SONY NW-ZX2 DAP
post-13981359
Post #14,041 of 14,547

SebaE2012

Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 29, 2012
Messages
90
Reaction score
52
Joined
Dec 29, 2012
Posts
90
Likes
52
+1 on that. It's also the last android dap that sony has released. I've read from this thread some users who will not shift to the WM1 series because of the streaming capabilities of zx2.
+1 on that. It's also the last android dap that sony has released. I've read from this thread some users who will not shift to the WM1 series because of the streaming capabilities of zx2.
I'm actually one of those people whoo wouldn't get a WM1 because of the lack of streaming capabilities. It's not that I stream much (I much prefer listening to my own music which also tends to be in much higher quality), but I don't like loosing the capability, especially when paying a hefty sum for a DAP. Sometimes I use streaming for discovering new music or for listening to music which is not otherwise available in my area. Therefore, I hope Sony incorporates some sort of WiFi capability in their next wave of Walkman. Currently, I'm more than happy with my ZX2, but I know there'll come a time when I'll have to move on.
 
     Share This Post       
post-13981366
Post #14,042 of 14,547

SebaE2012

Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 29, 2012
Messages
90
Reaction score
52
Joined
Dec 29, 2012
Posts
90
Likes
52
Sony wants to stay away from android, I think Sony will continue using their own Sony OS from now on.
Sony wants to stay away from android, I think Sony will continue using their own Sony OS from now on.
Couldn't Sony come up with a way to incorporate streaming into their own OS? I see why it's difficult from a business standpoint (how to convince developers to come up with their apps for a niche product?), but perhaps there's a way to get around this...
 
     Share This Post       
post-13981384
Post #14,043 of 14,547

kms108

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 27, 2012
Messages
2,765
Reaction score
839
Joined
Jan 27, 2012
Posts
2,765
Likes
839
Not difficult, just add wifi and have the feature built into their own OS, I think Sony want's just a basic OS for playback of Hi res, may be they think wifi will affect the quality, and they dont want to pay royalty for streaming service, unless they have their own.
 
     Share This Post       
post-13981391
Post #14,044 of 14,547

kms108

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 27, 2012
Messages
2,765
Reaction score
839
Joined
Jan 27, 2012
Posts
2,765
Likes
839
I'm actually one of those people whoo wouldn't get a WM1 because of the lack of streaming capabilities. It's not that I stream much (I much prefer listening to my own music which also tends to be in much higher quality), but I don't like loosing the capability, especially when paying a hefty sum for a DAP. Sometimes I use streaming for discovering new music or for listening to music which is not otherwise available in my area. Therefore, I hope Sony incorporates some sort of WiFi capability in their next wave of Walkman. Currently, I'm more than happy with my ZX2, but I know there'll come a time when I'll have to move on.
I never stream, and don't intend to do it now or in the near future.
 
     Share This Post       
post-13981449
Post #14,045 of 14,547

purk

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Sep 26, 2001
Messages
10,199
Reaction score
2,175
Joined
Sep 26, 2001
Posts
10,199
Likes
2,175
I also disagree, probably half of the DAP on the market doesn't even come close to the ZX2 when it comes to SQ, built and battery life. I've even replaced the battery on mine, had it for 2 years, have it as a backup player whiles using the ZX300.
Yup, I appreciate the ZX2 for its features and sound quality as well as user interface. I have the 1Z and it is better but the ZX2 is still a great sounding device. Other players may have better driving power, but the ZX2 still sound very refined and analog to my ears. I only use the ZX2 with very easy to drive Sony MDR-SA5000 and Focal Utopiaand Jh13pro FP.
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: kms108
post-13981472
Post #14,046 of 14,547

SebaE2012

Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 29, 2012
Messages
90
Reaction score
52
Joined
Dec 29, 2012
Posts
90
Likes
52
Yup, I appreciate the ZX2 for its features and sound quality as well as user interface. I have the 1Z and it is better but the ZX2 is still a great sounding device. Other players may have better driving power, but the ZX2 still sound very refined and analog to my ears. I only use the ZX2 with very easy to drive Sony MDR-SA5000 and Focal Utopiaand Jh13pro FP.
Yup, I appreciate the ZX2 for its features and sound quality as well as user interface. I have the 1Z and it is better but the ZX2 is still a great sounding device. Other players may have better driving power, but the ZX2 still sound very refined and analog to my ears. I only use the ZX2 with very easy to drive Sony MDR-SA5000 and Focal Utopiaand Jh13pro FP.
I agree. I find it refined and elegant. I use it mainly with SE846 and, in my opinion, the power is plenty to drive them perfectly. I have found it a bit lacking for certain cans, though. Still, I don't listen at high volume levels.
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: kms108
post-13981476
Post #14,047 of 14,547

SebaE2012

Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 29, 2012
Messages
90
Reaction score
52
Joined
Dec 29, 2012
Posts
90
Likes
52
I never stream, and don't intend to do it now or in the near future.
I understand. Not a fan of streaming either, but on occasion it comes handy.
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: kms108
post-13981517
Post #14,048 of 14,547

Buddhahacker

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 25, 2013
Messages
944
Reaction score
303
Location
Florida
Joined
Aug 25, 2013
Location
Florida
Posts
944
Likes
303
Yep. I used to stream with Tidal but eventually dropped it. I found that I was only using it to tryout new genres or see if I liked a particular artist/album and then I would purchase for my library.
 
