Sony NWZ-ZX1 128GB Walkman with High Resolution Audio @ Amazon.de - £312.85
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Sony NWZ-ZX1 128GB Walkman with High Resolution Audio @ Amazon.de - £312.85

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Found 4th Oct 2015
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Some info below:

Now, thanks to the Sony NWZ-ZX1, you can finally take your High Resolution music on the move with you.

HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO

By now you're probably familiar with the difference High Definition has made to TV and, especially, movies on Blu-ray. Imagine, then, what a difference the same focus on sound quality could make. Well, now with the implementation of High Resolution Audio you don't need to imagine anymore! At its essence, High Resolution Audio provides music files in 24bit/96kHz or 24bit/192kHz formats. Digital music files at this level provide a much more detailed and smoother sound than typical CD (16bit/44.1kHz) files. The difference between HD music and typical MP3/ACC compressed music files is even more cavernous. Essentially, HD music offers a deeper and wider sound stage, more precise imaging and, above all, a far greater sense of realism. There are many HD Audio recordings already available to download online and you may already have started a collection on your computer. Where the Sony NWZ-ZX1 comes in to its own is in being able to take those recordings with you - in the highest quality possible. The NWZ-ZX1 supports a wide range of HD file formats, including FLAC, WAV and ALAC.

ENHANCED SOUND FROM COMPRESSED MUSIC FILES WITH DSEE

As a true music lover you'll probably have digital music in all sorts of files and at different qualities. Sony has recognised that you won't be able to get all your favourite music in HD and has therefore ensured the NWZZX1 gets the very best from all music files. DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files to a level that's close to CD quality. Working with MP3, ACC, ATRAC and WMA files, DSEE restores high level information previously lost in the compression process. The result is a more detailed, fluid and natural sound quality that's much closer to the original recording.

DRAG AND DROP YOUR MUSIC FILES

With the Sony NWZ-ZX1 running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it's easy to transfer your music files. Simply drag and drop your music files into place and you're good to go. Ease of use continues with the Sony Walkman app which offers a comprehensive display, including a clear equaliser.

128GB STORAGE FOR UP TO 36,000 SONGS

With 128GB of storage built-in you can store up to 36,000 songs. Even when storing high resolution files, the Sony will manage to hold around 600 songs.

NFC

With NFC (Near Field Communication) you can transfer non-HD files wirelessly. Simply hold the player to another NFC enabled device, such as wireless speaker system, and you'll be able to instantly enjoy wire-free music (note, HD playback is only available via a wired connection).

SUPERB BUILD QUALITY

With a machined aluminium body at its heart, the Sony NWZ-ZX1 is clearly built to last. In addition to providing a solid, weighty feel, the chassis also helps sound quality by offering maximum resistance to electrical interference. The quality finish continues with a 4 inch LCD TRILUMINOS display at the front and a high grip leatherette panel at the back. One detail that shows the level of care Sony has gone to is the headphone socket. Incorporated within a brass cylinder, the over-sized socket allows for the use of large diameter internal cabling; further improving the sound quality.

For the ultimate in personal audio, the Sony NWZ-ZX1 takes sound to the next level.
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Where does the tape go?
Original Poster
finnmaccool

Where does the tape go?



It's not an old-school walkman. It's a hi resolution digital music player!

Edited by: "hospital349" 4th Oct 2015
Original Poster
So many hot votes coming in... but unfortunately, more people are deeming this cold. Real shame; as it's a fantastic device and deserves your money.
For audiophiles only.
Why not buy the 16gb version + 128gb uSD card?
" DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files to a level that's close to CD quality."
Utter nonsense!
That £313 could buy me a lot of other items. Including a slightly lower grade music player, a 128gb microsd for it and a bunch of CD's to fill it up with! Not voting either way, someone will obviously find use for it but it's hard to stomach that especially when you factor in the cost of decent enough headphones to actually get any benefit from all these "features" oO
For Audiophiles, not the typical HUKDer who thinks iphones are expensive.

Since the former is a niche market expect cold votes especially since most on here vote a £50 junk tablet is a good deal as oppose to an expensive coaster.

Edited by: "ukbondraider" 4th Oct 2015
ukbondraider

For Audiophiles, not the typical HUKDer who thinks iphones are expensive. … For Audiophiles, not the typical HUKDer who thinks iphones are expensive. Since the former is a niche market expect cold votes especially since most on here vote a £50 junk tablet is a good deal as oppose to an expensive coaster.



iphones are expensive. its quite difficult to deny that
hospital349

So many hot votes coming in... but unfortunately, more people are deeming … So many hot votes coming in... but unfortunately, more people are deeming this cold. Real shame; as it's a fantastic device and deserves your money.


It could be the lesser NWZA=15 is only £125... hotukdeals.com/dea…011
Original Poster
morrig

It could be the lesser NWZA=15 is only £125... … It could be the lesser NWZA=15 is only £125... http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sony-nwza-15-high-res-walkman-16-gb-silver-125-amazon-2294011



If you did some research, you would know otherwise. It's a completely different kettle of fish.
Why sony is so expensive? They trying to be Apple?
Just ordered one from John Lewis
johnlewis.com/son…e0d

Edited by: "rodman" 4th Oct 2015
I'm sure this is the player I read about in the news a while back.
they where much more then this but also you have to buy headphones.
you have to be seriously into music so splash out £312 and then another £100/200 on a really decent pair of headphone to enjoy the quality of music you've bought the player for...
It supports FLAC. Colour me surprised.
Slow response on that and runs old Android
hospital349

High Resolution Audio provides music files in 24bit/96kHz or 24bit/192kHz … High Resolution Audio provides music files in 24bit/96kHz or 24bit/192kHz formats



Call me crazy but I don't think anyone can hear sound at 48kHz, let alone 96kHz.
nublets2k

Call me crazy but I don't think anyone can hear sound at 48kHz, let alone … Call me crazy but I don't think anyone can hear sound at 48kHz, let alone 96kHz.



