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Congrats with Sony Family.

What is the USB cable pls, where can I get it?
What other accessories would u recommend ?
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Thanks, I did ask the authorized vendor but got no answers so sounds like we are left holding the bag if anything goes wrong, no chump change by any stretch of the imagination.
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Originally Posted by Snoopy Ears View Post

SWEET!!!

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

Awesome. That's a lot of Sony smily_headphones1.gif

Thank you

These 2 Sony dac / amp PHA 2 are one for me and the other ones for my best friend
post #1759 of 7581
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Congrats with Sony Family.
Mine will be received morning Sat.
Protection sheet is sold out.
Too bad

I am very lucky that my daughter can get on first launching day at bic camera store
If you are as foreigner in japan , you can buy directly from all department stores
If you are from your country , you can only buy any audio product from trader company like tenso or Price of Japan

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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

he's source DAC'ing then Bi-DAC'ing & Bi-Amp'ing... a Head-Fi first, should be interesting indeedy. wink_face.gif  

No the 2 sets Sony amps PHA 2 , one is for me and one for my best friend
My source : Sony Walkman WMZ ZX1
My Dac / Amp : Sony PHA 2
Iem : Sony XBA H 3
Cable : Sony USB DAC cable WMC - NWH10


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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post

No baloney!

Thank you all of you
post #1760 of 7581
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

Anyone, is it fair to assume that the one year warranty will be covered by Sony Japan and this is where one would ship it? I believe there is no English manuals so if you do have an answer to my question I would truly appreciate it.

 

Sony use this Company in the UK for their extended-warranties (includes accidental-damage), I had my Z1070 with them... reasonably cheap 

 

http://www.domgen.com/

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Originally Posted by bluemoon1 View Post

I got mine yesterday in the morning delivered by Fedex. Amazing how fast Fedex can work! I ordered like 3 weeks ago through PriceJapan. The parcel got picked up there in Tokyo by Fedex last Sun. It was sooo exciting to refresh the tracking page of Fedex during the following days seeing how it moved closer and closer to me (I live in Germany). When the Fedex boy reached me the parcel yesterday morning at the office at work and let me sign it, I expected to pay the customs fees directly to him, but he said customs was already cleared by them. He left and I could not believe my luck! I've saved like EUR130 by choosing Fedex now regarding customs. It also helped that Kaneda from PJ declared it with a value of 102.000JPY only. Thanks Kaneda. But please, don't get me wrong! I don't want to cheat customs and herewith cheat my government on purpose and would have paid it whatever it'd cost, but so I officially saved a lot of money. Edit: Will go to my nearest customs office asap in order declare it properly 'cause a bad conscience may blight the awesome sound of a brand-new ZX1 though. But nevertheless, I can highly recommend to order through PJ choosing the "DHL" - now Fedex delivery option, since EMS does not clear customs automatically here in Germany. KUDOS to both companies for the great service!



 



Plugged in the USB cable, device booted, I accepted the policy only shown in Japanese, then chose the English language option. Installed WiFi, entered Google account details and was ready to plug in my IEM Ultimate Ears UE 11 Pro's (I usually use them on stage when I play gigs, great IEM for stage anyway!) for a brief check with the stored samples here at work.



 



I have to admit that this is my first "real" DAP after my Sony Hi-MD MZ-RH1 means I'm sorry that I can't help you guys with comparisons with AKs etc.



 



Already the first samples with out-of-box settings blew me away! Transferred a few albums in FLAC before leaving to work real quick and listened to them on the train this morning. I didn't like the ClearAudio+ function so far since I only have listened to acoustic albums (Jazz, Bluegrass, Classics) played with acoustic instruments so far, also have not tried any sound changing apps yet. I'm sure that ClearAudio+ will bring some value if some rock, rap, hip-hop or whatever with drums, e-bass, e-guitar would be played. But I'm more a acoustic guy anyway. I liked to raise the ClearBass in the EQ menu a little bit.



 



Generally I have to say that the sq at this early stage is outstanding to me! You guys were "spoiled" with other good DAPs before, so for me it is a big step of course! The highs are crispy-clear, the mids even the lower mids much more transparent, warm and round and the bass and sub bass is clear but full of pressure without sounding poor as well. It sounds very airy and the pan seems to be as wide I have never felt it before in my live using these IEMs.



