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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    TOTL = Top Of The Line, which generally means the most expensive in the range from that vendor. Synonymous with flagship, although nowadays many people consider TOTL to generally represent 'high-end' but not necessarily flagship. TOTL also generally means above a certain price tier, but that...
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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    I think what he's alluding to here is how he is used to hearing the song, either from childhood memories or a car rig or 2-channel system. We all grow up hearing songs a certain way on certain systems, and more often than not, even if they were s*****y systems, we still remember them fondly...
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    The Continuation Of The Sony Walkman 1Z/1A Thread!

    Don't think so. What are you planning to do with it?
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    The Continuation Of The Sony Walkman 1Z/1A Thread!

    https://www.speedyspares.com/shop/sony/4852-sony-ta-zh1es-digital-cable-for-walkman.html
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    The Continuation Of The Sony Walkman 1Z/1A Thread!

    I believe it's proprietary to Sony. I wish they made one with a USB-C on the other end so you can connect and charge a USB-C device to the Walkman port of the TAZ.
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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    Oh I remember those days well. My first portable rig in high school was a Sony Walkman, and my main source of music was my dad's LPs ripped off a Technics turntable to an Akai tape deck. It was quite a revelation when I heard my first CDs and realised the music sounded so much better without...
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    The Continuation Of The Sony Walkman 1Z/1A Thread!

    It is, but I don't think you can receive and transmit at the same time. I've never heard of any device that can do that. Also, why would you want to? If you're already streaming Bluetooth from the iPad, for example, just stream it directly to the Bluetooth headphones.
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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    Yeah I've never understood the point of vinyl rips. The whole point of vinyl, for me, is the playback hardware. That's where the 'analogue' sound comes from, clicks and treble drop-off and all. It's also about the 'romanticism' of pulling the record from the sleeve, placing it on the platter...
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    The Continuation Of The Sony Walkman 1Z/1A Thread!

    That's cool! Nice to know.
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    The Watercooler-- Impressions, philosophical discussion and general banter. Index on first page. All welcome.

    Perhaps 'Harmony' would have been a more apt name than 'Storm'? 🤔
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    The Continuation Of The Sony Walkman 1Z/1A Thread!

    I didn't realise the 1Z supported AptX HD 🤔
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    SONY IER-Z1R

    I prefer the Sony EP tips to stock. They feel softer and more comfy. I don't like or use foam tips so those are out.
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    SONY IER-Z1R

    Cross-posted from The Watercooler thread since it may be of value here. * * * * * So like I said, in the name of science - and compulsive procrastination when I have work to do - I did a quick mini A/B/C between three tips on Z1R: Sony EP-EX11 (or Sony Spare Eartips, as they're romantically...
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