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post #4876 of 4881
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Originally Posted by Dumbleroar View Post
 

It's good that the sound quality has improved, but there's still an issue for people who have more power guzzling iems and headphones? 

 

Even the most power hungry IEMs will be completely fine with the ZX1 even very low impedance iems are fine. Its only high impedance headphones that are not driven well. Low impedance headphones are fine with the ZX1, like Senn HD25 or Koss Portapro or AT M50 etc. Basically anything under 100 ohms with decent sensitivity is fine.

post #4877 of 4881
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Originally Posted by Artstar View Post


If you mean updating the firmware of the ZX1 itself, there's no need for a computer. Switch on your WiFi, go to Settings -> About Device -> Software Update. It will download the 280MB or so file and update upon rebooting.




"If it sounds good to you, that's all that matters. " - Artstar

Cheers. I'll try that. 

 

Edit: That's worked nicely. :beerchug: 

 

It plays my DSD files. I'm going to see if I can embed some album covers.


Edited by MrQ - Yesterday at 11:45 pm
post #4878 of 4881
I loaded the new firmware and did some AB testing with my NT6 between the ZX1 and the 901. I do not know if it is the new firmware or if I had never noticed, but the ZX1 has a significant mid bass boost vs 901. Overall the ZX1 has more width and air, but the 901 has more depth and is smoother all over.
post #4879 of 4881
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Originally Posted by T.R.A.N.C.E. View Post
 

 

Even the most power hungry IEMs will be completely fine with the ZX1 even very low impedance iems are fine. Its only high impedance headphones that are not driven well. Low impedance headphones are fine with the ZX1, like Senn HD25 or Koss Portapro or AT M50 etc. Basically anything under 100 ohms with decent sensitivity is fine.

Impedance has to do with power delivery, but not the delivery of the level of sound. That's dB/mW or SPL.  Also, some low Impedance multi BA IEMs depends on output impedance, which was the problem with the AK100, and ZX1 may have high output impedance(since typical Sony player output is typically high) relative to low impedance multi driver BA IEMs.  The output impedance will affect the multi BA crossovers which is impedance.  Crossovers are filters of frequency range of each driver, if you mess with that, you will not get the sound of the IEMs intended design, so watch out for output impedance.


Edited by SilverEars - Today at 12:33 am
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What is the output impedance of the ZX1?
post #4881 of 4881
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I loaded the new firmware and did some AB testing with my NT6 between the ZX1 and the 901. I do not know if it is the new firmware or if I had never noticed, but the ZX1 has a significant mid bass boost vs 901. Overall the ZX1 has more width and air, but the 901 has more depth and is smoother all over.

I noticed a decrease in midbass hump and a more extension on the low bass actually.  I do enjoy my ZX1 a good bit better now.  The soundstage also deepen with more space & air.

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