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    NEW SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    Many people know the battery indicator isn't a terribly reliable measurement, especially at "100%" (the battery may be at ~90% to 100% of its actual maximum capacity and still display as 100% full), if you really want to give a more accurate picture of the battery consumption at standby, I would...
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    NEW SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    Some people just do not recognize the fact that Sony is focusing on a market segment different to what they want. Those who want a desktop amplification equivalent for full size cans or extremely power hungry IEMs belong to one segment, and those who want a reasonably powerful (good enough for...
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    NEW SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    https://www.sony.jp/rec-media/products/SR-HXA/ I did own one of these, let me tell you the catch. While you call it a snake oil, I consider this statement a YES and a NO. The card itself does not makes a difference in the "0" and "1" that it retrieves from MicroSD card the Walkman reads (let...
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    Sony Walkman Thread: 2022 Successors to the WM1A & WM1Z

    First thing first... RESPECT should be the common values we believe in. I guess the impression of the Japanese confirmed my prediction to a certain extent. Without a breakthrough in S Master chip, the M2 series, in term of sound, is difficult to have a major improvement with tuning in the post...
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    Sony Walkman custom firmware (non-Android)

    So long story short, the CFW did not close the gap between the two, except giving the capabilities of DSD native playback (which was intentionally disabled in stock firmware) in 3.5mm output, the sound quality difference has more to do with hardware rather than firmware tuning?
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    Sony Walkman custom firmware (non-Android)

    Thanks for the clarification. One more question here, as i read from the reviews there is quite a difference in the sound quality between balanced (4.4mm) and unbalanced (3.5mm) in stock firmware of ZX300, is it still the case with MrWalkman' CFW installed (so the real question is, is the 3.5mm...
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    Sony Walkman custom firmware (non-Android)

    I have been using MrWalkman's firmware for quite a while, but there is a question i was never able to figure out the answer, not written in the FAQ either, If i want to switch to a different tuning within the same firmware build (say, between WM1Z and Neutral tuning of Walkman One), do i need...
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    Sony Walkman custom firmware (non-Android)

    For me, a good DAP should be more than just sound, for me, I expect, - user-friendly, responsive UI, - battery friendly (efficient battery consumption, decent playback time compare to its battery capacity) I am open minded to any android based DAP, as long as they fulfill my expectations from...
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    Sony Walkman custom firmware (non-Android)

    1. I didn't compare different cards, so I am unable to give a definite answer; 2. In theory the loading of library involve only reading (barely, if any writing) so any modern sdxc cards should fit the bill well (I hardly see any reputable brands selling sd cards with read speed less than...
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    Sony Walkman custom firmware (non-Android)

    FYI, 1. WM1' USN port is capable up to 2.0 only, which means if you transfer songs using the player instead of an alternative card reader, the speed is capped at 30MBytes/sec; 2. There are viewpoints that different cards inject different amount of noise to the circuit, hence affecting the sound...
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    Sony Walkman custom firmware (non-Android)

    I wasn't particularly interested in HW mods....but 4100mah? I mean, that is.....HUGE.
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    Sony Walkman custom firmware (non-Android)

    IMHO MrWalkman and some people here are being too nice to the nerd, I had enough and put him to the ignore list (the first time I use this function since I joined the forum 14 years ago), the derail should stop and let us move on...
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    Sony Walkman custom firmware (non-Android)

    Same here, no veiled treble on my WM1Z + Just Ear (Monitor) @ stock balanced cable setup. The real cause of veiled sound could be the cable, IEM, or even specific source (music) files, changing the tuning of the firmware may fix your problem but mess up others' setup ... just my suggestion, you...
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    Sony Walkman custom firmware (non-Android)

    Same here, to be honest, my feeling, MK1 : impressed, the machine's potential is literally "unlocked", the leap forward is like a jailbreak, MK2 : Better than MK1, but TBH not a big improvement, much like a refinement removing some impurities, FE : bringing my WM1A and WM1Z to another level, I...
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    Sony Walkman custom firmware (non-Android)

    I agree to your point. For high end product, corners shouldn't be cut and the sound should be tweaked to the best possible state (with the know-how in sound tuning, which should be better than simply replacing parts with expensive equivalents by most DIYers without the expertise) as far as it...
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