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post #4876 of 6128
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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 6128
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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 - 4/19/14 at 11:45pm
post #4878 of 6128
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 6128
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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 - 4/20/14 at 12:33am
post #4880 of 6128
What is the output impedance of the ZX1?
post #4881 of 6128
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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.

post #4882 of 6128
Don't know if this has been posted but... Sony Australia has this for Pre-order for AU$699, estimated shipment - 14th May 2014. And you get a bonus set of MDR-10RC valued at AU$179.

http://www.sony.com.au/product/nwz-zx1?m=0

Seems like a good deal!
post #4883 of 6128

this update imo has given us a new device (saved a few pennies for sure) & a return to the Sony house-sound (kinda)... seriously impressed for sure.

 

today is bluegrass & female vocal day... I would say I'm re-discovering my music collection (I love it when people say that) but hey that would be a lie, it's sitting on the shelves behind me.:bigsmile_face:

 

see y'alll on Wed... Happy Easter you happy Walkmanites... :beerchug:

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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

this update imo has given us a new device (saved a few pennies for sure) & a return to the Sony house-sound (kinda)... seriously impressed for sure.

today is bluegrass & female vocal day... I would say I'm re-discovering my music collection (I love it when people say that) but hey that would be a lie, it's sitting on the shelves behind me.bigsmile_face.gif

see y'alll on Wed... Happy Easter you happy Walkmanites... beerchug.gif
What is the Sony house sound? Not making a joke or whatever. But I just wanna know as I have never owned any Sony audio equipment except for this ZX1.
And in what way did the update change the sound?
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ok last post as my limo & bodyguard are arriving soon... I've had Walkman's since the 80's one thing they've always had is a touch of warmth & a richness to the sound... yes all Walkman's have slightly different SQ's but before the update I would of said its delivery was 'cool & clinical'... you wouldn't say that now imo, laters.

 

ps... it's still clinical when it has to be.


Edited by OK-Guy - 4/20/14 at 4:24am
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

ok last post as my limo & bodyguard are arriving soon... I've had Walkman's since the 80's one thing they've always had is a touch of warmth & a richness to the sound... yes all Walkman's have slightly different SQ's but before the update I would of said its delivery was 'cool & clinical'... you wouldn't say that now imo, laters.
Thanks for the reply. smily_headphones1.gif

You have a limo and a bodyguard? Too cool.
post #4887 of 6128
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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post


Thanks for the reply. smily_headphones1.gif

You have a limo and a bodyguard? Too cool.

 

that's how us West Ham hoolies roll... :wink_face:

post #4888 of 6128
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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post

What is the output impedance of the ZX1?

No one knows, would be interesting to know though. 

post #4889 of 6128
I just bought one. Seems battery is mainly drained by the music player and a little bit faster than my F807. But great sound. No real complaints.
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Deleted and moved to F886!


Edited by cattlethief - 4/20/14 at 12:59pm
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