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    NEW SONY NW-ZX500

    Yeap. In a hobby where personal subjectivity matters in the end, I'd say "you do you" to them. Well like I said earlier, I'll trust what the engineers say. If they recommend to do so, then it might be worth doing so.
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    NEW SONY NW-ZX500

    Well another way to know is if the engineers that made the DAP (like THE people that knows the ins and outs of the device) say you don't need to burn in, then you'll more than likely enough to not need any burn in.
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    NEW SONY NW-ZX500

    Only if the test is done on a much bigger sample size then sure. And even then, I have doubts that the changes found will be the make or break reason to get a DAP
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    NEW SONY NW-ZX500

    There's also your "brain eq" at work. That and unless you're some kind of savant, your memory of how the initial impression will be fuzzy too. So believing in burn in is more self gratification imo. But personally, I have some believe in sound changes but it's only first right out of the box...
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    NEW SONY NW-ZX500

    On that note is it running stock android or is it on a custom skint or "OS"?
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    Introducing the Noble Audio Falcon T.W.S. and the Tux 5....Oh, and Prestige Universals!

    Good question. Pretty unlikely. Although it's not like I was the one who broglught the "return to owner based on name" thing
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    NEW SONY NW-ZX500

    I think I've been reading it wrongly this whole time lol. So it's actually : <codec> / <unbal> : hrs, <bal> : hrs I've been reading the thing where the "/" is the separator for the next format. Hence I've been reading FLAC as 19hrs all this time when it should be 15hrs Truly my bad and I...
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    NEW SONY NW-ZX500

    https://www.sony.com.my/electronics/walkman/nw-zx500-series/specifications If you look at the specs sheet, you'll see it lists balanced FLAC at 19hrs. Your quoted hours is in DSD which realistically only a handful of people would have a huge collection of DSD only files. Now how this is...
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    NEW SONY NW-ZX500

    I'm probably one of the 5 people actually looking forward to this. No usb dac isn't a problem since Sony's non-android usb dac wasn't good anyway. Too big of a latency. Plus if you can get this dap you are more likely to have a better dac/amp combo somewhere anyway The android will be sweet...
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    Shozy IEM impression/appreciation thread (in particular Pola owners)

    Tried the BG last time with my A55. It actually sounded a it on the dark side which I think is due to the Sony DAP. I should have tried with my M2x but I only had one microsd and scanning songs on both DAP isn't exactly fast on the 256gb card, but I digress. But one discovery that I found...
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    Shanling M2x - TIDAL || Wi-Fi || Both-way LDAC BT & BT Transmitter || Advanced USB transport || FW 2.7

    I love how responsive the team is towards feedbacks. Awesome!
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    Shanling M2x - TIDAL || Wi-Fi || Both-way LDAC BT & BT Transmitter || Advanced USB transport || FW 2.7

    I don't see why anyone would use Tidal, period. In all seriousness though, I'm using iPhone so can't use LDAC by default, so to "preserve quality" I use the Tidal app instead, at least until my trial runs out. Much higher bitrate than even LDAC can stream. TBF, Cayin runs on an android and...
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    Shanling M2x - TIDAL || Wi-Fi || Both-way LDAC BT & BT Transmitter || Advanced USB transport || FW 2.7

    I'm curious. Was there any reason why Tidal couldn't be used offline for the M2x? Or will it be added in future updates?
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    Shanling M2x - TIDAL || Wi-Fi || Both-way LDAC BT & BT Transmitter || Advanced USB transport || FW 2.7

    I just got my unit yesterday from Jaben SG. But unfortunately the screen got an issue where the pixel lines went up and died suddenly. Not sure what is the reason since it's like only been a day I got it. So now I need to send it back to Jaben for an exchange. In the short time I have it with...
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    Shozy IEM impression/appreciation thread (in particular Pola owners)

    No I don't have the zx300 on hand tried it at a local store. I only tried the non-balanced port so it could be possible it's due to that. I'll try the balanced out when I go back there. With the pola39 too
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