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NEW SONY NW-ZX500

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Sep 5, 2019.
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  1. soundblast75
    Absolutely agree, but itll become 500quid quickly and if it sounds better wider,cleaner , as a fan boy I'm in
     
  2. graphidz
    https://www.sony.com.my/electronics/walkman/nw-zx500-series/specifications

    If you look at the specs sheet, you'll see it lists balanced FLAC at 19hrs. Your quoted hours is in DSD which realistically only a handful of people would have a huge collection of DSD only files.

    Now how this is possible on a format that usually requires more computational power at more power output? I don't know. Maybe or maybe not that it's a typo. There's another rated balanced at 15hrs. Even if it's Sony rated it'll only be off by 2-3hrs. Which is still more than 10hrs. Will have to wait for a real review on the battery life to confirm.

    I'm just gonna stay optimistic at this point in time until more info comes out
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
  3. technobear
    On the first page of this thread:

    I checked the Sony website and this is word for word.

    https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/walkman/nw-zx500-series/specifications
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
  4. graphidz
    I think I've been reading it wrongly this whole time lol. So it's actually :
    <codec> / <unbal> : hrs, <bal> : hrs

    I've been reading the thing where the "/" is the separator for the next format. Hence I've been reading FLAC as 19hrs all this time when it should be 15hrs

    Truly my bad and I apologize. Stupid Sony. Anyway, 10+ hrs of FLAC isn't a slouch. My view on battery life is a bit worse now but I'm still looking forward to try and maybe own one
     
  5. BurritoJustice
    I agree with you too, but my decision is a bit more predicated on viper4android. If a root option is created by the android community I'll buy in, otherwise I'll probably give it a miss.

    Hopefully more android players get rooted to allow flexibility like this, does anyone know of recent android DAPs with working root options?
     
  6. joshnor713
    Unless the impressions on this are particularly notable, think I'll wait out to see if there's an Android WM1A successor coming :)
     
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  7. davidmolliere
    Not sure Sony will go back to Android full fledge... my bet is rather on WM1A / Z successors but with no Android... I might be wrong though.
     
  8. Raketen
    They have such a great music specific UI, wish that any Android DAP in the future they at least incorporate dual boot or 'pure music' option (though maybe wishful thinking w/ Sony). New models are so frustrating, 55/300/wm1 IMO are only a few tweaks away from ideal all-purpose audio gadgets- +1 hopefully some future iterations can co-exist with the Android models.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019
  9. musicday
    Hurry up Sony, Fiio M11 Pro is coming on 25 September.
     
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  10. gazzington
    I doubt this will sound anywhere near as good as a wm1a
     
  11. NewEve
    I love my ZX300 and reached a personal audio bliss when I pair it with my Campfire Audio Andromeda Special Edition Gold—I’m afraid changing the source will alter my experience and, anyway, ignorance is bliss and cheaper.

    I also love the idea of curating my music until it lands on my ZX300 to be enjoyed, not to mention it is more environmentally-friendly :p

    Streaming? My phone does it well but I can appreciate that some would like to have everything in one place.

    Unrelated though, I love that they brought the cassette feature to the lower-end models, I truly hope it works well for Sony, they deserve it.
     
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  12. imparanoic
    seem like Nw-zx500 also has the cassette tape UI, but will sony or their licenced leather manfacturers create a cassette walkman leather case is another thing, maybe dignis of south korean will create one, they once created one for NW-WM1a/z

    "Cassette Tape UI
    The NW-ZX500 features a special Cassette Tape user interface and screensaver. The cassette tape visual that appears on your Walkman® display varies depending on the codec of the music you’re listening to."
     
  13. maira
    Somewhere between wm1a and ZX300 is my expectation. Maybe closer to ZX300.
     
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  14. gazzington
    I agree
     
  15. technobear
    Some folks are already saying that DX220 is better than WM1A. I'm not giving much for Sony's chances here. Will the extra battery life be their saviour?
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
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