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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. nc8000 Contributor
    I have about 39.000 tracks on my 1TB card
     
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  2. Maxx134
    Well, I'm sure that goes on with a lot of gear.
    I can only comment on the fiio that I have owned which was the m11 Pro.
    My view is that it can hold its own against competition twice it's price.

    I don't think it should be compared to the Sony because of the different sound..
    I think the m11pro should be compared to the other units that have the same chip. I'm pretty much sure they will have the competition.
     
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  3. simon740
    I still cant decide between WM1A and Fiio M11pro :confused:
    Hmm...
     
  4. Maxx134
    Consider your gear what headphones are IEM you use and what type of sound you like prefer naturally and you choose your source gear accordingly.

    Sometimes a more energetic gear (fiio) can make a bland headphone sound alive.
    Some people have different priorities like natural timber (sony)..

    Some people prefer different aspects of soundstage.
    Some people prefer a detailed busy soundstage (fiio).
    Some people prefer a more liquid natural sound stage with more Layered detailing (sony).

    Some people won't notice much difference, if at all...
    if there are new to the hobby and will notice more differences with the IEMs & headphones,
    than with the unit.
    Why?, Because most differences fall within the last 15% range, except for the amplifier power which is easiest noticeable..

    So bottom line your dilemma has no answer ha, only you can answer it..
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
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  5. simon740
    thanks for that
     
  6. proedros
  7. simon740
  8. aceedburn
    In a nutshell, get the Sony if you want a Walkman that’s musical, feature packed and most importantly just works fine every single day without any issues and plays anything you throw at it. Or get a Fiio and live with Bluetooth and software problems that most probably never get fixed and everyrime you write to support you have to send them the music file that apparently causes the problem when the problem is with their firmware. They make great hardware but ufortunately FiiO suck big time at software. With all the issues the m11 and m11 pro are already causing, I won’t be surprised if m13 comes out early next year and suddenly support for m11 becomes redundant. History repeats itself with fiio one too many times.
     
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  9. rgr555
    any alternative stands for sony walkmans other than the Sony STD-NWU10 ? don't really want to spend $65-80
     
  10. nc8000 Contributor
    there is the full cradle but that cost even more

    SONY Walkman Cradle BCR-NWH10

    in theory you could perhaps use

    Sony Portable Dock Speaker RDP-NWT19 BM
     
  11. aceedburn
    Does this stand support the WM1A/Z as well? Would it fit into the dock? I was interested in getting it as well.
     
  12. nc8000 Contributor
    Yep

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  13. aceedburn
    Great thanks for the pic. But. It’s rather expensive for just a stand though on ebay. I would buy it in a flash if it sold for USD30 or less!
     
  14. nc8000 Contributor
    yes it’s a bit much
     
  15. lesale08
    Wow, I only have the 1A right now. So it means any accidental fall and bump of the 1Z could potentially lead to dents even with a case on it.
     
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