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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. Stephen George
    so i got a response, but really cannot make sense of it, first he's talking about what i can fit on it (that wasn't my question) and then segues into firmware speeds and such (forgot to save that part), that 10GB in relation to 500GB is not something to worry about (I beg to differ)

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    so in any volume you buy, if it states it is 100GB then when you plug it into the pc, you will see that you may only have about 87GB avail
    
    its the basic fundamental of how the any volume interacts with the OS
    
    so if samsung shows that then really the drive may be a 525GB volume and once the OS see it it will then show only 512GB
    
    the OS always uses a small percentage of any attached volume
    
    your hard drive is the same thing
    
    look at the system properties
    
    either volume...ssd, microsd, usb, the numbers you see are all across the board...our card is maked with the correct capacities
    
    the OS or HOST uses some of this volume
    
    Samsung makes their volumes different
    
    different builds to make the same capacity
    
    either volume...ssd, microsd, usb, the numbers you see are all across the board...our card is maked with the correct capacities
    
    the OS or HOST uses some of this volume
    
    Samsung makes their volumes different
    
    different builds to make the same capacity
    
     
  2. frost15
    After spending more than 250 hr with my wm1z I must say that after the 3.01 FW update I've found what I consder to be the pinnacle of portable sound quality. Paired with my Shure 1540 SRH's listening to any genre is pure bliss. I listen mostly to heavy metal (and every subgenre black, death, progressive, doom...), rock, jazz and classical music and traveling with this setup is incredible. I can lay back in bed at night listening to Patricia Barber's Cafe Blue, listen to Immortal's At the Heart of Winter in the top of a mountain next day, and then chill in the way back while I listen to some The Doors, Miles Davis... All of this with Top Notch quality. Thanks Sony, my faith in you is being restored.
     
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  3. gazzington
    I was listening to that immortal album on the same dap today. Classic
     
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  4. lmfboy01
    Rule of thumb is generally 1/8 exaggerated because of the bits to bytes ratio just multiply by .875, that’s your total minus the OS as well
     
  5. bflat
    LOL, sounds like a response for Dr. Seuss except it doesn't rhyme. How about this:

    So in any volume you buy
    its the basic fundamental of why
    OS always uses a small amount
    Your hard drive is using the same count
    Look at the system properties
    Our card is marked with the correct capacities
    The OS or HOST uses some of this
    Samsung can be hit or miss
     
  6. Stephen George
    i don't have a samsung to test, but i own many microsd and ssd from them and they are accurate and also (although can be hard to get them to respond), they do honor the product

    whatever kingston did, it's technically not a 512GB, but a "500gb" card

    overall, i am fine with it, it was $100+ cheaper and very fast, i upgraded from the 400 sandisk and still have 90GB to fill

    but love the dr. suess reference

    and yes, he was concerned about what i could put on it..and all i was asking was the total space doesn't jibe

    i am currently running a 500GB samsung SSD and that is reported as 490638143488 456GB

    so i guess TECHNICALLY...if you add 10 or so GB on top of that...it would equal my 466GB reported size with the kingston
     
  7. Quadfather
    I have the Sony NW-WM1A with the same headphones, and I listen to the identical same music you listen to. I think I must follow you now.
     
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  8. Dtuck90
    Neil Youn releases his iOS Archives app yesterday and I can confirm that with my WM1A in USB DAC mode my iPad Pro is correctly outputting the desired resolution all the way up to 24/192
     
  9. gazzington
    same with me, he has listed off most of my favourite stuff. What headphones do you both use with wm1a?
     
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  10. frost15
    We share many interests judging by your signature haha! What a fantastic community this is. Maybe there are some common traits in most audiophiles, who knows...
     
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  11. frost15
    I do not own the Wm1a so I can not talk about it...
     
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  12. gazzington
    Apologies you have wm1z.
    Even better
     
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  13. Quadfather
    We both use Shure SRH1540. I just wish I had the NW-WM1Z...
     
  14. gazzington
    ha, and me it looks stunning. Ive just bought myself a dx200 to play with but I got that for below £500
     
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  15. Quadfather
    I absolutely love the Sony, but the Lotoo Paw Gold Diana is an amazing DAP too and has a special place in my heart as well. I hear the DX200 is good too.
     

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