Originally Posted by jinque
Originally Posted by satish89
When I'm at home on my proper WiFi, no troubles at all, however I've only been downloading apps like PowerAmp or cover art finders, I haven't tried streaming anything or using WiFi to transfer songs to it wirelessly. I'm more of a physical media kind of guy, so I've got all my music sitting on the SSD. Do a speed test with your Note 3, if you aren't getting very good speeds I imagine streaming would be difficult. I'll try tethering my Xperia Z Ultra to my ZX1 after work tonight on the way home, and see how I fare.
Heeey can you say what you think of the ZX1 vs Xperia Z Ultra? Clear+ on for both, if you use it. I have an ultra too.. not sure if the ZX1 is worth the price and carrying another device around. Thanks.
I recently posted about this here, following on from the review/thoughts of @eke2k6: http://www.head-fi.org/t/709479/multi-review-hifiman-hm901-fiio-x5-sony-zx1-hisound-studio-3rd-anv-iphone-4
But the summary: it definitely sounds better (you'd hope so), you get those extra airy details, its got a brighter signature, and everything has more clarity and crispness, one person described the sound as "clinical" and I'd say that's not a bad description for the most part. However, I would say this: the Ultra I'm almost certain is not putting out the same level of SQ as the iPhone 4 that the review above compares the ZX1 to, so the improvement in SQ from Ultra -> ZX1 was pretty decent to my ears.
Now, how much that next level of detail is worth to you based purely on SQ alone is really up to you, I got a pretty good deal on my ZX1 and I am still not 100% about the value, but I'm new to this and not used to the expenditure/SQ return ratios (and also not very good with my terminology yet ). As I said in my post on the thread linked above, everyone has their own perception of value, how they quantify SQ improvements and how much those are worth to them. Admittedly, the more I use the ZX1, the happier I am with my purchase and the easier the argument to buy it becomes to make, but that could just be bias because I own one and want to justify the purchase to myself The sound with ClearAudio+ on the ZX1 is pretty full on, I'll compare the Ultra with ClearAudio+ later and post my thoughts (I've never used the ClearAudio+ setting on my Ultra).