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post #2431 of 19481

I'm sure this has already been posted but the I didn't notice it before so.... Maybe the OP could add it to the 1st page.

post #2432 of 19481
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Originally Posted by good sound View Post
 

The ZX1 is definitely a looker but the storage limitation (128GB) is absolutely a non-starter for me. The price is not far behind either. What is it with companies like Sony and Apple who absolutely refuse to add external storage capabilities to their products? I don't understand the logic, or more correctly the lack of logic of these decisions. Add external storage via SD card slot and drop the price of the ZX1 by about two hundred bucks and i am all over it. Sorry for the off topic post.


Greed greed and greed. Sony is the master of built in obsolescence. The aim of the game is for you to re purchase again and again with very short breaks in between. I agree if only Sony would add a single card slot this Dap would come to be the closest anybody has come to producing perfection in a music player, to me anyway.

post #2433 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Cecala View Post
 


Greed greed and greed. Sony is the master of built in obsolescence. The aim of the game is for you to re purchase again and again with very short breaks in between. I agree if only Sony would add a single card slot this Dap would come to be the closest anybody has come to producing perfection in a music player, to me anyway.


it would be a proprietary slot though...only Sony memory would work...:tongue_smile:

post #2434 of 19481
And you could only store tracks in ATRAC...

Through an optical cable one at a time.
post #2435 of 19481

Hey guys, I'm pretty new to portable DAPs, but I am looking for a sub-$600 DAP that sounds really good with almost all impedance headphones (8-300 Ohms) and after intensive research I came out with either this and the C4. Is this what people recommend? I thought that it might be a good idea to purchase either the X5 or a C4 instead of a Mid-Fi amplifier/DAC to power my next head phone purchases since these sound like they are just as good as mid-fi DAC/amp combos. Is this correct? Is the amp in the X5 for example powerful and clean enough to be considered a mid-fi competitor to standalone DAC/Amps like the JDSLabs O2 etc? Am I doing the correct thing in waiting for the X5 to hit the US? Thanks in advance for your suggestions. 

post #2436 of 19481
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post
 

I'm sure this has already been posted but the I didn't notice it before so.... Maybe the OP could add it to the 1st page.

Like I said in the YouTube comments if it does m3u playlists I'm SOLD!!!

post #2437 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Cecala View Post
 


Greed greed and greed. Sony is the master of built in obsolescence. The aim of the game is for you to re purchase again and again with very short breaks in between. I agree if only Sony would add a single card slot this Dap would come to be the closest anybody has come to producing perfection in a music player, to me anyway.


They think they can cash in like how apple has. I don't see that happening though. Apple has that market licked ;).

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post #2439 of 19481
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Originally Posted by good sound View Post
 

The ZX1 is definitely a looker but the storage limitation (128GB) is absolutely a non-starter for me. The price is not far behind either. What is it with companies like Sony and Apple who absolutely refuse to add external storage capabilities to their products? I don't understand the logic, or more correctly the lack of logic of these decisions. Add external storage via SD card slot and drop the price of the ZX1 by about two hundred bucks and i am all over it. Sorry for the off topic post.


Combine the X5 with an iPhone 5 USING A USB DAC CONNECTION and now you've got most of the functionality of the ZX1 without the cool design FOR A WHOLE LOT LESS.  That is one of the many reasons why a USB input into the existing DAC is a good idea.  You can't stream with an X5, but you can when hooked up to an iPhone using a lightning to USB adaptor.

 

I agree that the looks could be improved considerably based solely on the mock ups generously provided in this thread.  But we won't know what the UI is like until people start using it.  It's not a foregone conclusion that the UI is bad even if the aesthetics aren't optimized.

post #2440 of 19481
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post
 

I'm sure this has already been posted but the I didn't notice it before so.... Maybe the OP could add it to the 1st page.


Hilarious!  Joseph you're a kick!  What this video doesn't show at all is how to use the wheel, center buttons and four surrounding buttons.  It would also be nice to show how songs can be grouped (organization within tab system), though I guess this doesn't matter since it's all in Chinese.  Anyhow - here is hoping that the UI is a good one!

post #2441 of 19481

Hello,

Please, could you tell me if the wheel technology is :

 

a) resistive

 

b) optical

 

Thanks

:L3000:


Edited by Silverprout - 12/19/13 at 11:52pm
post #2442 of 19481
The wheel Is mechanical just like the one used in Sansa Fuze.
post #2443 of 19481
It's quite something a manufacturer posts functionality users would love to see, I would hope they extend the same courtesy for the physical design to see how we would like to have the dap look and feel. Now that would be an innovative company in touch with their customers. L3000.gif

Thanks Fiio for leading the way.
Edited by musicheaven - 12/20/13 at 12:49am
post #2444 of 19481

Please, could you tell me if it is...

 

a)

 

or

 

b)

 

:deadhorse:

post #2445 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Silverprout View Post

Please, could you tell me if it is...

a)

or

b)

deadhorse.gif

It's mechanical, this was answered right below your previous post, and was already mentioned a few pages back.
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