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    The Sony 40th Anniversary Walkman Thread

    I just did a general review of security and privacy, such as this one: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/privacy-settings-chrome-android/
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    The Sony 40th Anniversary Walkman Thread

    I followed basic privacy and security tips, such as these: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/privacy-settings-chrome-android/ Android seems to try to do many things in the background, which sends data to and fro; it's better to get some control over them; there are also many updates. I hope that...
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    Some find-outs for pc-fi data transfer method

    I had the same epiphany when I went from PC (Mac) audio to a receiver via SPDIF, it was like someone unplugged wax from my ears. I then went with an external DAC (Meridian Explorer) to... An old analog NAD receiver and small Q Acoustics 2020i, for a small room... How the !!! can it sound so...
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    Android phones and USB DACs

    So no need for an external battery? Just an otg cable from the Tegra to your Explorer 2? I have an Explorer 1 and would love to use it with my phone; no MQA of course.
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    Pioneer's first DAP, the XDP-100R announced in IFA

    I'm interested in this DAP, perhaps we can solve the question about which components it uses beyond the brand's apps... If you have it, can you tell the difference between this DAP with a non MQA streaming app like the BBC's iPlayer with 6 Music, or does it sound like a phone? I have an old...
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    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

      Cool! Get her an audioquest dragonfly red so you see "girlfriend with mind blown"; went for a meridian explorer myself, but it's not mobile phone friendly. 
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    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

      I think that might be only for version 2?
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    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    Meze 99 + Meridian Explorer = 
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    NEWS: Meridian Releases The Explorer Pocket-Sized USB DAC

    Just got my Meridian Explorer version 1, first off I wanted to thank everyone in this thread as it had a lot of useful info and the sound is everything I expected. Unfortunately it's day one and I already have a problem, sometimes it's not recognized and other times it cuts out and disappears...
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    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

      Very nice, "even" streaming from the BBC's iPlayer.
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    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    I still have the ATH-M50, I think they sound nice particularly if amped, while the 99 sound nicer from just about anything I've plugged them into. The 99 are more comfortable, I couldn't stand the M50 for long. Which isn't to say the 99 might not sound even better with an amp themselves... That...
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    MDR-7550 vs XBA4

    The xba-4 is extremely picky about the source, if you have a good one / are lucky, it can sound amazing; paired with my olde z1060 it sounds great, even if something like an ath-cr10 is more pleasing, and a Meze 99 is more complete. So potentially very fun, with great soundstage and clarity but...
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    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    The ones I got came from Amazon, the dimensions of the earcups are about (length) 9.7cm and 6cm, (width) 8.5cm and 5cm, can't recall if these were the original dimensions, but in any case they are very comfortable, and I think I have large ears.
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    SONY NW-ZX2 DAP

      As someone happily using a Blackberry Passport, I have to say the OS can be better, more finely tuned to those of us who do care about sound quality, but the lack of interaction and compatibility would kill it; and Sony has a terrible record with maintaining software, as my z1060 and Xperia...
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    Sony's New 2014 flagship IEM - XBA Z5

      Really sorry to hear that, I won't be buying anything from them.
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    Sony NWZ-ZX1 - 35th Walkman Anniversary model

      Thanks! I was reading about the LG G5's audio accessory, apparently it can be used with other sources via a usb cable, but better not mess around and just save for a zx1. The z1060's sound is great, with FLAC, xba-4 (very flat, huge stage, amazing for electronic music, doesn't sound like much...
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    Sony NWZ-ZX1 - 35th Walkman Anniversary model

      Thank you, very interesting and useful! The zx2 seems very nice but is way out of my price range, I hope one day to complement my nwz-z1060 with a zx1 or a zx100.
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    Sony NWZ-ZX1 - 35th Walkman Anniversary model

      Maybe reset to factory settings?
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    HTC one M 10 vs LG V10 in audio quality

      Thanks, very useful!
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    Longevity of Balanced Armature drivers (and recommendation request)

    I can only attest for my XBA-4, which I've had for something like three years; still working fine.
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    Review of Audio Technica ATH-CKR9 & ATH-CKR10

    Just wanted to thank everyone who contributed to this thread and the OP in particular, I finally got my CKR10 after a lot of uncertainty (Japan to LA with no warranty, LA to Mexico City brought by a friend of a friend's mom...), they're sounding really nice off the bat although I'll keep my ears...
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    You know you have too many DAPs when.....

    When you hang on to one you can't even load with music! NW-E507 + OS X.
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    NEW Sony Walkman Z Series mini review!!!

    Very cool H20Fidelity! In other news, downloading update 2.04... I'm really impressed they keep on updating the Z, in spite of the battery nonsense. Very welcome, very unexpected.
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    NEW Sony Walkman Z Series mini review!!!

      The UI works, although the device seems underpowered in terms of RAM and processor... As long as I keep it as a music player and don't install too many android apps, it's fine... Lame, but the sound quality is at least to me very much worth it. The entire device is touch screen, don't know...
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