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    Sony WF-1000XM4 Impressions Thread

    As my first (only) pair of "true wireless" earphones, the XM4 are exactly what I was looking for in noise-canceling in-ears. I have a set of Custom Art's custom IEM tips installed that provide a decent seal once they are positioned properly on the earbud/in my ear. No connection issues with...
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    HiBy R8 User Impressions

    The preorder page doesn't mention Google Play Store access either. Also, a bit of sticker shock for a HiBy product.
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    AVLS isn't the same as the EU volume cap. All the ZX-507s have AVLS, but the EU units have a software volume cap on top of AVLS (hence no high gain for EU folks).
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    Believe in burn in or not, Sony recommends it for each of the connections.
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    Looks like it'd give about the same shock protection as the TPU case. Doesn't add much for tactile sensations for the buttons though.
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    Woo Audio WA11 Review / Preview - Head-Fi TV

    I mostly run the Topaz off my laptop, so I end up using 2 USB ports for audio and power. I rarely use it on IOS or Android due to the Topaz not providing power to the player. It's kind of a pain in the ass to have to use a powered USB hub keep player and amp charging at the same time. I didn't...
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    LOL, could you please point out the areas that I should read again?
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    I read the paper, but I don't really see where it proves your point? From the summary: "Although all PA capacitors exhibit high capacitance and mΩ level low ESR values regardless of the capacitor structures, other electrical performance of PA capacitors depends highly on the capacitor...
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    For me, the point to having the ZX-507 has been the 4.4mm balanced connection, the player's great sound, a bug/crash-free experience, and a hardware lock switch for the media buttons. If the ZX-507 was my only listening device, the 48khz cap could have possibly turned me away, but listening to...
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    They probably could if they were so inclined, but in all their promo material, they explicitly stated that only the Walkman app would play higher than 48khz. "When using a music application other than Sony original music player app," High-Resolution Audio is down-converted to 48 KHz/16bit for...
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    It's above average for an Android DAP. My power usage was with WiFi off. I think I was only getting 8 or so hours a charge with the Hiby R6 and the Fiio X7ii (edit: 8 or so hours on the 3.5mm connection, not the 2.5 balanced). I think the advertised long battery life they claim the ZX-507...
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    Well, today I had about 3.5 hours of usage, with the volume mostly at 60 through the balanced connection, using PowerAmp, and power meter went from 100% to 67%. I top off the battery daily or every other day, so I haven't the foggiest what my cycles will end up being. In all honesty, I'm sure...
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    The R6's last month or two of life showed varying levels of charge when it would shut down. The last time it shut down it was at 15%, but never powered up again. Edit: Sony lists the ZX-500 charge time as 6 hours, so charging 4 hours quicker is a bonus? LOL
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    Most lithium-ion batteries only get up to 500 full charges before they start to go out. I think I might have gotten 500 days of use out of my Hiby R6 before its battery gave up the ghost, and it had gone through at least 300 recharge cycles. I doubt any player on the market now will give more...
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    https://www.sony-asia.com/electronics/walkman/nw-zx500-series/specifications It says USB DAC Mode, then a blank space, meaning no USB DAC Mode, just like there is no digital noise canceling built in, like in the A100 series. Sorry!
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