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I will be waiting for your review psikey..are you preordering the 100 year anniversary version
You mean the 40 year? No, just without the case.
Sorry lol.. 40 year ok
I am actually curious if Roonlabs will integrate this DAP with Roon and in few months the device can be used as endpoint, just like Chord Poly can be used.
So, does anyone here actually have one of these in their hands yet?
I'm really interested in something to replace the ZX300 that will be a little more versatile but still has the physical build quality of the zx300
Nope we are all still waiting for freshly backed news and reviews
I've got a ZX300 that is more portable and a WM1A that is more like a brick and I'm thinking about getting rid of the ZX300 and replacing it with something t hat's still small adjacent but that could do some decent casual streaming ... and then this came along.
Hello guys, ZX500 was officially announced in Japan. I’ve visited Sony Japan website and confirmed that ZX500 will down convert hires music played outside of Walkman Music App.
Here’s the link (Japanese): https://www.sony.jp/walkman/products/NW-ZX500_series/feature_2.html
Hope this helps.
"If you are not using the W. Music app, the high resolution sound source will be down converted to 48 kHz / 16 bit."
Maybe Tidal App will do MQA's fine and UAPP app should also bypass android audio (hopefully).
Sony just have to be Sony I guess with down converting on other streaming apps. A let down really.
Now showing on Amazon Japan but unlike the ZX300 can't be imported to a UK address
Was looking to import an uncapped one.
Have decided not to pre-order now until I see feedback on any EU volume cap and if Tidal/UAPP apps play back without conversion.
I pre-ordered through a proxy (fromjapan). I got 10% off ordering the ZX500, the case, and the screen protector from Rakutan through fromjapan's website. I figure it should be more than good enough to push my CA Equinox or Vega. If i'm lucky, Poweramp will be able to use its own driver to achieve higher bitrates, and if not, I'll just have to enjoy the cassette animations while playing songs.
"Hope is the worst of all evils for it prolongs the torments of man"
Good job my ancestors didn't believe that when they were fighting the Natzis.