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post #91 of 1975
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I feel like I would find the F800's screen a bit small for heavy movie/video use. Personally I've been using the player for music only, but I would imagine that the extra screen real estate on the Z would be hugely beneficial for viewing richness...

post #92 of 1975
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

I feel like I would find the F800's screen a bit small for heavy movie/video use. Personally I've been using the player for music only, but I would imagine that the extra screen real estate on the Z would be hugely beneficial for viewing richness...

 

plus the WM-Z has a miniUSB - HDMI out.

post #93 of 1975

Hi all, I am new to all these.
 

Almost purchased the NWZ-F806 when reality gives me a head-slap - I do NOT have any windows/mac computer, I am running Linux.  Anyone happens to own a NWZ-F806 and can help to confirm if it can transfer songs from a linux computer to the NWZ-F806?

 

Else I may have to give this a miss :(

 

 

Listening mostly female jazz vocal and planning to get a portable headphone to go with it, I am thinking somthing like the Sennheiser Momentum, Sennheiser Amperior or V-Moda M100. Any recommendations welcomed ;D

 

 

Also, any idea what is this Arrow that was mentioned in this thread?

post #94 of 1975

Well I don't have the F series but it's android 4.0 so it should work on your Linux machine.
 

post #95 of 1975
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Originally Posted by caesium5 View Post

Hi all, I am new to all these.
 

Almost purchased the NWZ-F806 when reality gives me a head-slap - I do NOT have any windows/mac computer, I am running Linux.  Anyone happens to own a NWZ-F806 and can help to confirm if it can transfer songs from a linux computer to the NWZ-F806?

 

Else I may have to give this a miss :(

 

 

Listening mostly female jazz vocal and planning to get a portable headphone to go with it, I am thinking somthing like the Sennheiser Momentum, Sennheiser Amperior or V-Moda M100. Any recommendations welcomed ;D

 

 

Also, any idea what is this Arrow that was mentioned in this thread?

 

 

Here.

post #96 of 1975

Just saw the price of this, ya bit too rich for my blood.

post #97 of 1975
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Just saw the price of this, ya bit too rich for my blood.

 

Yup it is pricier than most, but the headphone out alone is worth it in my book.  If you are using a highend IEM, no additional amplification is needed as the internal amp is more than powerful enough.

post #98 of 1975
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Very true. The TG!334's sound wonderful out of the F806. Sometimes I can't believe the level of audio I'm getting out of such a slim rig.

 

I'm surprised nobody else has picked one up yet (or just commented in the forums so far).

post #99 of 1975
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Very true. The TG!334's sound wonderful out of the F806. Sometimes I can't believe the level of audio I'm getting out of such a slim rig.

 

I'm surprised nobody else has picked one up yet (or just commented in the forums so far).


still waiting for availability in amazon OR Japan 64GB :(

post #100 of 1975
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Yup it is pricier than most, but the headphone out alone is worth it in my book.  If you are using a highend IEM, no additional amplification is needed as the internal amp is more than powerful enough.


Maybe its just me but I think the 1050B is nicer and its bit cheaper.  Also I dont need phones, I already have a good set.

post #101 of 1975
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Maybe its just me but I think the 1050B is nicer and its bit cheaper.  Also I dont need phones, I already have a good set.

What do you mean by nicer?  Have you compared the two side by side?  I love the X1060 design myself as it is more luxurious and cool looking.  However, the newer S-master Pro MX do sound better.  My X1060 has been demoted to a backup status since my Z & A landed.

post #102 of 1975
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What do you mean by nicer?  Have you compared the two side by side?  I love the X1060 design myself as it is more luxurious and cool looking.  However, the newer S-master Pro MX do sound better.  My X1060 has been demoted to a backup status since my Z & A landed.

 

Agree about the S-master MX amp in these new players. Last night for fun I was doing some direct comparing back and forth with the X1060 and F806, and there was no doubt about it that the new F sounds notably more open, spacious, and has better detail up top. I loved the X in its day (and still do for its smooth 'analog' sound, form factor, solid hunk-of-metal feel, and classic Walkman placing), but the new F is definitely a step forward in sound quality. 

post #103 of 1975
Got this answer from Sony support today regarding gapless FLAC playback:


"NWZ-F80x series are compatible with the Lossless FLAC codec. This codec will offer the same audio quality as uncompressed LPCM.


However, gapless playback is currently only possible with LPCM, not with FLAC or other formats"


Though I doubt gaps would really be noticeable anyway. Anyone mind testing?
post #104 of 1975
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Originally Posted by mikaelberg View Post

Got this answer from Sony support today regarding gapless FLAC playback:

 

"NWZ-F80x series are compatible with the Lossless FLAC codec. This codec will offer the same audio quality as uncompressed LPCM.

 

However, gapless playback is currently only possible with LPCM, not with FLAC or other formats"

 

Though I doubt gaps would really be noticeable anyway. Anyone mind testing?

Gapless become an issue when you listens to a concert arrangement or an album like Pinkfloyd The Darkside of the Moon.  It more of annoyance rather than problems b/c we are expecting a continuous transition from one verse to another.


Edited by purk - 9/18/12 at 10:28am
post #105 of 1975
Seems like the EU volume restriction can be turned off in the new F-series, that the first time I've seen this:

http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/4432446121/EN/contents/08/03/01/01.html
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