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This may sound silly but are all ZX1 the same size?
The reason I ask is that I have the Malaysian version and I need a case from Japan. It's a clear case with the back protection and don't want to be stuck with a $42 no-go.
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Originally Posted by AUDIOBREEDER View Post

This may sound silly but are all ZX1 the same size?
The reason I ask is that I have the Malaysian version and I need a case from Japan. It's a clear case with the back protection and don't want to be stuck with a $42 no-go.


You can get something like this until you get something better, at least you have protection.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicone-Gel-Skin-Case-for-Sony-Walkman-NWZ-ZX1-Rubber-Cover-Screen-Protector-/141356480490?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=&hash=item20e980b7ea

 

something better, but cost more.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Ray-out-WALKMAN-NW-ZX1-flap-type-leather-jacket-leather-black-RT-SZX1LC2-B/111615103708?_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D29006%26meid%3D5f7b26e5f18e4ec9bd4823c9013afd4d%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D8%26rkt%3D22%26sd%3D161390076396

 

do search around, there are priced differently.


Edited by kms108 - 3/22/15 at 4:44am
post #6858 of 6870

Is there any chance of getting one's hands on the European firmware update for the ZX1? Can somebody please upload it again?

post #6859 of 6870

Update here - post #6843

post #6860 of 6870
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Update here - post #6843

I was a little disappointed when I noticed the other link had expired, apparently I should have paid closer attention to the previous page. :D

 

Thank you so much! Now you're my favourite Russian, too! :smile:

post #6861 of 6870

It's me again, I apologise.

 

Installing the update worked perfectly fine, thanks again! But the build number now says 1.14.0003 and not 1.14.0002. Is that something I should worry about? I definitely own a European model. 

post #6862 of 6870

Do not worry! On different players after installing the player shows another build number.: Wink_face:


Edited by yurix67 - 3/22/15 at 10:26pm
post #6863 of 6870
Does anyone know if Sony is going to do an update for the firmware as they remove the update?  I think that if they remove it it's because there's something wrong with it.

Edited by croqui - 3/23/15 at 3:21pm
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Thats everyones guess. V 1.13 could as well be the last FW update for ZX1 outside of Japan.

 

There's nothing wrong with V1.14 for non Japanese/Chinese ZX1 models. See my previous post.

 

Don't think Sony pulled it because there was something wrong with it. It just doesnt make sense. There were a handful of non japanese unit owners who downloaded this update before it got pulled. You'd think a serious company like Sony would have notified the affected users if there were any issues with this firmware version.  

 

Regards

post #6865 of 6870
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Originally Posted by Dinche View Post
 

 

Hi,

 

Its been almost 2 weeks since I upgraded my Australian ZX1 to 1.14 (thanks to yurix for the upload). Here are my current observations.

 

Sound

While there was no significant change in the overall sonic signature (which many here characterise as somewhat clinical and i dont disagree) I have observed the noticable improvement in instrument separation and sligthly increased sound stage. This is particulary true for bass, that stands out more in the mix. Bass also gained some additional weight and its touch more rounded/better defined. There are differences in the highs also. Initally, I thought the highs sounded rolled off. It took an hour or so of listening to realise why I felt that way. The previous high end shimmer (mostly noticable on brighter masterings) has gone now.  

 

I did the test with all sound enhancements turned off(plus volume hack) and using FLACs of 44/16 CD'rips and some 96/24 downloads from HD tracks. Most notable improvement was with 44/16 rips.

 

Regards

 

After hours of listening to the ZX1 with the newest update installed, I have to say that the observations Dinche made a few pages back in regard to the sound quality are correct as far as I can tell. I admit that I lack the vocabulary to describe the sonic characteristics that have changed, it's clearly not my area of expertise and I apologise for that. In my humble opinion the newest firmware update, which has yet to be released (again), creates a wider, more realistic soundstage. What is more, the bass sounds more defined and gives fresh impetus to the overall experience of listening to your favourite tracks. I don't say that the difference is night and day, many who accuse the ZX1 of sounding too clinical will still not change their minds. But the fact that Sony panders to its most demanding customers should be welcomed.

 

I'd like to see what other owners here think. Maybe it's only the placebo effect speaking after all. :atsmile:

post #6866 of 6870

Hi Dinche,

 

I transferred a oma file to my nwz-zx1 (European) and it don´t play it. The Eurpean model doesn't have the oma codec. So i'm wondering if there is a way to install the oma codec. Do you know any way to do it?

 

Many thanks.

post #6867 of 6870

Thanks for the recommendations.

I'm actually eyeing this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ray-out-RT-SZX1C4-B-Full-Armor-Jacket-Hard-Case-for-Sony-WALKMAN-NW-ZX1-Matt-/261556855190?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ce600e196

I haveone these on an older Z1070 model and I have to say its probably the best cases for these walkmans. (for me atleast) No scratches or dents on the player but the case does.

The silicone case on my A17 sometimes slips out esp. near the screen and dust is somehow accumulating near the ports.... heat attraction???

 

BTW, anyone know how to stop the player from scanning all the time after powering it on?? Initially when I purchased the ZX1 there was no scanning with the few files pre-installed. its not bothersome, but its a pain when you are anxiously waiting to play music.

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For additional USB support I can recommend the mobile Server from Sony: WC-G20 You have to install Sonys android software on the Walkman and can use USB devices and fullsize SD cards.

Btw: is there any information how to open or disassemble the ZX1 to change the battery?
post #6869 of 6870
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Originally Posted by croqui View Post
 

Hi Dinche,

 

I transferred a oma file to my nwz-zx1 (European) and it don´t play it. The Eurpean model doesn't have the oma codec. So i'm wondering if there is a way to install the oma codec. Do you know any way to do it?

 

Many thanks.


Hi,

 

Never done this myself mate. I transfered some oma's to my ZX1 in the past through the Media Go but they get transcoded to mp3. I installed the X-Application on my Vaio last night in order to test ATRAC transfer but I cant get it to (see) recognise my ZX1. Funny I plug in my ol' NWH1 MD and it sees it.

 

Regards

post #6870 of 6870
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Originally Posted by Dinche View Post
 


Hi,

 

Never done this myself mate. I transfered some oma's to my ZX1 in the past through the Media Go but they get transcoded to mp3. I installed the X-Application on my Vaio last night in order to test ATRAC transfer but I cant get it to (see) recognise my ZX1. Funny I plug in my ol' NWH1 MD and it sees it.

 

Regards

 

Hi dinche,

 

The units of nwz-zx1 that are sold in Europe don't play Atrac and plays FLAC. Atrac only apears in the Japanese units. I can't understand why SONY do this type of marketing. Atrac 3 is lossless and gapless. I think that if i made a flac and atrac from the same wav file. the flac has mucch more bytes than the atrac file.

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