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post #2281 of 7502
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post


From that I assume the zx1 battery is not great?  If so that's a shame.

I think Sony WM ZX 1 Battery is very good , it can last about 21 hours

As USB DAC player or Hi Res player , they need more power compare headphone out , but the sound quality is more excellent

IMO
post #2282 of 7502
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Originally Posted by sup3r8 View Post
 

Im not surprised about how wide the soundstage would've got . I loved the 3003. Had it not been for fit issues, I'd still be having them. Clear Audio+ is indeed very addictive. Albeit the alterations in music signature, increments in soundstage is a win in my eyes. 

 

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Help me understand. Is the dynamic normalizer a tuning preset like the Clear Audio+ ? I haven't messed around too much with the player yet. Maybe I'll have the answer to my question once I dig in.

As for the echoey mids, what are you pairing the ZX1 with ? 

 

Yes, it is in the sound adjustments. It levels volume across your music collection on the player. It's debatable if it alters the sound at all... I think I can hear a very, very slight amount of bump in overall dynamics. It's exceedingly subtle if it's there at all... Hard to be sure.

 

I'm using the ZX1 with the FA-4E. 


Edited by cn11 - 12/21/13 at 9:03am
post #2283 of 7502
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Originally Posted by sup3r8 View Post

Im not surprised about how wide the soundstage would've got . I loved the 3003. Had it not been for fit issues, I'd still be having them. Clear Audio+ is indeed very addictive. Albeit the alterations in music signature, increments in soundstage is a win in my eyes. 


Finally someone agrees! I was beginning to think my ears were defective.

Favorite portable combo at the moment:

post #2284 of 7502
Battery life on its own is excellent , but terrible with USB out, not worth it for me,
Shame, I guess I'll be using it more via headphone out into the amps
post #2285 of 7502
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Originally Posted by soundblast75 View Post

Battery life on its own is excellent , but terrible with USB out, not worth it for me,
Shame, I guess I'll be using it more via headphone out into the amps

 

If this is true, I am less interested in the ZX1.  I want to be able to use an external amp (no DAC) via lineout; don't want to connect from the DAP hp out.

post #2286 of 7502

i am not sure about the line out, does the hp out become line out when all the way up?

Maybe someone else here knows about that?

post #2287 of 7502
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Originally Posted by soundblast75 View Post
 

i am not sure about the line out, does the hp out become line out when all the way up?

Maybe someone else here knows about that?

 

Yes, it sure does. Just turn the volume up to almost 100%, and it sounds fantastic with either amp, or into something like car aux input which is what I was just highly enjoying today running around doing Christmas shopping. Then the external buttons really, really come in handy. 

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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
 

 

Yes, it sure does. Just turn the volume up to almost 100%, and it sounds fantastic with either amp, or into something like car aux input which is what I was just highly enjoying today running around doing Christmas shopping. Then the external buttons really, really come in handy. 

 

Just want to point out a headphone out is never a true line-out, but can be good enough depending on the person and the device. 

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Originally Posted by Greed View Post
 

 

Just want to point out a headphone out is never a true line-out, but can be good enough depending on the person and the device. 

 

Of course not. It's always pushing the sound quality of the player. But as you said, with a decent device it can be good. I don't want to get into a debate about 'double amping' and the like here in this thread. 

 

I will say that I think with this Sony, the sound quality from the HO to either the car's input or an amp is quite good. I feel like it's the equal of the line out (to an amp). With the F807 I have, the line out is noticeably worse sounding than the HO. 

post #2290 of 7502

well, is there a true line out here?

post #2291 of 7502
Aren't there lod for Sony walkmans from some of the cable companies for a true line out?
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post #2293 of 7502
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
 

I will say that I think with this Sony, the sound quality from the HO to either the car's input or an amp is quite good. I feel like it's the equal of the line out (to an amp).

 

Think most Sony owners will agree the H/O is the best route... it's on par if not better the L/O imo.

post #2294 of 7502
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
 

Yes, it functions as a true line out. You can get a cable really inexpensively. 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Walkman-MP3-Player-Line-Out-LOD-Interconnect-Cable-To-Headphone-Amplifier-/281103899579?pt=US_MP3_Player_Cables_Adapters&hash=item4173191bbb

Yes, I am using the white version for my F807 and XM6.

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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post
 

 

Think most Sony owners will agree the H/O is the best route... it's on par if not better the L/O imo.


+1, just tested with UHA 6

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