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post #5086 of 7502
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Originally Posted by irvin59 View Post
 

I'm a bit embarrassed to ask this but how do I change the home screen or delete screens. When I long press on the home screen or any other screen the only option I get is to change the wallpaper. I've installed nova launcher and can do everything I need there, but I'd also like the option to customise the sony launcher.

Do you mean customize the Sony Music Player widget?

 

Here's a great intro on customizing your home screens: http://www.howtogeek.com/129442/the-beginners-guide-to-customizing-your-android-home-screen/

 

In order to delete screens entirely (changing the number of home screens available) you have to use the custom launcher (Nova in your case).

post #5087 of 7502
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Originally Posted by y2kbug View Post
 

By the way, I've found a strange behavior since I bought ZX1 (OS v1.0).

When there is no music playing, and the screen is off, there is signal (noise) coming out on the 3.5mm jack periodically.

It seems there is something waking the machine periodically.

After upgrading to OS v1.1 this still exists.

 

Does anyone meet this as well?

Yup, I have this too. Is it a "pffff" sound? It's just the ZX-1 "waking up" the audio jack I believe. You'll probably notice that when you plug in headphones, there's no hiss or any noise until you actually turn on the screen, or if you just wait a little while. I believe the device is turning on the jack at that moment after checking if headphones are attached. It's presumably for power saving purposes.

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Originally Posted by behwatch View Post
 

Mine from Rakuten Global also arrived! It looks like this.

 

 

Found a video of it!

 

 

 

Looks like there's a similar one on sale from Amazon here in the US:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Cruzerlite-TPU-case-Sony-Walkman/dp/B00I2EI79W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398894008&sr=8-1&keywords=sony+zx1+case

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Originally Posted by Spamateur View Post
 

 

Looks like there's a similar one on sale from Amazon here in the US:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Cruzerlite-TPU-case-Sony-Walkman/dp/B00I2EI79W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398894008&sr=8-1&keywords=sony+zx1+case

 

Yup know about the cruzerlite casing.

This Ray-Out casing is a harder type of casing and has the same leather rubber backing as the ZX1 player itself.

A bit more posh feeling I supposed.

post #5090 of 7502
Just ordered a finger strap in carbon fiber (love that look). I like the finger strap idea. Hopefully it works well. That Ray-Out case looks nice... has a hole for my new finger strap!!

http://www.rakuten.com.sg/shop/deff/product/dfr-ca01bk/
Edited by warrior1975 - 4/30/14 at 3:31pm
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Have had my ZX1 for less than a week, but my initial impressions are very positive. I mentioned this on another thread, but damn this device is pretty. I know it's meant to be about SQ, but damn it, aesthetics on this thing are hard to beat. It gives me joy just holding the thing in my hands. I've come from listening to pretty mediocre devices before this (Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z, Nokia Lumia 800, etc, mostly phones) so I guess the SQ jump is more dramatic for me, but I'm impressed, and considering I picked it up on pre-order for $560 AUD with bonus MDR-10R headphones, the value was there for me. One thing I will say, I listen primarily through my UE TF-10's with foam tips, and the only minor downside is that the lows feel a little under-represented, strangely I felt my Xperia Z Ultra had more bass impact, at least through my TF-10's. I'm new to this game though, so I'm not sure what the cause of this phenomenon is. Other than that, it's a joy to use, I'm very used to android, I'm running PowerAmp on it as the main player as I love it's easy to use interface, and so far I don't perceive and difference in output between it and the stock player app. I've uninstalled most of the apps it comes with, I don't plan to use it for anything but listening to music, so I might as well help stretch out the battery life I figure.

post #5092 of 7502
Pretty good price you folks are getting Down Under.

I compared PowerAmp with the stock Sony player (the one with the widget on the main screen) and noticed a couple things:

1) PowerAmp requires a connection to verify purchase every so often and will give you an error popup if it can't verify. I don't keep my ZX-1 connected to WiFi to preserve battery life, so this got annoying.

