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post #1171 of 6526
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Originally Posted by moetore View Post
 

The price's still TBA, and I expect it to be roughly the same if not a little higher than Japan's. Cuz you know, Taxes.


Well, if we use the announced F886's price as a reference, Thai's ZX1 should be approx. 15-20% higher than Japan's.

However, the previous Sony Thailand pricing shows that most of their products are approx 30-40% higher.

post #1172 of 6526

The Z looks like a King besides the ZX-1. (may have to purchase another Z for back-up)

 

Is the headphone jack gold plated?

post #1173 of 6526
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Originally Posted by AUDIOBREEDER View Post
 

The Z looks like a King besides the ZX-1. (may have to purchase another Z for back-up)

 

Is the headphone jack gold plated?

I would say the internals are although the outer ring looks or is supposed to look like brass.

post #1174 of 6526
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Originally Posted by Cecala View Post

I would say the internals are although the outer ring looks or is supposed to look like brass.

 


As I disassembled and checked jack terminal look like gold.
post #1175 of 6526
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Originally Posted by Cecala View Post
 

I would say the internals are although the outer ring looks or is supposed to look like brass.

 


As I disassembled and checked jack terminal look like gold.

 

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sony.jp%2Fwalkman%2Fspecial%2Fzx1_interview%2Fcontents%2Finterview01.html

 

Yashiro Noboriware [Design]:


"Brass you have guard this jack is something that is not in the original design requirements, proposed from my way in order to secure the large jack. In addition, actually stereo mini-plug with a diameter of 3.5mm The standard, which was developed when the Sony Walkman make primary ®, it is what it has become the world standard. It was considered significant that, including the the story, to the point iconic highest peak ever Walkman ® this part."

 

 

It's probably gold-plated brass.

post #1176 of 6526

Hi

 

I've been following this thread for a long time now and the AK100 thread for even longer throughout this year. I had been putting money aside for an AK100, but not bitten the bullet as yet. Now that this Sony model is imminent, I will go get this now as I am a Sony fan through and through. I have an MZ-NH1, MZ-RH1 and had an R3 and R50. I have looking for a "worthy DAP" for a long time to replace my Hi-MD players (yes I know prehistoric, but the DACs are better than any iPod) and I think this will be it! Six months ago I got some MDR-1R headphone which are fantastic!

 

I do find it slightly amusing that the NW-ZX1 is actually larger and not much lighter than a 20 year old MD player :) Also I get 8 hours of playback on my MZ-RH1 which has a 370mAh battery and that has moving parts. I should imagine the NW-ZX1 has 1500-2000mAh battery. I guess it has to power the large display and power hungry OS etc.

 

As I have a large collection of Hi-MD recorded discs, one thing I have been wondering is will a European version also include ATRAC support! It would be great to use my native ATRAC albums rather than transcoding to MP3 or use the large FLAC versions I have, saving space for my 24-bit 96KHz music and CD ALACs. Previous Sony DAPs that have been released in Japan tend support ATRAC, but European ones don't, which may mean it should import to UK.

post #1177 of 6526
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Originally Posted by Liono View Post
 

 

As I have a large collection of Hi-MD recorded discs, one thing I have been wondering is will a European version also include ATRAC support! It would be great to use my native ATRAC albums rather than transcoding to MP3 or use the large FLAC versions I have, saving space for my 24-bit 96KHz music and CD ALACs. Previous Sony DAPs that have been released in Japan tend support ATRAC, but European ones don't, which may mean it should import to UK.

Sadly, no.  Atrac is Japanese exclusive.

post #1178 of 6526

thanks for the reply Purk, may I ask how do you know this is the case? is it based upon previous model releases, or is there literature somewhere indicate this? does the Thai release information indicate no ATRAC support?

post #1179 of 6526
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Originally Posted by Liono View Post
 

thanks for the reply Purk, may I ask how do you know this is the case? is it based upon previous model releases, or is there literature somewhere indicate this? does the Thai release information indicate no ATRAC support?

Nope. In fact, nothing else except they will release it in Feb.

But, based on the previous generations, only Japan's model will support ATRAC.

post #1180 of 6526
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Originally Posted by moetore View Post
 

Nope. In fact, nothing else except they will release it in Feb.

But, based on the previous generations, only Japan's model will support ATRAC.