 



The device itself looks and feels very valuable in my eyes and hands although although the attached little case is a pc of crap. The side buttons are very helpful incl. the Pause button. Since it is a full Android based device it will give also so many more opportunities. Storage 128GB should be enough for me so far, but the missing SD card slot will probably scare some potential customers.



 



Finally I have to thank you guys in this thread which I followed through all the 116 pages since Sep. so far! Without you guys I would not even know that this sexy little toy would even exist! I'm probably not as audiophile as most of you guys and my technical knowledge is also pretty limited but me as a semi-pro musician having really good ears I am sure that I've finally found THE media player I desired. Without the knowledge about the ZX1 I probably would have bought a F886/7 which is also available here in GER, maybe the difference in sq is very little but the ZX1 is much more an eye catcher. Got to keep not only my ears but also my eyes on it!



 



I will have Bday next Mon and I can't imagine getting better gifts than the Sony Xperia Ultra with this phenomenal large and clear screen I purchased 2 weeks ago and the ZX1 now. Let's see what my poor girlfriend is going to give me seeing me so excited about those to Sony devices I've bought by myself now :-)



 



Hope you liked my little report though....


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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

look what's arrived for me...





Bluemoon1~~ Hope you liked my little report though....

great read, enjoyed that.... more please.

Congratulation / in German Glueckwunsch two of you for your new Sony Walkman WMZ ZX 1
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Thanks, I am going to ask a local warranty provider to see if they'll honor the warranty.
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Originally Posted by prathan View Post


Congrats with Sony Family.

What is the USB cable pls, where can I get it?
What other accessories would u recommend ?

I bought the Sony USB DAC cable from bic camera in Tokyo
From your country you can order from Price Of Japan or trader like tenso with 5% fee
Because as foreigner we can not buy directly like from bic camera or Fujiya Avic
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post
 

look what's arrived for me...

 

 

 

Bluemoon1~~ Hope you liked my little report though....

 

great read, enjoyed that.... more please.

 

I should have went with Fed-Ex. Mine is going through multiple revised charges and moving from depot to depot. :mad:

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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post
 

 

I will do more testing later tonight, maybe in part due to some burn in? But right now, with ClearAudio+ enabled, the ZX1 pretty much handily beats any other DAP I've heard. Including the iphone 5s. The soundstage is out of my head (never had that with iems before) and 3d. I just about hate to use the term holographic, as it is cliche, but it's heading in that direction. While listening today at work, I looked over my shoulder twice, realizing that it was the track, not someone making noise behind me. I have a pair of GR07's I might try later, if I can be convinced to pull the 3003s out of my ears.

 

That kinda concerns me because the k3003 already sounded really bad with the iphone 5s due to impedance mismatch. If the ZX1 win by a small margin it will mean that the output impedance is quite high as well.

 

I have never like ClearAudio in any of the Sony devices I have owned because after a while it just sounded processed. It does both good and harm to the sound.

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I want share out the box pictures Sony WMZ ZX 1













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Rudi, congrats for your new toys!
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thanks, i guess ill try Pricejapan

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Originally Posted by uelover View Post
 

 

That kinda concerns me because the k3003 already sounded really bad with the iphone 5s due to impedance mismatch. If the ZX1 win by a small margin it will mean that the output impedance is quite high as well.

 

I have never like ClearAudio in any of the Sony devices I have owned because after a while it just sounded processed. It does both good and harm to the sound.

 

As I've already mentioned, I wonder if it might be approx 2 Ω - 3 Ω. Not enough to cause major sound issues, but might explain some of the early impressions of unrefined treble control.

 

 

It's still too soon to know.

 

Lots of reviews to come, I'm sure (not just on Head-fi).

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Originally Posted by ibbreezy View Post
 

 

I should have went with Fed-Ex. Mine is going through multiple revised charges and moving from depot to depot. :mad:

 

Fortis took the photo & sent it to wind me up, it arrives Saturday, FedEx delivered as the Post-Office's were shutting so he's sending in the morn... bummer :confused_face: 

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