NEW SONY NW-ZX500
Nov 7, 2019 at 7:58 AM Post #526 of 7,955

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Nov 7, 2019 at 11:47 AM Post #527 of 7,955

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I managed to get one on eBay from Japan for £557 minus 10% discount of £57, some eBay offer. Even with £150 or so import and vat it still is cheaper than Amazon’s £750, hopefully uncapped also.
 
Nov 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM Post #528 of 7,955

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I managed to get one on eBay from Japan for £557 minus 10% discount of £57, some eBay offer. Even with £150 or so import and vat it still is cheaper than Amazon’s £750, hopefully uncapped also.
thats a good price i also got the A105 for £236 compared to £320 amazon ..the uk version will be volume capped also not worth getting
 
Nov 7, 2019 at 3:36 PM Post #531 of 7,955

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thats a good price i also got the A105 for £236 compared to £320 amazon ..the uk version will be volume capped also not worth getting
Yours been despatched yet? Mine left Japan today.

Had great comms from the seller.
 
Nov 7, 2019 at 5:04 PM Post #535 of 7,955

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Yours been despatched yet? Mine left Japan today.

Had great comms from the seller.
Yep mine was despatched about the same time as yours ...I told the seller to put $100 as value .. hopefully pay no more than £20 customs ...
 
Nov 7, 2019 at 5:09 PM Post #536 of 7,955

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Anything from Japan and the USA attracts custom I have noticed ..from China not so much, I had to pay £52 custom for a JDM watch I bought that hurt so much lol
 
Nov 7, 2019 at 5:52 PM Post #537 of 7,955

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You guys need to understand that declaring it less will cause problems for the seller if he/she has to file for damage or loss claim right? Some sellers do take on that risk but I don’t.
 
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You guys need to understand that declaring it less will cause problems for the seller if he/she has to file for damage or loss claim right? Some sellers do that that risk but I don’t.
Yeah I know it's risky for the seller especially if the item is lost in transit
 
Nov 8, 2019 at 1:01 PM Post #540 of 7,955

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Hi everyone,

As the owner of a ZX300, initially the ZX500 did not seem like anything special nor a reason to upgrade. For one, because I don't use streaming and in addition to that, I've no qualms using the Walkman port.

But on Sony's specs (official website), I see that the ZX500 has 50 mw output power on SE, and a baffling 200 mw on the balanced port. Whereas the ZX300 should only have 1.6-4.2 mw on each port.

I'm not so technically versed in audio, but I do wonder if this is as big of a deal as it appears to me. I know it might drive higher impedance headphones where other DAPs on their own will not. But for the MDR-Z1R, that possess a low impedance of 64 ohm if not mistaken, would this make a big difference or will it depend more on the processing and circuit?

I know that, at IFA Sony presented the ZX500 in combination with the MDR-Z1R. Were they making a statement with this, perhaps?
 

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