I have a Sony ZX1, and am looking for something to juicy it up (basically, for my TG334, HD600 and HE400i). I was interested in Pha2/3. But after reading some reviews and comparisons, iDSD micro seems to be a much better choice, especially considering the cans I have and the potential it can be used as a desktop rig. The compatibility then becomes my major concern.
As my current understanding, we have two potential ways to connect zx1 to iDSD Micro (please correct me if I am wrong):
1, using a cable like Fiio L5 (wm port to 3.5mm) to connect two devices, in such case, we shall expect the iDSD only works as an amp. Considering that ZX1 do has a decent dac, and the amp part of iDSD is also wonderful, we shall expect something good out it.
2, using a WMC-NWH10 cable and a USB 2.0 cable to connect two devices, then the ZX1 shall only work as a storage device and the iDSD takes the whole floor here.
However, all of the above are just my speculations based on what I have read so far. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone can share some the real experiences with these two devices (I did search for zx1 on this thread, no luck).
Yes for 1 but I've read the ZX1 to be lean and slightly bright sounding. The iDSD's amp section alone is on the leaner side so synergy may not be ideal. Yes also for 2 but the WMC-NWH10 alone is enough. You won't need an extra USB 2.0 cable to connect them to each other as the WMC-NWH10's end is a USB A female and the micro iDSD is a USB A male similar to how a lightning CCK and apple device would work with the iDSD. I've yet to read it to work with the ZX1 but ClieOS has been able to use a Sony A15 as transport for the iDSD.