Sony NW-ZX300

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by riotgrrl, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. abitdeef

    psikey would know for sure but that kimber cable sure looks thicker and heavier. I would cancel and just get the regular sony black cable and save some dosh. Unless you are going to be extremely rough with your setup. And lets be real, only a moron or retard would beat up nice audio equipment.

    No offence to morons or retards intended.:) I quite often fall into both categories.
     
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  2. abitdeef

    Well no because this is a touch screen and you need the on screen buttons to navigate. Although I suppose they could make it so you could enlarge it and shrink it by touch.I'm spoiled by the 300 because I remember daps that had no album art or tiny album art like dx90. Would be cool if the zx300 got rockboxed, then lots of UI options would be available. Doesn't seem too many Sonys get rockboxed though, maybe because of Sony's proprietary hardware and software.
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  3. Mark2010
    With the side buttons you don't really need the on screen buttons.

    It seems like they just lifted the OS from the A30/A40 without fully utilizing the zx300 screen space.
     
  4. psikey
    The Kimber cable is thick/relatively heavy but super soft & flexible. I love mine but did suggest the Basic version. The kimber is the thickest mmcx cable I've ever owned (must have had over 5 types now) but still beautiful without the crappy memory wire which I personally hate.

    I've even order a 4.4mm to 3.5mm adapter so I can just keep the Kimber on my SE846's when using with other SE devices.
     
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  5. JerryHead
    Thicker and heavier than the standard black Sony balanced cable?
     
  6. psikey
    Yes. I posted a photo of it further back in the thread.

    Found it

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  7. JerryHead
    Thanks, it was a little hard to determine the true dimensions from those original photos. To be honest, the Kimber doesn't even look all that thick in your photo above, but I'm taking your word for it. I prefer my cable lighter and thinner, even if it has the dreaded memory feature. I cancelled my Kimber order and ordered the original black Sony balanced cable.
     
  8. max007007
    Dear all, I have just moved from zx100 to this new zx300. May I know how to enable the "surround" sound settings as in zx100? I like this type of sounding. Thanks
     
  9. ltanasom
    I'm looking for new dap and are interestedin zx300 and ak70ii.
    Has anyone has a chance to compare both daps?
    If yes, an advice on which one is better (sound, headphone power output, etc.) would be really appreciated.
     
  10. abitdeef


    The screen space is basically the same size as the a30/40 screen but the display is much better imo- the matt screen rules! Who knows maybe sony will add the enlarge album art function. I prefer touch screens anyways, especially with such nice solid hardware buttons. No complaints here.
     
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  11. Brice d’Oliveira
    Hello guys,
    Please, for you, what’s better to go balanced:

    - Sony MDR-EX1000 EX
    Or
    - Sony XBA-H3
    Or
    - Sony XBA-N3AP

    Do they all have 4.4mm jack ?
    Thanks for your answer.

    Have a good day :)
     
  12. kms108
    Only the N3 have Balanced, either optional or get the N3BP, the H3 as optional, whiles the EX1000, it's either custom or use a adapter, although adapter is hard to come by, depending on where you live.

    http://e4ua.jp/?p=2825 or

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  13. Brice d’Oliveira
    Thanks for the answer, on eBay and on sony’s Website they say EX1000 is balanced ?
     
  14. kms108
    I don't see it being balanced, and it's been discontinued for years, only Japan still sell them, but haven't been advertised or promoted.
     
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  15. Brice d’Oliveira
    Ok, thanks.
    In fact I wanna go balanced, but with earphones shape like ex1000 or xba-h3 (around my ears), with mmcx connectors and with 4.4mm (without adapter).
    Sincerely i’m so confused with all these prices, config, cables and earphones...
    And plus prices are often sooo big woï...
     

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