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  1. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    Mine was from here - potential for fraud I guess, but they put the serial number on the receipt, so - if it is a fake one, they’ll swap it out with their 2yr warranty.
  2. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    I could’ve saved $50 by just getting the Extreme, they had one of each, but I thought of future usage (swapping to phone maybe), and made my decision that way... you’re right though, considering my 400gb card was just an extreme, the extra speed is superfluous.
  3. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    I bagged what I think is a bargain today, a 1tb Sandisk Extreme Pro mSD for the 1A, for just under $200 - guaranteed authentic, 2yr warranty etc etc... now the unenviable task of transferring from my 400gb card to this one...
  4. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    I'm actually astounded - this "new" version of switching the 1A to 1Z definitely does something different in my mind (following on from posts by @aceedburn ) - It is at a whole different level, and - I don't need to install alternate fw mods (I just tried, and found that this version of stock...
  5. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    I cannot disagree... took me by surprise first thing this morning... I’m in the same test group as yourself and I have questioned if this is a separate tuning, and have been told it is pure stock... exciting times!
  6. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    I might well be barking up a very incorrect tree here, but trialling @RobertP ’s V2.1 mod, I do wonder if there is a different EQ at each volume step, for me - the absolute sweet spot tonality wise is at 85, high gain - could be any reason under the sun I suppose, either way it really works for...
  7. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    Having a numerical battery level meter would be fantastic for me... I’m definitely intrigued
  8. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    Ironically I didn’t really like 7.1, which leads me to what was originally going to be an edit, for those yet to try the new wizardry, 2.1 is a great new version, and the differences I cited in my past post aren’t in your face, they are subtle, and notable... I’m starting to question if the...
  9. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    I don’t know how many people were invited to do this (Or even if I should be under an NDA at the moment), however - I’m currently testing an updated version of one of the fw mods for the 1A, and - I can tell that this will bring a smile to a lot of people’s faces :) watch this space...
  10. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    Going back to my battery draining quickly (At least on the gauge), I can now add myself to the voices that will vouch for running the battery flat to recalibrate it, I’m still on 4/4 after using for 5-6hrs Panic over
  11. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    Going back to the talk of the battery, does anyone know the rated capacity? I ran mine to empty and (apart from the result may be skewed by trickle charging) it drew 1697mah from the wall whilst charging - with battery saver on
  12. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    One thing that puzzles me... We have two clocks (44.1 and 48) that are assigned by a relay - yet went turning on / off direct sound (Regardless off if any DSP is activated or not) and regardless of which clock is active, another relay clicks, is this implying that the DSP is on a third clock...
  13. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    I’ve just found an oddity, really not sure if it is the 1A or iOS 13.6 (beta) on the iPhone - using USB DAC mode and Amazon Music HD, always running at 24/192 - I’m kind of used to that, where it goes really screwball though is that I swapped to YouTube, and instead of the audio being at 48khz...
  14. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    I’m going to contradict myself here, however I normally find 48khz (and multiples) files (DVD Audio as it was) sound better than those clocked at 44.1khz - that doesn’t really help though, considering in this case the higher res file is 96khz... Different masters could play a part here to muddy...
  15. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    Unfortunately the answer will be different for pretty much every user... Some, to me - have laughably low volume levels, on the flip of that, if you ever get the opportunity to go to a CanJam, you wonder how everyone isn’t deaf! I remember the sheer look of horror as one member (I believe...
  16. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    Looks like the reason cited was off topic, so let’s try to steer back on topic... I have been through 5,6 and 7 on A and 8 and 9 on Z, and I’m finding the sound of A (and it’s associated tunings) too clinical for the FH7, I’m sat on 9 at the moment, and the lushness is compelling... good that...
  17. Duncan

    Sony EX1000 Review and Impressions Thread (with comparisons to FX700, GR10 and e-Q5)

    Interesting, I do wonder if the EK-EX1000 cable has been my main issue with the EX1000 Running balanced out of my WM1A Walkman (with a couple of enhancements from that thread) with a cheap SPC cable, it’s quite the difference, and - I can hear what people like about these, very tuneful, just...
  18. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    Funny you mention that! The balanced cable came for the EX1000 today, very different animals being balanced compared to SE (maybe I can blame it on the stock EK-EX1000 cable??) - I think the EX1000 was the first high end Sony IEM after this transition, with the - at the time, newly developed...
  19. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    Okay, I will do :)
  20. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    I’ve noticed that my battery is going flat very quickly all of a sudden... I’ve turned off the Bluetooth remote option, to see if this helps to stabilise it, if not - I’ll go back to stock for a while
  21. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    I cannot answer that as I haven’t gone stock to stock, I’ve gone 1A Orion5 to 1Az Orion9
  22. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    I guess this shows the power of the internet... this is a pretty niche item, and there were five in stock yesterday, only one today! in other news, I’ve noticed since being happy with the total quality of the 1A, my listening volume has dropped, from 85+ to 60... interesting!
  23. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    Thank you :) I think that answers me perfectly - if the converters are cost effective I will get some just to say I have tried :)
  24. Duncan

    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    I’m trying to work it whether it is worth the effort to attempt to recable my old Sony MDR-EX1000 to be balanced... they sound pretty good SE, but I have a really love hate relationship with them, if it extended the treble even further, I’d really not like it at all... Does anyone use the...
  25. Duncan

    Sony EX1000 Review and Impressions Thread (with comparisons to FX700, GR10 and e-Q5)

    I can’t remove the cable on mine, cannot work it out, starting to annoy me now lol - can someone offer me a clue please? I should add, there is only a tiny bit of play on the locking nut, makes me wonder if it is seized or something edit, sorted, just got a bit rough with them and the screw...
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