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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. kausbose
    I have found that if you are ripping CD's the easiest thing to do is use the Sony Software (Music center for PC). It names files, download the album cover and all that transfers over when you. You don't have to do a thing withe the files, the album art. It's seamless.
     
  2. nc8000 Contributor
    I use EAC for ripping and mp3tag for metadata and find images manually as I like full control over what happens
     
  3. kaushama
    Any news/leaks about next generation DAP replacement for WM1A/WM1Z?
     
  4. KurobaHeiji
    Not yet, but there some information about the successor of ZX300.
     
  5. proedros
  6. ubs28
    Does the WM1A sound identical to the WM1Z? I can buy it quite cheap, hence it got my attention.

    And does it really have 30 hours of battery life?
     
  7. nc8000 Contributor
    They do not sound identical. I get 20-25 hours play time with 16/44 flac on balanced normal gain with no effects turned on. I never turn the player of and recharge once a week so if you turn it off between sessions you can probably reach 30 hours. High gain, hires files and effects will reduce battery time
     
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  8. LinstantX
    Can NW-WM1Z rock "MrSpeakers AEON Flow Open"? They have a sensitivity of 94 Db and an impedance of 13 Om.
     
  9. nc8000 Contributor
    It could drive a HiFiMan HE-6 to acceptable loudness on high gain for me but it was no where near well driven
     
  10. LinstantX
    Well, if HiFiMan HE-6 pulled, then MrSpeakers will be uneasy.
     
  11. nc8000 Contributor
    I would think the HE-6 is harder to drive
     
  12. proedros
    is this true ? low gain drains the battery less ?
     
  13. Leetransform25
    Correct, at least when compared to high gain at the same volume level
     
  14. Peter Ruby
    Hey everyone. My current setup is the WM-M1A and Shure SE846. My IER-Z1Rs will be here Tuesday.

    I’ve heard some say the 1A can be better than the 1Z at times, but would it be worth for me to have both the 1A and the 1Z for the IER-Z1Rs?
     
  15. Nayparm
    No way, you would be better with a completely different totl dap to alternate between like a cayin N8 or LPGT at that level. A few caps, resistors and case are the only difference to effect sound between WM1A and WM1Z.
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019

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