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post #4936 of 6604
Many thanks

So on an UK player I lose the eq (never touched it anyway) but trick the player into a 30% load (approx) in volume?
post #4937 of 6604
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Originally Posted by dimmockg View Post

Many thanks

So on an UK player I lose the eq (never touched it anyway) but trick the player into a 30% load (approx) in volume?

 

yep, probably closer to 25%, and the sound becomes more edgy and open (which I liked, but not all may). The trick has to be redone every time you turn the player on/off so there is no harm trying.

post #4938 of 6604
Thanks again, would you say the sound was a downgrade? I've just sold a UK dap - probably to import from Japan due to 'needing' an amp with it. If this nullifies that I may re purchase
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Originally Posted by dimmockg View Post

Thanks again, would you say the sound was a downgrade? I've just sold a UK dap - probably to import from Japan due to 'needing' an amp with it. If this nullifies that I may re purchase

 

I like it better so its an upgrade for me :/ Well it does make it a decent bit louder, but have no idea if its enough for you. My (Japan) ZX1 was always plenty loud for me, now its plenty +1 :P

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Since the update, is it possible to play DOUBLE DSD files ??

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Originally Posted by T.R.A.N.C.E. View Post

This actually works L3000.gif

It must be a glitch, I needed about 25% less volume to reach the same level loudness as before.

Mad props to PPCG for figuring this out!

But this does change the sound of the ZX1, It gives you its pure sound without the enhancements. It doesn't sound anywhere near as refined as before, but it has more impact and energy, its nice to know this little trick to hear the ZX1 unrestrained! I actually prefer the sound after this trick, its much more raw, sound stage better too.
Thanks PPCG cool.gif  
I'm glad you like it.
My English is very poor.
If there is any further questions about this trick, please help.
Thank you!
post #4942 of 6604
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Originally Posted by Rob49 View Post
 

Since the update, is it possible to play DOUBLE DSD files ??

 

Mine will not play DSD128 but will play DSD64, is that what you mean.

post #4943 of 6604
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Mine will not play DSD128 but will play DSD64, is that what you mean.


Thanks....I found out that was the case, since I posted. Sounds great, DSD64, but it's not gapless ??

post #4944 of 6604

ZX1 arrived this morning from Sony UK a month after ordering.  The wait appears to be worth it.  Loaded up 40gb of files, a mixture of 320 mp3, 16bit flac and a few 24bit flac.

 

Using the AKG K3003 this thing sound pretty sweet, not had a proper long listen yet but initial impressions are good.  Going to compare against my DX90 this evening and over the next few days.  Also going to see how it sounds paired with the PHA-2.

 

The Android UI is great after a few years of various other UI's on different players, so easy to use.

post #4945 of 6604

But is the volume cap in place? 

post #4946 of 6604
I think it probably is but couldn't tell you for sure. Needs to go higher than the dx90 but still seems loud enough for my K3003.
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Been following this thread for a while now and just got my UK unit today - I'm gonna say that there is a volume cap as I think it plays only a little louder than my Xperia Z1 and NWZ-A867, and the volume just about satisfies when I use my AKG K550s at full volume.

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Originally Posted by misteralakista View Post
 

Been following this thread for a while now and just got my UK unit today - I'm gonna say that there is a volume cap as I think it plays only a little louder than my Xperia Z1 and NWZ-A867, and the volume just about satisfies when I use my AKG K550s at full volume.

I would return your unit and order the Japanese ZX1.  I would pay slightly more for a uncapped version and unleash all of the ZX1's goodness.  My cap A867 also sound considerably worst than the US & Japanese counterparts.

post #4949 of 6604
+1
The more I listen to certain tracks I think there is a cap as well.
Been using with the PHA-2 for the last hour or 2. Helps give it more volume, also seems to add a little to the quality of the sound. Although to be honest I don't think my k3003 need more power than is present. Will be trying the ety er4s in a bit.

All in all very happy with the sound, gives me something different to the dx90 and will be keeping both.
post #4950 of 6604
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Originally Posted by purk View Post
 

I would return your unit and order the Japanese ZX1.  I would pay slightly more for a uncapped version and unleash all of the ZX1's goodness.  My cap A867 also sound considerably worst than the US & Japanese counterparts.

 

Hmm... so the cap affects sound quality as well?? I probably would've gotten a Japanese ZX1 in the first place if it wasn't for the 20% off voucher I used. Although I've never really desired to listen above the maximum volume limit of anything I've owned, I do find it pretty odd that they'd cap a player aimed at people who would most surely own harder to drive headphones.

Especially with all the talk about it's amp and hardware. Haven't tried PPCG's tip yet though, so I'll see if that makes any difference. 

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