1. gaming

    Best noise cancelling headphones?

    I'm looking for a wired noise cancelling, over ear, closed back headphone Preferably with an audiophile level sound quality, one at least as good as the Focal Elegia The noise cancelling needs to be very good Noise isolation needs to be very good It has to be comfortable to wear for 8 hours...
  2. 5

    Sony MDR1AM2 VS Meze 99 Classics

    I have around $300 to spend on new headphones, but I can't decide between the Sony MDR1AM2 headphones or the Meze 99 Classics headphones. Which one is better in terms of sound quality, build quality, and comfort (I have a "bigger" head). For sound quality, I prefer a warmer-sounding headphone...
  3. P

    Sony WH-1000XM4 - yay or nay?

    Hi all, I've been thinking about getting a new pair of headphones/IEMs. Not sure what exactly - just have some money burning a hole in my pocket (thank you stimulus). Not looking to spend an absurd amount, but would like to add a little something to my collection; especially since I've sold...
  4. Bluecactus123

    Sony Xperia mk II or Asus ROG 5?

    Does anyone know which phone has better sound quality? I do not need a lot of power, as I'm using IEMS (EE Legend X). I've come across mixed information about Sony here, and very little about ROG 5. Thank you :)
  5. homesickmadmax

    (SOLUTION) Sony NW-A55 Playlist unchangeable

    Hello all, I have a question about the playlists on the Sony NW-A55. I searched the forum but couldn't find an answer. Do you know why the playlists are unchangeable? Those playlists were coming from my previous Hiby R3. I copied all of them and the copy were changeable after that. But I...
  6. Aramaki

    Post pics of your TWS setup.

  7. O

    When I connect to an audio jack of a stereo set does it go through the internal DAC ?

    My Sony Hi Fi system does not support hi resolution Audio through the usb port. So, when I connect a hi res audio source to the audio input jack of the Sony Hi Fi system does it get further processed in the internal DAC or does it directly go to the Amplifier section ? Does the audio quality...
  8. K

    Request: Sony WM1A Solis?

    Hello, been following the forums for a good while now, owner of the forementioned WM1A as of recently. It came to my attention, that certain members have developed the so-called Solis firmware, but I am unable to source it, presumably deleted. Would be of great help if anyone could direct me to...
  9. flyingrhinorec

    quick question about Sony Discman D-321 for the people who knows

    hey, i found some good condition unit and i bought it, its not in my hands yet. i've heard and saw on the net that the unit has optical line out, but i cant see none when looking at pics from the net.. like nothing at all.. am i missing something? can someone who knows tell me if the optical...
  10. Sony NW-A55 DAP

    Sony NW-A55 DAP

    ”Sony improves last year’s Award-winning budget Walkman”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 award-winner. High Resolution sound – the reference standard music replay The highest quality sound, pure and simple, High Resolution Audio takes music to the next level. The difference between Hi-Res music and typical...
  11. MoonAudio

    Black Friday Savings - Sony, Sennheiser, Audeze, Astell & Kern, Empire Ears & More

    Meze Audio Rai Solo IEMs | Now $149.00 was $249.99 Meze Audio Rai Penta IEMs | Free Upgrade CableNow $149.00 Value $1,099.00 Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones | Now $278.00 was $349.99 Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Earphones | Now $168.00 was $229.99 Shure Aonic 50...

    SONY MDR-XB50/55 vs Sennheiser HD 206 or Any other Recommendation

    I know it is bit odd comparing In-Ear to Over-Ear headphones but I want something Good and Closed for traveling and rough usage. I have been using Sennheiser HD 206 for past 2yrs for daily travel and rough usage with Laptop etc. Now they stopped working. As I plan to purchase replacement...
  13. Adnen Ayed

    Sony's Measurement of Acoustic Properties

    I was reading a post by Jude Mansilla: "Headphone Measurements: The New Standard, Part 1" @jude and it brought back memories of 24 years ago when I witnessed the measurement of acoustic properties for the first time. It was in Culver City, Hollywood. The measurement was of the three sound...
  14. Sp12er3

    Swimming In Ear / TWS/ Bluetooth/ Player

    I was wondering what else is out there. I'm sure I'm not the only one that was dreaming whether I can listen to music while swimming in public pool... can I? whether there's differing level of water resistance on these, I'm not even sure. As for me, music is essential for exercise. anyone else...
  15. Redcarmoose

    The Continuation Of The Sony Walkman 1Z/1A Thread!

