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Sony NW-ZX300

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by riotgrrl, Jul 10, 2017.
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  1. xblitz
    no you get me wrong. I sold last year my DPX1 after one month of usage due to change responsibility in work in office. So I am looking for another DAP this time that is comparable at least to DPX1 sound wise
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  2. superuser1
    You would be surprised what a good dap can do with the same pair of iems. Got the zx300 yesterday and yes yes it's definitely worth it. As @nanaholic rightly said this piece is a cool cucumber in the pocket! I'm using se right now and my god the lows are hitting the right spots for me.
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  3. Returnity
    Of course, I'm not underestimating the zx300, on the contrary I intend to buy one. But for me the IEM comes first...
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  4. xblitz
    Last year I bought my DPX1 and Titan Dunu 3 at the same time in the same shop. This time I want to go DAP route first then audi all possible iem's that will pair pretty good with the DAP :)
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  5. Mark2010
    If the Ak70 II over heats than that must reduce the life span of the battery ?
  6. nanaholic
    It doesn't overheat, but it does get pretty warm (in fact most AK players I've own gets pretty warm), which theoretically isn't good for the long term health of the battery.
  7. Mark2010
    I own the original AK100 but I have never noticed it getting warm.

    But I don't use the player very much.
  8. nanaholic
    I've owned the AK100, AK380 and two AK70s.

    They ALL get warm, but some more than others. eg the AK380 makes a great hand warmer in winter, but will burn your crouch area if you use it in summer with a pair of shorts.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2017
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  9. Mathieulh
    It's comparable on the SE output in terms of sound quality (although both devices have different distinguishable sound signatures), but the NW-ZX300 buries the AK70 MKII as soon as you start using the balanced output.
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  10. xblitz
    Like really? Is the difference night and day on both daps for BAL?
  11. Mathieulh
    I haven't used the balanced output on the AK70 MKII (I didn't have the proper cables at the time) so I can't tell about it, but the balanced output on the NW-ZX300 is a night and day difference against the AK70 MKII's SE output.
    Perhaps the balanced output on the AK70 MKII is comparable to the one on the ZX300, I can't tell, but it is unlikely considering the balanced output on the ZX300 has an almost identical sound signature as the one from the WM1A which itself is comparable (in terms of sound quality) to the AK320.
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  12. abitdeef

    It isn't even close, much clearer and refined.

    Yes out of the box and some burn in time make quite a bit of difference! Sounds more dynamic and open/layeted. Stage widened a bit, but is deeper, mids are right where I like them and are very detailed and bass is meaty and fast, and treble sounds more lifelike and refined. Good stuff!
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2017
  13. abitdeef

    That is really a good point about the heat, AK70 can get pretty warm (which at this time of year it's useful as a hand warmer :) only thing I can think of that ran warmer was mojo. As you said, no heat from the ZX300 at all, but if you look at the pcb and the way the power is routed and all the 'room' the circuits get and plus the digital amp runs very cool- it's no wonder.
  14. Hinomotocho
    A couple of questions please:
    When viewing the menu or folders do the buttons function to scroll through the option/tracks?
    What is the maximum album art/cover .jpg resolution?
  15. abitdeef

    just wait :) it gets better.
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