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The possibility to stream makes the ZX1 my favorite, wich I will buy when avaiable in Germany, I also like the FiiO products as I owned some of them, and I hoped the X5 would have Wlan because I stream mostly These days.WIMP offer true HiFi Sound, and with the 128 GB you can download hundreds of recordings to Play offline with the Sony.

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Originally Posted by Music225 View Post
 

Is this what you're looking for ? ;)
http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/bigstar/item/230-935369/

Thank You. I've been long awaiting this, though I did expect SONY to manufacture a CKH-NWZX1 (Clear-Hard Case).

 

I've ordered the clear, and do not plan on using the screen protector, only the body protector.

post #4773 of 6003
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

 

Aquin,I'm very interested to hear your results: IF it works, then this solve the last big problem that we have with the ZX1.

 

Of course, it will be interesting to also test if the whole library ( files IN the ZX1 and files on the Wifi HD) is seen as ONE library:  for example, can a playlist can includes files IN the ZX1 AND files on the Wifi HD

 

please keep us posted...

 

thanks in advance

I received my 2'nd purchase of a SONY WG-C20 Personal Wireless Server. Thankfully, this unit is working (even after the recent FW update), where my orig. unit stopped working after updating a prior FW release.

 

I have not yet had much time to review but do plan to with 64/128 GB SD cards. I too am interested in finding out if the ZX1 will play Hi-Res files from the WG-C20, and I will advise. The WG-C20 has a dedicated app (for both Android and IOS), but it's not a requirement except for set-up (can also set-up via browser UI).

post #4774 of 6003
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

 

Aquin,I'm very interested to hear your results: IF it works, then this solve the last big problem that we have with the ZX1.  

 

Of course, it will be interesting to also test if the whole library ( files IN the ZX1 and files on the Wifi HD) is seen as ONE library:  for example, can a playlist can includes files IN the ZX1 AND files on the Wifi HD

 

please keep us posted...

 

thanks in advance

 

Hello Mate,

 

Sorry for latency as i'm supposed to be on a business trip to Sgpore Hk and malaysia :)

 

So; i tried the wifi HD and its working perfect! I use it on my IPAD mini Retina as well , it works the same way on the ZX1.

 

I also tried playing MP4 movies , MKV movies , MP3 and everything even pictures i had. It works flawlessly. I wish i could post some pictures.

 

Actually there  shoud be no need as there is 1 app on playstore for Seagate Wireless.

You can see each file on its own folder , if you have lets say a folder of /Music/Rock/***.mp3 then you go Music - Rock and then movie just as you do in your computer.

 

This thing is great :)

 

 

Also adding to my previous first impressions on the music quality ; first the volume issue seems to be solved.At least a little 

 i turned off clear audio and the volume raised around %20 immediately , i then adjusted everything on the EQ and now the sound clarity as well as quality is amazing. I can easily say that its much more "on time" for each instremt. Besides that i found that on ZX1 it provides a more real sound. I'm not so good at explaining i know but with Studio V it was a very wide stage that you know its impossible but with ZX1 its more real.

 

I will keep you guys posted and also if you have any questions please quote my post and i will try anything you request.

 

Oh by the way just for referance 
 this thing cost me 5500HKD which equals to apprx. 540€. I bought it at the HK airport as all of the sony stores in HK were out of stock as well as i have tried several shops in MongKok as well all said that this thing is sold out in 1 week :) Then i was really mad when i arrived to the airport without the ZX1 but then i saw it standing in an IT shop with a pricetag of 6300HKD. I told the guy that Sony sells those at 5500HKD and he agreed to sell it on the same price and gave me a sealed box :)

 

Thank You!

post #4775 of 6003
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Originally Posted by Aquin View Post
 

 

Hello Mate,

 

Sorry for latency as i'm supposed to be on a business trip to Sgpore Hk and malaysia :)

 

So; i tried the wifi HD and its working perfect! I use it on my IPAD mini Retina as well , it works the same way on the ZX1.

