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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. Audiophonicalistic
    So quick question, recently had the opportunity to demo the wm1z. I used atlas and legend x both with warm cables. Does anyone think a brighter headphone works better with the wm1z?
     
  2. Quadfather
    I will try to do some A and B testing. I cannot imagine myself loving anything more than I love the 1A already! Still, I lust!
     
  3. Quadfather
    I simply cannot get enough of this song on the NW - WM1A. I strongly recommend the Sony players for anybody who likes metal, or more aggressive music. It takes the harshness out, without taking the bite or musicality out. Sony has really accomplished something very special with the signature series. I am in awe, and I'm thankful to God for Sony engineers. I'm not worthy. LOL

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  4. Quadfather
    I am still waiting for the player's owner to burn it in
     
  5. JeremyLaurenson
    Looking for the Mashushino case :)
     
  6. AeroSatan
    Just curious, have you ever in your life play anything on your Daps besides Classical music?
     
  7. quan61092
    My WM1A is on the way, i'll get it tomorrow :cheer:
    Can i use it as bluetooth dac amp for my phone, cause despite listening on my own source, i'd like to listen on youtube, too :D
     
  8. gerelmx1986
    it doesn't have a Bluetooth DAC neither USB DAC , sadly
     
  9. tgrosu
    Guys,

    What would you choose between Campfire Andromeda and Noble Kaiser Encore to pair with a Sony Wm1A?
    For those who had the chance of comparing the two IEMs, is there a noticeable difference between the two?

    Thanks a lot in advance!
     
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  10. proedros
    what's your budget and what signature are you after ?

    you should visit @flinkenick 's thread about TOTL iems , they will guide you properly
     
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  11. tgrosu
    First, is this the thread?
    (https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fli...al-high-end-portable-audio-discussion.826876/)

    Coming back to your question, my budget tops at around 1900 dollars. I have to mention that I am not listening to EDM, but to classical electronic (Tangerine Dream etc.), rock, acoustic, folk, classical music (a lot!).

    I was looking deeper into the Andromeda, however, the opinions differ in line with the musical preferences of each reviewer (e.g. an EDM fan has told me that Andromeda is "lean").

    The Noble Encore seems - again, according to reviews - to be more musical and and to have a higher resolution than the Andromeda. The treble also is said to be more "tamed" when compared to the Andromeda.

    What I really need?

    Now I am using the IE800 from Sennheiser, but I really don't like their mid section, it's too recessed and congested I would say. Someone was saying (using a nice metaphor), that listening to the IE800 is like listening in a vacuum room...
    Relative to this setup, I am interested in a IEM with a more forward mid section and I am (of course) planning to use the balanced port.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  12. Quasimodosbelfry
  13. proedros
    @NaiveSound is selling his Zeus XR for 1700 dollars , this is a true TOTL iem with 2 signatures which is crazy helpful (and one of the 2 signatures is Zeus XIV which is mid-forward vocal marvel)

    just a thought here
     
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  14. NaiveSound
    A great pair with the wm1a/z as well. You have the same combo right proedros?
     
  15. proedros
    wm1a + zeus XR , yup
     
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