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  1. psikey

    Sony Walkman Thread: 2022 Successors to the WM1A & WM1Z

    Neither do rest of us, other than Sony a big target to prosecute unlike Chinese makers. Its been this way for all Android Sony DAP's going back to ZX1. I've imported last 3 Sony DAPs now due to stupid cap and from ZX2 onwards, never been any workaround. The none Android Sony's with volume...
  2. psikey

    Focal Bathys - Available for Pre-Order from Headphones.com

    No aptxHD or LDAC ? Weird.
  3. psikey

    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    Not value for money and no way worth 3x the price of the WM1AM2. If money no object, happy with nearly 1/2kg weight or absolutley must have gold plated copper for bragging rights then go Z.
  4. psikey

    Sony Walkman Thread: 2022 Successors to the WM1A & WM1Z

    Its not. I bought from Sony UK then returned and got a Japanese one from Amazon.co.jp Its not just loosing high gain, the volume is also lowered by around 20-25 steps. As already said way back, easy to drive SE846 needed near 90/120 on UK one while on Japanese one 65/120 and only 45/120 if...
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    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    I can do that with my Fiio FD7's. Personal I think thats an excellent single dynamic driver IEM.
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    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    Of course you can have enough power for many headphones, just don't buy the EU crippled version.
  7. psikey

    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    Import if must have one. I dropped on one from Amazon.co.jp and near £300 cheaper too. Sony haven’t listened/action back to the ZX1. Would sooner have low EU sales over correctly interpreting EU rule (DAP with supplied earphones).
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    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    Can only get them at stupid prices on ebay now I think, not been made by Sony for a while.
  9. psikey

    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    Thanks. Maybe because app originally saw it as 24/192 it remembers that even if reset back to 24/48? In reality, if the offline file is 24/192 Android will downscale to 24/48 if Hi-Res off.
  10. psikey

    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    For those that use Amazon Music, have you noticed the app now shows correct bitrate even if Hi-Res streaming turned off in the Walkman Sound Settings? I'm sure it showed only 44 or 48 before whereas I'm currently playing a range of 'Ultra' HD tracks of varying bitrate and showing as correct all...
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    Bizarre
  12. psikey

    Rank the best sounding daps that you heard

    Not had lots of DAP's but of ones I've had/used in recent years. Sony WM1AM2 (currently use) Sony WM1ZM2 HIBY R5II class A amp (currently use) SONY ZX507 SONY A107 HIBY R3 Pro (maybe more than A107) SONY ZX300 FIIO M11 FIIO X5III SONY ZX2 (too much background noise for my only IEM's at the...
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    ??? I replied to a direct question! My recollection is unchanged from when I had it. Was your sarchasm 'helpful' or just made you feel clever/good 😏
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    SONY NW-ZX500

    Haven't had mine for some time now and moved onto a WM1AM2.
  15. psikey

    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    I hate dead/stuck pixels and none materialised yet on mine.
  16. psikey

    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    The key point of a smartphone is its screen you interact with constantly. The key point of a DAP is its audio paths to deliver high end sound quality with screen off most of its use. If screen is critical go with iBasso from what I've read.
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    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    Yes, just at top on a pure white screen. Its not a smartphone so a non-issue for me and I never do anything with it other than music so never looking at white web pages for example. Have in Dark mode anyway. Photo of full white background, max brightness which shows it at its worst, and these...
  18. psikey

    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    Can, enable developer options. Easier on Xperia. Or, its me and my ears 🙂 Note: for the Sony WF-1000XM4's the Sony app you use with them can directly select Quality vs Stable connection option without using developer options. You can also us BT via UAPP to bypass any Android audio shenanigans.
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    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    My 1AM2 vs my Samsung using LDAC Best (900mbps) sounds same with my WF-1000XM4's or using my BTR5 with IER-M9 or K10U, FD7 for example. I don't use BT with with 1AM2, I use my S21. Same when I had an Xperia 1 III.
  20. psikey

    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    I never hear any difference with my WF-1000XM4's, BTR5 with any IEM's or my KEF LS50WII speakers ensuring same codec and bitrate, i.e. LDAC 900mbps or lower AAC so long as comparing like for like on BT codec and bitrate.
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    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    You do appreciate 'burn in' is about conditioning (aging) the capacitors in the 3.5 and 4.4mm amp circuits and therefore nothing to do with BT as the amp is in the ear/headphones? Using the Walkman vs smartphone say over 'quality' LDAC BT is identical and just using the device as a source for...
  22. psikey

    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    Walkman music app itself. It only counts those hours, not in third party apps.
  23. psikey

    SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2

    I've fortunately had use of the Z and A and unless you must have gold colour, money meaningless or need bragging rights save your money and get the A. ~300g vs 500g weight helps too. May change more after burn-in but so little sonic difference and for me even then, slightly favour the A...
  24. psikey

    Portable player for running

    What about a 4G smartwatch like new Samsung or apple Watch ? Ref: https://www.tomsguide.com/news/new-tidal-apple-watch-app-finally-offers-offline-listening-heres-how
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    Portable player for running

    Sony A107 is small, light and about 8hrs Tidal offline playback. No volume capping issues over BT either if EU version. Stong BT signal too. An iPhone 13mini is a good size too, but no LDAC bluetooth (assuming you use big screen smartphone)
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