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Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. named name
    RCA input and the 3.5mm input should be the same, one would have to look at the circuit topology to really know for sure.
    The WMA Walkmans don't have Optical out obviously. Even if you somehow do manage to connect it that way, then you would be using the Woburn's DAC section, thus will be using your WM1Z as a digital transport, hence you wouldn't really be getting any of the Walkman's flavor when using your Woburn.
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  2. Mund1
    I mean, even if I replace the std Marshall coiled cable with a better quality replacement. Will it do any good, noticeable difference ?

    If I had one made, what would be a good replacement ?

    Can I utilize the Balanced out of the 1Z to a std 3.5 if possible / if any advantage.. ?
  3. Rchandra

    Actually it's on the wm1a.. I can be the odd one here but something about the clean sound output on the SE... It's actually really good...im preferring it more over balanced at the moment.
  4. named name
    You can very well replace the included cable if you wish, though I cannot comment as to the changes in sound as that is a very subjective matter. Any noticeable difference will be a matter of perception.

    It is not recommended that you try to connect your WM1Z 4.4mm balanced to your Wolburn either 3.5mm stereo or RCA, as those are not balanced inputs. For a information about balanced connections see the link: https://www.headphones.com/pages/balanced-headphones-guide
    As the information there more or less applies to both earphone / headphones and speakers.
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  5. auronthas
    Probably you are right. My current source player to my home HIFI is Sonos Connect, since I have this WM1A, give it a try to test its sound to home audio system. Too bad WM1A lack out optical/coaxial output . I even try out WM1A analog output via 4.4mm to RCA cable to my integrated amplifier, need to set WM1A volume to Max.

    Off topic, Cambridge Audio DacMagic is one of the best DAC in the late 00s with Wolfson DAC chips (now acquired by Cirrus Logic) . Here's one of the review back then

  6. LeFaucon
    Maybe... - surely - you are getting old...!!!??? :anguished::astonished::angry::disappointed::wink::wink::grin:
  7. scrivere
    Maybe this has been asked before, but trying to understand why the 1A/1Z is so much cheaper here in Japan. I want to pick one up but it appears that the language cannot be changed to english and my日本語 sucks.

    Does anyone have any knowledge on this? ありがとう
  8. nc8000 Contributor
    You can use the RockBox Sony region tool to change the player region and language
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  9. Stephen George
    may not be the best sound, but did you try bluetooth and aptx? should sound pretty good and you can have your WM up to 30ft away

    the big problem with these external speakers (and not just the marshall) are they are not designed to be audiophile...the difference between 3.5"/optical/bluetooth might not be as much as you think it would be
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  10. Redcarmoose
    It may be the cable?
  11. Mund1
    I did do the Bluetooth bit with my MBP to the Marshall. It worked okay, once you figure out the proper way to utilize the codec. When I walked between the MBP and the Marshall, it disrupts the signal. Not into the the Bluetooth route.

    But you're probably right, with the Marshall, either means of connection may not make a difference. I may just get a better quality Mini to Mini (3.5) 2' cable, one of those costly 1/2" dia girthy cables (like the elaborate stacked up, much use of copper setups being posted on Head-FI facebook page) and call it good. LOL
  12. mosika
    Between WM1A + IER-Z1R and WM1Z + IER-M9, which pairs are sound better?
  13. LeFaucon

    You miss the question : « and with what kind of music please ? » :L3000:
    Last edited: May 11, 2019
  14. Midnstorms
    No... I dont agree, people have the right to make questions based on forum partners who may own several products :L3000: (and may share there experience)... it is known taht sound its personal i agree but someone may share its personal experience pointing something that must be usefull for other forum readers as well.

    So there is no need for agression here.... if only valid questions are allowed here we should be computers that never fail a correct statement in sync with other users. Such a thing may be posible in a near future but not ATM (its a joke also) also keep in mind that people dont have access to listening and maybe purchasing purely on others opinion accepting the risk I Have doned that and im pretty happy! and thankfull
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2019
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  15. LeFaucon
    It was not agressive and I can delete it if needed... (deleted!)
    The question is : « ... sound BETTER ? »
    For whom ? The person who asks no ? So... his own ears no ?
    Just always astonished with those kind of questions that’s all... especially in sound is so personal...
    Last edited: May 11, 2019
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