Can you hear at 22kHz? Play some audio and compare 22kHz to 44kHz and let us know what you hear
The problem about 96kHz is the lack of properly sourced content. 192kHz...
Stone cold bargain compared to the zx2
Sony make good MP3 players but they get the design completely wrong. To an Audiophile the most important thing is the sound quality, they don't need or want all the other **** Sony put into their players (I have had many). Fiio get it right ... if only their players were a little smaller.
Might be a bit niche for this site but I'm really tempted, pair this with some decent iems, tidal subscription and you're in audio heaven, apparently the internals are very similar in the ZX2.
ukbondraider

For Audiophiles, not the typical HUKDer who thinks iphones are expensive. … For Audiophiles, not the typical HUKDer who thinks iphones are expensive. Since the former is a niche market expect cold votes especially since most on here vote a £50 junk tablet is a good deal as oppose to an expensive coaster.



​ ​IPhones are very expensive and quite frankly my idea of a typical iPhone user is not an audiophile or a high end user of anything , just following the herd.
People comparing this to the other NWZA-15 hi res audio player and then say get the 128gb card. Lol

Completely clueless....... FYI the ZX2 is £800+

Like I said carry on buying your £50 coasters


Edited by: "ukbondraider" 5th Oct 2015
rev6

Can you hear at 22kHz? Play some audio and compare 22kHz to 44kHz and let … Can you hear at 22kHz? Play some audio and compare 22kHz to 44kHz and let us know what you hear :)The problem about 96kHz is the lack of properly sourced content. 192kHz...



Only 20.
nublets2k

Call me crazy but I don't think anyone can hear sound at 48kHz, let alone … Call me crazy but I don't think anyone can hear sound at 48kHz, let alone 96kHz.



I think 96kHz is more about sampling frequency than a sound frequency.

Personally I am finding outside background noise affecting listening experience to the point I take only audiobooks with me. I don't vote as price seems to be better than elsewhere, but it is still quite a lot for a Walkman.

Edited by: "Aznar" 5th Oct 2015
"difference High Definition has made to TV and, especially, movies on Blu-ray. Imagine, then, what a difference the same focus on sound quality could make."

We don't need to imagine, it has been tested and found to be no different. An ABX test setup was devised where an HD audio source was optionally resampled to CD quality (44.1kHz 16 bit) then upconverted back to the original rate/bits.

In listening tests almost no one could tell if the resampling was switched in or not. The only way those that could tell was by noticing a slightly different noise floor during silence caused by the larger quantisation noise of 16 bit conversion.

The only benefit of HD audio is that producers might take more care mastering the content.

This is a ridiculously expensive portable audio player, but, for audiophooles that is as it should be.
Aznar

I think 96kHz is more about sampling frequency than a sound … I think 96kHz is more about sampling frequency than a sound frequency.Personally I am finding outside background noise affecting listening experience to the point I take only audiobooks with me. I don't vote as price seems to be better than elsewhere, but it is still quite a lot for a Walkman.



Sample frequency determines the maximum sound frequency. I'm fairly certain the main reason for higher sample frequencies is to include higher sound frequencies?
nublets2k

Only 20.



nublets2k

Sample frequency determines the maximum sound frequency. I'm fairly … Sample frequency determines the maximum sound frequency. I'm fairly certain the main reason for higher sample frequencies is to include higher sound frequencies?



Then if you think that's true, we shouldn't be able to hear the difference between 22kHz and 44kHz music.
There's a difference because there's less samples in 22kHz, less quality.

Edited by: "rev6" 5th Oct 2015
rev6

Then if you think that's true, we shouldn't be able to hear the … Then if you think that's true, we shouldn't be able to hear the difference between 22kHz and 44kHz music. There's a difference because there's less samples in 22kHz, less quality.



It is true, and it holds for 22kHz and 44kHz sampled music.

A 22kHz sample can only reproduce sound with frequencies up to 10kHz. A 44Khz sample can reproduce sound frequencies up to 20kHz - which is the limit of human hearing. Hence the Nyquist frequency (a very crude way would be to say max reproducible frequency = 1/2 x sample rate), which is why we use CD's with a 44.1kHz sample rate.

With a 22kHz sample you only have half the range you have in 44kHz sample and the difference is all within the human hearing limit. With a 192kHz sample you get sound frequencies up to 92kHz, which is at least 70kHz more than you can hear.



Edited by: "nublets2k" 5th Oct 2015
nublets2k

It is true, and it holds for 22kHz and 44kHz sampled music. A 22kHz … It is true, and it holds for 22kHz and 44kHz sampled music. A 22kHz sample can only reproduce sound with frequencies up to 10kHz. A 44Khz sample can reproduce sound frequencies up to 20kHz - which is the limit of human hearing. Hence the Nyquist frequency (a very crude way would be to say max reproducible frequency = 1/2 x sample rate), which is why we use CD's with a 44.1kHz sample rate.With a 22kHz sample you only have half the range you have in 44kHz sample and the difference is all within the human hearing limit. With a 192kHz sample you get sound frequencies up to 92kHz, which is at least 70kHz more than you can hear.



Thanks.
I've bought one for my dog as they can hear very high frequencies.
Unfortunately he still sh**s on the beach unless I stick the walk-man where the sun don't shine.
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