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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. Mund1
    I was not aware of that captblaze, didn't know you can step back to a prior version of firmware. How, by doing a factory reset 1st to wipe out the current versions of firmware ?
     
  2. Redcarmoose
    It’s a set of resettings for the Mac. They are posted in this thread about 5 months ago. I don’t use the Walkmans that way, or I could help.
     
  3. Redcarmoose
    Many of us had issues with the 1A sound when 3.0 was released. Then 3.01 was released which altered the sound and made the latest firmware better sounding. Though in this thread you will find different members using a variety of firmware as it’s subjective taste which could be best. Though the older firmware does not offer some of the options of the most recent 3.01 experience.

    The only firmware which is not available online is the original original firmware .....FW 1.0 before any updates, which came with the original 1Z/1A in 2016. Don’t think anyone even liked that very first firmware sound, especially in comparison to what came later and was installed with later Walkmans?

    3.0 took awhile to load the database so 3.01 was a grand improvement.

    Factory reset only erases the music and hours, no change in firmware.
    This is the latest FW, the best in my opinion 3.01.
    https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/digital-music-players-nw-wm-series/nw-wm1a#/downloadTab

    This is the first update FW 1.02...I think?

    http://walkman.update.sony.net/fw/pc/WM1/NW-WM1_V1_02.exe

    http://walkman.update.sony.net/fw/pc/WM1/NW-WM1_V1_02.dmg

    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

    Most of the Sony update places have updated from 2.0 and 3.0 to 3.01. But if you look into it on this thread you should find 3.0 and 2.0 if curious.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
  4. auronthas
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  5. wackoip
    Oh Crap, a few days ago the 3.5mm output was dead but 4.4mm one was fine. Took it to Sony (Hong Kong) for a quote to repair. It turned out they have to replace the circuit board and I have to pay HK$4,800 (US$615) to repair it. I bought it at the end of October 2016 (didn't realised it's that long ago, time flies!) and obviously warranty doesn't cover. But I am really hesitating whether I should go ahead and pay for the repair.
     
  6. auronthas
    1A or 1Z? If 1A, better buy a new one, if 1Z, your call :D
     
  7. wackoip
    U
    unfortunately 1Z. I think I'll go ahead reluctantly LOL (bitterly):triportsad:
     
  8. nc8000 Contributor
    Or just stick with the balanced output
     
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  9. wackoip
    But then I won't be able to pair it with my Shure KSE1500 which IMHO has the best synergy with 1Z. That is one major reason I will reluctantly pay.......
     
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  10. LeFaucon
    Or maybe your own thoughts, choice and money...? :wink:
     
  11. wackoip
    I know. Just an old man moaning...But seriously I was surprised how much it costs and just want headfiers here to know the amount involved when something like this happens
     
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  12. auronthas
    Haven't tried electrostatic heaphone ... Possible to get Fiio 4.4mm male to 3.5mm female adapter ?
     
  13. nc8000 Contributor
    Can’t go balanced output to single ended headphone, only the other way
     
  14. proedros
    600$ to fix the 3.5 ? wow , this is A LOT of money - glad i only use 4.4 cables
     
  15. Luisonic
    Or maybe think about getting a nice new cable with the 4.4 for your Shures...
    From what I hear the sound quality out of the 4.4 of the 1Z is worth it anyways, and if you must spend, might as well upgrade your cable and sound experience... a good quality cable can cost you less than 600.
     

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