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Dude, I suggest you try to listen to this before purchasing instead of buying from Sony marketing. You may find that the WM1a is a better purchase given that it's around half the price of the 1z - law of diminishing returns...
Pretty much this.

Diminishing Returns - The two words that many probably can't understand until they felt the inevitable weight of it eventually when it catches up to their wallets. :D
 
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Dude, I suggest you try to listen to this before purchasing instead of buying from Sony marketing. You may find that the WM1a is a better purchase given that it's around half the price of the 1z - law of diminishing returns...
Here is a most interesting comparison of the 1z and the 1a, as well as several others, including the Lotoo PAW Gold and the ZX1, both of which I have. This is a chart from here on head-fi, in a thread “Portable DAP Comparison Chart,” by reviewer @Virtu Fortuna , posted here: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/dap-score-chart.874423/ .

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Excellent comparison chart!! Now I'm interested in Lotoo Gold...
You should wait for the new Paw Gold, bugge screen, 4.4mm balance connector.
It’s looking very interesting.
 
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Oh thats the new Paw Gold. I saw teaser of new DAP from Lotoo
 
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Nice write up! I'm in agreement; SE output is not so great, 4.4mm is sublime!
Most appreciated and glad you liked it. But yeah, 3.5mm is meh, but 4.4mm is beautiful sounding.
 
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Interesting, not sure how their DPS will be with android OS. The Walkman OS from Sony is excellent. I have not yet come to any DAP like the Walkman on the battery longevity. I can literally leave it on the shelves for 2 weeks without touching it, and come back to hear it playing music with 30% battery again. That is crazy. The other DAP would last up to 5 days max
 
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Interesting, not sure how their DPS will be with android OS. The Walkman OS from Sony is excellent. I have not yet come to any DAP like the Walkman on the battery longevity. I can literally leave it on the shelves for 2 weeks without touching it, and come back to hear it playing music with 30% battery again. That is crazy. The other DAP would last up to 5 days max
Yes, battery longevity will never be the selling point for any android OS player, unfortunately there are not many companies that can invest money like Sony to develop an OS.
 
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Yes, battery longevity will never be the selling point for any android OS player, unfortunately there are not many companies that can invest money like Sony to develop an OS.
And that is exactly why I justify spending 3k on a 1Z as a good investment. Luckily, Sony also release 1A which is the same as 1Z with slight different components and fancy exotic materials chassis. Sony just keeps on winning
 
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Interesting, not sure how their DPS will be with android OS. The Walkman OS from Sony is excellent. I have not yet come to any DAP like the Walkman on the battery longevity. I can literally leave it on the shelves for 2 weeks without touching it, and come back to hear it playing music with 30% battery again. That is crazy. The other DAP would last up to 5 days max
Agree, ability to play for three days of 8 - 9 hours each with a mix of 16/44.1 , 24-bit, and DSD is just amazing
 
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Even for their gaming devices PSVita. I left it for 1 month and there's still battery left for me to play. SONY's battery technology is crazy.
 
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Luckily, Sony also release 1A which is the same as 1Z with slight different components and fancy exotic materials chassis. Sony just keeps on winning
Out of interest, is it the same OS on the ZX300? I thought that was the case but good to have it confirmed!
 
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