SONY NW-WM1Z M2 / WM1A M2
May 14, 2022 at 4:32 AM Post #4,231 of 10,017

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You shouldn't need to jump through such hoops on a premium product :frowning2: Sony should have advanced it's own OS not folded to Google...

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Then this Android Bloatware Walkman isn't for you. Time to move on to other solutions or products.
 
May 14, 2022 at 4:53 AM Post #4,232 of 10,017

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Then they wouldn't have been able to provide streaming support. It's as simple as that. Minor sound improvement aside, that's the main selling point here. Without it, you don't need to upgrade. Don't need streaming? You don't need to upgrade.
compared with what? I upgraded from 1A (M1) and although I still like my original with Mr. Walkman's firmware, this (at least to me) is noticably differently and in my case, more favorable.
 
May 14, 2022 at 5:04 AM Post #4,233 of 10,017

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Then this Android Bloatware Walkman isn't for you. Time to move on to other solutions or products.


ZX507 will be my last Sony player, I like having some control with something I buy as with previous models, being locked into one region and not being able to disable the Euro cap are big turn offs, it's all too corporate for me.
 
May 14, 2022 at 5:39 AM Post #4,235 of 10,017

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I doubt that. I think that's still a bubble.

Sony sold at least 20'000 1st Gen WM1Z and significantly more WM1A

Not even 1% of the people who own one are here, if at all
Interested. Where did you find sales figures for M1s?
 
May 14, 2022 at 6:04 AM Post #4,236 of 10,017

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I felt that the android audio path on the WM1AM2 is even much more improved than the one found on the ZX507. Listening to music content on YouTube feels a whole lot more high quality, it’s like YouTube has cd audio quality playback soundstaging, dynamics and smoothness instead of sounding like dull low bit rate lossy compression.
Yes
 
May 14, 2022 at 6:39 AM Post #4,238 of 10,017

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Spent some time with MDR-Z1R and the 1ZM2, and I can say this was the first time I experienced the larger Z1Rs being adequately driven by a Sony portable DAP, both in terms of power and tonality.

High gain - 100 hit the spot. The MDR-Z1Rs on the original 1Z always felt a little compressed and sibilant due to the infamous peak in the highs. Between the IER-Z1R and the MDR-Z1R, i'd be using the IEM variant 95% of the time.

Happy to say on the 1ZM2 this peak has been smoothed out. I can finally see myself getting much more use out of the headphone version. Glad I held on to them.

Similar to @twister6's experience. The sound clears up significantly after you get into the double digits of hours played. Bass becomes tighter and more dynamic, yet retaining an appealing decay.
 
May 14, 2022 at 6:49 AM Post #4,239 of 10,017

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Spent some time with MDR-Z1R and the 1ZM2, and I can say this was the first time I experienced the larger Z1Rs being adequately driven by a Sony portable DAP, both in terms of power and tonality.

High gain - 100 hit the spot. The MDR-Z1Rs on the original 1Z always felt a little compressed and sibilant due to the infamous peak in the highs. Between the IER-Z1R and the MDR-Z1R, i'd be using the IEM variant 95% of the time.

Happy to say on the 1ZM2 this peak has been smoothed out. I can finally see myself getting much more use out of the headphone version. Glad I held on to them.

Similar to @twister6's experience. The sound clears up significantly after you get into the double digits of hours played. Bass becomes tighter and more dynamic, yet retaining an appealing decay.
I think I never been above 105/120 on Low Gain and only for a very short time. Wow! Generally I listen between 60-80/120 on Low

I just tried 100/120 on high but it was extremely loud, I could bear it for like a half song and my ears were ringing afterwards.

Is it even possible to enjoy music at that volume? I were no longer able the pickup any small nuances or things that were in the background.

Please keep your ears in mind
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May 14, 2022 at 7:03 AM Post #4,240 of 10,017

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Definitely, I should some measurements to be sure about listening levels. Typically with the original WM1s I've been listening at 100-110 on low for the IER-Z1R as my preferred levels. The way bass hits at high volumes is so satisfying, but likely unhealthy.
 
May 14, 2022 at 8:52 AM Post #4,241 of 10,017

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Has anyone successfully set up USB DAC on PC?

I have clicked it when asked and my PC detected it as “Speakers (Walkman)”.
But I cannot hear any sound.

What have I done wrong?
 
May 14, 2022 at 8:53 AM Post #4,242 of 10,017

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Has anyone successfully set up USB DAC on PC?

I have clicked it when asked and my PC detected it as “Speakers (Walkman)”.
But I cannot hear any sound.

What have I done wrong?
You need to go to your Walkman music app and enable usb dac mode and as well as android setting for usb dac mode(not charging and not file transfer mode)
 

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