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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

I must say listening to ♫♫ I'm forever blowing bubbles ♫♫ on my F887/PHA-2 & N5's is kinda awesome today... tongue_smile.gif

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Next season will be a different story! wink.gif
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Haha Warrior, I wish I had the money for that smily_headphones1.gif

No, the FiiO X5, married to the E12, £150 less for both units than the ZX1 on its own, without amp (so, even if the ZX1 sounds better technically, it appears its Achilles heel is the HP out)
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Personally, I feel zx1 needs an amp. I wouldn't be as happy without it. I used it at the gym yesterday without the amp, definitely noticed the difference. I was checking out X5 too, but I just love the look of the Sony, along with Android.
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Yes, the ZX1 and PHA2 have a really nice look to them, cannot deny.

Damnit, supposed to be happy with what I have, not lusting after that cast aluminium chassis................
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Originally Posted by Music225 View Post

Can't help getting excited to once again hold that beauty in your hands , right ? =)

Sorry for your lost but congratulations on your WISE purchase ! Hope you will also enjoy its SQ with the new update , please give us some impressions .

I did like the zx1 a lot with my ciems the last time around and see the same happening again. There really are not many daps out there with the sound but also a good ui. I'd say the ak240 is also good but a huge barrier to entry at over 2499 which is nearing how much my Stax rig costs.
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Originally Posted by TheMadcap View Post

Don't know, anything. Did anyone get defective unit?
I don't have a zx 1 I have a f 887 and did get a defective unit but amazon replaced it no problem
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

Yes, the ZX1 and PHA2 have a really nice look to them, cannot deny.

Damnit, supposed to be happy with what I have, not lusting after that cast aluminium chassis................

lol... I feel your pain bro. It really is sexy, that's with reason I purchased it. Plus the Sony amp just goes with that. I'd probably pick that up if I didn't just literally buy an Intruder, then a TWAU V3 balanced cable... I'd have to be nuts to buy another amp. I'm focusing on grabbing a CIEM. Probably K10.
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At the last nyc meet I remember there being a strap thing that does on the bottom of the ZX1 to make it sit flat instead of slanted if you put the ZX1 down. Does anyone know where to get that if I wanted to amp it just in case?

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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

Haha Warrior, I wish I had the money for that smily_headphones1.gif

No, the FiiO X5, married to the E12, £150 less for both units than the ZX1 on its own, without amp (so, even if the ZX1 sounds better technically, it appears its Achilles heel is the HP out)

 

There's a sound enhancement disable trick which causes a huge bump in output power (just go back a few pages in the thread, it's explained by PPCG-- I have no idea how he figured this out... & it's confirmed to work on the F886/7 as well). But you have nothing available in the way of EQ, or presets, or the like. Just flat. However you get significantly better battery life (at least I do). 

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post
 

At the last nyc meet I remember there being a strap thing that does on the bottom of the ZX1 to make it sit flat instead of slanted if you put the ZX1 down. Does anyone know where to get that if I wanted to amp it just in case?

Uhm , which strap are you talking about ?
http://cdn.head-fi.org/c/cc/cc2af97a_IMG_20131216_193717.jpeg

or this , the 3rd from the left

http://cdn.head-fi.org/c/c2/900x900px-LL-c24cddfa_IMG_20131216_193140.jpeg

If the former , It's included with the PHA-2 , the latter I believe it's included with ZX1 , if not , you can always use some small piece of paper and paint it black or some leather from your belt , or ... jelly , anything could work I think :D

 

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post


I did like the zx1 a lot with my ciems the last time around and see the same happening again. There really are not many daps out there with the sound but also a good ui. I'd say the ak240 is also good but a huge barrier to entry at over 2499 which is nearing how much my Stax rig costs.

Don't forget that aesthetic simply beats any other gadgets to date , unless you like super ultra mega slim of fragility design or stuff with eccentric look


Edited by Music225 - 5/3/14 at 10:02pm
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Originally Posted by joshuachew View Post


Yea. And the pairing of the ZX1 with the Roxanne's are very good as well. I would say better than my RWAK120. You're in good hands there. Nothing to worry about.

Great to know. They arrive on Monday, so I'm waiting with baited breath to see how they compare to my se846.

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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
 

 

There's a sound enhancement disable trick which causes a huge bump in output power (just go back a few pages in the thread, it's explained by PPCG-- I have no idea how he figured this out... & it's confirmed to work on the F886/7 as well). But you have nothing available in the way of EQ, or presets, or the like. Just flat. However you get significantly better battery life (at least I do). 

If you want EQ, use a third-party player from the Play Store.

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Wow, I came here to let some F880 series users know I that I have a spare case for sale... and I came across the sound enhancement disable trick. All I can say is wow... and thank you...

 

No need to stack with my E12, anymore...:L3000: 


Edited by Change is Good - 5/4/14 at 1:44am
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

No need to stack with my E12, anymore...L3000.gif  
Are you saying that the player in its own right is now as powerful as a dedicated amp? Right now, what volume is your ZX1 at? (to get a feel for how loudly you listen).

Your answer to this could be bad for my wallet wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post


Are you saying that the player in its own right is now as powerful as a dedicated amp? Right now, what volume is your ZX1 at? (to get a feel for how loudly you listen).

Your answer to this could be bad for my wallet wink.gif

 

The volume output would be dependent on the impedance and sensitivity of the earphone. Disabling sound enhancement trick increases the volume by 25-30%. With the sound trick enabled, on my iems and portable earphones (ranging from 16-60 ohm) I can't go above 30-40% of the total volume without destroying my ears (and I like my music loud). So you will be fine with the ZX1 unless you are using high impedance or low sensitivity earphones.

 

And no, the ZX1 will never be as powerful as a dedicated amp, but as I mentioned, that doesn't matter as it already gets more than loud enough with the right earphones. 


Edited by T.R.A.N.C.E. - 5/4/14 at 3:18am
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