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Better bass than Z, means Z is overall better than 880? For me, an mp3 with less bass is good thing and that way I prefer it to other players which have way more bass.

I also forgot to mention that the clarity and extension is even better than the 800. So, what I'm implying is that the 880 is a step ahead of both the old F and the Z.

post #947 of 1469
Where is the best place to order an f887 if I'm in the US?

Thanks
Edited by Change is Good - 2/8/14 at 12:21am
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Couple questions.

1) The F886, can the stock music player read id3 tagged lyrics? All my collection of songs have lyrics tagged, I'm just wanting to get a DAP that can read id3 tags and display them whilst at the Now Playing Screen (scroll up and down to read lyrics etc not karaoke).

I'm aware Poweramp does this but it is my understanding that the 'hard' multimedia tactile buttons don't function for anything other than stock music player, therefore I'm not really interested in any other music app other than the stock.

 

2) How loud is the player? I'm used to Cowon DAPs and play mostly around the 35-40/40 mark, imo all the android devices I have tried in the past are too low volume (that would be the Note 2, Nexus 7, Galaxy S2 running Poweramp).

 

3) The DSPs, are they applied root or only through the music player? Like, if u ran Poweramp would you be able to take advantage of them (or MX Player etc).

 

4) Can it do HD Media files, 1920x1080 mkv files etc?

Cheers,

 

Bruce

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Couple questions.

1) The F886, can the stock music player read id3 tagged lyrics? All my collection of songs have lyrics tagged, I'm just wanting to get a DAP that can read id3 tags and display them whilst at the Now Playing Screen (scroll up and down to read lyrics etc not karaoke).

I'm aware Poweramp does this but it is my understanding that the 'hard' multimedia tactile buttons don't function for anything other than stock music player, therefore I'm not really interested in any other music app other than the stock.

 

2) How loud is the player? I'm used to Cowon DAPs and play mostly around the 35-40/40 mark, imo all the android devices I have tried in the past are too low volume (that would be the Note 2, Nexus 7, Galaxy S2 running Poweramp).

 

3) The DSPs, are they applied root or only through the music player? Like, if u ran Poweramp would you be able to take advantage of them (or MX Player etc).

 

4) Can it do HD Media files, 1920x1080 mkv files etc?

Cheers,

 

Bruce

1 - It can do lyrics. Yes. For automated scrolling you need to have timestamps built into the lyrics.

 

2 - It's pretty loud compared to Android phones. 15mW per channel.

3 - In the previous-gen F and Z models Poweramp could make use of the DSPs. Not sure about this one.

4 - It can play 720p smoothly, but I doubt Full HD will be as buttery. The problem is the processor.

post #951 of 1469
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Originally Posted by BruceBanner View Post

1) The F886, can the stock music player read id3 tagged lyrics? All my collection of songs have lyrics tagged, I'm just wanting to get a DAP that can read id3 tags and display them whilst at the Now Playing Screen (scroll up and down to read lyrics etc not karaoke).


I'm aware Poweramp does this but it is my understanding that the 'hard' multimedia tactile buttons don't function for anything other than stock music player, therefore I'm not really interested in any other music app other than the stock.

ID3v2.3 tags works perfectly for the stock player and it displays all my lyrics, I had some issues with ID3v2.4 though. Also the stock player seems to be a little picky about embedded JPG album art, using PNG instead has worked for me every time.

The physical prev/play/next buttons work in Poweramp (and plenty other apps), and the device is pretty smart about it too: when there's no music playing and you press play, whichever app you were last using will resume playing. The only difference between the stock player and Poweramp is that the latter will take half a second to respond to the buttons, the stock player responds immediately.
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3) The DSPs, are they applied root or only through the music player? Like, if u ran Poweramp would you be able to take advantage of them (or MX Player etc).

The DSP effects are global for every app. The MusicFX switch that Poweramp provides doesn't switch the effects on or off, but at least it works as a shortcut so you don't have to go into device settings to play with the effects.
Edited by zamuz - 2/8/14 at 7:56am
post #952 of 1469

In www.sony.com the nwz-f886 isn't available to buy neither the nwz-zx1 for pre-order. Could everyone of you tell me why?

post #953 of 1469
it's not available in every country
post #954 of 1469
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

it's not available in every country

 

Wrong, the nwz-f886 is available from here http://www.sony.pt/electronics/leitores-walkman-musica-digital/t/walkman?type=web-enabled

post #955 of 1469
is this a worth purchase if I already have poweramp on nexus 5? i admit that our sony mp3 player NW-S754 sounds better than what Poweramp+Nexus5 can do.
post #956 of 1469
I have a nexus 5 with poweramp, I also have the f886 running poweramp. IMO the Sony edges the nexus, however I tend to use the stock player on the Sony more than poweramp at the moment. IMO it gives a little more and just sounds "right" to my ear's.
post #957 of 1469

i got a feeling that you're right.  like i said, NW-S754 sounds better than what Poweramp+Nexus5 can do. perhaps i should try configure Nexus5's Poweramp to the closest it can get... but i know at the back of my mind i am thinking of this F886/7.

post #958 of 1469
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i got a feeling that you're right.  like i said, NW-S754 sounds better than what Poweramp+Nexus5 can do. perhaps i should try configure Nexus5's Poweramp to the closest it can get... but i know at the back of my mind i am thinking of this F886/7.

If you're not gonna use an amp, then the F880 does not just simply "edge" the Nexus. It's way ahead of it.
Even if you do have an amp, I think the Nexus is crippled. The F880 tends to be more dynamic with better extension on both frequency ends.

post #959 of 1469
okay poison me more. lol. i did see a cheap deal of NW-A806 probably will play with that for the meantime. it must be the DSEE, Clear Bass and Clear Stereo. i do know that on this F88x series there's an S-Master and DSEE HX... so...
post #960 of 1469
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Originally Posted by dimmockg View Post

I have a nexus 5 with poweramp, I also have the f886 running poweramp. IMO the Sony edges the nexus, however I tend to use the stock player on the Sony more than poweramp at the moment. IMO it gives a little more and just sounds "right" to my ear's.

 

How do they compare in the volume department? I have tried Poweramp on the Nexus 7, Note 2, Galaxy S2 etc and everytime I find sound quality fine but I'm wanting more volume (tested with various IEMs). I'm at a crossroads, I either buy a cheaper android device and pair with amp, or I spend the $ and get the F886 but am hoping I won't need to amp it.

Comparing the F886 stock at max volume (no DSP applied) and Poweramp at max volume (no preamp etc), is it easy to hear which is noticeably louder? If you could even blind test that would be fantastic (ie get two the same songs playing and have another person swop the lead from one player to the next and you have to guess which is which etc)

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