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post #241 of 6283
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Originally Posted by sensui123 View Post
 

Looks like the same as previous walkmans, where you connect a WM port cable to it as the line out....you can get them from ebay etc:

 

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

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOD-Sony-Walkman-MP3-Player-Line-out-Dock-To-3-5mm-Plug-/170683121052?pt=US_MP3_Player_Chargers_Cradles&hash=item27bd81bd9c

 

I have those 2 and it seems to work pretty well.  There doesn't seem to be a dedicated line out port though.

 

Hold on.  I read some where that the it may have a digital out.  If it is through the WM Port then it may require a different cable.  Not sure though but that cable should work with the F88x walkman.

post #242 of 6283
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Originally Posted by purk View Post
 

 

Hold on.  I read some where that the it may have a digital out.  If it is through the WM Port then it may require a different cable.  Not sure though but that cable should work with the F88x walkman.

 

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5. デジタル出力に対応

WM-PORTからのオーディオ出力として新たにデジタル出力にも対応しました。さらに、ソニー製のポータブルヘッドホンアンプ『PHA-2』に対して、音楽コンテンツを音質劣化なくデジタル出力することができるようになりました。

The jp press stated that both ZX1 and F880 series support digital out via WM-port, and even recommended their PHA-2...

 

 

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入出力端子 ヘッドホン端子 ステレオミニ
パソコンとの接続/本体端子の形状 Hi-Speed USB/WM-PORT
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 付属品 [NW-ZX1/F887/F886/F885共通]
USBケーブル

And it seems that the digital out is via the bundled WM-port to USB cable...


Edited by kn19h7 - 9/27/13 at 12:16am
post #243 of 6283

Thanks seems like I missed that.  Looks like it'd be a Digital Out via USB Audio since they say it'd be connected to the PHA-2......I guess that's kind of cool, would appreciate a line out more though personally as I have too many transports already and I think something like a DX50 is a much more flexible transport with coaxial/optical.

post #244 of 6283
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Originally Posted by sensui123 View Post
 

Thanks seems like I missed that.  Looks like it'd be a Digital Out via USB Audio since they say it'd be connected to the PHA-2......I guess that's kind of cool, would appreciate a line out more though personally as I have too many transports already and I think something like a DX50 is a much more flexible transport with coaxial/optical.

 

This isn't the PCM-Dxx recorder :) USB connectivity makes it easier to interface with other devices (car stereos, etc.). Considering WMport has always just been analog line out only, it's a big change.

post #245 of 6283

so it's a digital and line out like the hm901?

post #246 of 6283
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post
 

so it's a digital and line out like the hm901?

does 901 support digital out? I thought the coaxial is for taking digital input...

post #247 of 6283

a 760usd digital transport with no expandable memory is not appealing at all...

 

for this amount of money, I would expect no need for external DAC nor AMP..

post #248 of 6283

I think it's just typical USB feature you can find on most android phones. Since android supports USB DACs, paring ZX1 with PHA2 makes perfect sense. It's not as convenient as spdif though.

post #249 of 6283
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 

a 760usd digital transport with no expandable memory is not appealing at all...

 

for this amount of money, I would expect no need for external DAC nor AMP..

 

It probably won't need additional amp for easy to drive phones or IEMs.  The S-Master module is very compacted and powerful for its size and the ZX1 will get a more potent version so we should be good here.  Of course, I only intend to use CIEMs with the ZX1 so I'm not too concern about plugging in Orthos or HD800 into the ZX1.  If you expect desktop performance from a highend portable DAPs then it is still a long shot.  Even the iBasso DX100 that I used to have failed to compete with my old but trusty PPA amplifier or Pico Power for that matter.  Remember the ZX1 is fairly priced next to both the AK100 & AK120 and even the Hifiman 901.

post #250 of 6283
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Originally Posted by purk View Post
 

 

It probably won't need additional amp for easy to drive phones or IEMs.  The S-Master module is very compacted and powerful for its size and the ZX1 will get a more potent version so we should be good here.  Of course, I only intend to use CIEMs with the ZX1 so I'm not too concern about plugging in Orthos or HD800 into the ZX1.  If you expect desktop performance from a highend portable DAPs then it is still a long shot.  Even the iBasso DX100 that I used to have failed to compete with my old but trusty PPA amplifier or Pico Power for that matter.  Remember the ZX1 is fairly priced next to both the AK100 & AK120 and even the Hifiman 901.

 

Since it's upgraded, I would bet it will now be able to drive something like the B&O H6 which my F807 couldn't really do. It's the only set of cans I've heard in recent memory it just couldn't do much with.

post #251 of 6283
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Originally Posted by rkyoto View Post
 

I think it's just typical USB feature you can find on most android phones. Since android supports USB DACs, paring ZX1 with PHA2 makes perfect sense. It's not as convenient as spdif though.

I genuinely wish to know the rationale of buying PHA2 in addition to this...thats a lot of money

post #252 of 6283
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 

I genuinely wish to know the rationale of buying PHA2 in addition to this...thats a lot of money

 

I think people need to hear it first and make up their own mind, quite frankly.

post #253 of 6283
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Originally Posted by purk View Post
 Remember the ZX1 is fairly priced next to both the AK100 & AK120 and even the Hifiman 901.

Agree... If I get this, I would only use it with iem...a pretty good excuse for a weekend trip to Tokyo in Dec...

 

I hope that it will sound better than my 901...

 

OT: a really non-audiophile question, can I install Candy Crush on this?

post #254 of 6283
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Originally Posted by FenderP View Post
 

 

Since it's upgraded, I would bet it will now be able to drive something like the B&O H6 which my F807 couldn't really do. It's the only set of cans I've heard in recent memory it just couldn't do much with.

 

I hope it will be able to do that but again we are still limited by space.  The ZX1 with my Qualia 010 will just be great together.  

post #255 of 6283
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 

 

OT: a really non-audiophile question, can I install Candy Crush on this?

 

If it runs on Android 4.1, then yes.

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