I have a vs. thing ; Sony 829/ipod nano 4g/creative zen
Nov 1, 2008 at 10:42 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 18

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Umm, hi.

New here. Was lurking and im deeply confused and anxious.

All i need is a faboulous sounding player which is going to be in combo with Shure 530 or Etymotic ER4P (need a hint with that also, since i have small ears so comfort is in order as i sleep listening)

What's important to me:

¤ absolutely to die sound
¤ battery life

What's not so important:

¤ bass
¤ design


Sorry to disturb with this kinda unchallenging dilemma.
 
Nov 1, 2008 at 12:20 PM Post #3 of 18

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replace zen with zune 16 and it will be equal fight. my vote will be sony A829 just due to this simple reason, DRAG AND DROP !

no itunes or zune. sonicstage is history, thanks god
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Nov 1, 2008 at 1:22 PM Post #5 of 18

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SQ wise the A829, or A729 (no bluetooth on A729), both sound amazing. Also, you could opt for the newer S Series from Sony. Smaller form factor, 40hrs battery life (vs33 for the A729/829), an FM tuner, and as some have mentioned, an even cleaner sound. I'd go S Series myself. It goes to 16gb (the US has yet to see the 16gb model, damnit!!!), and it's on my "Most Wanted" list of players.
 
Nov 2, 2008 at 11:01 AM Post #6 of 18

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Gonna check if Sony Croatia offers the new S. *stress*

I'm not sure what is SQ, but im guessing it's something important *grinz* .

Ooh, do i need this LOD thingy and amp? You name it i'll buy it.
 
Nov 2, 2008 at 12:54 PM Post #8 of 18

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If you can get the Sony player, try it out. Decide if you need an amp after you've listened to 1 a bit.
 
Nov 2, 2008 at 1:05 PM Post #9 of 18

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Okay, here's the list of available's:

S639
S739
A829

¤ all 16gb

829 is the most pricey one, assuming because tooth is blue. Dunno if that's going to be useful, only thing i own with BT is Mio GPS and tomorrow's baby nokia n82. Prolly not worth extra 90$.

Noticed that s739 supports wav and has clear stereo and bass options.

It comes to 739 against 639.


PS. Ignorance was bliss. Before head-fi i would just get nano with some nicer looking phones.
 
Nov 2, 2008 at 1:17 PM Post #10 of 18

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The A829 (I have this Sony Myself) is also more expensive because it's the only 1 you've listed that is 16gb. The other 2 are 8gb players. The last number designates what the capacity is.
XXX8 = 8gb & XXX9 = 16gb
Sony is kinda' weird with how the number their players. Also, the S638 is the newest player, and supposed to be the best sounding 1, no hiss is present. The S738 model is the "Noise Canceling" model. It has a hardware noise canceling feature built into it, and MUST be used w/the supplied HP's to work. Best bet, if you want an 8gb player, is the S638 IMO.
 
Nov 2, 2008 at 1:31 PM Post #12 of 18

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S639 all the way. The S729 is still the noise canceling 1, so skip that. I'm very much jealous ATM!!! Sweet player, what colors are available?
 
Nov 2, 2008 at 1:41 PM Post #13 of 18

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Doesn't say in what color. *shrug*

I hope they have it, cause it's in the pricing list:

NWZ-B1331GB 289,00
NWZ-B133F1GB 299,00
NWZ-B1352GB 319,00
NWZ-B135F2GB 329,00
NWZ-E435F2GB 469,00
NWZ-E436F4GB 519,00
NWZ-E438F8GB 669,00
NWZ-S638F8GB 839,00
NWZ-S639F16GB 1.129,00
NWZ-S5152GB 599,00
NWZ-S5164GB 729,00
NWZ-S738F8GB 1.079,00
NWZ-S739F16GB 1.369,00
NWZ-A8152GB 629,00
NWZ-A8188GB 869,00
NWZ-A8264GB 869,00
NWZ-A8288GB 1.149,00
NWZ-A82916GB 1.599,00


Divide the price with 5,6 and you'll get it in dollars.
 
Nov 2, 2008 at 2:00 PM Post #14 of 18

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It'll be Black. That's fine, it's the sweet performance that matters in the long run. S639 - FTW!!!
 

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