That's concluded my answer.  All Japanese walkmans support Atrac but not on the international units.  

post #1181 of 6526

The headphone jack casing is made of brass just like on the PHA-2, the PHA-2's interior headphone socket is gold-plated.

post #1182 of 6526
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Originally Posted by ShenaRingo326 View Post
 

 

From their official site, the box includes:

 

carrying pouch, spacer (?), USB cable, WM-Port cap, user manual

 

http://www.sony.jp/walkman/products/NW-ZX1/spec.html

 

and they only offer official screen protectors to purchase, but i'm sure you'll find after market cases once it's out..

 

http://www.sony.jp/walkman/products/NW-ZX1/compatible.html

Thank you, I must of missed that on there when originally  I looked on the Sony site with information overload.

 

Already ordered the Sony screen protector for it.  

 

Like the little touch of a WM port cap as well.

 

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Originally Posted by Dwaalspoor98 View Post
 

 

 

I was also wondering about the pouch, since I've ordered the ZX1. The only picture of a pouch I could find is on this page: http://pur.store.sony.jp/Qnavi/Product/NW-ZX1/. But no idea if this will be the included one.

 

 

 

 

 

Edit: I would prefer a 'closed' pouch anyway, with this one I would still be affraid that I put it in my pocket next to my keys while I am in a hurry and not paying attention. But seems a nice pouch for at home or on location.

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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post
 

Thanks, I am 90% sure that this is the one.

 

Nice some sort of a case comes with it from day one, but ideally as you point out Dwalspoor it's susceptible to possible scratching as it is not fully closed case.  I am hoping they will still do a case which opens up (hopefully side opening rather than top flip like the Z was)  like their previous Walkman leather cases although that still means there is one side open to scratching with this type of case.  

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Originally Posted by Rob49 View Post
 

Good to see they are backing it up across the board with High res with new Hi-fi seperates which has never been the same since the ES series throat was cut. 

 

These new Hi Res seperates were supposed to be launched by the end of October, apparently ? We are fast approaching December, and still no sign of availability ?

This seems to becoming the norm with other companies too !

Nothing unusual there with Sony, I am keen on the Network player even though I'm sure the components are of good standard (essentially looks like an ES line) for £2K would of been more acceptable to have 2TB rather than the 1TB internal storage.  

 

What would be cool if they made a high end dock cradle for the ZX1 to hook it up to their new range of separate systems.  

 

What doesn't help Sony is they make it look like it's available months in advance on their website and store which then makes it feel like an age before they come out.  

 

When they will come is another story but would guess now looking at 1st to 2nd Q in 2014!

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Originally Posted by FortisFlyer75 View Post
 

What would be cool if they made a high end dock cradle for the ZX1 to hook it up to their new range of separate systems.  

 

What doesn't help Sony is they make it look like it's available months in advance on their website and store which then makes it feel like an age before they come out.  

 

When they will come is another story but would guess now looking at 1st to 2nd Q in 2014!

 

sony does offer a cradle for the ZX1

 

http://www.sony.jp/walkman/products/STD-NWU10/

 

it says:

- works with bundled USB cable or separate USB cable WMC-NW20MU

- works with ZX1 in the case, or with headphone plugged in

- USB can be connected to PC or AC adapter, for data and charging

 

http://www.sony.jp/walkman/products/STD-NWU10/feature_1.html#L1_30

 

so it seems like you can combine the cradle with this other cable

 

http://www.sony.jp/walkman/products/WMC-NWH10/

 

to send line out audio to a PC? seems like the bundled USB cable is for data+charging only, as they sell a separate cable for audio out

post #1184 of 6526
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Originally Posted by ShenaRingo326 View Post
 

 

sony does offer a cradle for the ZX1

 

http://www.sony.jp/walkman/products/STD-NWU10/

 

it says:

- works with bundled USB cable or separate USB cable WMC-NW20MU

- works with ZX1 in the case, or with headphone plugged in

- USB can be connected to PC or AC adapter, for data and charging

 

http://www.sony.jp/walkman/products/STD-NWU10/feature_1.html#L1_30

 

so it seems like you can combine the cradle with this other cable

 

http://www.sony.jp/walkman/products/WMC-NWH10/

 

to send line out audio to a PC? seems like the bundled USB cable is for data+charging only, as they sell a separate cable for audio out

 

 

Don't really see the point in simple USB docks like that.

