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post #931 of 1985
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Originally Posted by Graviton View Post

Does this player has traditional line-out? Can I use Fiio L5 for this?

Yes, it has a line out but not traditionally via a 3.5 mm jack.  You need a "Sony LOD" adapter and access a line out feature via WM port.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOR-SONY-WM-PORT-LINE-OUT-DOCK-W-3-5MM-JACK-/290436263970

post #932 of 1985
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Originally Posted by Graviton View Post

Does this player has traditional line-out? Can I use Fiio L5 for this?

...or :


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Walkman-MP3-Line-Out-LOD-Cable-OFC-Silver-Plated-/280664514394?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item4158e89f5a

post #933 of 1985

 

This ebay seller is a nice person and ships fast. Handled with him in the past

 

However I´m almost sure you will not notice benefits from the line out socket (I tested it side to side with headphone out), in fact the sound becomes a bit dry. I guess it has to do with the way sony handles the amplification on the digital domain on the master mx series. But you can always try for yourself, it´s a cheap cable/socket

 

Instead of a closed sony line out I would recommend a normal jack to jack line out and a separate sony socket to connect to, so you can use the line out it on other applications (including the sony headphone out)


Edited by ninogui - 11/24/12 at 3:44am
post #934 of 1985
A small notion.....Please show me any picture of Steve Jobs listing to the ipod in his daily life!!!!!

Steve liked everything about the Ipod except its sound

Prove me wrong.

He only listened to LP, and was developing a HD music store and a player with Neil Young.....PONO?
post #935 of 1985
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Originally Posted by ninogui View Post

 

However I´m almost sure you will not notice benefits from the line out socket (I tested it side to side with headphone out), in fact the sound becomes a bit dry. I guess it has to do with the way sony handles the amplification on the digital domain on the master mx series. But you can always try for yourself, it´s a cheap cable/socket

 

Instead of a closed sony line out I would recommend a normal jack to jack line out and a separate sony socket to connect to, so you can use the line out it on other applications (including the sony headphone out)

 

What amp did you test it with? This is kind of disheartening news since I bought the F806 specifically to pair with a Leckerton UHA-6S.mkII.

post #936 of 1985

i tried the F and the Z (US version) again side by side yesterday. although the difference is small, its noticeable. specially the F having more "airyness" than the Z. The Z sounds compressed maybe because it has more bass so the sound is more thick... or something.

 

also tried the lisa3 with the F, very nice combination. add a 334 to the chain and it is too expensive so ill just buy a stax (again) rig lol

post #937 of 1985

received my case, not bad. didn't know it came with a screen protector.

 

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post #938 of 1985
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

i tried the F and the Z (US version) again side by side yesterday. although the difference is small, its noticeable. specially the F having more "airyness" than the Z. The Z sounds compressed maybe because it has more bass so the sound is more thick... or something.

 

also tried the lisa3 with the F, very nice combination. add a 334 to the chain and it is too expensive so ill just buy a stax (again) rig lol

What you are hearing is a more pronounced midbass on the Z.  Yes, I love the sense of airiness on the F as well.

post #939 of 1985

Any credible rmaa graphs of the two (Z and F) available?

post #940 of 1985

anyone who run the Japanese version can verify if it has any problems running MOG or Spotify?  I just assumed it would work but wanted to make sure before I take the plunge.

post #941 of 1985

both the japanese and english versions are made in malaysia. i dont think either version will have problems with it

post #942 of 1985

I don't think it has to do with manufacturing origin as it's not a hardware problem....it's purely software.  If one of you guys with a Japanese version can test that'd be awesome.

post #943 of 1985
If everything goes well, this baby (F807) will be on the road to me soon, very happy to compare it to the Cowon J3 and Teclast T51 beerchug.gif
post #944 of 1985
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Originally Posted by seekadds View Post

 

What amp did you test it with? This is kind of disheartening news since I bought the F806 specifically to pair with a Leckerton UHA-6S.mkII.

 

Tried it with a few: an old FIIP E5 I have lying around, a cricri+ I had for some time and the really great sounding NECO V3(.1), this one is several steps above the others probably compared to your leckerton since this on standard also comes with op8610 just like Neco (Neco is one op amp per channel)

 

The difference in sound signature from line out to heaphone out is clearly noticed

 

Maybe this is related to how sony handles the s-master mx section, amplifying directly in the digital domain thus avoiding a dedicated dac circuit altogether. Not sure if the sony line out bypasses the digital domain amp, probably not since it´s circuit dependant but anyway line out on the sony´s does sound too much dry and thin (at least to my ears)


Edited by ninogui - 11/27/12 at 1:57am
post #945 of 1985
Change of mood.....

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