Originally Posted by Cecala
It firstly should kill the Apple products in the sound department without any fuss, it doesn't.
Depends on whose ears. I find the sound quality of my ZX1 (Japanese model) to be better than my Samsung Note2 and my friend's iPhone5s.
Secondly, it does have a major advantage over iOS products in that the Android platform is more open and allows me to use software which helps me automate playback and pausing given I have integrated mine as a permanent source in my car stereo system.
It should have the cpu power to achieve any task without lag, it doesn't.
It does for me. Any task being any task expected of a dedicated audio player. Anything more than that would demand more power to run a beefier CPU. That would result in a bigger unit to accommodate a bigger battery. Not a good compromise for such a product.
It's screen rez and brightness should match any player(approx. same price) or phone out there and better it, it doesn't.
It's largely an audio player, not video. For me, I don't need higher resolution, which would also result in higher power consumption from the GPU. Brightness could be a little better though when used in almost direct sunlight.
I have had the ZX-1 for some time now and the more I use it the more it's short cummings annoy me and at the price I paid I feel ripped off. I will wait for the new Cowon Plenue P1 to come out and compare.
Bad job Sony you should and can do better.
It's a shame but the reality is, no one device is made to suit everyone's needs and tastes. If you feel the ZX1 is a disappointment, there's nothing wrong in feeling that way. Clearly it wasn't made for you and something else probably is.
"If it sounds good to you, that's all that matters. " - Artstar