens when another firmware comes a long with lots improvements? Ditch the "S0ny" NW-F807 then?

I'm still satisfied.  The sound is what I'm after.  Will I paid full price for F807, probably not.  So I can live with that.  Like you, I also have the DX100...but I prefer the F807 over the DX100 on the form and function.  With a regular 16 bit 44.1khz playback, the F807 isn't far behind the DX100 at all in the sound department.  Only when the playing hi-rez mats, that is when the difference become more subtle.  I will only sell the F807 only when Sony released the newer model with better sound quality and hopefully hi-rez supports.  Plus I plan to keep my Z1070 for awhile so I'm down with more support on that player.  Given that my unit is Jap grey unit, it is still loaded with Sony Apps that are not available elsewhere such as NC.

post #1225 of 1966
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Originally Posted by Graviton View Post
In this case bass level is too low to recognize distortions if they are still present. Seems as if there were gone.
And yes-it's on default sony player. The same situation with other players: EQ off - almost no distortion, but if I try to increase bass - it doesn't increase but distortions appear.

 

then it means the sound mixer doesn't want to present the bass at that song, if you forcefully enhance it, of course it will be distorted

post #1226 of 1966

EQ off  " almost " no  distortion - agreed.

The distortion range is somewhere upper bass, the deepest low no problem at all. before the update distorted sound on both treble and bass, now only bass for certain songs.

Sennehisher launch with new IEM IE 800 claims can go high and low without distorted, will soon go audition to check the distortion songs to see the truth :P







 

post #1227 of 1966
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Originally Posted by purk View Post

 the F807 isn't far behind the DX100 at all in the sound department.  Only when the playing hi-rez mats, that is when the difference become more subtle.

Cool ! How if compare the two with headphone, eg Sen momentum or Sony MDR-1R? 



 

post #1228 of 1966

If some one is looking for a free, nice and light live wallpaper for music visualization, I can recommend this one :

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.h6ah4i.android.music_visualizer2&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5oNmFoNGkuYW5kcm9pZC5tdXNpY192aXN1YWxpemVyMiJd

 

I use Simple Bars with a frequency resolution level at 6, changing colors and it will look pretty nice, is very fast wink.gif

post #1229 of 1966
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Originally Posted by musictang View Post

Cool ! How if compare the two with headphone, eg Sen momentum or Sony MDR-1R? 


 

The DX-100 will likely pull ahead and widen the gap given that it has a stronger headphones section compared to the F807 for full size phones.  I can test this and report back with my MDR-CD1700 or my Qualia.  For IEM usages via 16 bit 44.1 khz, the difference isn't large...but the DX100 wins hand down when playing hi-rez stuffs.

post #1230 of 1966

Thanks for the info ^ ^
 

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