An interesting suggestion as price: performance is usually what drives my decision making, if I was to buy an A&K I'd get this one. The scratch proof design is fabulous...
I'm surprised there's only been one recommendation for the Sony Nw-zx2. For the price, I'm reading reports that the sound quality is on par with the top end AK's. Although, I prefer the look and simplicity of the AK's. If the performance is undeniable and I'vd seen them for around £800 on eBay. I think I'll be getting the Sony.
Great battery life, great sound, 800 pounds...(or 950 sourced within the UK).
Unless I'm missing something here?
I bought ZX2 3 days ago. I like it more than my AK120 II. it sounds more naturally, more musical and more emotional for me with my ES5. hope it will be great with K10 too. but I decided not to sell AK120 till I get my Noble - going to compare two DAPs directly when get it. in general I feel ZX2 is better for my tastes, better for my music I listen on the go (hard rock, nu metal ect...) and better for way of use it (I listen custom usually during different sport trainings). for other headphones, other genres and other environment maybe AK120 is better in some way... and maybe for some other people too..
Sony has not only better sound for me - but also other advantages - better interface, better buttons, no terrible volume ring, android (a lot advantages for me), better design and material, more solid and tough, ect. it also should have more battery - but I still doubt about it - I feel it's exaggerated in Sony description and probably 20 hrs is more real than 60... that's why I don't believe what different web site of producers say about their products...
Edited by EDWARIS - 3/16/15 at 2:57am