SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A
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http://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/audio-signature-series

NW-WM1Z $3200
NW-WM1A $1200
MDR-Z1R $2300
TA-ZH1ES $2200

Model Name NW-WM1Z
Available colours : Gold
Chassis : Gold-plated Oxygen-Free Copper Chassis (Purity 99.96%)
Internal memory : 256GB
External memory : microSD
Display size/ Resolution : 4.0 inch、TFT colour LCD、FWVGA(854×480)
Compatible formats Music:MP3/WMA)/FLAC/LINEAR PCM / AAC / HE-ACC / APPLE LOSSLESS / AIFF / DSD
Audio Output : 4.4mm Balanced Standard Jack, 3.5mm Stereo Mini Jack
Internal Wiring : 4-wire Braided Cable Engineered with KIMBER KABLE®
Sound Register : Fine Sound Register
Output Power(JEITA 16Ω/mW) : Balanced standard-jack: 250mW+250mW , Stereo mini-jack: 60mW+60mW
Sound Settings Direct Source, 10band equaliser / tone control, DSEE HX, DC Phase Linearizer, Dynamic Normaliser
Battery life : Approx. 33hr (MP3 128kbps); 26 hr (FLAC 192kHz/24 bit); 15hr (DSD 2.8MHz/1bit); 11hr (DSD 11.2MHz/1bit)
Bluetooth Bluetooth® v 4.2 Profile: A2DP/AVRCP/OPP Codec: LDAC/SBC
NFC : Yes
Dimension : 72.9 × 124.2 × 19.9 mm
Weight : 455g
Included Accessories : Walkman NW-WM1Z, USB cable, leather case, wrist strap, startup guide, instruction manual

Model Name NW-WM1A
Available colours : Black
Chassis : Aluminum Chassis
Internal memory : 128GB
External memory : microSD
Display size/ Resolution : 4.0 inch、TFT colour LCD、FWVGA(854×480)
Compatible formats Music:MP3/WMA)/FLAC/LINEAR PCM / AAC / HE-ACC / APPLE LOSSLESS / AIFF / DSD
Audio Output : 4.4mm Balanced Standard Jack, 3.5mm Stereo Mini Jack
Internal Wiring : Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) Cable
Sound Register : MELF Register
Output Power(JEITA 16Ω/mW) : Balanced standard-jack: 250mW+250mW , Stereo mini-jack: 60mW+60mW
Sound Settings Direct Source, 10band equaliser / tone control, DSEE HX, DC Phase Linearizer, Dynamic Normaliser
Battery life : Approx. 33hr (MP3 128kbps); 26 hr (FLAC 192kHz/24 bit); 15hr (DSD 2.8MHz/1bit); 11hr (DSD 11.2MHz/1bit)
Bluetooth Bluetooth® v 4.2 Profile: A2DP/AVRCP/OPP Codec: LDAC/SBC
NFC : Yes
Dimension : 72.9 × 124.2 × 19.9 mm
Weight : 267g
Included Accessories : Walkman NW-WM1Z, USB cable, wrist strap, startup guide, instruction manual

Model name MDR-Z1R
Type Closed, dynamic (circum-aural)
Driver unit 70 mm, dome type (CCAW Voice Coil)
Sensitivity 100 dB/mW
Frequency response 4 Hz ~ 120,000 Hz
Impedance 64 Ω at 1 kHz
Power handling capacity 2,500 mW (IEC*)
Plug Gold-plated stereo mini plug for headphone cable, L-shaped gold plated balanced standard plug for balanced headphone cable
Weight(exclude cable) Approx. 385 g without cable
Supplied accessories Gold plated unimatch plug adapter (stereo 3.5mm to stereo 6.3mm) Headphone cable (approx. 3 m (118 1/8 in)), balanced connection headphone cable (approx.. 1.2m (47 1/4 in)) Hard case

