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post #3751 of 6601
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Originally Posted by Cecala View Post
 

Question for you Android experts here. How do I get the ZX-1 to recognize the album art sitting in its own directory rather than have to embed each file with such.


you have to use another player than the sony walkman, poweramp have that option

post #3752 of 6601

Oh blast! On stock Android merely placing the album art labeled AlbumArt.jpg/png in the directory works. Not here apparently, thanks Sony.

Am I limited to 'Poweramp' here in this regard?

post #3753 of 6601
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Originally Posted by Cecala View Post
 

Question for you Android experts here. How do I get the ZX-1 to recognize the album art sitting in its own directory rather than have to embed each file with such.


Yep, the ZX1's Walkman app only recognises album art embedded on files. Not a real big deal for me as depending on the size of art embedded, as it only increases the size of an album by a megabyte or two.

 

For kicks I embedded some ridiculously high resolution artwork onto some FLACs, and the art was displayed without issue. 

post #3754 of 6601
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Originally Posted by Cecala View Post
 

Oh blast! On stock Android merely placing the album art labeled AlbumArt.jpg/png in the directory works. Not here apparently, thanks Sony.

Am I limited to 'Poweramp' here in this regard?

 

Now-What... knows how to get album-art via  the Walkman, I think it's somewhere in this thread, if not just ask the question and Now-What will answer.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/603440/sony-walkman-japanese-versions-help-for-dummies-thread/150#post_10273877

post #3755 of 6601

I am sorry if this was asked before, but I haven't been able to find this information online...

What is the DAC chip on the ZX1? Anyone has that info?

 

Cheers!

post #3756 of 6601
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Originally Posted by gdourado View Post
 

I am sorry if this was asked before, but I haven't been able to find this information online...

What is the DAC chip on the ZX1? Anyone has that info?

 

Cheers!

 

I have seen comments that it is a proprietary Sony chip, and nobody is absolutely sure because nobody has opened one up! Take your pick :) 

post #3757 of 6601

I have now compared a ZX1 (Japanese) and F886 (UK) with AKG K3003i IEMs. Wow, they really are similar but the big battle was getting the volumes equalised as the Japanese ZX1 goes quite a bit louder.

 

Honestly I was struggling to tell them apart and then I started convincing myself the ZX1 was better on one listen, and then wasn't so sure the second. I could not any difference with popular music, but thought I could hear slight differences with some acoustic jazz.

 

In conclusion I think there might be a slight edge to the ZX1, but we are dealing with the smallest of margins here. I think essentially you are paying for the beautiful styling and 128GB of storage.

 

I think it would probably be a bit foolish to upgrade from an F886 to a ZX1 with the rumours that a successor with SD expansion capability and DSD is in the works.....

post #3758 of 6601
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I have now compared a ZX1 (Japanese) and F886 (UK) with AKG K3003i IEMs. Wow, they really are similar but the big battle was getting the volumes equalised as the Japanese ZX1 goes quite a bit louder.

 

Honestly I was struggling to tell them apart and then I started convincing myself the ZX1 was better on one listen, and then wasn't so sure the second. I could not any difference with popular music, but thought I could hear slight differences with some acoustic jazz.

 

In conclusion I think there might be a slight edge to the ZX1, but we are dealing with the smallest of margins here. I think essentially you are paying for the beautiful styling and 128GB of storage.

 

I think it would probably be a bit foolish to upgrade from an F886 to a ZX1 with the rumours that a successor with SD expansion capability and DSD is in the works.....