    Welcome children! If your reading here then you most likely know what the Sony 1Z/1A Walkman portable digital players are. One is gold and one is black; let’s find out (again) how cool they are! Let’s keep it real! Let’s keep this thread filled with love poems for the Walkmans. Cheers...
  16. lmf22

    Sony WM1A - Balanced and single-ended outputs are the same volume?

    I recently got some 4.4mm balanced cables for my Campfire Audio Solaris 2020 and Focal Elear to use with the Sony WM1A, and noticed that the volume is the same from the single-ended output (using a 3.5mm to 4.4mm adapter) and the balanced output. I confirmed this with a sound level meter app and...
  17. romnation

    Is it possible to convert 4.4MM TRRS (Balanced, for Sony DAPs) to normal 3.5mm with an adapter?

    I like to use my IEMs sometimes with different sources other than the Sony Dap. Swapping the cables all of the time is a lot of work and probably can't be good for the good connections on the IEMs. Is there any easy way to get a simple adapter that could convert it to 3.5mm? Thanks
  18. MrWalkman

    Sony Walkman custom firmware (non-Android)

    Hello, In the "history" of available modifications for non-Android Sony players, there are two types of modifications: 1. Tuning mods - these consist of modifications done to the SWUpdate.xml file (that is located in the files of the Sony firmware updater tool), and they started to appear...
  19. seanwee

    iBasso DX160 (2020) vs Sony NW-ZX507 detailed comparison

    Ibasso DX160 (2020) vs Sony NW-ZX507 (V1) Comparisons were done with mango mode on the DX160 and direct source mode on the ZX507. Both using 4.4mm output and normalised to the same loudness. Starting off, tonality wise they are both neutral with a hint of warmth. Both have excellent...
  20. H

    Sony ier-m9 vs Campfire Solaris vs 64 Audio u12t

    Hello, I'm looking to upgrade my current Dunu Falcon C iem. I like them but not so much, I feel they sound too metalic, they don't hurt my ears tough. I'm going to use these in my work, for my home I own a pair of 4xx for videogames/movies and a pair of Focal Clear. From all of them preference...
  21. XM3orZ7m2

    Sony WH-1000XM4 discussion and reviews

    Thread for discussions and reviews. Main differences from xm3 from the live stream: Lighter plastic / no creaking in the headband Earcup using a newer, softer synthetic leather. Stiching moved away from points of ear contact DSEE Extreme, aka more accurate upscaling, especially in the higher...
  22. R

    WH-1000XM3 PC connection issue

    Hey! Im having trouble trying to connect my XM3 headset to my laptop. Ive tried every guide on youtube, tried contacting Sony, but to no avail. The bluetooth on my laptop can't seem to find the headsett what so ever. Has anyone else had the same, or similar, issue that they managed to fix...
  23. Sony MDR-H600A

    Sony MDR-H600A

    General Features HEADPHONE TYPE: Closed, dynamic (circum-aural) DRIVER UNIT: 40 mm, dome type (CCAW Voice Coil) MAGNET: Neodymium IMPEDANCE (OHM): 24 Ω at 1 kHz DIAPHRAGM: Diaphragms with titanium-coated domes FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 5-60,000Hz SENSITIVITIES (DB/MW): 103dB / mW CORD TYPE...
  24. Sony DR-S4 Dynamic Stereo Headphone

    Sony DR-S4 Dynamic Stereo Headphone

    Sony Dynamic Stereo Heaphones Model: DR-S4 Year of release: 1979. Type: Over-ear Driver type: Dynamic Driver material: Paper (?) Driver size: ~ 70 mm Cable: Coiled, 3 m / 10 ft Connector: 6.3 mm / 1/4 inch jack Features: Volume controls on each earcup Availability: Discontinued
  25. augustmclaren

    List your Top 5 IEM'S earphones under 30$

    This is a fun category that's arguably the most popular and technology has carried interesting developments in the sub 30$ category ! Here's how it'll go. It's quite simple really. I'm sure you millennials have a nostalgic earphone that's been through countless memories! 1 List your top 5...