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Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. Jalo
    @gerelmx1986, so it shows DSD 11.2 even though 1A doesn't support the resolution? Does it down sampling to 256? Can you hear any difference?

    Forget my question above, I got confused DSD 11.2 as DSD 512. It is actually DSD 256.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2019
  2. Whitigir
    Both 1A and 1Z support dsd256 which is 11.2 but only from balanced 4.4mm
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  3. phonomat
    Almost 27, don't sell yourself short!
  4. Redcarmoose
    He is at 6412 hours! Crazy!
    7000 hours is over 291 full days!
  5. gazzington
    Forgot how good a wm1a sounds. I'm using some Sony MDR-1AM2 headphones on 4.4 and it sounds great and is quite portable. What other iems/headphones work well with this player?
    I like bass but good clarity in the other frequencies
  6. gerelmx1986
    Haha love it so much
    DSD 512 is at 22.4896MHz
    almost a year haha :D
  7. nc8000 Contributor
    Or about 7 hours a day every day since you bought it. I’m at about 2 hours every day
  8. gerelmx1986
    Commute IEMs arrived Fiio FA7
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  9. Redcarmoose
    It’s really hard for me to recommend IEMs at times, due to it being so personal. I can recommend some to at least try?

    If you wanted flagships the IER-Z1R is a great combo with the 1A. I use the included 4.4mm balanced cable. There are also a couple other “goofballs” like me in this thread who like the IER-Z1R. Though the IEM is big and heavy; not getting fit with everyone. I like the IER-Z1R with everything though it may be slightly withdrawn with lower male vocals like Sinatra? I avoid him, and avoid Bing Crosby so it’s cool.

    For more midrange and neutrality the Noble Encore is a masterpiece! It’s said that the Encore is close to the HD800 in tone? I can’t confirm that?

    The 1A joins the Encore balanced with the Han Sound Audio Zen 4 wire OCC litz copper cable terminated Furutech 4.4mm. I use this more for metal. Though music like “The Cure” sound perfect with both to my ears. EDM the IER-Z1R, classic rock sound great on both?

    Both IEMs are around $1800, but could last years if they fit you correctly? Noble just released the new Khan flagship, though I’m not sure I like it, it was mid-forward to my ears? Though I didn’t spend a lot of time with it? Some people love the Khan?
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
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  10. purk Contributor
    Get the balanced cable man!
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  11. gazzington
    I'm a metal head so maybe the encore would suit me best. Also I notice you have the Sony z7 headphones, have you tried z7ii?
  12. Redcarmoose
    No, but the Z7 was an impulse due to it being a close-out. Don’t know anything about the MK2? What I’m trying to say is the IER-Z1R is great for Metal too, it’s more personal preference than technicality because of the level this stuff is at. It’s more like just what you want? Though I’m sure in the $20-$100 there could actually be some that do genres better? The top flagships can be pretty complete. Though it depends on what your after. I think a bunch of metal heads like darker tone like the Sony Z5 or the Noble Audio Original K-10? The Encore can be both smooth and a little buzz-saw like with metal? But for an hour or two the buzz-saw of speed is fun?

    The original Z7 does electronic really good. Great for the price you can find them at. Though they may need more power than the 1A to get over small issues they have? They are nice even with the included stock cable and the Schiit Asgard One. The Schiit amp is on the bright side, so it ends up a pretty good union with the original Z7. Again all this stuff is so personal; nothing can replace a good demo experience! Still in a pinch the 1A and Z7 sound really good. In my opinion the 1A and Z7 is best with the Kimber aftermarket cable.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
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  13. Lookout57
    As a metalhead you should look into the Atlas.
  14. Dom Isaac
    Maybe you could give Noble Audio Khan a try as well. The tonality on their flagships are just :astonished:

    These are really a joy to listen not just metal but any genres in my humble opinion.

    Sorry i'm just lurking in this thread and i don't even own a 1A/Z but one day i will.
  15. KuroKitsu
    I get close to 25 hours per charge and I charge once a week. Don't think it's ever been off since I got my 1A. Less battery life for more driving power? Pffft get a Sony

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