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post #151 of 1970
According to Sony Nordic, there's no gapless FLAC playback in Walkman F as of now. They make it sound like it might appear in an update, but no statements regarding that yet. Let's hope for Android 4.1 that, as you said, has native gapless playback.


My guess is that the Japanese F will have gapless for WAV and ATRAC. Looking forward to see if the apps will be in English, maybe I'll import then to get the 64 GB and NC.
post #152 of 1970
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It will with WAV files. But since it appears that FLAC will be supported (at least with the Japanese version), it remains to be seen if it'll be gapless. I am assuming it will be knowing Sony. I'll know after I go to Japan in December.

 

but if the poweramp app, for $5 solves the problem, i won't worry about 4.1 version of android.  can anyone verify that poweramp on the WM f8xx does in fact do lossless flac?

post #153 of 1970
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but if the poweramp app, for $5 solves the problem, i won't worry about 4.1 version of android.  can anyone verify that poweramp on the WM f8xx does in fact do lossless flac?

 

Yep. I have a few full lossless Flac files on it, and poweramp played them just fine. Actually the stock player does as well, but I'm just not sure it does Flac and gapless. 

post #154 of 1970
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Yep. I have a few full lossless Flac files on it, and poweramp played them just fine. Actually the stock player does as well, but I'm just not sure it does Flac and gapless. 

 

that's good enough for me, gapless flac is all i need, so i ordered one from J&R and it will be here monday.

 

i also see that there is some sort of Kenwood android app that lets you control music players from the car dash unit via USB.

i think it just does control, not digital output to the Kenwood dac, but that would be pretty close to what i hoped to do with the ipod but never could since apple won't support flac or streaming from a firefly server.

post #155 of 1970

Who's going to be first to get the japanese model and check it has english support?

post #156 of 1970
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Who's going to be first to get the japanese model and check it has english support?

 

Its android, like the Z, there will be an option to use  English at start-up....no need to wait to confirm.

post #157 of 1970
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Who's going to be first to get the japanese model and check it has english support?


I will, and I'm 99.99% sure it will have english support

post #158 of 1970

Hi, friends. Someone lucky to compare it with Sony NWZ 860 series? There is a difference in sound? :)

post #159 of 1970

I doubt that the Japanese model would sound any different. I am still really annoyed that Sony refuses to release 64gb models in the US or Europe. This is plain dumb. I am very tempted to get a 64gb Japanese model, but it seems - looking at the first ebay listings - that these won't be available until November (and are fairly expensive).


Edited by globiboulga - 9/24/12 at 6:10am
post #160 of 1970

got mine from ups just now...........loading pc software, then will try to stream flac

post #161 of 1970
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I doubt that the Japanese model would sound any different. I am still really annoyed that Sony refuses to release 64gb models in the US or Europe. This is plain dumb. I am very tempted to get a 64gb Japanese model, but it seems - looking at the first ebay listings - that these won't be available until November (and are fairly expensive).

 

Sony has done that for the past few, going back to the NW-A847 (not NWZ) which was, I believe, the first 64GB WM. I got that not long after getting the NW-X1060 black ice from Japan mainly due to capacity. The F series comes out in Japan on October 20. List price for the 64GB is 35,000 yen for all but the silver, which is 38,000. So you're looking at nearly $500 without any markup. A 64GB iPod touch is I believe $399, so a bit of a premium.
post #162 of 1970
Not sure if anyone else saw this (http://av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20120920_560313.html), but the retro Walkman skins look cool. Seem to be exclusive to the Japanese models.
post #163 of 1970
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Sony has done that for the past few, going back to the NW-A847 (not NWZ) which was, I believe, the first 64GB WM. I got that not long after getting the NW-X1060 black ice from Japan mainly due to capacity. The F series comes out in Japan on October 20. List price for the 64GB is 35,000 yen for all but the silver, which is 38,000. So you're looking at nearly $500 without any markup. A 64GB iPod touch is I believe $399, so a bit of a premium.

I think the price will be lower if the F807 is ever to release in USA.  It will likely match the iPod Touch price at $400.  The problem is, Sony will not do that and we have to pay such premium $$ if we elect to import from Japan.


Edited by purk - 9/24/12 at 3:31pm
post #164 of 1970
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I think the price will be lower if the F807 is ever to release in USA.  It will likely match the iPod Touch price at $400.  The problem is, Sony will not do that and we have pay such premium $$ if we elect to import from Japan.

 

 

Why SONY?...Why?

post #165 of 1970

Please tell me, where can I buy it for $ 300 with the possibility of international shipping :)) I found only German sites, but there prices are very high.

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