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post #1546 of 6538

I've put my ZX1 through probably close to 20 hrs burn in and I think I'm ready to sell my AK120. The ZX1 seemed to have opened up in the the mids and highs more. It's not as warm as when I first had it. Listening to the Tumbao De Tamorito track from Open Your Ears album the space just opens up more & gives a more front row presentation whilst the AK120 is probably just a few rows behind.

 

With my MH335DW the bass seems a little more comparable between the two though which was different from my earlier findings (at least with the Open Your Ears album). I may try different tracks .

 

So anyone up for an AK120, ping me :D.

post #1547 of 6538
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

I've put my ZX1 through probably close to 20 hrs burn in and I think I'm ready to sell my AK120. The ZX1 seemed to have opened up in the the mids and highs more. It's not as warm as when I first had it. Listening to the Tumbao De Tamorito track from Open Your Ears album the space just opens up more & gives a more front row presentation whilst the AK120 is probably just a few rows behind.

 

With my MH335DW the bass seems a little more comparable between the two though which was different from my earlier findings (at least with the Open Your Ears album). I may try different tracks .

 

So anyone up for an AK120, ping me :D.

Thanks for your impression.  This is a great great news.

post #1548 of 6538
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

I've put my ZX1 through probably close to 20 hrs burn in and I think I'm ready to sell my AK120. The ZX1 seemed to have opened up in the the mids and highs more. It's not as warm as when I first had it. Listening to the Tumbao De Tamorito track from Open Your Ears album the space just opens up more & gives a more front row presentation whilst the AK120 is probably just a few rows behind.

With my MH335DW the bass seems a little more comparable between the two though which was different from my earlier findings (at least with the Open Your Ears album). I may try different tracks .

So anyone up for an AK120, ping me biggrin.gif.
Wow, that's surprising. :-O

If only I had the money for the ZX1...
post #1549 of 6538
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

I've put my ZX1 through probably close to 20 hrs burn in and I think I'm ready to sell my AK120. The ZX1 seemed to have opened up in the the mids and highs more. It's not as warm as when I first had it. Listening to the Tumbao De Tamorito track from Open Your Ears album the space just opens up more & gives a more front row presentation whilst the AK120 is probably just a few rows behind.

 

With my MH335DW the bass seems a little more comparable between the two though which was different from my earlier findings (at least with the Open Your Ears album). I may try different tracks .

 

So anyone up for an AK120, ping me :D.

sell ak120 because want buy zx1, oh my god,

post #1550 of 6538

One thing to note though (now that it's opened up somewhat and who knows what a longer burn in will or will not do), but I'm having this gut feeling that bright cans may not necessarily benefit from it. e.g. if I use my Ocharaku Kaedes, I think I enjoy it less with the ZX1 as with HM-901. However something like the MH335DW it seems to suit the ZX1 at the moment. No idea how the MH335DW will sound with the ZX1 after the Studio Reference mod.

 

Edit: About the ZX1 vs AK120 I'm sure when some of you start receiving the ZX1 would be saying "what is AnakChan talking about!?" so bear in mind some may still prefer the AK120 to the ZX1. For me, the two are just too close to justify owning one that's $450-$500 more expensive.

post #1551 of 6538
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

I've put my ZX1 through probably close to 20 hrs burn in and I think I'm ready to sell my AK120. The ZX1 seemed to have opened up in the the mids and highs more. It's not as warm as when I first had it. Listening to the Tumbao De Tamorito track from Open Your Ears album the space just opens up more & gives a more front row presentation whilst the AK120 is probably just a few rows behind.

 

With my MH335DW the bass seems a little more comparable between the two though which was different from my earlier findings (at least with the Open Your Ears album). I may try different tracks .

 

So anyone up for an AK120, ping me :D.

 

This is a really high praise for the ZX1...If you are willing to replace the AK120.

 

It seems that, I made the right decision coming from the AK100, asked my Japanese friend to help me buy both the ZX1 and PHA-2 at once and send it over... I am eagerly waiting to listen some 24/96 or 24/192 albums together with the Sony XBA H3... wishing for some magic to happen with Sony Hi-Res Portable Combo :-).

 

Cheers

SimonT

 

p.s. Damn... I am going bankrupt because of Sony.... :-P

post #1552 of 6538
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

One thing to note though (now that it's opened up somewhat and who knows what a longer burn in will or will not do), but I'm having this gut feeling that bright cans may not necessarily benefit from it. e.g. if I use my Ocharaku Kaedes, I think I enjoy it less with the ZX1 as with HM-901. However something like the MH335DW it seems to suit the ZX1 at the moment. No idea how the MH335DW will sound with the ZX1 after the Studio Reference mod.

 

Edit: About the ZX1 vs AK120 I'm sure when some of you start receiving the ZX1 would be saying "what is AnakChan talking about!?" so bear in mind some may still prefer the AK120 to the ZX1. For me, the two are just too close to justify owning one that's $450-$500 more expensive.

Plus the ZX1 is a fully functional Andriod mini-tablet.  Given Sony's track record, this isn't surprising.  

post #1553 of 6538
How is the volume control? Are steps fine enough for high sensitivity CIEM s?
post #1554 of 6538
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Originally Posted by Ra97oR View Post

How is the volume control? Are steps fine enough for high sensitivity CIEM s?

 

That's a good question. It's not as granular as the AK120 but it also doesn't pump out that much so for the 335DW, Kaedes, & 1Plus2 so far it's been fine for me. Then again for the AK120, I didn't really dial in 0.5 steps but usually in 1 or 1.5/2 steps.

post #1555 of 6538

Are you using the stock player? Have you used ZX1 with any of the EQ/Player apps, such as PowerAmp?


Edited by sabatar - 12/10/13 at 2:29am
post #1556 of 6538
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Are you using the stock player? Have you used ZX1 with any of the AMP/Player apps, such as PowerAmp?

stock player is better,because it binds smater hx

post #1557 of 6538

Sorry I can't shift through 100 odd pages... I'm heading to Tokyo this weekend and I will be picking this puppy up.

 

Just wondering if anyone recommends a store to buy this from?

post #1558 of 6538
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

I've put my ZX1 through probably close to 20 hrs burn in and I think I'm ready to sell my AK120. The ZX1 seemed to have opened up in the the mids and highs more. It's not as warm as when I first had it. Listening to the Tumbao De Tamorito track from Open Your Ears album the space just opens up more & gives a more front row presentation whilst the AK120 is probably just a few rows behind.

 

With my MH335DW the bass seems a little more comparable between the two though which was different from my earlier findings (at least with the Open Your Ears album). I may try different tracks .

 

So anyone up for an AK120, ping me :D.

Wow...sounds very promising.   Mine arrived at EMS Singapore office.   Hope to get it soon. 

post #1559 of 6538
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Originally Posted by evolutionx View Post

Wow...sounds very promising.   Mine arrived at EMS Singapore office.   Hope to get it soon. 
You're lucky. I'm just at the Ginza store & it's sold out till 2014.

I just checked e-earphone & Fujiya & same story. Only luck is to try the big departmental stores like Bic or Yodobashi.
post #1560 of 6538
AnakChan,
Have you tried digital out yet?
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