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SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by leylandi, Jul 30, 2016.
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  1. Sarnia
    It plays 16/44 fine.

    Obviously the better the recording the better the sound. Some of the older CDs I've ripped sound much worse than newer ones.
     
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  2. gerelmx1986
    sure it does I have 97% 16/44.1 FLAC, and does it sound awesome 14991773035301604541801.jpg
     
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  3. nanaholic
    WM1 series plays FLAC just fine. Best of all it's the only player that plays 16/44 FLAC AND gives you 40 hours of play time. :)
     
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  4. nc8000 Contributor
    I don't know how anybody get 40 hours. I get about 20 hours 16/44 flac playtime on lowest brightnes and with all features and transmitters disabled selecting single albums and playing them end to end
     
  5. Acemcl
    i haven't seen 40 hours either but i have gone past the 30 hour mark
     
  6. PCheung
    Usually around 15~20 hours play time on balance, 30 hours on SE.
    Playtime depends on EQ settings, BT remote, NFC, music format (flac should be more power consuming than mp3 or wav) or, do you keep fiddling the display.

    40 hours seems extreme case.
     
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  7. nc8000 Contributor
    Didn't consider balanced which is what I use
     
  8. nanaholic
    If you interact with the screen a lot you'll burn more battery. The screen is actually the component which uses the most battery.
     
  9. gerelmx1986
    I do manage to squeeze arround 24-27 hours on my WM1A by ignoring screen (avoiding temptation yo use it)
     
  10. TheOracle
    From the 3.5mm, there isn't much of a difference between the two at all (based on comparing the two for about a week before selling off the ZX2; also based on both the 3.5mm jacks with balanced cables). The big difference is with the 4.4mm on 1A. The entire presentation is wider, cleaner (instrument separation, details), livelier & more articulate. To me, the XZ2 (and the 3.5 on the 1A) sounds dull in comparison and lacks all the intricate details and soundstage you get on 4.4.
     
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  11. TheOracle
    I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Actually, my second set of Zeus should be at my door when I get home from work today. I went ADEL XRA on the first one and have gone ADEL-less and just R for the second.

    As others have already said, no hiss I can detect at all.

    You're welcome. I hope you enjoy your Zeus as much as I do!
     
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  12. cfc7
    Thanks!
    Same difference if using TRRS on ZX2?
     
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  14. beowulf
    How is that experience going? I ordered the MDR-EX1000 from Japan earlier today and am very curious about them. I'd have no problems even getting rid of the Andromeda if they're good enough, but probably the sound and DDvsBA touch will be just too different to have either of those being enough.
     
  15. gerelmx1986
    I have the z5 and they sound spectacular, pretty neutral, yes, they do have some bass, however, the bass is controlled very well
     
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