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post #3766 of 7560
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Originally Posted by purk View Post
 

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.

 

Thank you for your reply.

Is the DX100 that bad in regard to the UI?

And in driving IEMs, is there a big difference between the amp of the DX100 and the ZX1?

 

Cheers!

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Originally Posted by gdourado View Post
 

 

Thank you for your reply.

Is the DX100 that bad in regard to the UI?

And in driving IEMs, is there a big difference between the amp of the DX100 and the ZX1?

 

Cheers!


the DX100 have stronger amp compared to the zx1 , you can just install stuff like poweramp as an alternate ui with dx100, the only disadvantage is that it can't play high res files

post #3768 of 7560
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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?

 

all my files have the album art embedded in the file itself. works prefectly across multiple device types

post #3769 of 7560
I was all ready to get the z1 but had problems pre ordering it on the Sony UK website - has anyone else experienced this?

Now, having heard that it is not that much better than its little cousin I am wondering if the extra cash is worth it. My concern with the 886 is that I'd actually want the 887 (64gb really has to be a minimum I think). Now, the problem for me is that the 887 does not seem to be available in the UK? So my question is what is my best way to get it?

Thanks.
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Yes, you go through all the trouble of putting ZX1 in basket to pre-order on UK site only to be told to remove it because it's 'not in stock'. Aghhhh!!!!!!!!

post #3771 of 7560
order the 64gb from pricejapan
post #3772 of 7560
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Originally Posted by Lidster View Post

I was all ready to get the z1 but had problems pre ordering it on the Sony UK website - has anyone else experienced this?

Now, having heard that it is not that much better than its little cousin I am wondering if the extra cash is worth it. My concern with the 886 is that I'd actually want the 887 (64gb really has to be a minimum I think). Now, the problem for me is that the 887 does not seem to be available in the UK? So my question is what is my best way to get it?

Thanks.

The 887 is a japan only model atm.  It is available on price japan for about the same price as the 886 is here (not including possible taxes of course).  They have confirmed it comes with an english menu option if that's any use.

 

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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post
 

Yes, you go through all the trouble of putting ZX1 in basket to pre-order on UK site only to be told to remove it because it's 'not in stock'. Aghhhh!!!!!!!!

 

It may be worth keeping an eye on amazon uk.  They had the 886 up for preorder a good while with about £30-£40 off the rrp.

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How does the ZX1 perform against an iPod touch while driving IEMs straight from the headphone jack?
If both players are playing ALAC 16bit, is the ZX1 miles ahead in sound quality?

Cheers!
post #3774 of 7560
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post
 

 

 

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

If the Japanese model, not so if EU model... :wink_face:

 

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Originally Posted by Rob49 View Post
 


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 ! :) 

Know that feeling!  

post #3775 of 7560
Fortis, you know you would like some 846s..... or Sirens!
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Many thanks to head-fi member davidcotton for:

'It may be worth keeping an eye on amazon uk. . . . . . . '

Good idea:happy_face1: Cheers mate.

post #3777 of 7560
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Originally Posted by gdourado View Post

How does the ZX1 perform against an iPod touch while driving IEMs straight from the headphone jack?
If both players are playing ALAC 16bit, is the ZX1 miles ahead in sound quality?

Cheers!

 

 

ZX1 has some really great bass slam. Bass is tight, melodic, tuneful where one can tell the differences between bass notes very easily. The Itouch individual bass notes is harder to define clearly and its get worst when the bass notes gets really low, it almost very hard to tell the diff at that point. The sound of Itouch is little on the thinner side in comparison and what it really lack is the attack. I don't see much of it while zx1's attack is pretty good. In general the Itouch will sound a little flat, pretty boring at times lacking some bass slam and attack.

 

To be fair, I am being very critical at this point where I listen to the same track over and over again to get that diff. I have also listen for hours on Itouch and then switch back to ZX1 on the same album. For most non-audiophile friends and relatives, they cannot tell the diff at all.. so if one is a causal listener then I would stay with Itouch. Its really good enough when not compared to zx1. For me, Once I know where the diff are, its hard for me to go back to itouch as I almost always notice it now even when I am not seriously listening to it.

 

To be able to say whether one is miles ahead really depends on the following example:

 

1) For causal listener, they cannot hear the differences even with an IEM like K3003 or Tralucent 1p2. (my partner is in this group)

2) For music lovers, they mention its only marginally better and at times, no differences at all (most of my friends is in here)

3) For audiophile perspective - there are differences but both is good enough

4) For very serious audiophile  - There is alot of differences here and Itouch is an unacceptable DAP without an amp. These group can tell the diff between difference grade of cables and connectors almost 99% of the time.

5) Extremist audiophile/purist - haha! this group will say, burn the Itouch for it cannot exist to waste people lives hearing absolute garbage. This group can tell the diff between different formats of codec, like FLAC is better than ALAC  and the differences between a 256 AAC and lossless is like day and night. They listen to test tones CDs and locomotive to test gears.. hahahaa..

6) supramundane audiophile: They say "I don't need to hear any of this and I already know the differences by its measurements and graph." They get a huge kick studying graph, harmonic distortion results, sine waves and by measuring tubes distortion, they already "hear" it all and no need to buy any...as they are able to form a mental image of the sound ....hahaha. (Ok I made all these group up :)

 

so  I think it really depends on individual perspective... and for the sake of fun, joy and laughter, may I ask which group do you belong to - LOL


Edited by Audiowood - 2/18/14 at 2:11pm
post #3778 of 7560
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Originally Posted by gdourado View Post

How does the ZX1 perform against an iPod touch while driving IEMs straight from the headphone jack?
If both players are playing ALAC 16bit, is the ZX1 miles ahead in sound quality?

Cheers!

It's a great deal better. I loved my 5G Touch - it sounds better from the HP out than my 4G Touch plus a fancy LOD and amp - but the ZX1 is in a different league. It gets into M8/desktop amp territory with IEMs.
post #3779 of 7560
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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post

 

5) Extremist audiophile/purist - haha! this group will say, burn the Itouch for it cannot exist to waste people lives hearing absolute garbage. This group can tell the diff between different formats of codec, like FLAC is better than ALAC  and the differences between a 256 AAC and lossless is like day and night. They listen to test tones CDs and locomotive to test gears.. hahahaa..

 

 

that is almost spot on... but I'm a bit more extreme I search for highi's in silence, think of it as ear-candy for paint-drying watchers.

post #3780 of 7560
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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post
 


the DX100 have stronger amp compared to the zx1 , you can just install stuff like poweramp as an alternate ui with dx100, the only disadvantage is that it can't play high res files

 

Sorry? Maybe I misunderstood but what doesn't play hires files? AFAIK, both DX100 & ZX1 do play hires files.

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