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I'm at a fork in the road...either go full regard and get the 1Z or get the Paw Gold and wait for 1Z prices to come down.

In my experiences, go direct, because taking junctions would only make it more expensive in the end ...unless pricing was never a factor :D
 
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I'm at a fork in the road...either go full regard and get the 1Z or get the Paw Gold and wait for 1Z prices to come down.

Rule number one is never buy anything you cannot afford or have to stretch. and if you are in the position to do either, go straight to the 1z, you won't regret it.
 
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He says " to get the paw gold and wait for prices of 1z to come down "
You would probably loose money buy the time you sell the paw gold and get the 1z which would probably take next time this year to see any sort of discounts.
 
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It's so flexible that it just wraps around my ear without any memory wire holding the shape like most other aftermarket cables.  
Thank you!
 
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I've managed to borrow Jude's 1Z for the night and wrote my brief thoughts about it over the AK380 thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/763752/astell-kern-ak380/7160_20#post_13096860

In short to me sonically either player are satisfying depending on preferences. For non-sonic the 1Z is more practical whilst the AK380Cu+amp is more capable (to drive a wider variety of power hungry headphones).
 
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hi

please guide me

If you are wondering Andromeda My Mojo with good sound quality gives me
And hiss not
Mojo is definitely my selection.
One person suggested to me that I use with Mojo, ifi iematch
My smart phone is the Nexus 5.
But I do not know what the result of Mojo.
My next option is a music player.
And between model ak300, ak320,NW-WM1A,Qp1r,Opus#1,Opus#2

And according to a number of comments I think NW-WM1A
A better option.

http://www.head-fi.org/products/sony-digital-audio-player-walkman-nw-wm1a-b-black
http://avprogear.com/top-10-best-portable-music-players-for-audiophiles/

My budget is $ 1,500
Now do you think technically it's true?
 
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I havent listened to anything else since WM1A arrival. I also had a chance to listen to a fresh 1Z unit (no burnin). So no point comparing it, but honestly 1A is a bargain and I really believe if a store had ALL the current high end daps in the market for demo and a buyer had time to listen to all of them 1A will stand out in its price bracket and it will certainly beat half of the much higher DAPS if not 90% of them.
 
The pairing with the Sony MDR EX1000 is so good that I will get a balance cable made for it, regardless of the how expansive it is going to be turn out to be.
 
I am looking forward to two things next year, 300 GB MicroSD and planar IEM. 

I predict next year will be a quiet year for head-fi gears, not we will see a shortage of new product been released, no. Matter of fact the new releases will be at least double of what it was this year. It will be quiet in the sense that the buyers are becoming smart, and products like WM1A will force the market to either innovate or fall behind.

WM1A to me no doubt the DAP of the year and regardless of the category of product, the head-fi gear of the year.It is such a shame head-fi doesnt have such voting system where we can nominate and vote for our beloved gears. @jude
 
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I've managed to borrow Jude's 1Z for the night and wrote my brief thoughts about it over the AK380 thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/763752/astell-kern-ak380/7160_20#post_13096860

In short to me sonically either player are satisfying depending on preferences. For non-sonic the 1Z is more practical whilst the AK380Cu+amp is more capable (to drive a wider variety of power hungry headphones).
But why compare WM1Z versus stack and not CU alone?
 
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Anyone have a picture of how the WM1A fits in the Moleskin Small Shell case? Planning on picking up one of these to carry around with a set of IEMs, as they cost less than the cost of shipping alone for the Midas leather cases.
 
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Anyone have a picture of how the WM1A fits in the Moleskin Small Shell case? Planning on picking up one of these to carry around with a set of IEMs, as they cost less than the cost of shipping alone for the Midas leather cases.
This is the Moleskine Journey Hard Case Small.

 
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But why compare WM1Z versus stack and not CU alone?
Cos to me the AK380Cu+amp is just one unit & I hardly ever separate the two.
 
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Cos to me the AK380Cu+amp is just one unit & I hardly ever separate the two.

You think they have grown attached to each other and now it would be cruel :D
 
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