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if it's 3.02 , many wm1a users didn't like it found it too lean/metallic
try the 3 ones i told you
It is exactly that! Metallic and lean. Thing is, It is alot less metallic on non balanced cable.
I really hope that the firmware is the cause of it as otherwise its a fantastic player.
try 1.2 / 2.0 / 3.01 and i am sure all will be fine
I LOVE 1.2
Thanks for Advice man! really helped. tried 1.02 first but was a bit harsh at treble end then went up tp 1.20 and its a flawless!!
however what i had to do was change back to se cable. i feel like elecronic music does not sound as good on balanced. classical and acoustic/instrumental was better on ballanced however.
now im defiantely keeping my brick. poor jeans pockets..
thnaks a bunch!
glad to be helpful ,enjoy your new wm1a
1.2 was 1.20 ,i was just lazy typing the finalzero i guess
try also 2.0 , i have 3.01 because of the usb dac thing and like it but it may not be much to your liking
1.02 and 1.2 were diferrent patches. And 1.02 was a bit if a mess in treble region. 1.20 is perfect. Will try out 2.0 aswell a
But from what i have read it makes it a bit U shape. And walkman is a bit less pronounced in this area then v30. So i need to give my head a bit adjustment as it is.
Whitigir,could you please tell which cable did you use for this mod?Witch thickness?
Ugh...what mod ? I modify a lot of stuff lol.
if u meant what Awg to use for wm1Z, I would say anything that is larger than 21awg will do
Whitigir,I was referring at Sony wm1z silver gold mod.Witch brand did you use?I have used some Mundorf silver gold 24 awg without insulation for my wm1a.I braid them in two with a PTFE sleeve.
The result is not quite what I was expecting.The sound is kinda thin, not organic and engaging like is suppose to be after upgrade.I am thinking the wire I put inside is not silver gold, even so I have bought it as silver gold.It may be plain silver.The 3.5 port with the original internal wire is sounding more natural with full body comparing with balanced one.
Any idea why the sound is lifeless?
I think the wires u have probably is a counterfeit
I notice with firmware 3.02 I can now comfortably use low in stead of high gain, albeit on somewhat higher volume, with my HD660S/WM1Z.
Also sounds very good, more natural?
Whitigir,that's what I am afraid.I bought them from Audiophonics,France.From where did you get yours?
I understand.I will buy from them then.I will love to change the wires on the 3.5 port.Do you have any tutorial made with this?