 

I also tried playing MP4 movies , MKV movies , MP3 and everything even pictures i had. It works flawlessly. I wish i could post some pictures.

 

Actually there  shoud be no need as there is 1 app on playstore for Seagate Wireless.

You can see each file on its own folder , if you have lets say a folder of /Music/Rock/***.mp3 then you go Music - Rock and then movie just as you do in your computer.

 

This thing is great :)

 

 

Also adding to my previous first impressions on the music quality ; first the volume issue seems to be solved.At least a little 

 i turned off clear audio and the volume raised around %20 immediately , i then adjusted everything on the EQ and now the sound clarity as well as quality is amazing. I can easily say that its much more "on time" for each instremt. Besides that i found that on ZX1 it provides a more real sound. I'm not so good at explaining i know but with Studio V it was a very wide stage that you know its impossible but with ZX1 its more real.

 

I will keep you guys posted and also if you have any questions please quote my post and i will try anything you request.

 

Oh by the way just for referance 
 this thing cost me 5500HKD which equals to apprx. 540€. I bought it at the HK airport as all of the sony stores in HK were out of stock as well as i have tried several shops in MongKok as well all said that this thing is sold out in 1 week :) Then i was really mad when i arrived to the airport without the ZX1 but then i saw it standing in an IT shop with a pricetag of 6300HKD. I told the guy that Sony sells those at 5500HKD and he agreed to sell it on the same price and gave me a sealed box :)

 

Thank You!

 

very interesting.  Can you clarify for us the point in my last question "  is the whole library ( files IN the ZX1 and files on the Wifi HD) is seen as ONE library:  for example, can a playlist can includes files IN the ZX1 AND files on the Wifi HD"

 

thanks

post #4776 of 6003
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

 

very interesting.  Can you clarify for us the point in my last question "  is the whole library ( files IN the ZX1 and files on the Wifi HD) is seen as ONE library:  for example, can a playlist can includes files IN the ZX1 AND files on the Wifi HD"

 

thanks

Hi Michels,

 

No this is not the way the seagate app works and you cannot view all of the files ZX1 and seagate all together in one place. You need to launch the Seagate app to reach the files on your HDD. Some reviews say that the Seagate is also can be seen as a DLNA but i didnt try that , to be honest with you i think there is more to ZX1 and Seagate couple then what we use now.Its just i need some time to test the other apps (like a file commander).

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Can someone translate this:

 

"

新開発のフルデジタルアンプ「S-Master HX」について伺います。4つの電源(L/R正負)を搭載することで何が変わるのですか?
 

S-Master HX 佐藤 浩朗 [ 音質設計 ]
ポータブルオーディオのアンプは片電源が普通で、だいたい電源は1つ、がんばって2つくらい。 ZX1ではカップリングコンデンサーというヘッドホン出力の手前の部品を削除したかったので、正負両電源で波形をつくる方式を選択しました。
“正”の押し出す力だけでなく、“負”の引っ張る力を加えることで制動性が高まり、さらに4つの電源を搭載したことで十分な電流を供給できるので、今までよりも駆動力が上がってひじょうにパワフルになりました。 これによりオーバーヘッドホンもしっかり鳴らすことができるとともに、L/R間の信号混入を防止するために完全に分離したL/R独立電源にしたことでステレオ感が際立ちます 。
「S-Master」はアナログアンプにくらべて電源ノイズの影響を受けやすく、高品位な電源を求めるため電源数の増加はコストアップにつながりますが、あくまでも音質を優先しました。

カップリングコンデンサーを削除すると、どのようなメリットが得られるのですか?

