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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. animalsrush
    Since each FW has changed sound I really hesitate to upgrade as the new features I really don’t care.. but I am curious to see if any improvement over 3.01
     
  2. Redcarmoose
    8BD1398D-51DE-41DE-8C6B-7994EC0591E0.jpeg Man.....this is the first time I really wanted to stay with the software. Not that I’ve tried 3.02......it’s just that 3.01 is so nice.
     
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  3. Redcarmoose
    I'm trying it?
     
  4. hamhamhamsta
    Ok, don't kill me, but I think I hear 3.02 sounds a little different than 3.01, it seems to be more musical and liquid, vocal more wet, clarity better than 3.01 but tradeof is that subbass seems less. Its easier to follow the flow of the music.

    I'm using direct sound mode. This is what I hear for now. But my gears might make determining difficult since they color the sound nicely; and I maybe wrong. Using JVC FX850 and 1Z with PW1960 4 core cable, my current fav.


    I'm curious to hear what others who try 3.02 compared to 3.01 have to say.
     
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  5. Redcarmoose
    Strange the update keeps saying ...contacting facebook....lol.

    I then switched to MAC but it's in another language and also would not download the 100mb+ software.

    Oh...well? But your bass description does not sound like anything I want to be a part of?

    I'll just wait?
     
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  6. hamhamhamsta
  7. terrosa

    Thanks, am doing it ~ well, it's just done. cant wait to test it out now!!!
     
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  8. terrosa
    I am curious about this too ~ I am considering to get this while I have the chance to get the like new Meze Rai Penta or the used but good conditions Shure SE846 for the same price as the new FH7. Which you guys reckon would be the no brainer choice here, the Penta or SE846? OR the FH7 is that good... I am into all sort of genres, from classical to Electro, Jazz to Rock and anything in between.
     
  9. Redcarmoose
    Curiosity got the best of me.......so I updated with MusicCenter. The bass is for-sure more integrated........though it will take time to understand. My biggest notice was the soundstage and imaging....which is more spread-out. Spacious and holding better separation of elements.............which does do a thing with vocals. Vocals separated and objectified due to clarity? But.......yes this is due to a relocation of lower frequency prioritization......it's almost less warm but smooth enough?

    Probable that the humongous soundstage will keep me here with the 1Z.......though it worries me what less bass with the 1A will be like?

    Edit:

    The 1Z and IER-Z1R has always been a bass heavy tour.....this software update brings the two in line.

    Edit:
    Yep....software was designed in favor of bringing the 1Z and IER into complete unification. Staggering!
     
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  10. 518013
    So I just updated to the 3.02 and.....I do not like it. Where can I download 3.01 again?
    Help please
     
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  12. Redcarmoose
    My ideas were correct. I’m pretty sure this 3.02 is sonically tuned to unify the 1Z and IER-Z1R. The two are now fully together?

    It’s a whole new world now?

    Edit: The 1Z is totally amazing now!
     
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  13. 518013
    Thank you very much.
    The stage on the 3.02 WM1A sounds overly stretched vertically, and lacks the bass response of the 3.01. Vocals sound heady, if that makes any sense.
    For me 3.01 is perfect.
     
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  14. Redcarmoose
    If anyone noticed I always preferred the 1A and IER-Z1R combo, though now the 1Z and IER-Z1R is absolutely perfect. I can’t believe anyone would not be in amazement!
     
  15. hamhamhamsta
    I'm glad this works out for 1Z & 1ER. Play around with the tips too, it can eeked out that last 5% sound quality; I found I really like spiral dots filled with mandarin tips foam inside. It sounds very exquisite, clarity is up the roof for ear tips, and its very moving and emotional, I can hear vibrations in the vocals; gives me goosebumps. String instruments especially violin and guitar are amazing with JVC FX850.
     
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