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post #721 of 8574
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Originally Posted by Steve58 View Post
 

Wow, I am wondering how much better portable sound can go regarding sound quality, or frankly how much it really needs to. Twice the cost of an AK120? that must be some improvement! Like the difference between a analogue cassette and and a CD to command that sort of price. Well for me anyway. The trouble is that we have reached the point where sound quality need not go any further as we can now surpass our parameters of hearing with  technology. We only have to look at these forums to see how subjective is our experience.

$2400:00!:blink:

 

Well the $780-ish Sony NW-ZX1 is quite an improvement over the AK120... :)

post #722 of 8574
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Well the $780-ish Sony NW-ZX1 is quite an improvement over the AK120... :)

Is that in the context of sound quality?

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Sorry but this is the one!


Edited by martin vegas - 1/11/14 at 5:45am
post #724 of 8574
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

Well the $780-ish Sony NW-ZX1 is quite an improvement over the AK120... smily_headphones1.gif

Please put "in my personal opinion" when making statements such as this. Your feelings are personal, when you write it as you have it comes across yours is the word of God and everyone should listen. This sadly is very prevalent on this forum and your not the only one to do it!

For me when I read statements such as this without the addition of "in my personal opinion" I completely ignore them as credible statements!
Edited by ianmedium - 1/11/14 at 5:44am
post #725 of 8574
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Originally Posted by martin vegas View Post
 


Sorry but this is the one!

 

Thanks.. One of my favorite STING !

post #726 of 8574
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post


Please put "in my personal opinion" when making statements such as this. Your feelings are personal, when you write it as you have it comes across yours is the word of God and everyone should listen. This sadly is very prevalent on this forum and your not the only one to do it!

For me when I read statements such as this without the addition of "in my personal opinion" I completely ignore them as credible statements!

 

Well as it came from me, I'd say it is my personal opinion right? :)

 

Also most of us who have heard the ZX1 and the AK120 (and I do own both of them) I much prefer the ZX1, even if I can expand the memory of the AK120. I do like them both but I'd listen to the ZX1 more.

 

I'll listen and probably get a 240 so I can compare it with those, and see which, in my personal opinion (oui?), works for me :)

 

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Originally Posted by Steve58 View Post
 

Is that in the context of sound quality?

 

For me, yes, and soundstaging as well as interface. Doesn't hurt that it takes just a few seconds to library scan than the one minute or so that the AK120 needs.

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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post


Please put "in my personal opinion" when making statements such as this. Your feelings are personal, when you write it as you have it comes across yours is the word of God and everyone should listen. This sadly is very prevalent on this forum and your not the only one to do it!

For me when I read statements such as this without the addition of "in my personal opinion" I completely ignore them as credible statements!

 

the Walkman Z1070 was on par with the AK120, the ZX1 is a step-up over the Z1070... it looks like others may share a similar opinion.

 

still I suppose more $dollars could mean the AK240 is a big improvement.


Edited by OK-Guy - 1/11/14 at 5:59am
post #728 of 8574
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post
 

 

Well as it came from me, I'd say it is my personal opinion right? :)

 

Also most of us who have heard the ZX1 and the AK120 (and I do own both of them) I much prefer the ZX1, even if I can expand the memory of the AK120. I do like them both but I'd listen to the ZX1 more.

 

I'll listen and probably get a 240 so I can compare it with those, and see which, in my personal opinion (oui?), works for me :)

 

 

For me, yes, and soundstaging as well as interface. Doesn't hurt that it takes just a few seconds to library scan than the one minute or so that the AK120 needs.

The Sony over the AK for sound quality? (that was the only reference in my post)  really?.......Not my experience at all. Interesting.


Edited by Steve58 - 1/11/14 at 6:38am
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The Sony over the AK for sound quality (that was the only reference in my post)  really.......Not my experience at all. Interesting.

I was quite surprised as I dont really expect anything with sony anymore, but the ZX1 surprises. Safe to say I will let my other audiophile friends listen to both and decide for themselves which they prefer.

As for me, I love the ZX1 sound, and it has replaced my AK120 as I travel.
post #730 of 8574
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I was quite surprised as I dont really expect anything with sony anymore, but the ZX1 surprises. Safe to say I will let my other audiophile friends listen to both and decide for themselves which they prefer.

As for me, I love the ZX1 sound, and it has replaced my AK120 as I travel.

:popcorn:

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I think we also need to factor in our personal preference of what we look for in sound/music and the synergy we achieve from our setup. Just out of curioisity, in what way does zx-1 performs better than ak120 in the sq department? I do recall zx-1 has a good sound stage.
post #732 of 8574

Nice to find something you really like.:bigsmile_face:

post #733 of 8574
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

I think we also need to factor in our personal preference of what we look for in sound/music and the synergy we achieve from our setup. Just out of curioisity, in what way does zx-1 performs better than ak120 in the sq department? I do recall zx-1 has a good sound stage.

Is that sarcasm or irony?

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Originally Posted by Steve58 View Post

Is that sarcasm or irony?

Neither. I have no interest to feed you popcorn nor derail this thread further. I will just go and demo.
post #735 of 8574
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post


Neither. I have no interest to feed you popcorn nor derail this thread further. I will just go and demo.

Heres a tune to remind people what we are on head-fi for..to get the best possible sound from what money we have to spare!

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