SONY NW-ZX500
Dec 16, 2019 at 12:13 AM Post #1,261 of 8,642
Dec 16, 2019 at 12:36 AM Post #1,262 of 8,642
do you have to press the power button on the ZX507 each time for the screen to wake up? as an iOS user who is new to android, is there a function where you can simply tap on the screen to get the display to come on?
 
Dec 16, 2019 at 12:43 AM Post #1,264 of 8,642
Yes, you have to press power button to get the screen to wake up. There's no options to tap.

thank you :) i've been spoilt by the simple pleasures offered by iOS :)
 
Dec 16, 2019 at 1:13 AM Post #1,265 of 8,642
driving 105/120 High gain on HD800 single ended. It's just pretty loud enough for me. Even with single ended, the imaging and soundstage on the HD800 with ZX507(dsee on) is so impeccably good. Guess 50mw output from ZX507 can still run 300ohms headphone decently well.

Gotta save up and research for a good 4.4mm Cable for HD800.
 
Dec 16, 2019 at 1:14 AM Post #1,266 of 8,642
thank you :) i've been spoilt by the simple pleasures offered by iOS :)
you need amoled screen to have that, nothing about os actually, and zx is lcd iinm
 
Dec 16, 2019 at 1:26 AM Post #1,267 of 8,642
you need amoled screen to have that, nothing about os actually, and zx is lcd iinm

It's got nothing to do with screen pixel/lighting technology, you can do it with an LCD screen too depending on how it is made/wired (iPhone XR is LCD screen but has tap to wake).

The trick is to keep the capacitive sensor layer of the display active and at standby at all times so it responds to taps even when the pixel and backlight layer is off - traditionally thin film touch enabled display have all three layers bunch and powered together simply because it is easier to make and that it made sense - most people only touch the screen when it is lit and separating them just for tap to wake feature is really not cost effective as it increased complexity plus of course doing that wasted precious battery life, so it's not something that inherently made sense to have.
 
Dec 16, 2019 at 8:36 AM Post #1,268 of 8,642
By the way:
Does this cool cassette background also work with streaming apps like Tidal? Or only the Walkman app?

Bump!
 
Dec 16, 2019 at 10:37 PM Post #1,271 of 8,642
The ZX507 has arrived. I really like it’s size - Light and compact. It’s nice to have a smaller device after a few years :)
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Dec 17, 2019 at 12:49 AM Post #1,272 of 8,642
The ZX507 has arrived. I really like it’s size - Light and compact. It’s nice to have a smaller device after a few years :)

Don’t mind could u share your impressions w the M9 on ZX500?

I tried Z1R and it’s good but didn’t feel it was close to the fair value figure I had in mind

that said, M9 is substantially more fairly valued imo

I did feel M9 was kinda boring tho (perhaps the synergy of ZX500 can remedy this)
 
Dec 17, 2019 at 12:57 AM Post #1,273 of 8,642
Don’t mind could u share your impressions w the M9 on ZX500?

I tried Z1R and it’s good but didn’t feel it was close to the fair value figure I had in mind

that said, M9 is substantially more fairly valued imo

I did feel M9 was kinda boring tho (perhaps the synergy of ZX500 can remedy this)

Have you tried the M7?

The M9 was designed for stage monitoring so it is "boring" in that sense. The M7 is more for listening and thus not as neutral but that also means it is less boring. You'll probably get more change from selecting a different earphone than choosing a different player.
 
Dec 17, 2019 at 1:13 AM Post #1,274 of 8,642
Have you tried the M7?

The M9 was designed for stage monitoring so it is "boring" in that sense. The M7 is more for listening and thus not as neutral but that also means it is less boring. You'll probably get more change from selecting a different earphone than choosing a different player.

This is also my concern. Currently I use my ZX507 with XBA-N3BP and Kimber Kable, seems less boomy to me than with the original cable. I wonder if it would be worth it to upgrade to Z1R, M7 or M9, but no chance to try them out. Anyone using N3BP and having chance to compare to one of those? Thanks.
 
Dec 17, 2019 at 1:22 AM Post #1,275 of 8,642
If you seek a fun sound signature, I think the JVC wood series of iems offer that.

On ZX507. DC Phase Linearizer Set to Type A High does make the IER-M9 sound closest to a punchy Dynamic Driver. In my opinion, It would require 250hours burn in on the balanced to get the kind of extremely deep sounding subbass and punchy bass on type A setting.

my ier-m9 is on stock cable which is sliver mixed copper. I believe you would get better bass slam with Kimber kable as its pure copper.
 
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