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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
  1. HoodedHoodlum
    The Benks was actually going to be my choice, until I saw the case that I have now. And I'm glad I have it on, as yesterday my 1A fell from knee height onto a concrete floor, haha.....

    I am one to take my DAPs out and about, so this case is perfect.
     
  2. Vitaly2017

    Ohhh my goodness you are crazy man. Poor 1a lol
     
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  3. a86709286
    How does Z1R paired with wm1z?
    Would you recommend wm1z with Andromeda?
     
  4. phonomat
    Maybe it was an unconscious experiment to test the new case.
    Koan of the day: Without the case, would it have fallen anyway? :wink:
     
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  5. bflat
    I would not recommend Andromeda. I tried it and the low end sounded bloated and the treble was rolled off. Upon reading others' impressions, the consensus is that you want a source with around 2 ohms output impedance. A mismatched pairing will sound like what I experienced. I can only assume WM1z has less than 1 ohm output impedance. I tried using an iFi IEMatch and that helped somewhat, but still short of what the positive reviews describe. Fortunately, I was able to return the Andros within the window of full refund. It's a shame, ALO service is top notch and I really was hoping to hear what many have described as a top IEM.
     
  6. auronthas
    With balanced pure copper cable eg. Sony Kimber Kable or ALO Reference 8, I like these synergy Andros/WM1A. Of course YMMV.
     
  7. Colors
    WM1A + Andro OG synergy is amazing. Massive soundstage, excellent imaging/spatial cues and a very good treble extension.

    WM1A + Andro Gold is also a very good pairing too. But I personally like the SR15 for it as it brings out the lower mids bit.
     
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  8. Jalo
    Or may be it is an unconscious desire to upgrade to the 1Z? The 1A has to be broken first:wink:
     
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  9. phonomat
    If you (or rather your subconscious) assume it's an upgrade ...
     
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  10. djansia
    What do you think about the SE846's sound connected to the "normal" SE exit? Everyone insists on connecting very sensitive iem to balanced outputs, but this could change them in the sound signature because they were not designed to handle all that power. You may like it and I don't argue with it but at that point we are talking about different headphones.
     
  11. janolisboa
    Do you thing the SE846 are that sensitive?but yes I will make the comparison at home. Maybe just a proper 3.5mm silver cable would balance the extra warmth out. But I still would like to have proper headphones to enjoy the music at home and take with me on trips because the IEM sometimes irritate the inside of my ear canals.
     
  12. djansia
    I am not the one who says this but his factory data.
    Just try to connect it to the standard 3.5 output and you will hear that it will no longer sound swollen, bassy or "exaggerated". Many people like how it sounds from the balanced and powerful outputs of their DAPs, but it is no longer the same SE846. Greetings, Andrea.
     
  13. Lookout57
    I like the ALO Reference 8 balanced with the Andromeda on the WM-1A/1Z. Good clean bass, just missing the deep sub-bass.
     
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  14. Whitigir
    If u wanted amazing sub-bass, Sony has the answer for you, and that is the IER-Z1R
     
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  15. auronthas
    Or Sony MDR EX-800ST if you are keen on studio monitoring type, for real sound listening , smoothness throughout frequency range pairing with WM1A.

    Sony Mdr-ex800st Headphones Inner Ear Type[japan Import] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0046ESVVG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_EYFXDbK0WGG9Z
     

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