Model Name TA-ZH1ES
Description Headphone Amplifier
Colour Black
Dimensions (wxhxd) 210 x 65 x 314 mm
Weight 4.4 kg
Connectivity Coaxial input, optical input, Line L/R input, Pre Out (fixed / variable) Walkman / Xperia port (front-side), USB B (rear)
Format compatibility DSD native up to 22.4MHz, DSD DoP up to 11.2MHz, PCM up to 32bit / 768 kHz - USB B, DSD native up to 11.2MHz, DSD DoP up to 5.6MHz, PCM up to 32bit / 384kHz - Walkman / Xperia port
Headphone output Balanced standard (4.4mm in diameter), 3 pole mini (balanced connection, 3.5mm in diameter) x 2, XLR (balanced 4 pin), Standard (6.3mm in diameter), Stereo mini (3.5mm in diameter)
Sound Settings DSD remastering, DSEE HX, DC Phase Linearizer,
Accessories Remote control, remote batteries, AC power cord, digital cable for Walkman, USB cable






 
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So, Sony did silver on the ZX1 and black on the ZX2. I guess gold is the only logical evolution in color scheme.
 
Boy that...that's blingy.

 
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in the zx2  thread there is another pciture showing what seems to be a Open-back Z7 headphone?????
 
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2017 Year of Bluetooth HD
 
It looks like HD bluetooth could become a big thing next year as Sony is set to license LDAC at a very reasonable cost to other vendors.  AptX is releasing their own HD bluetooth codec with products already mentioned including Philips Fidelio M1BT headphones.  The Sony MDR100ABN with noise canceling and LDAC coming as well.  No specs yet on APTX HD that I can find but is specifically mentions support for 96Khz/24 bit transmission. Here is a link if you are interested https://www.aptx.com/aptx-hd
 
Not sure yet how I feel about bluetooth HD as LDAC does sound really good but is not good for battery life.  Even using LDAC standard the battery on my A17 drains fast.  I hope APTX HD is more efficient.  Sony is even talking about a headphoneless walkman device.  It will consist of a bluetooth enabled necklace with built in speakers projecting audio upwards toward your ears. I am sure it will use bluetooth LE 4.0 to save on battery life.  
 
IFA starts up in about a week so we could see some interesting new products.  On another note Sony is supposedly changing their secretive ways and is looking to get more user feedback on future products either through listening sessions or even a beta testing program.  Sony accepting user input, what is the world coming to !!
 
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  2017 Year of Bluetooth HD
 
It looks like HD bluetooth could become a big thing next year as Sony is set to license LDAC at a very reasonable cost to other vendors.  AptX is releasing their own HD bluetooth codec with products already mentioned including Philips Fidelio M1BT headphones.  The Sony MDR100ABN with noise canceling and LDAC coming as well.  No specs yet on APTX HD that I can find but is specifically mentions support for 96Khz/24 bit transmission. Here is a link if you are interested https://www.aptx.com/aptx-hd
 
Not sure yet how I feel about bluetooth HD as LDAC does sound really good but is not good for battery life.  Even using LDAC standard the battery on my A17 drains fast.  I hope APTX HD is more efficient.  Sony is even talking about a headphoneless walkman device.  It will consist of a bluetooth enabled necklace with built in speakers projecting audio upwards toward your ears. I am sure it will use bluetooth LE 4.0 to save on battery life.  
 
IFA starts up in about a week so we could see some interesting new products.  On another note Sony is supposedly changing their secretive ways and is looking to get more user feedback on future products either through listening sessions or even a beta testing program.  Sony accepting user input, what is the world coming to !!
That would be cool indeed, time to say bye bye to cables would be a reality for me
 
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  I want it
 
Don't get excited.  From Walkman Blog:
 
"Update: looks like that figure might be way too low, according to a user in the comments, the headphones may cost around 3000 USD, the Walkman 2000-3000 USD and the DAC up to 3000USD.  If these figures are correct then this will be easily the most expensive Walkman set up to date and out of range of the average Walkman audiophile."
 
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Don't get excited.  From Walkman Blog:

[COLOR=FF0000]"Update[/COLOR]: looks like that figure might be way too low, according to a user in the comments, the headphones may cost around 3000 USD, the Walkman 2000-3000 USD and the DAC up to 3000USD.  If these figures are correct then this will be easily the most expensive Walkman set up to date and out of range of the average Walkman audiophile."
That's imposible. It would be a suicide for Sony...
 
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Sony will not sell a Dap that high ...just impossible for sony to do that it will be between the $600 - $900 mark guaranteed
 
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