     Share This Post       
post-13981533
Post #14,049 of 14,547

BRCMRGN

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 30, 2009
Messages
777
Reaction score
98
Joined
Dec 30, 2009
Posts
777
Likes
98
Yep. I used to stream with Tidal but eventually dropped it. I found that I was only using it to tryout new genres or see if I liked a particular artist/album and then I would purchase for my library.
I used mine originally just for Tidal. I use it to try new stuff, but I usually don't stream, I download locally (128GB internal is nice for that). I buy a lot less since I started using Tidal.

Since the 400GB cards came out, I can put my whole 16/44 and HIDEF FLAC library on the ZX2, as well. It's getting a lot of use now.
 
     Share This Post       
post-13981577
Post #14,050 of 14,547

SebaE2012

Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 29, 2012
Messages
90
Reaction score
52
Joined
Dec 29, 2012
Posts
90
Likes
52
Not difficult, just add wifi and have the feature built into their own OS, I think Sony want's just a basic OS for playback of Hi res, may be they think wifi will affect the quality, and they dont want to pay royalty for streaming service, unless they have their own.
Yeah, it might well be the case that Sony wants to avoid any extra expenses. Their assumption may be that high-end Walkman are a niche products, for serious music enthusiasts or audiophiles many, if not most, aud
I used mine originally just for Tidal. I use it to try new stuff, but I usually don't stream, I download locally (128GB internal is nice for that). I buy a lot less since I started using Tidal.

Since the 400GB cards came out, I can put my whole 16/44 and HIDEF FLAC library on the ZX2, as well. It's getting a lot of use now.
Yep. I used to stream with Tidal but eventually dropped it. I found that I was only using it to tryout new genres or see if I liked a particular artist/album and then I would purchase for my library.
When I stream, I use Spotify (I have a family account, and the rest of the family prefers Spotify for easy of use, sharing with friends -in my area it's by far the most popular service-). I cannot download to the SD card. Instead, Spotify uses up internal memory (2 GB), so it's not much that one can download in this way. If anyone knows how to circumvent this storage setting, I'd greatly appreciate a word on that.

And yes, I use it only to check out a particular artist or album to purchase later. I've done many purchases this way.
 
     Share This Post       
post-13981581
Post #14,051 of 14,547

SebaE2012

Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 29, 2012
Messages
90
Reaction score
52
Joined
Dec 29, 2012
Posts
90
Likes
52
On a slight change of subject, does anyone know if there are any 4-pole TTRS cables available that I can purchase to use with the SE846 and take advantage of the TTRS connection in ZX2? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 
     Share This Post       
post-13981716
Post #14,052 of 14,547

Richter Di

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 11, 2003
Messages
1,312
Reaction score
301
Location
Germany
Joined
May 11, 2003
Location
Germany
Posts
1,312
Likes
301
Age
54
Website
pilates-powers.de
     Share This Post       
post-13981734
Post #14,053 of 14,547

Richter Di

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 11, 2003
Messages
1,312
Reaction score
301
Location
Germany
Joined
May 11, 2003
Location
Germany
Posts
1,312
Likes
301
Age
54
Website
pilates-powers.de
I'm actually one of those people whoo wouldn't get a WM1 because of the lack of streaming capabilities. It's not that I stream much (I much prefer listening to my own music which also tends to be in much higher quality), but I don't like loosing the capability, especially when paying a hefty sum for a DAP. Sometimes I use streaming for discovering new music or for listening to music which is not otherwise available in my area. Therefore, I hope Sony incorporates some sort of WiFi capability in their next wave of Walkman. Currently, I'm more than happy with my ZX2, but I know there'll come a time when I'll have to move on.
Main reason for me to get the ZX2 was the possibility to stream Qobuz CD quality. BTW, do not install the latest update 4.0.11 since you can’t import anything any more and it does not stream anything. Just horrible. Wish I would be able to go back one version.

I used mine originally just for Tidal. I use it to try new stuff, but I usually don't stream, I download locally (128GB internal is nice for that). I buy a lot less since I started using Tidal.
Spot on. It is a real money safer (in my case not Tidal but Qobuz).
 
     Share This Post       
post-13982851
Post #14,054 of 14,547

imparanoic

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 18, 2016
Messages
340
Reaction score
85
Joined
Sep 18, 2016
Posts
340
Likes
85
i think they should create a successor to NW-ZX1 or ZX2, with oreo 8.0, sooner or later, spotify and tidal won't support 4.1/4.3 which zx1 and zx2 uses, however, probably,this won't be until at least 2020 or 21, when the app won't support older version of android

an xperia walkman phone for the audiophile, similar to onkyo granbeat dp-cmx1, as their current walkman are not android based ), an flagship walkman phone with snapdragon 835/845 would cover the market, balanced output 4.4mm and 3.5mm unbalanced, separate power, os con capacitors, ldac, bluetooth 5.0, aptx hd for high bitrate wireless audio

even better if they create a padfone like dock (hybrid tablet as their xperia tablet z4 was retired in late 2015) so they can used this flagship phone as a modular tablet
 
     Share This Post       
post-13983169
Post #14,055 of 14,547

SebaE2012

Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 29, 2012
Messages
90
Reaction score
52
Joined
Dec 29, 2012
Posts
90
Likes
52
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 5)

Top