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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

Too bad it is limited to 128 Gb without any possibility for additional memory through MicroSD card !    Even 128 Gb is rapidly full with 24/96 and 24/192 files !

 

 They might have missed here the 10/10 mark !

 

swapping in & out Albums is easier than drinking tea on a Sony DAP, it's not a deal breaker.

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Someday soon, an enterprising, innovative, and very skilled/clever DAC/AMP maker may figure out a way to have the DAC/AMP contain an SDcard slot, so that Android's USB-OTG feature can permit the connected DAP to read the memory card that way.

 

I'm no engineer, and I don't doubt that it may be a horrendous engineering challenge, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone's clever enough to manage it. It'd also be a killer feature for DAC/AMPs aimed at iPod users, given Apple's refusal to allow memory expansion.

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I tested it out a few weeks back and was not all that impressed actually. It's like having another iPhone or android. Sound wise it didn't blow me away. I would rather spend my money on an AK which is aesthetically a much better design and overall sound quality is better IMHO.
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Originally Posted by skoog5600 View Post

I tested it out a few weeks back and was not all that impressed actually. It's like having another iPhone or android. Sound wise it didn't blow me away. I would rather spend my money on an AK which is aesthetically a much better design and overall sound quality is better IMHO.

 

Best to point out it is Andriod based, your detailed listening experience was that the 5-15 min demo of a pre-production unit that everyone else was treated to?

 

Got to admit the AK's are a master-class in design, square box with a protruding knob, very fetching indeed.

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Originally Posted by Noble-Geezer View Post

Best to point out it is Andriod based, your detailed listening experience was that the 5-15 min demo of a pre-production unit that everyone else was treated to?

Got to admit the AK's are a master-class in design, square box with a protruding knob, very fetching indeed.

Yes indeed Android based, 15 minutes listening. Cannot speak to the unit being per production or not. But just trying to bring a sense of being down-to-earth. Everyone gets so overly excited about something often without ever testing it out and basing their purchase on comments made on Head fi. It's a lot of money to spend on here say IMO. But with that said others I know who have tested it out say it rivals the AK with "a bigger soundstage". But it does all depend on factors such as what you are using to test it out on. I happened to have been using the FitEar 335s.
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Originally Posted by skoog5600 View Post


.... But it does all depend on factors such as what you are using to test it out on. I happened to have been using the FitEar 335s.

 

Since, like yourself, I'm a CIEM user, I'm keen to see output impedance measurements, as soon as this thing is released.

 

 

I say this because I'm wondering if your less than inspiring audition might be due to impedance mismatching between the NW-ZX1 output and the fitear 335. Hopefully I'm wrong with this guess.

 

 

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Edited by Mython - 12/1/13 at 6:25pm
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

Someday soon, an enterprising, innovative, and very skilled/clever DAC/AMP maker may figure out a way to have the DAC/AMP contain an SDcard slot, so that Android's USB-OTG feature can permit the connected DAP to read the memory card that way.

 

I'm no engineer, and I don't doubt that it may be a horrendous engineering challenge, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone's clever enough to manage it. It'd also be a killer feature for DAC/AMPs aimed at iPod users, given Apple's refusal to allow memory expansion.


It's not an engineer we/they need but a managing team with moral fiber. Apple and Sony are greedy companies. Built in obsolescence is their motto.

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I'm waiting for a price drop (if any) once its released. Bought couple of items from Japan directly and felt like an idiot after some months seeing the prices drop in Japan (unlike here in the US)

 

If anyone is not satisfied, you know who wants to breed audio products.

post #1254 of 7455
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Originally Posted by skoog5600 View Post


Yes indeed Android based, 15 minutes listening. Cannot speak to the unit being per production or not. But just trying to bring a sense of being down-to-earth. Everyone gets so overly excited about something often without ever testing it out and basing their purchase on comments made on Head fi. It's a lot of money to spend on here say IMO. But with that said others I know who have tested it out say it rivals the AK with "a bigger soundstage". But it does all depend on factors such as what you are using to test it out on. I happened to have been using the FitEar 335s.

 

Can't really argue with anything you've said, though there is a lot of happy X,Z & F-Series owners who will see this as a upgrade model, that & it's gorgeous looks/form factor makes it an exciting product for many.

 

Most Walkman owners will be impressed with red-book (lossless) playback on their current Walkman's, my new F887 improves on the Z1070 and has the benefit of Hi-Res/DSD playback, so I personally figure that I won't be feeling short changed.

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For anyone contemplating amping the NW-ZX1, I've just Photoshopped an NWZ-X1 publicity image to reflect the officially-specified sizes, along with unquoted sizes I've calculated, as best I can, from scaling-off the image, (since the void on the rear of the chassis makes stacking the NW-ZX1 a potentially awkward proposition, unless you use the included 'spacer', but then that would unnecessarily make a stack 3.7mm thicker). Please bear in mind that I'm only going by Sony's figures quoted on their webpage, so don't shoot me if the unit turns out to have slightly different dimensions when you receive it:

 

 

 

(EDIT: corrected the length measurements)

 

 

 

A few amp sizes:

 


Portaphile 627
81mm x 72mm x 19mm


Portaphile 627X
101.5mm x 70mm x 28.5mm


Lear FSM-02 v2
105mm x 57mm x 24mm

 

Pico Slim
80mm x 39.5mm x 9.5mm

 

 

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Edited by Mython - 12/1/13 at 10:09pm
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Small point but it does come supplied with a 'bar' so it can be stacked evenly with devices and I'm pretty sure you'd like something smaller than the ZX1 without the need for external amp'ing going by your post in other threads, gotta think of those back pockets.

 

Mython, do you have anything good to say about this device or are you here just to ruffle-feathers (your words I believe) in this thread?

post #1257 of 7455
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Originally Posted by skoog5600 View Post

I tested it out a few weeks back and was not all that impressed actually. It's like having another iPhone or android. Sound wise it didn't blow me away. I would rather spend my money on an AK which is aesthetically a much better design and overall sound quality is better IMHO.

How did it sound and what iem were you using?
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

How did it sound and what iem were you using?

See my previous post.
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...other than to assure everyone that the above image I posted, was/is not to ruffle anyone's feathers - it's meant to be helpful to those people who might decide to amp their NW-ZX1, and undoubtedly some folks will choose to do that, even if it's not with the Sony PHA-2.

 

 

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Edited by Mython - 12/1/13 at 11:24pm
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Edited by Noble-Geezer - 12/1/13 at 11:17pm
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