Oh BTW have been held hostage by my ZX1 literally all week This thing is amazing as a stand alone DAP with IEM, have been more than pleased. Almost the minute i received it on Mon i loaded up 80gb of flac and alac on it, most of it being 24/192 files. Let's just say that it seems I have rediscovered some of my music all over again! Pink Floyd live at Pompeii has sounded simply amazing with the wide open sound-stage of this DAP. Will post a pic or two when I finally get my CIEM's from 1964 ears. I'm currently running a pair of Shure 215's on the ZX1 as of now and can't wait to give a listen with the V6 Stage.
One other thing I was thinking of....would anyone post a pic or two or perhaps list a comprehensive checklist of what you're doing to conserve battery life? Daily I have had airplane mode ON, screen at its dimmest with a 30 sec turn OFF, all wifi and bluetooth OFF naturally, and location services OFF as well. I think that is pretty much all one could do to extend battery life. I seem to be getting maybe 20hrs +/- from a single charge from 0 - 100% full. Was curious if this is consistent with anyone else? As it states in the online description something like 32 hrs of continuous playback. I wonder what that is based on for playback options......
Anywho, would strongly suggest this DAP to anyone!!! it has been a fantastic experience thus far, and i can totally understand why people were selling there AK120's for this.
32h is at lowest res mp3 in one go with all off. never have I ever come close to any battery life stated by sony. when they tell me 35h in my head it means 15h so you're good as you are with 20.
it might not exist any difference to hear. your ears work well after 16khz? your phone actually stands its own after that frequency or is it 15 to 20db down in high freq at some point? is your music rich enough in high freq for something to be heard? do you use a low resolution lossy codec?
mp3@320 is already pretty much too good for this.
I don't think that has anything to do with the volume cap ? Sony are not supplying bog standard phones with this player, because they expect consumers to buy ( or already have ) quality headphones, to go with this "flagship player". ( "Here's our flagship £550 Hi Res DAP....and we'll throw in some naff in ear headphones"....not going happen...Sony, would think it a bit of an insult to the consumer, if they did that. ) I'll be very very surprised if the U.K. / Europe ZX1 isn't volume capped.
the reasoning behind ok-guy's post is good, as if they don't provide a phone, they can't clearly say how many DB will come out from the owner personal phone. so they don't know where to "cut". but I don't know if the euro limit is set in volt or power or DB?