I bought a Fiio E12 for my U.K. F886, and I'm now more than happy ! As much as I'd still love a ZX-1, I think it would be an unnecessary expense, especially at £549 !! ( Which I know is relatively cheap compared to AK dap's, e.t.c. )

At this point, I think I'd rather wait for the ZX-1's successor.

post #3759 of 6601
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Originally Posted by jonstatt View Post

I have seen comments that it is a proprietary Sony chip, and nobody is absolutely sure because nobody has opened one up! Take your pick smily_headphones1.gif 

Thanks for the info.
Has anyone had the chance to compare the ZX1 to something like the DX100?
Straight out of the headphone jack, how does the zx1 hold up?
In regard to sound quality, sound stage, clarity, detail... The whole works... smily_headphones1.gif

Cheers!
post #3760 of 6601
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post
 

 

Now-What... knows how to get album-art via  the Walkman, I think it's somewhere in this thread, if not just ask the question and Now-What will answer.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/603440/sony-walkman-japanese-versions-help-for-dummies-thread/150#post_10273877


Thank you.

post #3761 of 6601
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Originally Posted by jonstatt View Post
 

I have now compared a ZX1 (Japanese) and F886 (UK) with AKG K3003i IEMs. Wow, they really are similar but the big battle was getting the volumes equalised as the Japanese ZX1 goes quite a bit louder.

 

Honestly I was struggling to tell them apart and then I started convincing myself the ZX1 was better on one listen, and then wasn't so sure the second. I could not any difference with popular music, but thought I could hear slight differences with some acoustic jazz.

 

In conclusion I think there might be a slight edge to the ZX1, but we are dealing with the smallest of margins here. I think essentially you are paying for the beautiful styling and 128GB of storage.

 

I think it would probably be a bit foolish to upgrade from an F886 to a ZX1 with the rumours that a successor with SD expansion capability and DSD is in the works.....

 

Always will be rumours especially with the sd card slot with Sony's as like Flac it may eventually see the light of day on a Sony with an SD slot. I can see DSD will have to be on the next model, but there will not be a ZX1 successor soon and will be at least another nine months imo at best before there is news of the next ZX1 incarnation so depends on how your patience is, I know I am not as patient is all I can say!  

 

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Originally Posted by Rob49 View Post
 


I bought a Fiio E12 for my U.K. F886, and I'm now more than happy ! As much as I'd still love a ZX-1, I think it would be an unnecessary expense, especially at £549 !! ( Which I know is relatively cheap compared to AK dap's, e.t.c. )

At this point, I think I'd rather wait for the ZX-1's successor.

Congrats on finally upgrading your Walkman!  Next stop earphones & heapdhones:wink_face:

post #3762 of 6601
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Originally Posted by FortisFlyer75 View Post
 

Always will be rumours especially with the sd card slot with Sony's as like Flac it may eventually see the light of day on a Sony with an SD slot. I can see DSD will have to be on the next model, but there will not be a ZX1 successor soon and will be at least another nine months imo at best before there is news of the next ZX1 incarnation so depends on how your patience is, I know I am not as patient is all I can say!

 

 

I reckon announce in September, released Oct/Nov as per usual.

post #3763 of 6601
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Originally Posted by FortisFlyer75 View Post
 

Congrats on finally upgrading your Walkman!  Next stop earphones & heapdhones:wink_face:


Thanks. I Have 4 pairs of headphones at present. ( and I gave a pair to my friend. ) I can't buy anymore, as much as I'd like too ! :) 

post #3764 of 6601
Has anyone compared the x3 to the 886/887?
post #3765 of 6601
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Originally Posted by gdourado View Post


Thanks for the info.
Has anyone had the chance to compare the ZX1 to something like the DX100?
Straight out of the headphone jack, how does the zx1 hold up?
In regard to sound quality, sound stage, clarity, detail... The whole works... smily_headphones1.gif

Cheers!

Not directly, but I feel that the DX100 may have a slight edge in the sound quality using my JH13pro.  I believe the DX100 has better soundstage depth and the bass notes are rendered with more fluidity.  Still I take the ZX1 over the DX100 any day of the week.  The DX100 was horrid in term of UI despite having reference sound quality.  This is my 2 cents and it has been several months since I sold off my DX100.

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