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Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. Leetransform25
    This is based off of what I remember, but from a short demo of the Z7 at a store around 2018, the sound signature was quite similar to the MDR-1A, so sound signature wise you'll be getting a similar experience for either.
    DatDudeNic likes this.
  2. DatDudeNic
    Oh thats good to hear! i think i just might buy the 1a and if i like it i'll get the z7 :D
  3. Redcarmoose
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2019
  4. siruspan
  5. aisalen
    This is the best combo for me...
    AeroSatan, Aslshark, siruspan and 2 others like this.
  6. DatDudeNic
    The reason why I'm not interested in other iems.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
  7. gerelmx1986
  8. Leetransform25
    That's a very nice case! What case is it and where did you get it from?
  9. mosika
    Now I plan to buy WM1A. Should I wait the next gen or buy it now? This model almost 3 years. Can anyone help me make a decision?
  10. Whitigir
    Sound performances aside, the components that were built and engineered onto the WM1A is not your typical components. There are a lot of Polyester Multi-Layered capacitors and MELF resistors , both are well known for high quality audio performances and scientifically retaining the original frequencies very very well with one of the highest precision and lowest transfer property (or degradation).

    Could there be new generation ? Who knows ? Even so, the next generation improvement would be the Digital Amplifier itself ...or (S-Master). The rest of the analog components may be designed to handle more power, but that is about it.

    Though, I am not sure when the next and newer S-master is going to be developed

    One thing for sure is that Wm1A is built very cheap for the MSRP, and that is all I can tell. If you are only using with In ear buds and already auditioned WM1A, and like it, then there is no reason to wait. A safer approach would be to buy a used WM1A in great condition to save money and skip the burn-in process all together without losing much money if the next one is coming out. This transitional time for audio gear is what I called “Golden time”. It is the Windows where people are bored of their older devices, and want to sell it, while the next one may be cooking and in coming....those who is selling the devices is usually keep on rolling toward newer gears with their disposable income, and not necessarily have to be waiting for the same brand loyalty or whatever reason....they simply are bored. This is the “Golden time” for WM series, period. Usually, Golden time starts as soon as 7 months from a product released, and it keeps getting better until the peak level at around 3-4 months before new products are rolling off the manufacturers production lines
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
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  11. nc8000 Contributor
    If you like the sound and the features it should last you for many years to come
  12. Whitigir
    A shorter version of what I wanted to say :wink:
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  13. Kitechaser
    Get it. It might be 3 years old, but as far as I am concerned it's still one of the best DAPs on the market.
    It just plays music, and plays it beautifully.
    Every time I listen to a High res album on my setup, I am just blown away. Almost no distortion, zero background noise, incredible dynamics, all the micro details you can handle, and class leading true to life tonality as far as I am concerned.
    Give a fully burnt in WM1A with 3.01 firmware a listen, I think you will like what you hear.
    Sony really outdid themselves here.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
  14. meomap
    A little humor.

    1Z, Khan, DHC Fusion Clone,
    WAYGYU A5 beef steak along with cognac XO for dinner tonight for 3. Well, my wife will have Sapporo and my son will have his soda.

    First time ever, we will try the most expensive steak on earth.

    danniao and Whitigir like this.
  15. Stephen George
    use that remy and make a glaze!

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