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post #421 of 7455
Seems to be taller then S2 which have a 4.3 inch screen,but the quality looks really good.Hope it does sound as good.
post #422 of 7455

A quick summary.

 

Well built, expensive from just seeing the actual demo unit.

Not much about the SQ as the surrounding wasnt very quiet. Best if you can try for yourself.

 

His personal thoughts when playing HiRes music.

Gave him goosebumps. The vocal and the instruments seem to mesh very well.

Recommended for those that love listening to music.

post #423 of 7455
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Originally Posted by tm.chen View Post

A quick summary.

Well built, expensive from just seeing the actual demo unit.
Not much about the SQ as the surrounding wasnt very quiet. Best if you can try for yourself.

His personal thoughts when playing HiRes music.
Gave him goosebumps. The vocal and the instruments seem to mesh very well.
Recommended for those that love listening to music.
Thanks for the effort. Seems like a crappy review though smily_headphones1.gif
post #424 of 7455
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Thanks for the effort. Seems like a crappy review though smily_headphones1.gif

 

Be patient - we won't have long to wait until the reviews come flooding in! :beerchug:

post #425 of 7455
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Be patient - we won't have long to wait until the reviews come flooding in! beerchug.gif
Oh I think you overestimate my patience...I will have bought and maybe sold it before the first serious review hits the floor smily_headphones1.gif
post #426 of 7455
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Oh I think you overestimate my patience...I will have bought and maybe sold it before the first serious review hits the floor smily_headphones1.gif

 

DO IT!!! :-p

post #427 of 7455
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Be patient - we won't have long to wait until the reviews come flooding in! :beerchug:

 

This is the most detailed review of the ZX1 (also in japanese)

http://xperiarx.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-30.html

http://xperiarx.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-29.html

post #428 of 7455
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Originally Posted by f198 View Post
 

 

This is the most detailed review of the ZX1 (also in japanese)

http://xperiarx.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-30.html

http://xperiarx.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-29.html

Bing auto-translated version:

http://xperiarx.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-30.html

http://xperiarx.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-29.html

post #429 of 7455

I had my wife (Japanese) translate some points to me....both reviews are using se846 to sample.....first review thinks it's about the same level as hm901/ak120, but the AK100 MKII (Japan limited release with reduced impedance output) with the DB12 is better.  Conclusion....buying the Sony player and selling his AK100 MKII....and thinking about Sony's new DAC/Amp PHA-2.  Second review analyzed the high, mids, low, and vocal aspects listening with SE846....overall results he thinks it's much better than the AK100, and slightly better than the AK120 in different areas like stage and lows.

 

If these reports are true and consistent, this is going to be a hot seller.

post #430 of 7455
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I had my wife (Japanese) translate some points to me....both reviews are using se846 to sample.....first review thinks it's about the same level as hm901/ak120, but the AK100 MKII (Japan limited release with reduced impedance output) with the DB12 is better.  Conclusion....buying the Sony player and selling his AK100 MKII....and thinking about Sony's new DAC/Amp PHA-2.  Second review analyzed the high, mids, low, and vocal aspects listening with SE846....overall results he thinks it's much better than the AK100, and slightly better than the AK120 in different areas like stage and lows.

 

If these reports are true and consistent, this is going to be a hot seller.

 

Thanks.  Great news...especially those two reviews are in agreement with one another.  It isn't a surprised to me really given that Sony has been refining their S-Master Module since 2004.  Digital amp done right will always sound really good.  Can't wait for this thing to land.

post #431 of 7455
my 901 is now in danger of being sold biggrin.gif
post #432 of 7455
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Originally Posted by sensui123 View Post
 

I had my wife (Japanese) translate some points to me....both reviews are using se846 to sample.....first review thinks it's about the same level as hm901/ak120, but the AK100 MKII (Japan limited release with reduced impedance output) with the DB12 is better.  Conclusion....buying the Sony player and selling his AK100 MKII....and thinking about Sony's new DAC/Amp PHA-2.  Second review analyzed the high, mids, low, and vocal aspects listening with SE846....overall results he thinks it's much better than the AK100, and slightly better than the AK120 in different areas like stage and lows.

 

If these reports are true and consistent, this is going to be a hot seller.

 

The Shure has an extremely low device impedance and may not be the that representative of most things that fall into the 16 to 60 ohm range. That said, nice to know it sounds good. Personally, I prefer non class D amps but proof will be in an audition. Class D often sound a bit dry to me. You can hear plenty on a good one but it lacks a certain naturalness. Doesn't mean they don't have this one singing.

 

 We have folks that prefer one top DAP over another so nothing new here. We just need to wait for some more reviews.:bigsmile_face: Still bugs me a little that it doesn't take memory cards and is Andriod instead of a dedicated OS.:( 


Edited by goodvibes - 10/3/13 at 1:46pm
post #433 of 7455
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The Shure has an extremely low device impedance and may not be the that representative of most things that fall into the 16 to 60 ohm range. That said, nice to know it sounds good. Personally, I prefer non class D amps but proof will be in an audition. Class D often sound a bit dry to me. You can hear plenty on a good one but it lacks a certain naturalness. Doesn't mean they don't have this one singing.

 We have folks that prefer one top DAP over another so nothing new here. We just need to wait for some more reviews.bigsmile_face.gif  Still bugs me a little that it doesn't take memory cards and is Andriod instead of a dedicated OS.frown.gif  

Dedicated OS as in the buggy and slow hm901 UI? No thanks! I'll take android 4.1 over that crap ANY day.
post #434 of 7455
Is there any word on whether ZX1 will be available outside of Japan?
post #435 of 7455
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Dedicated OS as in the buggy and slow hm901 UI? No thanks! I'll take android 4.1 over that crap ANY day.

 

That's great but the processor is doing more background tasks which can impact the other things. I do suspect Sony can write great apps. The Ibasso's have been buggy with Andriod so it's more about your code writer than platform.

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