Originally Posted by Love Music
No problem. How are you finding the F886? I brought mines recently but after testing it for a while I still preferred the lushness and warmth of the Z. But it does have more detail, a much more responsive UI and smaller.
I've just started to give my F886 / E12 some attention.....and after just two songs, I'm very, very happy that I bought the E12 !!
A little too early to give a full verdict on SQ, but initial impressions, extremely good ! It's solved the problem of the volume cap, so I'm thrilled about that.
I'm using my Sony MDR-1RNC, at present, and they sound wonderful without the NC activated. It's like having my home hi-fi, in my head.
Before I bought the E12, I'd describe the F886 as having great detail & clarity. ( I've only really listened to flac 44.1...which sounds wonderful ! ) I think depending on the quality of a well produced album, and the music genre, this player really shines !! Pre E12, I thought the high end could sound a little too much, with music that has more high end passages. ( Perhaps lacking some warmth ?? )
I've only ever owned Sony Hi MD / MD players, which I've always loved, so obviously I can't compare to anything else, but I'd have to say the F886 is as good, if not better than my MD players. I would highly recommend anyone considering buying any of the new Hi Rez Walkman's, to go ahead and purchase. ( but if not importing, you do need a amp ! )
Edited by Rob49 - 2/15/14 at 1:58pm