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Originally Posted by alphabetagaga View Post
 

 

agree 100% with this. beyond me why anyone would spend all that money on the zx1 where both the sony hardware and sony software are designed with each other in mind....and then proceed to install 3rd party stuff that is never going to be as good a pairing


I couldn't agree more ! I tried free trial of Poweramp, and wasn't impressed at all ! ( I don't even think, there's much of a need, to even mess with the players EQ setting's. )

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Originally Posted by alphabetagaga View Post
 

 

agree 100% with this. beyond me why anyone would spend all that money on the zx1 where both the sony hardware and sony software are designed with each other in mind....and then proceed to install 3rd party stuff that is never going to be as good a pairing

 

+1 (+2 if you include the cat)

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+1 (+2 if you include the cat)

 

I tried Poweramp on my GS2 and I could never figure out how to stop the damn app from running in the background, without having to manually Kill it as a 'running process'. Not impressed.

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I was having a good time with this walkman and while playing with it, it reminds me of one of my old favorite walkman bought in 1988. I love the green button (its call autoreverse).

 

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25 years later, I am still buying walkman..:)

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I tried Poweramp on my GS2 and I could never figure out how to stop the damn app from running in the background, without having to manually Kill it as a 'running process'. Not impressed.


I had the same problem.

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I tried Poweramp on my GS2 and I could never figure out how to stop the damn app from running in the background, without having to manually Kill it as a 'running process'. Not impressed.

 

I've never seen the point of any third-part app for Walkman's... Sony have always had the SQ on any of their Walkman's spot-on imo.

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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post

 

 

25 years later, I am still buying walkman..:)

 

newbie... :wink_face:

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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post
 

I was having a good time with this walkman and while playing with it, it reminds me of one of my old favorite walkman bought in 1988. I love the green button (its call autoreverse).

 

[IMG] 

 

25 years later, I am still buying walkman..:)


I'm just glad technology advanced ! ( I wonder if the present Walkman's will look dated in 25 + years from now ?? )

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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post
 

 

newbie... :wink_face:

 

You bet!

 

and I am so glad that I finally owned an audiophile Walkman after 2 decades of waiting... This is history making for me... 

 

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I was having a good time with this walkman and while playing with it, it reminds me of one of my old favorite walkman bought in 1988. I love the green button (its call autoreverse).

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25 years later, I am still buying walkman..smily_headphones1.gif

Very nice - frankly, I think it looks better than virtually all current mp3-players, including the NW-ZX1. I am so tired of touchscreen slabs. Of course, the functionality is a little bit better on the ZX1...
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Very nice - frankly, I think it looks better than virtually all current mp3-players, including the NW-ZX1. I am so tired of touchscreen slabs. Of course, the functionality is a little bit better on the ZX1...

 

you didn't have to worry about file types or sitting there re-tagging your music, just insert a cassette and press record from whatever source... music transfer was a doddle, press eject & insert new tape and press play... recordings were always good.

 

then we have progress... iPod sent music quality backwards and we're still not up to cd/md quality yet... but we spend £1000's tying to fool ourselves maybe that's why vintage hi-fi cost a fortune.

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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post
 

I was having a good time with this walkman and while playing with it, it reminds me of one of my old favorite walkman bought in 1988. I love the green button (its call autoreverse).

 

[IMG] 

 

25 years later, I am still buying walkman..:)

 

 

Trumped!  

 

You made me dig out my old WM-150,  10th Anniversary edition, must of been the models that came after your one (think mine was 1990?) 

 

The leather belt case, the green auto reverse button, Mega Bass!  Even had a battery extender that bolted onto the bottom. 

 

Just a shame  mine suffered a design floor in the head mounting built into the door casing which was loose on the chassis supports it sat on so the whole door had slight movement by fraction of a mm but was enough to chew the tapes when it happened. This was replaced by the equivalent Panasonic model which was just a poor imitator (too bright) and then had the AIWA flagship just before the dawn of MiniDisc but even that was not the same either.  

 

All made in Japan, even the leather case and it did not need firmware updates!  

 

 

 

 

In my smoking jacket...

 

 

 

Memory cards go in here?:

 

 

 

This was the Bentley of it's day, no... Ok, Nissan?

 

 

 

 

Green & Yellow buttons, does the ZX1 have that?

 

 

 

 

 

The monolith of time...

 

 

 

 

 

Mellow yellow button to mega Max Headroom brain surge setting.

