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Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. silvahr
    Amazing! And no battery issues?
  2. gerelmx1986
    None so far , also running it on high gain to test the IER-Z1R, on my 2nd day
    Low gain for.me battery last 3.5 days
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  3. nc8000 Contributor
    I’ve had my 1Z for about 2 1/2 years and have about 2.500 hours on it and still get about the same battery time as when new. I never turn it off and a 90% charge gives me about 20 hours playtime and a weeks stand by so I just charge it every weekend. As Sony state the battery to last 500 charge cycles I’ve used about 125 so it should last another 7 years with the same use pattern
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2019
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  4. gerelmx1986
    I also have had my wm1A for 2.5 years and same battery as new, even if I use it daily and recharge every three days.

    Also some people have asked me if I find it still relevant after 2 years with it. In my opinion the SQ of the wm walkman is unbeatable even by current offerings (if we take out the chord M scale and the DMP-1Z
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  5. nc8000 Contributor
    Yes I fully expect to keep my 1Z until the battery dies
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  6. Quadfather
    I'd just get the battery replaced at that point and get another 7 years out of it.
  7. nc8000 Contributor
    I must admit that I doubt replacing it would be possible after 10 years
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  8. Quadfather
    Sony will probably have batteries that last 200 hours by then.
  9. Whitigir
    Judging from ZX2 which is 4 years old by now and still working good, I would say that battery on Sony DAPs are zombie like too. I have seen DX200 that is 3 years old and need battery replacements where as Zx2 is still lasting for days on a charge depend on usages ...lol
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  10. nanaholic
    Sony still offers full battery replacement service for their F-800 series and A800 series Walkmans on their Japanese website which are 7 to 8 years old by now and those devices didn't even sell gangbusters (because iPod) unlike the WM1 series which are seriously loved by audiophiles. I think they would do 10 years for WM1 easily.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2019
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  11. Quasimodosbelfry
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  12. Quadfather
    It definitely makes the Sony look like something out of Star Wars. I love the leather cases, but this one does look awesome.
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  13. Whitigir
    It is taking forever to “burn-In” !! Anyone thinking the same ?
    i need something like that for DMP LOL
  14. Stephen George
    Nice find, FYI, Amazon has it same day prime, got mine ordered
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  15. Quadfather
    Let me know how it is in person.

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