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i hope that wm1a plays 16/44 FLAC just fine , it's the only format i use now
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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i hope that wm1a plays 16/44 FLAC just fine , it's the only format i use now
sure it does I have 97% 16/44.1 FLAC, and does it sound awesome 14991773035301604541801.jpg
 
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i hope that wm1a plays 16/44 FLAC just fine , it's the only format i use now
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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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. :)
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
 
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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
i haven't seen 40 hours either but i have gone past the 30 hour mark
 
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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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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.
Didn't consider balanced which is what I use
 
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If you interact with the screen a lot you'll burn more battery. The screen is actually the component which uses the most battery.
 
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If you interact with the screen a lot you'll burn more battery. The screen is actually the component which uses the most battery.
I do manage to squeeze arround 24-27 hours on my WM1A by ignoring screen (avoiding temptation yo use it)
 
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Can you elaborate a little bit more?
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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AWESOME , i am finally sold on getting it :L3000:

one last thing - is there hiss with the wm1a ? zeus is supposed to be slightly hissy , what's your take on the matter ?

(thanx for the info , MUCH appreciated :beerchug:
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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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.
Thanks!
Same difference if using TRRS on ZX2?
 
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As the summer is coming sooner or later on my side of this planet, I needed to figure out a summer alternative to the Z1r / Z7. Both get warm in normal spring conditions here already. So I took my MDR-EX1000 out of their lovely leather case and gave them a first try with the WM1A. Good synergy at first listen, but compared to the Z1r they are still a little hot with Miles Davis's trumpet. Also the bass, even though deep and precise could use a little lift. So I thought why not give the tone control a try.
Bass + 2
Mids - 2
Treble -4
Those are my settings right now. Seems to me that Sony finally made a player to bring out the MDR-EX1000's full potential. It is about time that Sony gives us a true MDR-EX1000 successor without any balanced armature drivers.
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.
 
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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.
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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