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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. Tsukuyomi
    the only problem for is i dont own anything thats 4.4mm, also, its almost 2x the price of the A&K SR15... im wondering if it is 2x more the DAP. i tired the iBasso DX200 and i was very unimpressed comparing it to my FiiO X5 Gen3. i know the fiio is no match for the sony but i'd like to make sure its justifying the price.. its almost 1800$ in my city after tax from sony... :X and in that price range... a lot more daps become available.
     
  2. nc8000 Contributor
    What $ is that, surely not US ?
     
  3. ryaneagon
    Personally I'm not a fan of most AK units, Although I really like the AK SP1000M, had a lot of body and weight that the WMZ1 possesses, maybe the AK4497 dac? Not sure....Personally if you don't have the $ for the 1Z and don't need streaming the WM1A is a great sounding DAP, and has a great UI.
     
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  4. Whitigir
    Pretty hard to say here. I was not impressed by Dx200 and it stock amp1 module. But with the upgraded modules from Amp3 up to Amp8 now are all wonderful to my ears, and in fact I sold my 1Z to get away from portable DAP....but got pulled back in by their Dx200Titanium version as you can see in my avatar :)
     
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  5. Stephen George
    FYI

    Going from 400GB to 512GB gets you an additional 145GB!
     
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  6. gerelmx1986
    I calculated 100GB , as follows. 400GB formatted 91.5% usable space so 366GB. Thesame for 512GB *0.915 = 468
     
  7. Whitigir
    Where is the link to that 512Gb plz. I need to store my DSD512 files LoL!
     
  8. proedros
    how is that possible ?
     
  9. Stephen George
    the 400GB is 392GB and the 512GB is 536GB (formatted)

    Also, with FW3.0 there's something weird how the z1 does cards...i always just formatted as exfat and copied using a small microsd adapter card with usb3, not even using the player

    the z1 would *not* recognize the card until i formatted it in the z1

    comes up as "SD_CARD"
     
  10. Stephen George
    search ebay

    there's 1 going for $179 from the same guy...he's got a bunch at $199 (shipping from PA)..can vouch they're legit
     
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  11. Stephen George
    i leave a minimum of 600MB free on each

    512GB actually formats out to 535.9

    used space: 1,087,897,600 bytes 1.01 GB
    free space: 535,683,399,680 bytes 498GB

    capacity: 536,771,292,280 bytes 499GB
     
  12. Tsukuyomi
    Canadian.
     
  13. Tsukuyomi
    I currently use my FiiO X5 Gen 3, and its fitting me well but the UI is annoying the **** out of me.
    I think im better off switching to a DAP that has their own fast proprietary UI rather than Android.
    but, the main reason im a bit hesitant about the WM1Z is that
    a) it has its own unique usb to sony plug. which if anything happens to that cable im kinda... stuck :S
    b) im scared it might not be able to power certain headphones i might end up getting that may be power hungry.
     
  14. Mrcojocaru
    I came from the Fiio X5 2nd gen.. It was so bad lol. I think android is bad on most daps because they are underpowered and have outdated versions of android.

    Keep in mind that the WM1Z is a full pound, or .45 kg.. so if you want portability, it's kind of an issue. My WM1A is kinda pushing it, even. I think it's 9 oz. The cables are readily available and pretty cheap. I bought 4 just in case anything happens and to have one in my car. These are the exact ones I have: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06ZZSHC67/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    If you want to use actual headphones, the best way to do that is to get a a balanced cable. The WM1A powers my HD6XX ok. They sound great except it sounds like some of the bass is missing. I tried my new ZMF Eikon and they seem a bit less power hungry than the Senns and have more bass, even through single ended.
     
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  15. Tsukuyomi
    I'm glad to see that there are cheap cables available on amazon. thanks very much for that :)
    as for weight, its not an issue because the DAP usually sits in my jacket breast pocket or if its summer, my jeans pocket or in my backpack.

    as for power output, i do use the DT1990 pros, B&O H6 Gen II, and in future im hoping to buy the Audeze LCD2C(Classic) and possibly a AKG K712 Pro. i might even get a Mr.Speakers Aeon (undecided if open/closed) so these headphones mentioned do require some power. I'm not an IEM user so, i would def require more power if the Sony can't handle it :frowning2:
     

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