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Nice pictures around... can't lie, the Z1r is really photogenic. :)
 
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How would you compare the WM1Z and WM1A with the Z1R? I'm currently running the Z1R/1Z combo but also considering a second DAP... possibly
 
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How would you compare the WM1Z and WM1A with the Z1R? I'm currently running the Z1R/1Z combo but also considering a second DAP... possibly
It really depends on which planetary firmware you load and which internal cables and capacitors you replace. :xf_cool:
 
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It really depends on which planetary firmware you load and which internal cables and capacitors you replace. :xf_cool:
Oh crap thanks for reminding me I need to try the custom firmwares

I love the sound of the WM1Z but that upper treble lift doesn’t play well with a lot of stuff I own
 
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Oh crap thanks for reminding me I need to try the custom firmwares

I love the sound of the WM1Z but that upper treble lift doesn’t play well with a lot of stuff I own
Solis 3.01- CEV region
 
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Oh crap thanks for reminding me I need to try the custom firmwares.
Not really my intention :) ...but have fun!
I love the sound of the WM1Z but that upper treble lift doesn’t play well with a lot of stuff I own.
Doesn't the WM1Z have an EQ function, plus some other DSP settings?
 
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That second Ikea shelf is really missing 2 screws. Nice collection though! Still contemplating the MDR-Z1R...
I can`t believe you noticed that lol :)
Oh and the MDRs are pretty awesome^^
 
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I can`t believe you noticed that lol
Well, I wasn't going to say anything, but out of the 4 screws, those are really not the 2 you want to be missing. :)
 
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How would you compare the WM1Z and WM1A with the Z1R? I'm currently running the Z1R/1Z combo but also considering a second DAP... possibly
I’m no expert in the DAP market so I can’t really quantify value available today. Though I did purchase the 1A after the 1Z. I purchased even without knowing what it sounded like. Having it I simply use it on trips. But.........the paradigm shift occurred with the new firmwares which really take the 1A close to 1Z ability; even with both players using mod firmware. So that in itself is very amazing. Before it would take a couple hours on trips to get used to the possible 1A quality; though now the players sound way better.

Though all this may be dependent on personal tone pursuits. Meaning I never thought the bass was that great before the mod firmwares. Now the player can hold it’s own in the bass department and show an individual character where before it was anemic.......on all IEMs but the IER-Z1R. The 1A was always really good with the IER with firmware 3.01, now it’s spectacular. I feel Sony intentionally crippled the 1A sound, making room for the 1Z to cost more. Now the firmware unlocks the latent potential!
 
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