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post #256 of 1321

And hopefully no ridiculously long 'updating database' wait anymore either.... (my F807 64gb is absurd with how long it takes to refresh the database each time it powers on).

post #257 of 1321
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
 

And hopefully no ridiculously long 'updating database' wait anymore either.... (my F807 64gb is absurd with how long it takes to refresh the database each time it powers on).

 

And that is fast relatively compared to other players.  Been there with the DX50, AK100, and DX100.

post #258 of 1321
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And that is fast relatively compared to other players.  Been there with the DX50, AK100, and DX100.

 

 

Probably so! But I've only ever been a Sony player guy, or once upon a time long ago iPod Nanos (actually, take that back.. owned Trekstor Vibez and Kenwood 10gb-whatever mediakeg). My 807 is a fair amount worse than the F806 due to the larger capacity I suppose. I hope the 1G ram of the new players helps with the processing speed...

post #259 of 1321

What date will this player be released? 

post #260 of 1321

Beginning of November according to the sony uk site (which has slipped from start of september already).

post #261 of 1321

I'm ready to jump ship away from an iPod but wondering how easy would it be to sync this with iTunes. Anyone have any experience doing this?

I.e. would I still be able to directly use iTunes to maintain the music/playlists on this Sony?

post #262 of 1321
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I'm ready to jump ship away from an iPod but wondering how easy would it be to sync this with iTunes. Anyone have any experience doing this?

I.e. would I still be able to directly use iTunes to maintain the music/playlists on this Sony?

 

I doubt it's possible. And why would you? iTunes is awful. You can just drag and drop music onto the player.

post #263 of 1321
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I doubt it's possible. And why would you? iTunes is awful. You can just drag and drop music onto the player.

 

Well yeah, iTunes is not fantastic (the best by far was the Zune software) but I've been using it with iPod/iPad and to sync only specific playlists.
 

My library is very big so at any point I have smart playlists with highly rated songs synced + some individually selected stuff that would be a bit of a hassle to have to recreate. Plus it's nice to be able to rate a song on a device and get it synced throughout.

post #264 of 1321
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Well yeah, iTunes is not fantastic (the best by far was the Zune software) but I've been using it with iPod/iPad and to sync only specific playlists.
 

My library is very big so at any point I have smart playlists with highly rated songs synced + some individually selected stuff that would be a bit of a hassle to have to recreate. Plus it's nice to be able to rate a song on a device and get it synced throughout.

 

When I had a Zune HD that software drove me nuts....lol. 

post #265 of 1321

so where can we get the 64gb version of this ..plus i ordered the euro version that might mean volume cap..

post #266 of 1321
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When I had a Zune HD that software drove me nuts....lol. 

 

Seriously? I loved it! You could see exactly what is synced with your device all the time, even without anything connected. It was also smart enough that even if you moved or renamed stuff it would figure out where you put them.

Also it helped at that time that iTunes was even worse!!

 

My worse experience by far was Sony proprietary software, but that was long, long ago. I remember that it didn't even accept mp3s, it had to convert it into a Sony format (obviously) first before transferring.

 

Now they've went all Android, though I'm at all interested in the rest of the functionality. I would even feel better if it just played music.

post #267 of 1321

A real review of the ZX1 and F880 with sound quality comparison between them and with F800, AK100 MKII and AK120.

http://av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/review/review/20131018_619553.html

(in japanese)


Edited by f198 - 10/19/13 at 2:18am
post #268 of 1321

http://www.qobuz.com/info/Hi-Fi/Bancs-d-essai/Test-baladeur-Sony-F886-compatible174180

A review for F886 in french.

This the most relevant part about the sound quality :

"

Globalement, le F886 délivre un son clair, précis, plutôt fouillé dans ses détails, mais dont la personnalité est de placer l’aigu un brin en exergue, avec quelques cafouillages lorsque le message devient compliqué. En clair, sans décodeur, le son flatte les tympans, mais certaines hautes fréquences s’interpellent selon les morceaux (ça « accroche »). Rien de fâcheux en soi pour la plupart des oreilles, d’autant que la séparation Stéréo est belle (la guitare, la basse, les synthés de Billie Jean en 24/176,4 kHz sont probants, idem pour la sensation de spatialisation sur la plupart des morceaux de Estro Armonico / Libre secundo).

"

The sound quality it seems to be ok with tendency to the bright side

and with difficulties on the complicated parts of the songs.

post #269 of 1321
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Originally Posted by f198 View Post
 

http://www.qobuz.com/info/Hi-Fi/Bancs-d-essai/Test-baladeur-Sony-F886-compatible174180

A review for F886 in french.

This the most relevant part about the sound quality :

"

Globalement, le F886 délivre un son clair, précis, plutôt fouillé dans ses détails, mais dont la personnalité est de placer l’aigu un brin en exergue, avec quelques cafouillages lorsque le message devient compliqué. En clair, sans décodeur, le son flatte les tympans, mais certaines hautes fréquences s’interpellent selon les morceaux (ça « accroche »). Rien de fâcheux en soi pour la plupart des oreilles, d’autant que la séparation Stéréo est belle (la guitare, la basse, les synthés de Billie Jean en 24/176,4 kHz sont probants, idem pour la sensation de spatialisation sur la plupart des morceaux de Estro Armonico / Libre secundo).

"

The sound quality it seems to be ok with tendency to the bright side

and with difficulties on the complicated parts of the songs.

Well that wont work for me. Most of my music IS busy and complex. I like it being on the bright side though.

post #270 of 1321

Sony PHA-2 and F887 impressions from Japan.

http://kinoppyinfo.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-10-19

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