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post #301 of 5935
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Originally Posted by m-i-c-k-e-y View Post
 

Excuse me, but will this be another propriety connector that we'll be forced to use on the ZX1?

 

 

 

 

 

That's a WMport which has been on all but the earliest HD-based Walkmans (such as the NW-HD3 which had a prorpietary plastic thing). Nothing new to see here. Sony gives you a cable in the box - the other end is USB. You can even get a WMport to miniUSB adapter in Japan (off the top of my head, I think it's the WMC10 or something like that) so you could use, say, the charger from a phone. It's no more proprietary than what Apple puts on an iDevice ... and it's been around longer.


Edited by FenderP - 9/28/13 at 3:53pm
post #302 of 5935
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Originally Posted by virus12345 View Post
 

i wonder how much difference will there be between the ZX1 and the F88x in terms of SQ.

 

since the technicalities and amps are mostly same..

 

Sony players all have a similar 'sound' if you will. It's refined and tweaked on the various models, but if you know the Sony sound signature, you can hear it in everything.

post #303 of 5935
With song we expect warm signature sound with high quality low ends and decent mids. I am interested to see how the sanyo parts is going to influence the sound.
 
I have tested almost all the DAP sony has to offer. While in the recent years I did not own all their product but I have found a way to test them. Despite the huge zx1 size i for one looking to the release date with great anticipation. 
post #304 of 5935
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Originally Posted by tds101 View Post
 

Actually, all their non-Android Walkman models released in Japan DON'T include English as an option in the settings. That's why I asked,...as your answer is incorrect. I'd own a 32gb Japanese S Series Walkman if it were so.

 

I'm asking someone who may have read the Japanese release notes/specs to answer my question. Thank you to whomever can answer me,...

As I posted, all of the NW series don't have English - haven't for years. I bought my friend an S about a year ago - still none. That said, it's easy to navigate. Same menu layout as a NWZ player, so if it's released elsewhere, you can look at that manual. And it'll display all of your English tagging. So I don't see the lack of English as a hindrance. This isn't rocket science. Sony doesn't list Japanese only in their specs, unless they are implying it with this phrase ※日本語版標準インストールのみ

 

Spec sheet for the S780 series:

http://www.sony.jp/walkman/products/NW-S780_series/spec.html


Edited by FenderP - 9/28/13 at 3:47pm
post #305 of 5935
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Originally Posted by FenderP View Post

As I posted, all of the NW series don't have English - haven't for years. I bought my friend an S about a year ago - still none. That said, it's easy to navigate. Same menu layout as a NWZ player, so if it's released elsewhere, you can look at that manual. And it'll display all of your English tagging. So I don't see the lack of English as a hindrance. This isn't rocket science.

No, it's a convenience issue. I've seen Japanese menu Walkman players, and I was hoping that Sony might rethink the menu and put English as a setting. If not, I'll pass - like I always do. I make my decisions the right way, and that's with my WALLET! And that's as it should be,...

I guess I'll be getting the flagship player then,...as it's Android & will have English as selectable in the menu.
post #306 of 5935
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Originally Posted by tds101 View Post


No, it's a convenience issue. I've seen Japanese menu Walkman players, and I was hoping that Sony might rethink the menu and put English as a setting. If not, I'll pass - like I always do. I make my decisions the right way, and that's with my WALLET! And that's as it should be,...

I guess I'll be getting the flagship player then,...as it's Android & will have English as selectable in the menu.

 

Well, truth be told, Sony isn't marketing any NW- series Walkman outside of Japan. So  they don't need to provide any language but Japanese. When I was in Japan before the Z came out and they had it at the Sony showroom in Ginza that it had English since I was so used to Sony not doing that on their Walkmans. Their primary audience for these isn't people somewhere else; it's their home market. FOr people like us, they sell the NWZ. Can't fault them for that. Whether you buy or don't buy the NW-S7xx - I don't think Sony really cares much.

 

EDIT: When I was buying the S at Sony Ginza, they were all jittery because technically they're not supposed to sell it to non-Japanese (I was getting it engraved with a Disney character). It was interesting. The guy helping me who spoke English was super helpful and gave me tips on buying that kind of stuff if I ever do it again. Say you live there and give them your hotel address :) If I didn't want it engraved, I could have gone to Bic or Yodobashi to pick it up.


Edited by FenderP - 9/28/13 at 3:55pm
post #307 of 5935
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Originally Posted by FenderP View Post
 

 

Search is your friend. Been asked and answered numerous times.

 

The answer is YES - there are models with NO English. The NW-Axxx series in Japan had no English menu. Basically, anything that is NOT Android based and NW- will be Japanese only. NWZ are the models for the rest of the world and have English.

 

Yeah, I was only asking in direct response to tds101's question, not because I had a burning desire to know.

post #308 of 5935

It would be very nice if somebody who is in Japan would go to one of these places (Ginza Sony Showroom, Sony Store Nagoya, Sony Store Osaka) and do a sound quality comparison review between ZX1 and F880

 

(http://www.sony.jp/showroom/exhibition/201309/130925/index.html)


Edited by f198 - 9/29/13 at 1:30am
post #309 of 5935

So... it this really going to be released in 2014?

Or maybe... ermmm.. a bit earlier!?! ;-)

post #310 of 5935
According to amazon jp, its gonna be early Dec 2013
post #311 of 5935

According to Sony Japan Official announcement page

http://www.sony.jp/CorporateCruise/Press/201309/13-0925B/

 

The release date in Japan is : December 7th 2013

 

 

P/S:

For the time being, currently enjoying USB Audio from Sony Xperia Z1 through iBasso D10 :) Xperia Z1 has a built-in USB Audio support, and no special app needed.

 

Xperia Z1 -OTG->--MicroUSB cable-> iBasso D10 ==> my IEMs collections.


Edited by bakhtiar - 9/28/13 at 7:55pm
post #312 of 5935
But I am kinda confused about the appeal of this PMP...if the DAP SQ cannot beat Ak120 or 901...It seems 802 has a better chance to beat AK120
post #313 of 5935
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

But I am kinda confused about the appeal of this PMP...if the DAP SQ cannot beat Ak120 or 901...It seems 802 has a better chance to beat AK120

 

First, what is the 802?  Second, let's wait for the ZX1 impression first.  Sony is well known for their audio appeal since the early days of Walkman & Discman.  Have you heard of Sony Qualia or MDR-R10?  I'm sure they are capable of produce STOA gears if they really want to.

post #314 of 5935
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

But I am kinda confused about the appeal of this PMP...if the DAP SQ cannot beat Ak120 or 901...It seems 802 has a better chance to beat AK120

Well, considering none of us have heard it yet, how do you know it won't be better than others? And SQ is subjective to a point. One man's trash is another's dinner. By and large, Sony still gets high marks for SQ in all of their main Walkman products. It's consistent. I would think this will be no different. Best player ever? Doubt it. Even if it was for the time being, something would better it eventually.


Edited by FenderP - 9/28/13 at 9:23pm
post #315 of 5935
Yeah lets hope for the best... Dont get me wrong, i am all game if it has top SQ
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