Four Way Portable (Sony ZX2, iPhone 6, AK100ii, Chord Mojo) Shootout w/ Andromeda IEM

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  1. likearake

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    That's interesting. Perhaps the demo at minidisc has been handled a bit roughly...

    Definitely was much hissier than an iPhone as well as my onkyo and some AK players I demoed. The music did sound fantastic otherwise.
     
  2. Merrick

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    Mine does something similar. When I wake the player from sleep I hear hiss and it dissipates in about three seconds.
     
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    My zx2(but with Jupiters) has that first burst of hiss, but even after its hiss is quite strong. More than A&K 70 and 300.

    EU version, with everything disabled.
     
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    Hmm ok maybe it is normal then. I do listen relatively quietly so might be more bothered by hiss than others. That being said, could still hear it over the noise in the store such as people talking.
     
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    Any Zx2 balanced impressions from the meet?
     
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    Bump.
     
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    Found a weird issue with my ZX2. I loaded three albums onto the internal memory, and when the DAP uploads the database, it hits 35% and either stalls or just stops updating, and only one of the three albums shows up. I deleted all three and added them again and had the same issue. Anyone else experience something like this?
     
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    Yes... it stalls and you have to just let it keep running for a while. If it doesn't proceed after 10 minutes, try restarting the app and manually rescanning your library.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Well, I've tried this a few times now and no success. It either remains stalled or just stops trying to update. Any other suggestions? I've already restarted the whole device twice.
     
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    I'm not sure then. It would eventually start working for me after trying it a few times. I only use my microsd card though. Have you tried to cancel/pause the scan and then going to the settings on the top right corner of the music app, and updating the database from there?
     
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    That's how I've been getting it to scan, is through the settings in the top right corner of the app.
     
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    Well, after doing the update manually about 20 times, it finally went through to 100% and the albums have all shown up. Very strange.
     
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    Is there any downside to the Euro volume capped version if I'm just going to be running IEMs or portable headphones anyway? Is the downside just purely related to max volume/power?

    Anyone have success running Tidal HiFi in offline mode? Many Android DAPs, including my DP-x1 have a known skipping issue, but I haven't found any complaints of ZX2 (which implies its ok?)
     
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    Hello friends!
    Did someone had a chance to listen to the Sony nw-wmz1 and 1A?
    Could they be compared with those in the first graphic?
    Thanks
     
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    My thoughts here ... which don't include my musings on various incompetent fuckers inability to use basic search.
     
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    Thank you for your patient sirs! @Torq I'm old and a slow learner.
     
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    The tread (sic) title had me in 2 words, but hey "three way" would have done.:D

    I read the first line of this post and felt Monty Python. Michael Palin in the Cheese Shop perhaps. Or perhaps a Cleese scene from Fawlty Towers.

    Funny as all get out.

    And not at all like headwise.
     
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