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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. Tsukuyomi
    is that even possible since its using Sony OS and not android?
     
  2. nc8000 Contributor
    No :) but you can go back to FW 2.0, it is only FW 3.0 that crashes and not for all users either
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
  3. silvahr
    When you go back to FW 2.0 do you need to do a factory reset?
    TYIA
     
  4. Mrcojocaru
    The only thing I meant was that Daps don't have sufficient hardware to run Android well. The OS can run like crap (poop) because of a bad processor, but it can still sound amazing!


    Here's my take on running the WM1A with headphones: it mostly depends on what kind of music you listen to. I use my hd6xx with through the balanced output and on high Gain at 80-90 volume. The issue comes with bassy music. That's where you'll notice the pack of power. There's still bass but it's not amazing. Admittedly, the HD6XX if power hungry and has crappy bass anyway.

    I just got a pair of ZMF Eikons and will try them when I get home. I don't have a balanced cable (it's on the way, though). They're bassy af. I'll compare with my thx 789 amp.


    I'm curious about how and where you want to use open and full sized cans with a dap. Why don't you just get some IEMs for it? A dap is made for portable use with iems, and open cans mostly for stationary listening. I imagine that any dap with enough power for hungry cans won't have great battery life.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
  5. whitemouse
    Agreed. Many Android devices are lacking. But it is fault of poor hardware.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
  6. nc8000 Contributor
    No
     
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  7. silvahr
    Thank you!
     
  8. pietcux
    The WM1A can easily drive a DT1990 Pro. I did this quite often. It can also drive a HD800, HD660S and a HD650. Ecken better with a balanced cable.
     
  9. Mrcojocaru
    I plugged my ZMF Eikons into the WM1A and they sound amazing even out of the standard output! I EQed a little bass and they sounded fantastic.
     
  10. Stephen George
    New 512GB microsd cards came, $170 ea delivered

    Kingston 512 "canvas react"
    USED: 1048576 bytes 1.00mb
    FREE: 500,496,859,136 bytes 466GB

    500497907712 bytes TOTAL

    Found out, you cannot use PC usb 3.0 ports to get any kind of speed copying...tried using the device (z1a and an AK240), tried using usb 3.0 memory card adapters...could only get 1MB/s (about 40 hours to copy the 400-->512)

    BUT

    if you use the SD card slot on a laptop, and those same USB 3.0 card adapters, I was getting over 30MB/s

    so, 2 dell laptops (e6440s) and tomorrow should have another 100+ GB of storage
     
  11. octobeard
    Anyone have a link to the 2.0 firmware for Mac? Grabbed the Windows installer from nc8000's dropbox linked earlier, but as I only have a mac it would be a challenge to downgrade if I need to. Currently on 3.0 with a new unit, but curious to play around with 2.0 for the sound differences and in case this puppy starts crashing with 3.0.
     
  12. jasonho
    Here the links of the most recent FW

    V.1.20 - Mar. 22,2017

    http://walkman.update.sony.net/fw/pc/WM1/NW-WM1_V1_20.exe

    http://walkman.update.sony.net/fw/pc/WM1/NW-WM1_V1_20.dmg


    V. 2.00 - Nov. 09,2017

    http://walkman.update.sony.net/fw/pc/WM1/NW-WM1_V2_00.exe

    http://walkman.update.sony.net/fw/pc/WM1/NW-WM1_V2_00.dmg


    V. 3.00 Oct. 04,2018

    http://walkman.update.sony.net/fw/pc/WM1/NW-WM1_V3_00.exe

    http://walkman.update.sony.net/fw/pc/WM1/NW-WM1_V3_00.dmg

    shared by @kubig123 over at this post . i recommend every wm1a/z owner to bookmark this url
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
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  13. jcdreamer
    I wonder if anyone has ever had this experience. I have had my 1Z for a over seven months now and it has been acting up the last few weeks. With the IEM plugged in to the balanced side, if I paused it for a little while and resumed play I would get very low volume out of the left side. I literally have to give the dap a couple of whacks and I will get balanced volume again. It's like a loose connection even if the 1Z has not been moved.

    Any thoughts?
     
  14. Tsukuyomi
    Youre making it so hard for me to pick between the sr15(and save a bit a cash for another pair of headphones) or the wm1a! :p
     
  15. emrelights1973
    sr15 has Tidal etc...so if you are into Tidal etc might be a better choice....

    also if you have 2.5 cables etc it will be convenient..

    İ just order sr15 for mobile use vs my 1z which is at my home, safe and secure....
     

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