Sony NW-ZX300
May 3, 2018 at 9:53 PM Post #6,391 of 12,492

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Im in that route too. 2.5mm balanced and use adapters to 3.5mm and soon 4.4mm. Seems 2.5mm is more famous because of AK players and other DAPs beside Sony.
 
May 3, 2018 at 9:55 PM Post #6,392 of 12,492

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I agree but at the same time one would be losing ground as one would be getting a TRRS for 2.5mm instead of a TRRRS for the 4.4mm plug.
 
May 4, 2018 at 2:14 AM Post #6,393 of 12,492

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well the only bad thing is the connector sticks out so much, kinda worried it'll break since i usually have my dap in my back pocket
 
May 4, 2018 at 2:24 AM Post #6,394 of 12,492

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well the only bad thing is the connector sticks out so much, kinda worried it'll break since i usually have my dap in my back pocket
You could opt for an adapter with a pig tail then, much more convenient IMO.

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May 4, 2018 at 5:24 AM Post #6,395 of 12,492

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You could opt for an adapter with a pig tail then, much more convenient IMO.

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This one from FiiO is built well. The wire is much thicker then their other adapters and mine came with a spare length of twisted wire in the box... not sure why?
 
May 4, 2018 at 1:23 PM Post #6,397 of 12,492

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I prefer the simple adapter than the pigtail. I remember I tried a very expensive pigtail adapter and compared it to simple adapter. The simple adapter sounds good, no degradation and coloratin.

The pigtail adapter sounded more congested and added a bit warmth. The pigtail has more complex components, such as cable, female adapter, male adapter, solder, ect. Could be one of those have made the SQ degraded.

Just my 2 cents :)
 
May 4, 2018 at 3:12 PM Post #6,399 of 12,492

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I just tested it on macOS 10.13.4 and it worked with no problems.
 
May 4, 2018 at 8:54 PM Post #6,400 of 12,492

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Has anyone had any success with the usc-dac in current OS versions?
MacOS 10.13 and Windows 10?
Neither work for me so wondering if I got a bad device or if Sony is behind in supporting recent OS versions (by a year?).
Working on win 10 but havent checked after the recent April update.
 
May 4, 2018 at 11:16 PM Post #6,401 of 12,492

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Balanced cables came today... huge step-up from SE output endeed.
Now, to another freaking 200 hours burn-in, again...
But the sound worth the waiting anyway...
 
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Balanced cables came today... huge step-up from SE output endeed.
Now, to another freaking 200 hours burn-in, again...
But the sound worth the waiting anyway...
Is the zx300 bringing out the best in HE 400i in balanced? is it adequate?
 
May 4, 2018 at 11:54 PM Post #6,403 of 12,492

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Is the zx300 bringing out the best in HE 400i in balanced? is it adequate?
Not so sure since I haven’t gone through the burn-in yet, and it sure has greatly affected the sound from the zx300.
But I can tell it is clearer and better in detail from SE output, and more vibrant. So I’m seeing an even better sound from the ZX300 Balanced out. Off the box it hasn’t reach the equal to using my HA2SE amp, but my experience with the SE say it will surpass HA2SE in a week or two. Will update this after the burn-in (・∀・)
 
May 5, 2018 at 12:43 AM Post #6,404 of 12,492

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Balanced cables came today... huge step-up from SE output endeed.
Now, to another freaking 200 hours burn-in, again...
But the sound worth the waiting anyway...
Sexy - which cable is that you are using with your Z5?
 
May 5, 2018 at 12:49 AM Post #6,405 of 12,492

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Sexy - which cable is that you are using with your Z5?
It’s a 6-core bronze cable done by a local store in my country. Not sure if it has a name...
Retailered for ~$100 I think
 

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