Good day everybody,
I would decribe myself as an amateur in terms of [sound] quality of portable music devices and headphones. I am by no means an audiophile, but I value music that sounds appealing to my ears and am willing to splash out a considerable sum of money on electronics to get the best quality available relative to the money that I'm spending.
I currently own a Sony NZW-Z1070 which I am pairing to my Beats Studio 2.0, bluetooth. (Using a cable most of the time, though). I hope people will not roast me in public for being supportive of Beats headphones... (Although I must say that this is the only product that I find extremely satisfying of this particular brand...)
Anyway, I'm thinking about upgrading from my Z1070 to the ZX1. As I have alway been overly fond of Sony Walkman devices, there is no other brand for me to opt for. Especially since Sony advertises this product as a high-end device compared to its older models. Long story short, is the ZX1 really worth the money compared to its predecessors in terms of sound quality? I would like to mention that I have the opportunity to get almost all of my favorite music as .flac files to take full advantage of this device.
Also, many users here complain about the internal amplifier being to weak to power bigger headphones. Some suggest using IEMs instead of over-the-ear headphones. Is the ZX1 still powerful enough to power my headphones with a medium impedance of 32 ohms? I can only say that I'm very pleased with the output of my Z1070, but I don't know how this product compares to the ZX1 in regards to power.
Maybe I'm just getting a little paranoid after spending too much time on this forum, but I hope somebody can help me with this. And please be kind with me, English is not my first language.