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post #481 of 1278
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Originally Posted by Vect View Post
 

A more deep review of the device: http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1188991-the-sony-walkman-nwz-f886-review/

 

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It is a great upgrade from the NWZ-S545, which unfortunately could not drive the XBA-30 for direct comparison (bass was completely missing)

so if I trust what is said in the review (sounded pretty objective so I'm inclined to believe it all) f886 has either:

-more bass than s545.

-lower impedance (plz plz plz !!!!).

 

or a little of both.

post #482 of 1278
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Originally Posted by Noble-Geezer View Post
 

 

Only the ZX1 comes without headphones, my F887 has some snazzy white NC ones (I won't be using them), European Walkman's get non NC ones. They're ok sounding and good to get you going if you're on a budget, served me well when I got my WM-Z until I could afford other IEM's, the better the headphone the more you will enjoy your Walkman.


My headphones are noise cancelling, this can be seen by all the stripes they have in the plug.

post #483 of 1278
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Originally Posted by cattlethief View Post
 

mine came with noise cancelling and it is the euro version,and i must say again they sound pretty good for stock earphones!I also thought the volume was way to low but i only had the master at max and the other one halfway,shame about the volume cap though,it ok with my iem,s or my sony mdr 1r,but the x3 is a different beast power wise,which can drive the he400 even at low gain!

so it definitely has a volume cap i am not even touching it then... 

post #484 of 1278

Big brother is taking care of your listening and all you have to do is to complain.... this will not be tolerated any longer...

 

:ph34r:   we know where you live....

post #485 of 1278

 

 
 
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Compatible DAC-2-EMU

S-Master HX (100%), BurrBrown (100%), Sabre (100%), Wolfson (100%)

post #486 of 1278
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Originally Posted by goody View Post
 

so it definitely has a volume cap i am not even touching it then...

 

I think what Vect is saying that they didn't realise the F-Series (&WM-Z) had two volume controls, the first is in the Android settings and must be set to max, the second is the volume on the Walkman which is governed by the volume limit of the first.

 

Basically if volume is only set to halfway in the Android settings that the max you'll get out of thje Walkman pot, this has nothing to do with Euro-Cap, hth.

 

PHA-2 arrived just now, lovely piece of kit.

post #487 of 1278
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Originally Posted by Noble-Geezer View Post
 

 

I think what Vect is saying that they didn't realise the F-Series (&WM-Z) had two volume controls, the first is in the Android settings and must be set to max, the second is the volume on the Walkman which is governed by the volume limit of the first.

 

Basically if volume is only set to halfway in the Android settings that the max you'll get out of thje Walkman pot, this has nothing to do with Euro-Cap, hth.

 

PHA-2 arrived just now, lovely piece of kit.

Ok so this might mean the volume cap is not implemented?...is the PHA-2 a portable amp or a desktop amp...

post #488 of 1278

The PHA-2 can be for both portable and desktop use.


Edited by DrSheep - 11/21/13 at 6:38am
post #489 of 1278
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Originally Posted by goody View Post
 

Ok so this might mean the volume cap is not implemented?...is the PHA-2 a portable amp or a desktop amp.

 

There will be a volume-cap no matter what, just by how much you'd have to compare with a non-Euro model, it looked like Vect was implementing his own cap. It might be a good idea for someone to phone Sony-UK and ask if they're thinking about a F886.

 

To get the highest volume from the Walkman controls, volume must be set to max in the Android settings, you only have to do it once when you get a Walkman then you just use the Walkman controls, hth.

 

The PHA-2 is what DrSheep said it's both, you may want to get a small bag for portable use it's not the smallest thing.


Edited by Noble-Geezer - 11/21/13 at 7:09am
post #490 of 1278
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Originally Posted by Noble-Geezer View Post
 

 

There will be a volume-cap no matter what, just by how much you'd have to compare with a non-Euro model, it looked like Vect was implementing his own cap. It might be a good idea for someone to phone Sony-UK and ask if they're thinking about a F886.

 

To get the highest volume from the Walkman controls, volume must be set to max in the Android settings, you only have to do it once when you get a Walkman then you just use the Walkman controls, hth.

 

The PHA-2 is what DrSheep said it's both, you may want to get a small bag for portable use it's not the smallest thing.

Noble, Where are your nice photos man ????

 

You are killing us:wink:

post #491 of 1278
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post
 

Noble, Where are your nice photos man ????

 

You are killing us:wink:

 

I'll execute that tomorrow, hopefully.

post #492 of 1278

pricejapan just shipped my F886 :atsmile: hopefully, won't have any trouble in customs. now, I need better IEMs, thinking about pairing it with XBA-H1. what are you using with your F880s?

post #493 of 1278

when using noozy with the f886 i am getting an error that the EIZO failed to initialize EMU.DAC is incompatible,it still plays but the volume also lower,so pretty useless!

post #494 of 1278
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Originally Posted by cattlethief View Post
 

when using noozy with the f886 i am getting an error that the EIZO failed to initialize EMU.DAC is incompatible,it still plays but the volume also lower,so pretty useless!

Thanks for the update.

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Just a little heads up, the battery time on the F886 pretty much sucks, expect to charge it twice a day, and this is not counting playing games or constantly listening to music, this is just from idle and some surfing.

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