I just checked up to see if I can buy an F886/7 in the UK. Nothing on Amazon or Ebay. I saw someone mention they are not available in the UK. Sucks.
Edited by GreenBow - 7/26/15 at 10:40am
Yeh you got me looking at ebay last night. Someone PM'd me about one. It is s good way to get one at am more normal price. I find it a bit scary buying expensive items on ebay though, and never really do. If it goes wrong you're sucking a big loss.
I understand many people are genuine, and use it for a suitable way to sell on stuff. It scares me all the same though.
I would wait until September to see what the new walkman models are like. It is only a month away and the f880 series kinda has bad battery life any ways. You can also check on this forum too since people are always selling these things as well.
Funny enough, the ZX1 battery life is much better, even though the battery size is the same as is the OS running on the devices. Seems that Sony updated the ZX1 firmware better. The idle consumption is far less compared to the F886.
Thank you for the info on the F886 and ZX1. I think I will wait a bit longer and see if any new models come out. Hopefully it will make the ZX1 cheaper because it's expensive for what it is. I was hoping the Astel and Kern Jr was going to give Sony a nudge on the ZX1 price, but nothing changed yet.
Ah, understand, so your main focus is on pure power, not so much on how details are layered in instrumental music and voices. In that regards you may be right, the ZX1 is less in your face, much more on the playful side. But I can also enjoy Deep Purple Made in Japan or Eminem's SHADYXV. To each his own.
See £400 for a used mint condition ZX1 on ebay.
Amazon sell them for £460 sometimes. If there are any new models coming soon, maybe Amazon will be a little cheaper.