- Apr 2, 2009
I doubt either of the said will drive high impedance headphones it's just how Sony make their daps ....they don't like comprising on battery life too muchHi 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?