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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. NaiveSound
    Just curious if the release of 1a/1z was also silent or not?
     
  2. Whitigir
    Not really, it was rumored starting from January where as now ways into July and nothing yet
     
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  3. superuser1
    I agree and that's unsettling.
     
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  4. Redcarmoose
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    Strangely I’m now finding IEMs that sound better out of the 1A, then full size headphones which are better from the 1Z. I attribute it to simple synergy. A new player will mean I have to start all over again.
     
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  5. Whitigir
    Synergy always play a big role in hi-fi :)
     
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  6. gerelmx1986
    2018 will mark 2 years since the WM1 series was released, i think it was the same pattern for ZX2 and ZX1?
     
  7. meurglys0
    Help please...

    I'm finally considering getting a balanced cable for my NW-WM1A after using the single ended socket for 6 months...

    I have an Earsonics SM3 v2 which has a 3.5mm single ended termination and 2 pin connections. Also, I want to be able to use my IEM with my laptop after reterminating it to 4.4mm, so I will also need a 4.4mm female to 3.5mm male adaptor.

    However, the products of popular brands such as Effect Audio, Moon Audio and Audio Sanctuary are way too expensive for me.

    I have found some cheaper alternatives from various vendors. Would there be considerable difference between the products of well-known brands (above) and those of alternative vendors (below)?

    And of the products below which ones seem to be the better choices?

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    And some alternatives for 4.4mm female to 3.5mm male adaptors:

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    I'd really appreciate if you could help me... Thanks in advance...
     
  8. Whitigir
    If you go for cheap, you need to go for build quality/reliability and not sound performances :)
     
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  9. gerelmx1986
    Please do your WM1A balanced section a favor, don't purchase any of the 4.4mm male to 3.5mm female for Single-ended or you will short circuit the amp. The 4.4mm recabling options all seem fine for me. In theory you can use the 3.5mm feamle to 4.4mm male but ONLY if your 3.5mm ARE TERMINATED IN TRRS (no not the ones with an inline mic)
     
  10. XP_98
    Hello
    Is there an app that allows me to create a playlist on PC and then import it on WM1Z ?
    Or is the only way to create a playlist is to use the internal menu of the WM1Z ?
     
  11. rtjoa
    I would rather save up a bit more and get from a known cable company or get a used cable.

    Have you looked at OC Studio in Taiwan? I have 2 cables from them and an adapter 4.4mm female to 2.5mm. you can contact them from their facebook or https://m.ruten.com.tw/class/store_list.php?s=davidboyman

    They are not super cheap but their cables are good values for money
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  12. Elyfantman
    What is inserted in the 3.5mm jack in the first picture?
     
  13. Lookout57
    You can create playlists on the player for either the internal memory songs or the sd card songs. Playlists can't contain songs that cross media. The song in the playlist must be on the media the playlist is stored on.

    On the computer you can create playlists and import them as long as the path to the song is correct. The imported playlist path must start with /MUSIC/ or \MUSIC\ depending on the OS it was created on.
     
  14. meurglys0
    Thanks for the replies.

    Is there a brand and model out there that would give me good sound and still be not more than 100 $?

    Thanks for the warning. Though, I'm considering 4.4mm female to 3.5mm male adapter. That would be OK, right?

    Thanks. It's still too expensive for me...

    I'm also considering, instead of reterminating my 5 year old IEM, purchasing a headphone which natively has a balanced cable and a 4.4mm jack. Which brands/models should I look at? What headphone matches greatly with the WM1A considering I like neutral sound?

    Of course I'd have a larger budget for the headphone...
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2018
  15. gerelmx1986
    Tha
    That adapter (4.4mm ffemale) is fine
     

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