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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. Peter Ruby
    Excellent point. I’m keeping the SE846 for when I’m commuting, while the Z1Rs will be in my office or home during the weekends.

    If you don’t mind, post some DAP recommendations that would compliment the Z1Rs and/or SE846s.

    Edit: I hear the Lotoo Paw Gold Touch is pretty good.
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019
  2. Nayparm
    The LPGT is amazing. Its also perfect for home / office and commuting. Its a similar size and weight to the WM1A. I'm probably in the wrong thread though to start recommending other daps over the Sony's as good as they are :ksc75smile:
     
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  3. Peter Ruby
    I appreciate the suggestion. I’m putting it on my short list of 2 DAPs.
     
  4. nc8000 Contributor
    There are several people in this thread who have both 1A and 1Z who can comment on the differences and there are many comparisons in this thread. Another new dap that seems to get well talked about is the AK Kann Cube but that’s the same weight as a 1Z and I have not heard it but would like to out of curiosity. Not much can compete with the Sony’s for battery life if that is important
     
  5. Peter Ruby
    The batter life is unmatched from what I’ve read. Plus, I’ve bought into the Sony sound and would like to stick their products, but that doesn’t mean the new SP2000 wouldn’t be a complimentary DAP to the IER-Z1Rs if one already has the 1A/1Z.

    I just enjoy hearing other people’s perspectives.
     
  6. timeslip
    I have both wm1z and the LPGT. One deciding factor you should consider is the lack of any offline playlist support on LPGT and gapless play is flakey. Love the sound of LPGT, but those things ended up bugging me more than I thought they would. Hence my newish LPGT is up for sale now.
     
  7. Jalo
    To me, when I get my SP2000 I will complete my Dap collection. I am mostly an iems guy even though I still have my Utopia or HD800. I have both 1A and 1Z, but at certain time/mood, I do like/need the faster, clearer and brighter sound of the AK and henceforth the SP2000. I have half a dozen of totl iems and some of them are on the warm side and some on the bright side, so for the warm iems I like to pair them with the AK otherwise if pair with the 1Z it can become to warm/dark/thick/heavy or drag me down. It is all about customizing sounds to my personal preference. For instance as good as the Z1R is, there are times I prefer to listen to my Trinity to get that estat treble feel or the “twing” sound from my Erlkonig.
     
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  8. Peter Ruby
    Agreed. Since the difference in sound between the 1A and 1Z isn't all big, I think a nice A&K would be a good addition. The only thing keeping me from doing it might be the fact they have the 2.5mm balanced connector, which is flimsy as hell. I've already broken one on a replacement cable I purchased for my SE846s. A&K NEEDS to up the balanced output to 4.4mm already because I know I'm not the only one that isn't buying because of it.
     
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  9. Nayparm
    Flac gapless works perfectly, what files are you using?
     
  10. gazzington
    Gapless play is flawless on my lpgt too. I own both lpgt and n8 and they are both fantastic daps.
     
  11. gerelmx1986
    Also DSD gapless works like a charm
     
  12. nc8000 Contributor
    Didn’t know you have an LPGT
     
  13. timeslip
    They are mostly EDM mixes. So prob m4a
     
  14. gerelmx1986
    No I dont have one, I tought he was referring to the wm1A
     
  15. ChaseDream
    I recently noticed some sort of connection issue with the 4.4 mm balanced output on my WM1Z, it happens a lot when the cable connector twists a bit or being touched. When that happens, only one side of my IEM has sound. I have to twist it manually so as to fix it. Not sure if anyone have the same issue as me?
     

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