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Anyone got the latest update ? 1.11

I rather have a "hardware update" with 256 Gb on board :D

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Anyone got the latest update ? 1.11

 

Sure it's been out for a while, and in parallel the release of 1.21 on the F886/F887 units.

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^^What are the changes ? I couldn't decipher Japanese.

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^^What are the changes ? I couldn't decipher Japanese.

 

Well there is what they say in the release notes and what really changes...but all the release notes mentioned was some kind of security fix! Some think the sound has changed...but it is a minor release, so there can't be much to it.

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A few people do... doesn't seem to change the sound, except possibly one person. Seems like a security patch.
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Well there is what they say in the release notes and what really changes...but all the release notes mentioned was some kind of security fix! Some think the sound has changed...but it is a minor release, so there can't be much to it.


Yes, a so called security fix that's designed to prevent root access. No sound quality improvments whatsoever.

For what it's worth, I would hold back on installing this minor patch if you plan on gaining root access in hopefully the near future.

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Much ado about nothing

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Just for kicks I ran a battery test on the ZX1. It is quoted as being able to run for 32 hours continuously.

 

In order to achieve this

1) All sound enhancements must be deactivated

2) WiFi and Bluetooth must be turned off

3) You have to your music in a sound format that they don't disclose!

 

I decided to run the test on non-hires FLAC files with medium lossless compression.

 

I ran for just shy of 28 hours before it gave up. So I am just over 10% out. Perhaps wav files would be better as they don't involve any decompression although you would be doing more memory reads instead. Or maybe their 32 hours is simply not true ;)

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Has anyone tried the ZX1 with the XBA-H3?

Just toying with the idea of Sony house sound x 2, might well be very good?!
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Has anyone tried the ZX1 with the XBA-H3?

Just toying with the idea of Sony house sound x 2, might well be very good?!

This is my exact setup at the moment. I can confirm it does indeed work well, to my ears at least. For me I've done the tape mod on my H3 (taping up the bass port and making a small pin sized hole to tame the bass) and am running the ZX1 with ClearAudio+ on, my music now sounds very full and lively. With my TF10 I found the ZX1 was a touch shy on bass compared to my phone, but with the H3 and their ample bass capacity it matches up quite nicely.

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Originally Posted by jonstatt View Post
 

Just for kicks I ran a battery test on the ZX1. It is quoted as being able to run for 32 hours continuously.

 

In order to achieve this

1) All sound enhancements must be deactivated

2) WiFi and Bluetooth must be turned off

3) You have to your music in a sound format that they don't disclose!

 

I decided to run the test on non-hires FLAC files with medium lossless compression.

 

I ran for just shy of 28 hours before it gave up. So I am just over 10% out. Perhaps wav files would be better as they don't involve any decompression although you would be doing more memory reads instead. Or maybe their 32 hours is simply not true ;)


I did read some posts on the good battery life and mine having only moderate battery life, I would attribute my zx1 moderate batt life due to the digital connection to the sony pha-2 whenever it is in use. The pha-2 has approx. 5 to 6 hours batt life if using the dac therefore I assume if i were to just use the headphone out, the batt should last much longer.

 

I think 28 hours is pretty darn good for such a portable dap :)

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28 hours is way more than I'll ever need. Overall, I'm extremely pleased with this device.
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Has anyone tried the ZX1 with the XBA-H3?

Just toying with the idea of Sony house sound x 2, might well be very good?!


Hmmm sounds like a good idea, maybe I should drop by the local sony store one of these days to try out the H3 :) Will share my views after trying it out

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Originally Posted by jonstatt View Post
 

Just for kicks I ran a battery test on the ZX1. It is quoted as being able to run for 32 hours continuously.

 

In order to achieve this

1) All sound enhancements must be deactivated

2) WiFi and Bluetooth must be turned off

3) You have to your music in a sound format that they don't disclose!

 

I decided to run the test on non-hires FLAC files with medium lossless compression.

 

I ran for just shy of 28 hours before it gave up. So I am just over 10% out. Perhaps wav files would be better as they don't involve any decompression although you would be doing more memory reads instead. Or maybe their 32 hours is simply not true ;)

BTW the Sony product page states "

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    Battery life up to 32 hours when playing MP3 128kbps; may vary by sound settings"

Whats the current android version on this? and can it be rooted?


Edited by Whippler - 7/1/14 at 10:38pm
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BTW the Sony product page states "

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    Battery life up to 32 hours when playing MP3 128kbps; may vary by sound settings"

Whats the current android version on this? and can it be rooted?

 

Ah, I didn't see that on the UK Sony page..perhaps I missed it or it is only on the US one. I might try a test with mp3 128kbps at some point, but of course that is likely to use less battery than lossless FLAC with medium compression as the overall filesize is smaller (less memory reads) but decompression is probably pretty similar in CPU terms. mp3 128kbps is not really a realistic sound format for the sort of person who buys a ZX1! :)

 

Of course 28 hours is fantastic anyway. By the way, if WiFi is on, I find it drains in not much over a day!! So I have proved the battery is okay, but its efficiency with my WiFi router at least is poor.

 

It runs Android 4.1, so rather old. The latest firmware 1.11 seems to block rooting, but on 1.0 and 1.1 it has been done from what I understand.

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