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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. srosenberg
    If you're not done yet, you might want to look into Metadatics, or at a little more $$, Bliss. I've only experience with the former, but am going to experiment with the later shortly. Takes the guess work out - clearly indicates if the artwork is embedded in the music file.
     
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  2. JeremyLaurenson
    An update:

    So there is certainly something fishy with the US Support of the WM1A...

    I have an NW-WM1A thats about 18 months old. As some of you know, it locked up while creating the database and I had to power it off and on again. Its almost certainly just a software problem.

    Its stuck in a continual reboot look - it powers on, I see the logo and then the "wavy lines" for around 45 seconds, and it reboots again.

    I called Sony multiple times this last few days and they informed me of a few things:

    1... Under warrantee your unit is simply swapped out for a new unit... however they have no actual units available for this. Sony says you need to provide your copy of your receipt and they then look at a buy back.
    2... If you are not under warrantee there is a company authorized in the US to do repairs: United Radio Service Inc. at 1-800-634-8606.
    3... United Radio tells me that they have called Sony on this particular model and Sony was not willing/able to give them the main board programming software. As a result a WM1A is an "Unservicable item"
    4... So right now my case has "been referred to upper management" @ Sony so we'll see what happens.[/QUOTE]

    This would maybe seem to hit on point #1 above....
     
  3. Redcarmoose
    Just picked up the ......
    Han Sound Audio Zen 4 wire OCC litz copper cable terminated Furutech 4.4mm.

    The plug is the same model your interested in. Don’t have enough experience with 4.4mm plugs to answer your question. But the plug is nicely made. I would be worried about 100% copper as it will discolor.

    My pure 100% copper IEMs have discolored.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2018
  4. gerelmx1986
    To avoid hassles of iToons and other music managemeny software not embedding into the music files. I use MP3TAG and voila
     
  5. gerelmx1986
    So maybe this confirms the rumored sony 40th anniversary edition YAY :D. In mexico is still in stock (WM1A) but with a 25% off (from $20,000MXN to $14999MXN)
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2018
  6. gerelmx1986
  7. mwhals
    I love MP3TAG!
     
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  8. Hanafuda

    I've been wondering about that too. If you go to Sony Japan's site and pull up the Walkman main page, the "WM1" series link will only show the WM1Z.

    https://www.sony.jp/walkman/?s_pid=jp_top_PRODUCTS_WALKMAN -> https://www.sony.jp/walkman/products/NW-WM1Z/

    The WM1A doesn't appear, unless you go to the bottom of the Walkman page and click on the blue button with some Japanese and the number (14) on it. (See the whole lineup)

    https://www.sony.jp/walkman/lineup/ -> https://www.sony.jp/walkman/products/NW-WM1A/

    I don't know what the significance might be of getting moved to the 'whole lineup' page. It could be that they're just featuring items they want to sell the most. Or, it could be a sort of limbo, where products no longer in production but still with stock on shelves go to wait until they're completely sold out. Until about 2 months ago, for example, you could still see the zx100 on that page. Or, it could mean nothing.

    I think you will still get a chance to buy the 1A. The big retailers in Japan such as Bic Camera have 'check stock' links and I was checking them rather furiously a few months ago. My wife got the 1A for me in Tokyo a few weeks ago. I checked Bic Camera just now, and the 'in stock' situation is better for the 1A today than I've seen it for months.

    TBH I don't get the people here who are hungry for this rumored (but yet-nonexistent) 40th Anniversary model. If such a thing happens, I expect it to be a crowd-pleaser product and not a step up from the WM1 Walkmans. (Walkmen?)
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2018
  9. emrelights1973
    I just bought a 1z so with my bad omen the new one will arrive soon, better and cheaper as well:)
     
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  10. Whitigir
    It may be a WalkWomen :wink:. It seems Sony is very quiet about the 40th anniversary. If on schedule, expect to see it somewhere around September for announcement
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2018
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  11. Hanafuda

    What could be better than a Sony Walkman that looks like it was found in the tomb of King Tut?
     
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  12. Whitigir
    That bat headphones in your avatar will be
     
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  13. emrelights1973
    The gold color is the reason that i hold my self buying it for a loooong time, anyway second hand from a friend who bought it 5m ago for 1700$, so it is a good deal
     
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  14. Hanafuda

    [​IMG]

    Thanks for noticing. I went 11 years here without an avatar, so it was difficult settling on something.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2018
  15. NaiveSound
    What is the K mod in the wm1a? How does this kmod compare to the wm1a
     

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