2) Sound wise, I noticed that PowerAmp seems to be more of a "closed" sound but with slightly better treble and mid detail. Sony music player had slightly better instrument separation and soundstage and was much more airy in comparison. YMMV though. Was using Shures SE846.
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I'm a member of Sony X, so I get discounts on Sony stuff, it's slowly turning me into a Sony fanboy... Regular RRP direct from Sony is $699.

I don't get much time to listen to it in extended sessions, so battery life hasn't been an issue, and as such Wi-Fi has been left on. I imagine that pop-up would be annoying. I haven't had it during my bus commute to and from work, but that trip is only 30-40 min, depending on the day, so it might not be a long enough trip to trigger it. I swapped the Sony stock player widget with the PowerAmp widget when I swapped default players, it's probably the first time I've ever used the PowerAmp widget, and actually its pretty nice.

It's very possible that my UE TF-10's are the limiting factor, and the differences in players is minute enough that I can't hear it.

 

Other issues that I thought of though: the stock player seemed to have issues with ~70% of my album art, and I'm kind of picky about album art, it annoys the hell out of me when I get the generic grey icon where there should be art... What's even worse than the grey CD-box? The solid, brightly coloured squares with white text the Sony stock player uses when it can't detect album art - pretty hideous to me. The other little annoyance was that it seemed to be jittery with my inputs; some of my taps would register as slides, so sometimes I'd have to tap a few times before it's registered as a tap.

 

I'll experiment with the two later and see if I just didn't give the stock player a proper chance, if the SQ improves I'm willing to live with the annoyances since they all disappear if I keep the screen off and use the side buttons, which I do often anyway.

But as I said before, very positive initial impressions - the things I mentioned above are really just minor niggling things, and I'm very happy with my purchase.

post #5094 of 7502

Is there any way to edit the properties of songs while they're on the device, so you can clean up compilations and similar in the artists list?

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Thanks for that

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Update: Trying both players now, the stock player does seem more open and airy. I'm sitting in the office which is nice and quiet though, so that's probably why - usually most of my listening happens on a bus, should probably have factored that in. Now to find a way to fix the album art on the stock player... Thinking of trying one of those apps that automatically goes through and pulls album art and embeds into each file when I get home, hopefully that works :smile_phones:

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Update: Trying both players now, the stock player does seem more open and airy. I'm sitting in the office which is nice and quiet though, so that's probably why - usually most of my listening happens on a bus, should probably have factored that in. Now to find a way to fix the album art on the stock player... Thinking of trying one of those apps that automatically goes through and pulls album art and embeds into each file when I get home, hopefully that works smile_phones.gif

Yeah, the cover art was a pain, but I found I had similar problems with PowerAmp, but at least PowerAmp provides a built-in lookup service for that.

I ended up retagging a lot of my flacs with Picard and manually Google image searching cover art, downloading and adding to the folders containing my music on the ZX-1. Once it's on the ZX-1 you can manually assign cover art using the stock music player. To be honest, it probably took me 3 or 4 hours to do my entire collection (roughly 50 albums or so) but I would go back and pay for a program to do it for me next time.
post #5098 of 7502
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Yeah, the cover art was a pain, but I found I had similar problems with PowerAmp, but at least PowerAmp provides a built-in lookup service for that.

I ended up retagging a lot of my flacs with Picard and manually Google image searching cover art, downloading and adding to the folders containing my music on the ZX-1. Once it's on the ZX-1 you can manually assign cover art using the stock music player. To be honest, it probably took me 3 or 4 hours to do my entire collection (roughly 50 albums or so) but I would go back and pay for a program to do it for me next time.


Try "Cover Art Downloader" from Play Store, great app for missing covers...

post #5099 of 7502
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Try "Cover Art Downloader" from Play Store, great app for missing covers...

Just had a facepalm moment. Should have searched for that app first. Thanks for the tip!
post #5100 of 7502
Btw, anyone tried the zx-1 with the Roxanne? I have a set of Roxanne universals on their way and am wondering if the zx-1 will have enough oomph to power them without an amp. I'm guessing not, but hoping to be surprised.
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