One has to queue for it :-
And one is given only 5 mins with it, so that'll give you an idea of useless any impressions I have of it :-
Duh... need to line up and just a 5 mins session.... big kudos to you for doing this of all of us outside Tokyo!
^That made me a lot less anxious about my blind pre-order but then it made me MORE anxious to receiving it....
Thanks again Anakchan! keep us posted if you would happen to have any follow-up visit. I am kinna hoping Sony will bring it to the CANJAM so we get more coverage on this!
Dear AnakChan, thank you for a first good albeit short review. 5 mins is just very short; however, maybe Sony is still zweeking the software and want to wait before releasing it for in-depth reviews?
One of the main selling points would be a larger amplifier build in (15+15mW @ 16Ω vs. 10+10 for the NW-F887); any ideas about what headphones it can drive would be appreciated.
No worries my friend! I was just hoping it won't be blatantly bad! haha... in any case if Sony didn't show this at the CANJAM I'm still hoping there will be more Headfier impression from the Fujiya-Avic show. In fact I really should be going this time but alas can't work out my schedule....
Thanks, I forgot. Speaking of class D. I tend to find those a bit analytical, dry and less emotive/intimate. They can sound quite accurate while at the same time, a bit lacking in natural color. Certainly doesn't mean that this one is like that. They've obviously taken extra care with it and did some tweaking in that bump out. We do know that it's at least VG thanks to Anak. Wish it could have been a PCM file in both.
Maybe the software is still being worked on. Who knows how old that demo player is.
Regarding weight(lack there off), this is a little worrisome. How did the side buttons feel. Did they have a solid and quality feel to them?
Thanks for the initial impression.
Actually, very briefly I tried to find anything like that but I wasn't familiar with the menu system so I couldn't find it to tell if it was on or not. As I only had such little time, I didn't want to waste time switching the whole device to English (and find the various music player options) and switching it back. It'll have to be some other time for me to play with this ZX1.