Sony is going to pull it off via DSD to PCM conversion, with the downside of a bigger tax on battery life.
So , can you give some brief comparison to the XBA-30 , dont have to put too much detail though , because I have only gone through 2 iems in my life , the best I got is Nuforce NE-700x , I could feel things missing in its performance but i just ignored the cons , focused on the pros and still quite enjoyed it while it lasted
Long history short, the XBA-H3 are a bit more dark, IF using the F886, using the PHA-2 they balance themselves quite nicely. XBA-30 sound a bit more flat, although medium and high frequencies are almost the same as the H3. Ergonomically, the H3 is far superior to the XBA-30. Overall best sounding: H3, bass is too precise and dry, it feels really great, as in having a buffer... but of course you are still missing the visceral feeling of it.
Pretty much as I expected. Probably worth it to just convert before putting it on the device.
I'm waiting for them to confirm my order, I also asked them when they expect stock.
Do you know whether the Australian stock is coming from Japan. I don't think the ATRAC issue will bother me but a volume cap might?
Hopefully it isn't European stock with the volume cap. The email didn't contain a shipping date - I guess it's just a waiting game now.
The ones from Japan do not have the volume cap? Are the menus in English or in Japanese?
it is only in Europe you get 'capped' if at all... the menu is set to Japanese but two clicks and it is in English, the option is given straight away when you first turn the ZX1(F887) on.