佐藤 浩朗 [ 音質設計 ]
カップリングコンデンサーというのは、直流電気をカットして交流電気だけを通す部品です。 正負のどちらか片電源の直流があると、ヘッドホンの電磁石の動きが片寄ってしまい故障の原因になるので、そのための安全フィルターのような役割ですが、このコンデンサーはハイパスフィルターになるため、低域でのレベル低下や位相遅れが生じるというデメリットが痛い。
その点、「S-Master HX」の正負両電源では0Vを中心に上下両方に電磁石が振れるので、カップリングコンデンサーいらずになるわけです。 通常、コストや回路上に占めるスペースを考えると敬遠する手法ですが、 立ち上がりの良いキレのある低音が実現するというメリットを重視しました。

 

 

From: http://www.sony.jp/walkman/special/zx1_interview/contents/interview02.html

"

post #4778 of 6003

Google translate?

 

Hiroaki Sato [quality design]
a single power supply is usually portable audio amplifier, the power supply is roughly one, and about two Good luck. I wanted to remove the parts in front of the headphone output of coupling capacitor in ZX1, you have chosen the method to create a waveform in both positive and negative power. 
It is possible to supply sufficient current in the braking performance is improved by applying a force pulling the "negative", as well as the force to push out the "positive", and equipped with a power supply of four additional driving force is increased than ever I became powerful sore Te. This stereo stands out in that it has the L / R independent power supply that it is possible to play firmly over headphones, completely separated in order to prevent signal contamination between L / R. 
Increase in the number of power supplies will lead to cost up to susceptible to power supply noise as compared to analog amplifier, to obtain the power of high-grade "S-Master", but we preferred the sound quality to the last.

 

Hiroaki Sato [quality design]
that the coupling capacitor is a component that passes only AC electric by cutting the direct current electricity. If there is a DC single power supply either positive or negative, since the cause of the failure movement of the electromagnet of headphones would be biased, it is the role, such as safety filter for that, but to become a high-pass filter, this capacitor low-pass Disadvantages phase delay and reduced levels in that occur hurts. 
In that respect, because electromagnet swings both up and down around the 0V in both positive and negative power of "S-Master HX" - would be without needing a coupling capacitor. You can limit your usually shy away from, and think about the space occupied in the circuit or on the cost, but we emphasize the benefits of realizing the bass with a good sharp rising.

post #4779 of 6003

I have tried this. It is not proper translation in critical places.

post #4780 of 6003
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Originally Posted by asmagus View Post
 

I have tried this. It is not proper translation in critical places.

 

Sorry :(

post #4781 of 6003
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Originally Posted by asmagus View Post
 

Can someone translate this:

 

"

新開発のフルデジタルアンプ「S-Master HX」について伺います。4つの電源(L/R正負)を搭載することで何が変わるのですか?
 

S-Master HX 佐藤 浩朗 [ 音質設計 ]
ポータブルオーディオのアンプは片電源が普通で、だいたい電源は1つ、がんばって2つくらい。 ZX1ではカップリングコンデンサーというヘッドホン出力の手前の部品を削除したかったので、正負両電源で波形をつくる方式を選択しました。
“正”の押し出す力だけでなく、“負”の引っ張る力を加えることで制動性が高まり、さらに4つの電源を搭載したことで十分な電流を供給できるので、今までよりも駆動力が上がってひじょうにパワフルになりました。 これによりオーバーヘッドホンもしっかり鳴らすことができるとともに、L/R間の信号混入を防止するために完全に分離したL/R独立電源にしたことでステレオ感が際立ちます 。
「S-Master」はアナログアンプにくらべて電源ノイズの影響を受けやすく、高品位な電源を求めるため電源数の増加はコストアップにつながりますが、あくまでも音質を優先しました。

カップリングコンデンサーを削除すると、どのようなメリットが得られるのですか?

佐藤 浩朗 [ 音質設計 ]
カップリングコンデンサーというのは、直流電気をカットして交流電気だけを通す部品です。 正負のどちらか片電源の直流があると、ヘッドホンの電磁石の動きが片寄ってしまい故障の原因になるので、そのための安全フィルターのような役割ですが、このコンデンサーはハイパスフィルターになるため、低域でのレベル低下や位相遅れが生じるというデメリットが痛い。
その点、「S-Master HX」の正負両電源では0Vを中心に上下両方に電磁石が振れるので、カップリングコンデンサーいらずになるわけです。 通常、コストや回路上に占めるスペースを考えると敬遠する手法ですが、 立ち上がりの良いキレのある低音が実現するというメリットを重視しました。

 

 

From: http://www.sony.jp/walkman/special/zx1_interview/contents/interview02.html

"

 

Q:  I want to ask about the newly designed full digital amp "S-Master HX".  What has changed by having 4 power source (L/R positive and negative)?

