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post #2521 of 6182
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Originally Posted by Simon T View Post

Thanks AnakChan, just my bad luck.

Hopefully Rudy and the others are able to answer some of the questions from my previous post :-).

Cheers

 

this is going to sound really stupid... ensure the buttons on the side & base are in correct positions.

post #2522 of 6182
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

Rudi... it should say on the link, I'm not a Mac user, sorry.

Yes I open your link only for window biggrin.gif
I am so sad
Thank you anyway for your info
post #2523 of 6182
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

Now that I've had the ZX1 for a couple weeks I thought it's about time to make some observations. 

 

Again here no unboxing videos or unpacking descriptions (I really don't see the value of them and won't do them in my write-ups)… It's a darn box (Ok well the case is pretty terrible- I hope something aftermarket turns up soon)! 


Like the way the X1060 impressed me upon receiving it, the ZX1 is much the same, but at a whole different level. It's chunky and even more meaty, metallic and weighty. Jonathan Ive should be doing his typical cheesy industrial design speak video about its machined aluminum case and such (but thankfully it's not an i-Device). The physical buttons are awesomely tactile, and remind me how much I missed that functionality on the F807. I actually like the leatherette on the back of the case… it helps keep the DAP from sliding off surfaces. 

 

Regarding the UI, it's typical Sony if one is familiar with any of the recent Android pieces. But it moves through menus in an extra snappy manner which is nice. The menu location for sound adjustments is a touch different, and took me a couple tries to find. But all

On to the sound… Much of this will be comparing the ZX1 to the F807 and the X1060. I like to think of it as somewhat of a combination of the two, but with a nice jump in overall sound quality. With the X1060, the bass seems to be the star (along with a nice amount of detail while having no trace of harshness). It's nice and weighty, and sort of the anchor to the sound without overwhelming the midrange. The F807 perhaps doesn't have quite the bass weight, but is more open/detailed/layered and spacious. Now enter the ZX1… it has the bass punch of the X1060 (while maybe being cleaner at the same time), and spaciousness of the F807, yet adds in even more spatial definition and expansiveness. I think the F807 has the edge over the X1060 in refinement due to that detail and placement, and the same is obvious again with the ZX1 over that player. But when doing close A/B'ing back and forth, initially it can seem that the difference is very minimal until you happen upon a track which has a very large sense of space. That's when the difference becomes very noticeable-- the ZX1 excels at conveying that larger scale when your music material shows it. Then when settling in and doing some extended listening it's obvious that you can hear deeper into your music, and sense the black space between instruments more. The window goes deeper inside I suppose you could say. 


Pairings:


The ZX1 definitely has a considerable amount more power than either the F807 or X1060. It drives my dynamic driver IEMs with more ease. With the GR07 mk2 it creates more space and sense of ease. 


But it truly shines with the FA-4E, and the results are wonderful. I think the balance of detail combined with edge (or lack of due to the FA-4E) is just about ideal. The soundstage gains of the ZX1 are really noticeable, and help to expand the capabilities of the Fischer Amps IEM without any bite (the smoothness offered by the FA-4E). I feel like the player expands upon the strengths of the FA-4E in the ideal manner. I truly cannot think of any negatives sonically with this simple rig (amps not needed in the slightest manner). I look forward to other reviews which show how it pairs with other earphones. 

Apologies in advance for poor writing and bad grammar.

I totally agree about the FA-4's!
The Sony H3's arrived today, very impressed so far, great pairing too, diferent from the Fishers sound, less soundstage, but good balance for my taste, great bass, so the UM 3x are def out now, nest step will be Roxanne vs Mentor!
But at this price £178 from Amazon, the Sony XBA H3' are a keeper, I also def prefer them to the EX1000.
post #2524 of 6182
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

My music player app like Neutron and Jet Audio Pro works very good with Sony WM ZX 1

I have compared these 3 music players in Sony WM ZX 1 as follow :

The best sound quality is : Sony WM ZX 1 stock music player
Number two is : Neutron music player
Number three is : Jet Audio Pro

Setting : default , no equalizer , no clear audio

IMO

 

Have you tried Poweramp?

post #2525 of 6182
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post
 

 

Have you tried Poweramp?

 

You will find that most will get rid of Apps like Neutron, DB etc. in favour of the stock-player, it's pretty damn good.

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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post
 

 

You will find that most will get rid of Apps like Neutron, DB etc. in favour of the stock-player, it's pretty damn good.

 

Gawd I need a ZX1

post #2527 of 6182
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post
 

 

Gawd I need a ZX1

 

flash the cash at Price-Japan :wink_face:

post #2528 of 6182
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

Have you tried Poweramp?

I have bought power amp too in my note 3 , I have not installed to my Sony
Because i like neutron and jet power pro on my note 3

In WM ZX 1 I like sony music player , than neutron than jet audio pro
post #2529 of 6182
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post
 

 

flash the cash at Price-Japan :wink_face:

 

Already did yo xD

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I cant seem to enjoy ZX1 without adding the amp in equation via USB out. Sounds so much better that way that I just dont feel feeding my earphones directly. Probably because the amp tunes to my sound signature perfectly while enhancing the good traits already present in the source. MUSES01 and AD8620 that is.
post #2531 of 6182
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Originally Posted by psygeist View Post

I cant seem to enjoy ZX1 without adding the amp in equation via USB out. Sounds so much better that way that I just dont feel feeding my earphones directly. Probably because the amp tunes to my sound signature perfectly while enhancing the good traits already present in the source. MUSES01 and AD8620 that is.

 

Via USB out means not only just the amp but the DAC too? Or do you mean analogue line out? What is the other component you're using on the other end?

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I had given up on this thing, though after reading some impressions here I would be wrong not to make an attempt at an excursion with this thing somewhere down the line.....

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That's analog line out. Usb dock to 3.5mm converter cable, Fiio L5.

Amp is Lear FSM V02. Note that I didnt like the sound signature with the default opamps. swapped with MUSES01 and AD8620.

Merlin or Miracle as earphone.
post #2534 of 6182
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Originally Posted by psygeist View Post

That's analog line out. Usb dock to 3.5mm converter cable, Fiio L5.

Amp is Lear FSM V02. Note that I didnt like the sound signature with the default opamps. swapped with MUSES01 and AD8620.

Merlin or Miracle as earphone.

 

Ah. OK. If you're talking about the cable below, it's not USB though. It's a WM-port to 3.5mm :-

 

Anyway, I the idea. I'm not familiar with the Lear FSM V02 but I am with the Muses01. That's a great OpAmp. I can only assume the Lear FSM has got good circuitry around the Muses01. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

post #2535 of 6182
Yeah, sorry for the confusion. I couldn't recall the exact term wm port.

I have the stepdance too. Prefer the MUSES01 and AD8620 swapped LEAR.
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