 

 

 

 

Why does'nt the ZX1 have Dolby, i just don't understand.  

 

lets party like it's 1991? ....those where the days of our lives (well, for those growing up in the 80's anyway)

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Originally Posted by AUDIOBREEDER View Post
 

I got it to complete shut down (without powering back on) sometimes but now it acts like what you are mentioning. I thought it was weird but since you also experience it maybe thats the way it goes. Manual does say it shuts down complete after certain hours.

 

Here is what I'm experiencing.

 

 

How do you compare the X And ZX-1 in terms of sound?

Nope, I am not getting that automatically coming back on, when I hold the Home button it will stay off, but I always thought from memory holding that down long enough done a proper full shut down as when I press a button it wakes up immediately as if it is just in that standby mode.  

 

Your issue is a bit strange, could be it's had a bit of a software/ hardware stroke maybe and is a fault that will stay there now especially if you have done resets to the device.  

 

Sorry, but not sure on a solution for that apart from by a ZX1.......

 

Sound of the X compared to the ZX1, in short.     

 

When I had the Z1070 Walkman for a few months which incidentally only let go for ergonomic reasons (not SQ) although the Z1070 was an improvement on the X in terms of Soundstage, and detail I found it easy to go back to the X1060 and still loved the sound.  

 

Now I have the ZX1 just after the first two weeks it is hard to go back to it for a serious listening session as the ZX1 is a few leagues above this in every department.  The X is still a reasonable sounding device especially now it is knocking for five years soon!  but against the ZX1 it shows how times have moved on and this new flagship is an unprecedented level for a major brand like Sony in this area.  

 

Basically the ZX1 still has that low deep bass, even further more, but is done with such detail and control with a sub rumble to die for makes the X sound sluggish and muddy but overall and I thought I would never say this the X sounded a bit sterile as the ZX1 is so dynamic and wipes the floor with the X when it comes to soundstage.  Maybe the nearest thing the X might still hang on the coat tails of the ZX1 albeit  by it's claws is the vocal's (trying to be kind there).

 

If you can stretch to the ZX1 premium tag to match then like me it was the upgrade that had been worth waiting four and a half years to replace the X with.  if not and you exclude the new F and ZX1 model then the X even by today's standards still holds it's head up high.  

 

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Originally Posted by AndrewH13 View Post

Fortis, i'd be very interested if you have used the dock to directly connect via. 3.5 to 2 phono lead to your Tag processor? This should be more direct than going through the oppo?

If its line out, it would still be using the zx's DACs either way? Would it not be mass storage only if connected by USB to the Oppo blu ray?

Hi Andrew,   I know I am interrupting you struggle against Villa but the answer is I have used it to quickly hook up to the Oppo which would be in mass storage as it is usb connected but only use it like this to casually listen to all songs on shuffle whilst doing stuff and the album info and art is displayed on the Pioneer plasma.   

 

But yes it would be very interesting to put this through the analog input of the Tag processor and I have a good quality 3.5 to 2 phono cable but only thing is it was designed for my desktop portable head-fi set up so the length is very short but will try and give it a whirl as it will be interesting to here the ZX1 dac through the speakers of the Tag equipment.  

 

As you well know for serious listening the DVD32R comes out to play:D

 

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Originally Posted by alphabetagaga View Post
 

 

agree 100% with this. beyond me why anyone would spend all that money on the zx1 where both the sony hardware and sony software are designed with each other in mind....and then proceed to install 3rd party stuff that is never going to be as good a pairing

 

+1  

 

Cannot comment as I will pull my hair out! 

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Originally Posted by FortisFlyer75 View Post
 

 

Hi Andrew,   I know I am interrupting you struggle against Villa but the answer is I have used it to quickly hook up to the Oppo which would be in mass storage as it is usb connected but only use it like this to casually listen to all songs on shuffle whilst doing stuff and the album info and art is displayed on the Pioneer plasma.   

 

But yes it would be very interesting to put this through the analog input of the Tag processor and I have a good quality 3.5 to 2 phono cable but only thing is it was designed for my desktop portable head-fi set up so the length is very short but will try and give it a whirl as it will be interesting to here the ZX1 dac through the speakers of the Tag equipment.  

 

As you well know for serious listening the DVD32R comes out to play:D

 

 

 

 

Haha, we held on, just ....

 

Thanks. I wonder if Muse 192/24 or that Jeff Beck live track might match the mighty DVD32?  Should have a chance if the line out is good. As I have an identical processor to you, be really interested when you get the time.

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