Originally Posted by Noble-Geezer
Originally Posted by Vladimir_F1
I'm also previously had A8 series walkman but did heard hiss.
Vladimir, I think there were two A-Series Walkman's, one with a touch screen & one without, mine was the touch screen model which lasted 72hrs in my company (Euro thingy).
Do you hear any hiss during silence between songs with IEMs? None.
A865 is the one I've kept because it had the lowest hiss (out of sonys, it still is my most hissing dap). on most dynamic iems it's not that audible. I often use it with my IE80 and it's no problem.
with my jh13 I hear it but pretty low and most people wouldn't care. I'm just a bit maniac ^_^.
with the 334 it's simply not usable. they are amazingly sensitive, I've been told that the 1964 are even more sensitive to hiss.
f806 had a lot more hiss than the A865, and my nightmare was an old S series(I adored that little nugget, but man that hiss). I simply couldn't use an iem with it except the noise cancelling one from sony where it was audible but "ok". and activating noise canceling added it's own noise to it...
now to be fair, most people don't care, and unless you have really sensitive IEMs you have just no reason to care. also if you don't listen to low volume levels you will usually have no problem at all.
and of course if you add an amp (not hissing itself) you will get a perfectly silent background.
I should just give up on sony, but then I see the ludicrous user interface of other daps and want moarrrr sony.