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Mar 6, 2017 at 3:52 PM Post #10,038 of 45,723

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If I buy this EU-Version volume capped is it possible to unlock that and how do I do it?


Yes. Info and links are somewhere in this thread.

Found it https://www.rockbox.org/wiki/SonyNWDestTool#Changing_destination_settings_and_sound_pressure_regulation
 
Mar 6, 2017 at 4:29 PM Post #10,040 of 45,723

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So got a few Sony goodies in the mail today - specifically the RMT-NWS20 remote for the 1A/1Z and also the MDR1000X noise-cancelling/wireless headphones. Wow, I've just turned my 1Z into a 100% wireless solution. The 1000X's at first pass are pretty decent in terms of SQ and comfort for out-and-about use, and I suspect they will be good on planes/trains, but will have to wait a little bit until I can test that use case. The integration with the LDAC for the 1Z/1A also works well, and I like the touch control of the 1000X's, including the ability to hear outside noises when you want to. Regarding the remote, you have to make sure your region is set to "E" as it then includes connectivity to the remote. My 1Z had been set to "U" and my 1A to E2, and neither recognized the remote, however that was easily changed with the hack. Now I can put my 1Z (or 1A) in my bag/pocket and not have to worry about any wires to the 1000X's or the need to take the player out when I want to change volume, tracks, etc. (either using the 1000X's to control the player when I'm using them, or the remote when I'm using other HP's/IEMs. Cheers
 
Mar 6, 2017 at 4:50 PM Post #10,041 of 45,723

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It is not just power but the whole sound presentation improves quite a bit. I wouldn't worry about 3.5 at all. Once you get the 4.4 you will not go back to SE. I have not use the SE since I have my 4.4.

Ok, thanks for the tip so i shall order two 4.4mm (both TRRS and 4.4 are at the same Price) so no worries them
 
Mar 6, 2017 at 6:03 PM Post #10,042 of 45,723

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The 1Z gets more impressive with more hours of use. Such a nice black background, so quiet that the sound emerges from. This adds to the separation of sounds, instruments, voices acoustics. Very fine! 
 
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  The 1Z gets more impressive with more hours of use. Such a nice black background, so quiet that the sound emerges from. This adds to the separation of sounds, instruments, voices acoustics. Very fine! 


​That makes me wonder if it would affect chamber music performances which are often intimate and dont need too mcuh separation staging. I find the 1A to be damn accurate and yet musical
 
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It is not just power but the whole sound presentation improves quite a bit. I wouldn't worry about 3.5 at all. Once you get the 4.4 you will not go back to SE. I have not use the SE since I have my 4.4.

Yes indeed! The sound presentation is enhanced to a different level. With SE, the sound is somewhat compressed and cramp. With 4.4, there is more depth and space in the audio.
 
Mar 7, 2017 at 10:53 AM Post #10,045 of 45,723

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SOny's software engineers are the best of the best, to optimize their OS speed drastically wow. My 1A no longer loses track position (need to test this with filled memories)
 
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Yes. Info and links are somewhere in this thread.

Found it https://www.rockbox.org/wiki/SonyNWDestTool#Changing_destination_settings_and_sound_pressure_regulation

Man is this only working for windows and no mac?


you can aska  Windows friend to help you out or put a Windows virtual machine in your mac
 
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