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  1. danlevy

    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

    I have been very happy with the NAD VISO HP50 over ear phones with the NW-ZX2.
  2. danlevy

    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

    I have been using the SRS-X55 with my NW-ZX2...sounds great.  Easy pairing. 
  3. danlevy

    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

    Briefly, I love the PHA-3, and it sounds gorgeous, especially in balanced mode, from the NW-ZX2.   Having said that, I am continually amazed at how good the NW-ZX2 sounds all by itself.
  4. danlevy

    Sony MDR1-ABT Impressions

    The LDAC works really well with the NW-ZX2. Sound is excellent!
  5. danlevy

    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

    Right.  Then open up the MUSIC folder on the Walkman in your finder, and drag and drop all the files into your iTunes window.  The files will stay where they are but you will see the thumbnails in iTunes and can edit the song and album titles, etc.    Next time you want to put music on the...
  6. danlevy

    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

    I use a NW-ZX2 with a Mac.   I created a new, additional iTunes library on the Mac, pointing the iTunes Preferences --> Advanced location of the iTunes media folder to the MUSIC folder of the Walkman.     That way, I can edit all the metadata for the music on the Walkman using iTunes.  ...
  7. danlevy

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Quote   I disagree with this.  Though the sound of music on an iPhone is "good enough," that is not what I want.  I want better than good enough.  I have tried several portable DAC/AMPs and, for daily use, they are too bulky and heavy, as many posters here have argued.   What I want is a...
  8. danlevy

    2015 - Sony PHA - 1A Portable Hi-Res DAC/Headphone Amplifier

    This is wrong.  Use a regular 30 pin connector from your iPod classic to the USB input of the Sony and you are getting a digital feed.
  9. danlevy

    2015 - Sony PHA - 1A Portable Hi-Res DAC/Headphone Amplifier

    My first impression after a couple days with the PHA-1A:    I have only used it so far with the NW-ZX2.  I can't say the amp improves the sound but it definitely is louder than the ZX2 alone.  If you have headphones that aren't being served by the ZX2, this may help and it is definitely much...
  10. danlevy

    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

    Yes, it supports playlists.   Yes, you can connect it to your car!  It comes with a USB cable.  Should sound awesome.  
  11. danlevy

    2015 - Sony PHA - 1A Portable Hi-Res DAC/Headphone Amplifier

    Just got a notification that Amazon has shipped my PHA-1A   It's still showing that it's shipping in 1-4 weeks but mine's supposed to arrive tomorrow     Here's the link: http://amzn.to/18PtARW
  12. danlevy

    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

    I wonder what is going on with Sony's US inventory.   Sony's site has gone from "shipping on 5-6-15" to "Notify Me When Available"   http://store.sony.com/128-gb-walkman-hi-res-digital-music-player-zid27-NWZX2BLK/cat-27-catid-All-MP3-Players
  13. danlevy

    Shure SE846 Impressions Thread

    Back in the mid-1970s I had a fantastic SAE equalizer.  Had all those cool sliders and stuff.  Very entertaining but did nothing to improve the music.  Got rid of it and never looked back!
  14. danlevy

    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

      In the music player app you will see all of the music in one place whether it is stored on the SD card or in internal storage.
  15. danlevy

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Nice article by the photographer who shoot's Schiit's product shots about his work on the Yggdrasil:   http://parttimeaudiophile.com/2015/04/09/selective-focus-the-complexity-of-simplicity/
  16. danlevy

    Sony PHA-3 balanced portable dac/amp

    I picked red, the goofiest color, and absolutely don't care what people think!  But I can't see myself wearing any over the ear headphones in public other than on a plane.
  17. danlevy

    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

    Sure, I can transfer all my downloads to the NW-ZX2 from my Mac, but I can't edit them from the Mac once they are on the device.  In iTunes I can go into an iPod or iPhone and correct spelling errors, delete stuff, and generally edit any audio file's data as if it were still on my Mac.  And it...
  18. danlevy

    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

    Is it possible to edit the sorting or the metadata for my music files that are on the NW-ZX2?   Example 1: I set up all my music in iTunes so that an album by "Brad Mehldau Trio" as "artist" has "Brad Mehldau" as "album artist".  That way all of my Brad Mehldau albums end up in the same folder...
  19. danlevy

    Sony's New 2014 flagship IEM - XBA Z5

    Moon Audio makes a MMCX-terminated cable with lots of amplifier termination options, including the for the PHA-3. It's sold on the Moon site as if it is strictly for Shure IEMs, but I would inquire with them if there is any reason why it wouldn't be appropriate for the Z5:  ...
  20. danlevy

    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

    You're right!
  21. danlevy

    2015 - Sony PHA - 1A Portable Hi-Res DAC/Headphone Amplifier

    It's interesting that Sony's own site is not yet taking pre-orders, nor is it listed at Amazon UK.
  22. danlevy

    Best high-res DAP if you're just gonna use a separate portable DAC/amp

    I have a really nice portable DAC/amp (the Sony PHA-3-- yes, esp. with balanced output it's very very nice and better than the PHA-2, which I also liked).   I use the Sony with various iPods (a Classic and a couple old iPod Touches with 30 pin connectors) not only with headphones but also very...
  23. danlevy

    Sony PHA-3 balanced portable dac/amp

    Amazon UK has cut the price of the MDR-Z7 headphones (meant to pair with PHA-3 with included balanced cables) substantially.    It's now selling for 339 pounds, down from 550 pounds.   If you are in the US, the price is a LOT lower because we don't have to pay VAT, bringing the price down...
  24. danlevy

    Sony's new flagship 2014 - MDR-Z7

    Amazon UK has cut the price of the MDR-Z7 substantially.   It's now selling for 339 pounds, down from 550 pounds.   If you are in the US, the price is a LOT lower because we don't have to pay VAT, bringing the price down (including import tax and AmazonGlobal Priority shipping, only a few...
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