 

In portable audio it is common for the amp to have a single directional power with one power source, and for those who put in more effort there may be two.  In the ZX1 because we have removed the component called the coupling capacitor just before the headphone output, therefore we have selected to use both the positive and negative to create the signal.

So not only there is the pushing force from the "positive", there is also the pulling force from the "negative" thus resulting in much more control, on top of which there is 4 power source so there is sufficient current being supplied, and the result is more control than what we had before as well as it being extremely powerful.  Because of this design even overhead headphones can be driven properly, as well as preventing the mixing of the L/R channels thus the use of completely separated L/R power source to achieve better stereo separation.

Because "S-Master" is more prone to power source noise compared with analog amps, to ensure the high quality of the power there is an increase of power supply which leads to increase in cost, but we prioritized the sound quality first.

 

Q. What is the advantage of removing the coupling capacitor?

 

Sato Hiroaki [Sound Quality Design]

The coupling capacitor is a part which cuts out the DC signal and only letting through the AC signal.  If you are using using either positive or negative directional power, the magnet in the headphone will only move in one direction leading to damage, therefore the coupling capacitor act as a safe guard.  However because the capacitor also acts as a high pass filter, this may lead to the bass level is reduced or phase delayed which is a serious short coming.  

Because of this, "S-Master HX" uses both positive and negative power using 0V as the centre to move the magnet in both up and down directions, therefore the coupling capacitor is not needed.  Due to cost and space on the circuit board this method is usually avoided, but to achieve nice good bass we prioritized the advantage of this set up.   


Edited by nanaholic - 4/15/14 at 8:11am
post #4782 of 6003
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

very interesting.  Can you clarify for us the point in my last question "  is the whole library ( files IN the ZX1 and files on the Wifi HD) is seen as ONE library:  for example, can a playlist can includes files IN the ZX1 AND files on the Wifi HD"

 

thanks


Seriously, next time, don't quote an entire message - especially one of that length when you're not addressing every point raised in it. It makes it a pain in the arse to edit the desired quote on a phone!

To answer the question, no it will not merge everything into one library. You either access the files via the Seagate app or using Sony's own DLNA app (which is my preference) but it will remain separate to the built-in memory library.




"If it sounds good to you, that's all that matters. " - Artstar
post #4783 of 6003
I haven't seen anything about this yet but has anyone experienced a problem with 3rd party app widgets disappearing from their screen placement? I use a battery widget as well as TuneIn Pro and PocketCasts. All three of these disappear after a few days and I have to reinstall them on my screens.

I don't want to use a different launcher as I'd like to keep the system as lean as possible but is this purely an issue with the launcher? Am I alone in this problem?




"If it sounds good to you, that's all that matters. " - Artstar
post #4784 of 6003
Does anyone have the USB out cable to connect the ZX1 to am external DAC?
I have that cable and it works fine with my desktop amp. But it doesn't seem to be working on my CLAS -dB. Anyone got any experiences to share or any idea why it does not work on the CLAS? Thanks in advance. (:
post #4785 of 6003
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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post

Does anyone have the USB out cable to connect the ZX1 to am external DAC?
I have that cable and it works fine with my desktop amp. But it doesn't seem to be working on my CLAS -dB. Anyone got any experiences to share or any idea why it does not work on the CLAS? Thanks in advance. (:

 

I don't have a ZX1 but I do use a CLAS -db with my Galaxy S4. Not sure if it will work similarly but perhaps it will since both devices use Android.

 

For me it only works through the USB Audio Player Pro app. Maybe give that a try?

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