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post #3361 of 6006
Interesting. isn't the battery life on M8 relatively short as well (compared with likes of Rxmk3-b+)? I can see how this could still make sense for some people...not for me, though.
post #3362 of 6006
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Interesting. isn't the battery life on M8 relatively short as well (compared with likes of Rxmk3-b+)? I can see how this could still make sense for some people...not for me, though.


Not for me either so I skipped that rig for me :happy_face1:

post #3363 of 6006

Finally got my JH16 Pro FP back from JH Audio, and have been listening to ZX-1/PHA-2 combo with it.  I actually went through the entire Duran Duran Greatest Hits album - yeah, I am not necessarily proud of this - before moving on to my usual assortment of high res Jazz and Rock tracks.

 

To make the long story short, the JH16s proved to be a great match for the ZX-1.  I guess this is true in general with the JH16s, but there was just a lot of "good" bass - not boomy, but  just "meaty" and fast - with these earphones even when the ZX-1 was unamped.  I think whoever thought the ZX-1 was a little thin on the low end side should definitely try it with the JH16 Pros... With the PHA-2 added to the chain, I thought there was a marginal improvement (soundstage, mid-bass) to the overall SQ, but I could definitely live with the unamped ZX-1 with the JH16s.  The somewhat pronounced bass presence did not take away from other frequencies, and both the treble (good extension) and midrange (overall presence) were very much enjoyable.

 

The JH16s can sometimes deliver too much bass with my old Fiio X3, and I often turn down the bass through EQ.  With the ZX-1, I actually can stay away from EQ all together and be happy with the bass level/quality.  Also, the JH16s reveal the ZX-1's ability to deliver better detail/resolution compared with X3, which I did not notice much with my "lesser" IEMs.

 

Can't wait to try the Roxannes on the ZX-1, if they ever get here...  I know AnakChan mentioned that the treble could be a little piercing, so I am trying to manage my expectations, despite my positive experience with the JH16 Pros...

 

BTW, the Yankees finally got Masahiro Tanaka, and maybe, just maybe, they won't suck like a vacuum cleaner next year... 

 

post #3364 of 6006
roxanne treble can be harsh with the ak120 as well.
post #3365 of 6006
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Your ciem faceplate is so cool..

post #3366 of 6006

OMG zx-1 is hitting Australia, cannot wait! 

post #3367 of 6006
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OMG zx-1 is hitting Australia, cannot wait! 
News source?
post #3368 of 6006
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News source?

It was an epiphany, I am the oracle of portable Hi-Fi!

 

 

 

 

Jokes aside, copied from Sony Australia FB page:

 

post #3369 of 6006
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OMG zx-1 is hitting Australia, cannot wait! 

 

Awesome news!!

 

Although I literally couldn't wait and my zx-1 should be here tomorrow or early next week 

post #3370 of 6006
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Awesome news!!

 

Although I literally couldn't wait and my zx-1 should be here tomorrow or early next week 

Congrats to you. It is good news or me as I finally can audition something before making a purchase. Most of my purchases are based on blind commitment to the purchase and the rest is based on endless emails just so I can get a two week loan which still costs me two DHL express charges (which are not cheap at all).

 

All and I am happy that for once sony Australia is seem to be catching up.

post #3371 of 6006
I remember pha-2 was ridiculously overpriced here compared to japan.
im guessing zx1 might be worse.
post #3372 of 6006
I am hoping for 799 price.
post #3373 of 6006
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Your ciem faceplate is so cool..

Thanks!  I still catch almost every game, and I live in Tokyo...

post #3374 of 6006

The touch screen some zone doesn't work since yesterday.

My ZX1's old is 1 month and 1 week.

Try to reset but won't work T_T...

post #3375 of 6006
Coming to Australia eh? Well I'm glad I waited this one out, though we'll have to wait and see how much it will cost compared to the Japanese market.




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