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Looks like an old A series to me..?
Seems that I’m the only one who cannot hear the difference with the new 3.02 FW
I have generally not been able to detect the differences between any of the fw. My audio memory does not stretch far enough to cover the time it takes to load a new fw and rebuild the library
I’m thinking no one knows? Though the article calls it the NW-A100?
This is what may be new this year.
That would be half good as not only do you not have something new to like; but you also don’t have a thing to dislike.
I like 1.2 plenty.
One difference between FW 3.01 and 3.02 is that in 3.01 normally with tambourine, I would just hear a single note now with 3.02 I can hear each individual pairs of metals jingles in this song Beyond - 真的爱你 (sorry peeps that doesn't read chinese)
Kind of torn between 3.01 and 3.02 now. There are times with certain songs I missed the thicker notes of 3.01 but most of the time enjoying the extra details and air with 3.02.
Best is I can go back to 3.01 anytime I want. Appreciate the efforts from Sony to continue on improving on the WM1A/Z launched 3 years ago.
I stayed with 3.01 at the end, it benefits noth IERs I have
I feel that headache again^^
I used to think FX1200 was the best IEM ever made. Won't know if you don't try. For my case, it might have been better if I didn't try other IEMs after owning the FX1200. But in your case, you will have your WM1A tomorrow. It will only take some of your time to try the WM1A with different firmwares to get the best match with your current IEMs. Such options are not readily available with other DAPs. Hope you enjoy your explorations. ^^
What I would prefer is to switch the 1A on, LOVE what I hear and then get on with my life I guess I`ll know soon enough^^
All the comments are trying to be helpful, but in the end, you don't need to follow any of it. If you want to turn it on, enjoy it, and not bother with any of the different firmwares, that is fine. You can leave it like that indefinitely, or change your mind at some point. Purely your choice, and whatever you feel comfortable with.
I know they are trying to help and they absolutely have!! But I`m not an analytical listener like many on this forum. I don`t need to get those extra 5% micro details as almost all the music I listen to is electronic music like Trance and House.
So again I`m not trying to offend anyone here at all. I`m just being honest, speaking my mind and so on..
I'm very picky regarding sound with my 1A. I like 1.2 and 3.01 only till now.
Installed 3.02 and with N3 ...just WAW, such a change, sound-stage is huge! Bass is there, when is needed with enough quantity and quality. I use vinyl option only, not EQ. Pretty sure that WAW effect will gone with my other IEMs but time will tell. For now 3.02 stays.
When I purchased my WM1A about 2 months ago, came with 3.01 installed already.
Reading this thread has me curious as to how the other firmwares sound. I was fine with 3.01, but after hearing 3.02, There’s zero chance I’m switching back.