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post #5536 of 7457

Too be honest i haven't heard the iphone S5 yet but i just can't believe it is as good as the ZX1 which is a dedicated player and the S5 is a smartphone.

It can't be possible that the amplifier of the S5 is on pair with the ZX1.

I have a nexus 5 and the difference between my ZX1 and the nexus is just so big a deaf men would hear the difference.

 

But as long as it sounds good to you that's what's important i guess.

post #5537 of 7457
I'm actually not trying to say it sounds better. I think they both sound very good. They actually sound more or less identical to me once volume matched within 1db. It's just that the ZX1 produces more hiss and just seems less 'black' in background. I'd be happy with either but don't really see the point in owning both.

Anyways no point in beating a dead horse but I do recommend people try comparing the players volume matched if they get the chance.
post #5538 of 7457
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Originally Posted by SallyMae View Post
 


Noise? Hiss? And they don't bother you? It sure would bother me. Fail.

 

Just to clarify, have you actually heard the ZX1 ? Hiss is an ongoing issue with many sensitive IEMs and I dont recall a single DAP thread where someone hasnt complained about hissing, but I've had no problems with either my Shure or Yamaha in-ears. Both are universals and neither is particularly sensitive. 

post #5539 of 7457
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post
 

 

Just to clarify, have you actually heard the ZX1 ? Hiss is an ongoing issue with many sensitive IEMs and I dont recall a single DAP thread where someone hasnt complained about hissing, but I've had no problems with either my Shure or Yamaha in-ears. Both are universals and neither is particularly sensitive. 

Once again another hissy Sony product.  They either have too high of a gain or the amp section noise rejection sucks.  What SPL are you getting hissing from?  I'm sure BA will get hiss.  Oh well.. 

post #5540 of 7457
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Originally Posted by Freezera View Post
 

Too be honest i haven't heard the iphone S5 yet but i just can't believe it is as good as the ZX1 which is a dedicated player and the S5 is a smartphone.

It can't be possible that the amplifier of the S5 is on pair with the ZX1.

I have a nexus 5 and the difference between my ZX1 and the nexus is just so big a deaf men would hear the difference.

 

But as long as it sounds good to you that's what's important i guess.

 

Volume matched, and based on the measurements discussed earlier in this thread, it may well be that the 5S is technically a better DAP than the ZX1 - whether that corresponds to 'sounds better' with your ears/music/headphones is a very different question. This remains a very subjective hobby, but I dont spend too much time thinking about the SNR number posted earlier. 

post #5541 of 7457

My zx1 doesn't hiss when i listen with iems.

post #5542 of 7457
If Shure iem's don't give hiss it should be fine. from my experience Shure iem's are the most likely to hiss given how sensitive they are. With my customs there is no hiss
post #5543 of 7457
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

Volume matched, and based on the measurements discussed earlier in this thread, it may well be that the 5S is technically a better DAP than the ZX1 - whether that corresponds to 'sounds better' with your ears/music/headphones is a very different question. This remains a very subjective hobby, but I dont spend too much time thinking about the SNR number posted earlier. 
I have to say I agree...

When listening, do you actually 'volume match' your ears? No...

What sounds good is good, whether at 92db, 93db, or even 96db smily_headphones1.gif
post #5544 of 7457
I have hiss on certain recordings, mostly older ones.
post #5545 of 7457
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Originally Posted by warrior1975 View Post

I have hiss on certain recordings, mostly older ones.

This is recording based hiss which the hiss was recorded, we're referring to hiss caused by the electrical circuit.

post #5546 of 7457
That's the only hiss I hear... Maybe I'm dead.
post #5547 of 7457

Same here. I use the Sennheiser IE 80 (I'm very satisfied with them, by the way. No problems with a supposed over-emphasized bass). My comparison iphone4s/zx1 can be disregarded, by the way, since I used 256 AAC files on the iphone and ALACs on the zx1.

post #5548 of 7457
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post
 

 

Actually, soundstage is one area in which the ZX1 does apparently measure better than the 5S.

The sound stage of both Z and F are better than the 5S.

But when you say the ZX1 is better than the 5S, it kinda puts the ZX1 to shame for its hefty price.

 

You mention some interesting point in your Part 1 video. I would have never thought the processor is that inferior compared to the 5S. That lagging of album art when compared to the 5S is noticed.

Also the dimness of the screen (which in reality is bad for the eyes) is really bad.

 

Now I dont feel guilty of not buying the ZX1:beerchug:

post #5549 of 7457
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Originally Posted by AUDIOBREEDER View Post

I would have never thought the processor is that inferior compared to the 5S. That lagging of album art when compared to the 5S is noticed.
Also the dimness of the screen (which in reality is bad for the eyes) is really bad.
Yes, the Apple CPU is class leading for such a 'slow' CPU, I suppose one of the perks of being 1st 64 bit to market, also it is well known that the Apple screen is one of the brightest...

Annoying that Apple do still have some aces up their sleeves...
post #5550 of 7457
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Once again another hissy Sony product.  They either have too high of a gain or the amp section noise rejection sucks.  What SPL are you getting hissing from?  I'm sure BA will get hiss.  Oh well.. 

 

 

a complete misnomer... you get some 'mic air' with older recordings.

 

the last 'hissy' Walkman was pre X-Series which is at least 3years ago.

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