HWZ Forums

Login Register FAQ Mark Forums Read

anyone has the sony nw wm1a?

Like Tree3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 20-11-2016, 07:08 PM   #1
Supremacy Member
 
Fast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 7,229
anyone has the sony nw wm1a?

anyone has the above?
how does it compare with the onkyo dpx1? thinking of getting this is upgrade my old ak120
__________________
Fast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-11-2016, 07:38 PM   #2
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 22,714
Can try it at Sony store and see whether does it suit you or not.
I have tested before and post here:

Sharing: Hands on with Sony lastest product |MDR-Z1R|1000X|WM1Z/A|NW-A36

Few key feature of the new WM1A is the option to tap onto
the it's internal DAC settings like native DSD, high gain output
finally for high impedance earpiece or headphone at 70 ohms and above.

As the test set that I play was just a demo set, actual retail set
maybe different.
If you have compatible 4.4mm balanced jack earpiece or headset, this is where this Walkman will shine.
__________________
Each of us either chose to create our own road or follow others.
techidiot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 20-11-2016, 09:14 PM   #3
Supremacy Member
 
Fast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 7,229
Thanks.

I have a sony xba a3 though
not sure if it fits well haha
u know wher got stock now?

QUOTE=techidiot;104829550]Can try it at Sony store and see whether does it suit you or not.
I have tested before and post here:

Sharing: Hands on with Sony lastest product |MDR-Z1R|1000X|WM1Z/A|NW-A36

Few key feature of the new WM1A is the option to tap onto
the it's internal DAC settings like native DSD, high gain output
finally for high impedance earpiece or headphone at 70 ohms and above.

As the test set that I play was just a demo set, actual retail set
maybe different.
If you have compatible 4.4mm balanced jack earpiece or headset, this is where this Walkman will shine.[/QUOTE]
__________________
Fast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-11-2016, 10:46 PM   #4
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 22,714
Thanks.

I have a sony xba a3 though
not sure if it fits well haha
u know wher got stock now?

QUOTE=techidiot;104829550]Can try it at Sony store and see whether does it suit you or not.
I have tested before and post here:

Sharing: Hands on with Sony lastest product |MDR-Z1R|1000X|WM1Z/A|NW-A36

Few key feature of the new WM1A is the option to tap onto
the it's internal DAC settings like native DSD, high gain output
finally for high impedance earpiece or headphone at 70 ohms and above.

As the test set that I play was just a demo set, actual retail set
maybe different.
If you have compatible 4.4mm balanced jack earpiece or headset, this is where this Walkman will shine.
[/QUOTE]

Sony store at IMM or 313.
To get the most of the walkman, your A3 can get Sony/Kimber Cable
custom cables if you are still using stock cable especially the 4.4mm balanced which may be
available in the future.
__________________
Each of us either chose to create our own road or follow others.
techidiot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2016, 12:12 PM   #5
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 22,714
The WM1A definitely an upgrade from the ZX2 I would say.
It's been 2 weeks since I've got hold of the WM1A. Im currently using the WM1A with the 4.4mm Balanced Cable to my Noble K10s.

A more spacious presentation and definitely less warm-sounding than the ZX2 (or ZX2 + PHA-3) on both Balanced and Single-End connections. Detail retrieval is amazing, especially through the 4.4mm Balanced plug, I could effortlessly hear the minute details in the background, and I would attribute this to the more expansive presentation of the music.

I would also like to emphasize to give the walkman a proper burn-in as stated by Sony themselves (200hrs), as my initial impressions of the walkman when I demo-ed at Sony store which had about <10hr burn in was... meh.




Anyway, for those who intend to get the Walkman, ill suggest getting the bluetooth remote control too, it is extremely convinient especially when you intend on using it regularly outside

Where did you get the remote from?
Amazon?
Cuz I check with Sony SG they say they are not bring in the handy remote.
__________________
Each of us either chose to create our own road or follow others.
techidiot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2016, 10:27 PM   #6
Supremacy Member
 
Fast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 7,229
Where did you get the remote from?
Amazon?
Cuz I check with Sony SG they say they are not bring in the handy remote.
Doesnthe remote work on Bluetooth or it needs wire
__________________
Fast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2016, 07:05 AM   #7
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 22,714
Doesnthe remote work on Bluetooth or it needs wire
BT, WM1A/Z even Walkman A3X are compatible.
Just curious where did he brought it from.
Cuz I have check with Sony, they say they won't be selling it here.
__________________
Each of us either chose to create our own road or follow others.
techidiot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2016, 12:58 PM   #8
Supremacy Member
 
Fast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 7,229
BT, WM1A/Z even Walkman A3X are compatible.
Just curious where did he brought it from.
Cuz I have check with Sony, they say they won't be selling it here.
I just ordered mine from japan. Go to buyee to find it under yahoo shopping. About 60 sgd
Fast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2016, 02:24 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 225
Where did you get the remote from?
Amazon?
Cuz I check with Sony SG they say they are not bring in the handy remote.
Saw the Sony NW-WM1Z at Stereo, the gold version really looks and feels like a gold bar.
gila-monster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2016, 04:05 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,693
Tiagong if buy the SONY 4.4mm Kimber Cable, buy from malaysia rm389 only. Now still slowly burning in the 3.5mm but my non-audiophile grade ears don't really hear any obvious differences.
mymymy92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2016, 04:16 PM   #11
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 22,714
Tiagong if buy the SONY 4.4mm Kimber Cable, buy from malaysia rm389 only. Now still slowly burning in the 3.5mm but my non-audiophile grade ears don't really hear any obvious differences.
Varies on your DAP and earpiece you use.
Better cable have EMI shielding, better power handling hence
better SQ but again depends on your DAP.
__________________
Each of us either chose to create our own road or follow others.
techidiot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2016, 04:44 PM   #12
High Supremacy Member
 
blazin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 28,383
I wonder does the Kimble Kable compatible with Andromeda
__________________
Canon 7D | 15-85mm | 50mm f1.8 | Σ 35mm f1.4 | 580EXII
http://www.flickr.com/photos/blazinbeat/
blazin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2016, 06:40 PM   #13
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 22,714
I wonder does the Kimble Kable compatible with Andromeda
Doubt so, those cable by Sony are for Sony own earpiece/headphones.
Other headset, maybe have to either do custom cable or
ask Kimble Kable whether they do or not.
__________________
Each of us either chose to create our own road or follow others.
techidiot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2016, 06:49 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,693
Clarification: I mean I didn't hear any differences in burning in but then again I'm still at 80 hours. Only listen it during my travelling time and some free time at night. Should be able to exceed 200 hours by the time my 4.4mm cable is ready. Then the whole process will start again lol.

I wonder does the Kimble Kable compatible with Andromeda
Should be. Since it is standard MMCX. And shall some people using it on their iems with MMCX connectors.
mymymy92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2016, 07:11 PM   #15
Supremacy Member
 
Fast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 7,229
What DAP did you come from anyway? Even with my therium silver single ended cable I could hear the differences in sound stage and low-end with my K10s, I came from ZX2 with Mojo and PHA2/3.

Yup and it costs much cheaper in malaysia so I bought the cable from there. Lucky I bought it earlier cause theres a backlog now

I ordered from jaben my
Hope they deliver soon
__________________
Fast is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On