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post #1561 of 1975
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MagellanR14 View Post

 

Aslong as the stock player does on-the-go playlists (does it?) and has an EQ (which I understand it does), I am good! Cant wait for mine to arrive.

 

It looks like you can do on the go playlists with the latest updage to the firmware (1.11). It's listed in Sony's added list of new features with this firmware (I have the new update, and when listening to a track, it looks like you can indeed select add to playlist, and do it on the go-- but I haven't played around with it yet as I don't really do playlists all that often):

 

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NWZ-F804/F805/F806 Firmware Update Program Download Service

Article ID:558800(modified 09 May 2013)

What does this download do?

For owners of Walkman F series, we offer NWZ-F804/F805/F806 firmware update program to the latest version 1.11.
Please read carefully the following instructions.

Note: This update utility is not necessary if your Walkman has already been updated to firmware version 1.11 by the automatic firmware update function.

Contents of the update
This utility updates the Walkman® player to firmware version 1.11 and provides the following benefits:

  • Enhancement of Media players operation stability
  • Other functional improvements

Improvements provided by previous updates and included in version 1.11:

  • The DLNA application is added.
  • The Music player application is enhanced (for example, the playlist creation function is added).
  • Sound effect functions are improved.

Applicable Models
NWZ-F800Series (NWZ-F804/F805/F806) that have firmware version lower than 1.11.

How to confirm the Model and the Firmware version
Please confirm the Model and the Firmware version from the steps below.

  • Tap the Menu button from the Home screen.
  • Tap System settings, and About device.

Confirm the Model number and Build number.

Target PC environments

 

 


Edited by cn11 - 6/15/13 at 10:18am
post #1562 of 1975

FOr those of you that have FLAC and MP3 files, do FLAC songs on the Walkman F sound significantly better than MP3 320? 

post #1563 of 1975
Quote:
Originally Posted by MagellanR14 View Post

FOr those of you that have FLAC and MP3 files, do FLAC songs on the Walkman F sound significantly better than MP3 320? 

 

does on my WM-Z... L3000.gif

post #1564 of 1975
Quote:
Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

 

It looks like you can do on the go playlists with the latest updage to the firmware (1.11). It's listed in Sony's added list of new features with this firmware (I have the new update, and when listening to a track, it looks like you can indeed select add to playlist, and do it on the go-- but I haven't played around with it yet as I don't really do playlists all that often):

 

==========================================================================

 

NWZ-F804/F805/F806 Firmware Update Program Download Service

Article ID:558800(modified 09 May 2013)

What does this download do?

For owners of Walkman F series, we offer NWZ-F804/F805/F806 firmware update program to the latest version 1.11.
Please read carefully the following instructions.

Note: This update utility is not necessary if your Walkman has already been updated to firmware version 1.11 by the automatic firmware update function.

Contents of the update
This utility updates the Walkman® player to firmware version 1.11 and provides the following benefits:

  • Enhancement of Media players operation stability
  • Other functional improvements

Improvements provided by previous updates and included in version 1.11:

  • The DLNA application is added.
  • The Music player application is enhanced (for example, the playlist creation function is added).
  • Sound effect functions are improved.

Applicable Models
NWZ-F800Series (NWZ-F804/F805/F806) that have firmware version lower than 1.11.

How to confirm the Model and the Firmware version
Please confirm the Model and the Firmware version from the steps below.

  • Tap the Menu button from the Home screen.
  • Tap System settings, and About device.

Confirm the Model number and Build number.

Target PC environments

 

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

 

does on my WM-Z... L3000.gif

 

AWESOME! Cant wait to get mine.

post #1565 of 1975

Do Sony IEMs work best with this player, do they have any advantage when used with the Sony Walkman (like Noise Cancellation is only available with Sony headphones or something?)

post #1566 of 1975

the better the CIEM/IEM the greater the rewards tongue_smile.gif

post #1567 of 1975

Yes, if you think CDs sound better than 320 MP3s, than you will think FLACs sound better, because the player sounds as good as hooking up identical headphones directly to a CD player's headphone out jack.
 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by MagellanR14 View Post

FOr those of you that have FLAC and MP3 files, do FLAC songs on the Walkman F sound significantly better than MP3 320?


Edited by fiddlesticks - 6/16/13 at 4:21am
post #1568 of 1975
Quote:
Originally Posted by MagellanR14 View Post

Do Sony IEMs work best with this player, do they have any advantage when used with the Sony Walkman (like Noise Cancellation is only available with Sony headphones or something?)


Noise cancelling is kind of artificial sounding to me.  If you want to cancel outside noise, IEMs with good fit should do for most people.  If you're worried about that, I'd buy the player first and then take it with you earphone shopping, and try it out with different earphones in the shops, if possible.  Otherwise, see what others are using with it.  I use Audio Technica ATH-CK90s with it and to me it sounds great.  But of course, you need to find a fit that matches your budget, music, and taste in sound output.

post #1569 of 1975
Thread Starter 

Pleased to report that I'm finding the Japanese 64gb F807 to sound pretty much identical to the US F806 (if there are any differences, I sure can't hear them in close A/B'ing). Very stoked to have double the storage now, and be able to burn in a lot more of my CDs. It even came with a rubberized case, which I didn't think I'd ever use, but am glad is on it now for finish protection. 

post #1570 of 1975

I got mine today and am pleased to report it is amazing! For a high quality PMP it does oh so much more...I have mine running a free theme called espier launcher which makes your walkman run iOS. Now I have my ideal software on my ideal SQ dac. Also, the supplied earphones are quite nice. I may post a more detailed review later on.

post #1571 of 1975

I am thinking about buying this: ArmorSuit MilitaryShield in order to give the walkman more grip as well as protect it from daily usage. Thoughts?

post #1572 of 1975

Has anybody rooted their Walkman F? 

post #1573 of 1975

no one has manage to make a CFW for walkman F, why would you root the F?

post #1574 of 1975
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Originally Posted by etherlite View Post

no one has manage to make a CFW for walkman F, why would you root the F?

So you can download apps that take more advantage of your device and thereby saving more battery by managing stuff that would usually be out of control.

post #1575 of 1975
Quote:
Originally Posted by etherlite View Post

no one has manage to make a CFW for walkman F, why would you root the F?

And uninstall the the useless ones (like the user manual).
Also, edit the sound drivers and maybe install some other mods.

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