 

I was thinking something more like HiFiMan's dock for the HM-901:

 

http://www.acgears.com/sound/amplifiers/hifiman-hm901-dock

 

...and there are strong rumours that iRiver intend to release a remote-controllable dock for the AK DAPs, too, though god knows what outrageous price they'll be slapping on that unit...

 

Sony could easily do a high-end dock for the NW-ZX1 but I doubt they will, as the market is currently too small for such a specialist device.

 

Maybe in the next 5 years, they might, if audiophile DAPs finally start to make it more mainstream (and if the global economy picks up again, no thanks to the banksters who deliberately screw the global population by various nefarious economic mechanisms, for their own selfish gain :rolleyes:).

 

Anyway, I wouldn't hold my breath for a proper NW-ZX1 dock, but I suppose you never can tell...


Edited by Mython - 11/24/13 at 9:56am
post #1185 of 6526
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Originally Posted by ShenaRingo326 View Post
 

 

sony does offer a cradle for the ZX1

 

http://www.sony.jp/walkman/products/STD-NWU10/

 

it says:

- works with bundled USB cable or separate USB cable WMC-NW20MU

- works with ZX1 in the case, or with headphone plugged in

- USB can be connected to PC or AC adapter, for data and charging

 

http://www.sony.jp/walkman/products/STD-NWU10/feature_1.html#L1_30

 

so it seems like you can combine the cradle with this other cable

 

http://www.sony.jp/walkman/products/WMC-NWH10/

 

to send line out audio to a PC? seems like the bundled USB cable is for data+charging only, as they sell a separate cable for audio out

Thanks for posting that, this one looks a bit strange as I was hoping for something along the lines design wise in keeping with the old BCR-NWU 3/5/7 cradle docks they used to do.  Looks like this new one is about to topple over if it gets knocked accidentally!  I know this will be focused on the new high res content on the output but still would of been handy to have a 3.5 jack audio output like the old NWU-3 & 5 cradle had.  

 

I can't quite make out their various connection configurations so cannot quite work out why the normal usb supplied data cable cannot still do the job of audio output to an external diigital hi-fi which has a digital usb input, I must be missing something here as they would not of made the  NWH10 cable for it!?

 

The NWH10 cable is stated as saying it is for the line out to a hi-fi, i.e. the new Sony network separates or digital amps they are bringing out.  

 

i currently use my Sony X1060 with the BCR-NWU5 cradle usb out straight into my Oppo BDP105 blu ray player usb in for some music now and then which is what I would intend to do with this dock as well as at the side of my laptop  syncing & charging. The Oppo displays all the album art and info all okay on the Plasma TV from the Walkman and can be controlled from the Oppo remote like a normal music player. 

 

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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

 

Don't really see the point in simple USB docks like that.

 

I was thinking something more like HiFiMan's dock for the HM-901:

 

http://www.acgears.com/sound/amplifiers/hifiman-hm901-dock

 

...and there are strong rumours that iRiver intend to release a remote-controllable dock for the AK DAPs, too, though god knows what outrageous price they'll be slapping on that unit...

 

Sony could easily do a high-end dock for the NW-ZX1 but I doubt they will, as the market is currently too small for such a specialist device.

 

Maybe in the next 5 years, they might, if audiophile DAPs finally start to make it more mainstream (and if the global economy picks up again, no thanks to the banksters who deliberately screw the global population by various nefarious economic mechanisms, for their own selfish gain :rolleyes:).

 

Anyway, I wouldn't hold my breath for a proper NW-ZX1 dock, but I suppose you never can tell...

Not sure what that HM901 dock does a well as the normal dock charge, sync as it has vent holes on casing..  Looks nice though with playback buttons on front.  Like the idea of these docks been remote control as well, surprised this is not a normal feature on cradle docks now days.  

 

Would of been nice indeed if there was a special designed premium ZX1 dock in the same material finish as the player would of been icing on the cake but looks like that one above will be the only one as it is designed to work with all the current models across the Walkman range....  Goes back to cost etc etc..

 

Your right though, you never know with Sony, especially their track record last five years or so, but I would at the same time not hold my breath.

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