Product Comparison: Sony NW-WM1Z vs Sony NW-WM1A
- Purchased the Walkman to replace my ageing iPod which is full! Capacity is good with available card extension.
- Great sound and smooth user interface. The best player in this price range in my opinion when paired with good quality headphones.
- The 256gb storage is good and with a 400gb micro sd you can upload your full life’s collection into it.
- With the solid big buttons, it feels like a classic metal build Walkman in your hand.
- The screen is the same as in previous ZX2. It’s a 4 inch screen which has a 854 x 480 resolution.
- The touch screen after the updates works perfectly fine.
- No lags in my 300GB + of jazz albums (600+ albums) in flac/a few in DSD. The OS handles everything without burden, a previous concern.
- The external buttons are well placed and the hold button (to disengage functions) is simple and well positioned.
- The touch screen works fine perhaps lacking a little fluidity when scrolling but I don't find it an issue.
- Also have a 400GB SD Micro card and all works fine. Wow!
- It’s a clear upgrade in terms of audio performance matched with high Quality of construction, materials and detailing.
- Sony focused purely on the sound and an elegant design and hit it out of the park on both counts.
- The build quality, design and functionality are top notch.
- Sony went all out with this player and used only the best materials and components to achieve perfection in portable sound.
- Excellent player.. feels nicely solid in the hand.
- The build quality is excellent, it feels heavy, but much lighter than the coveted gold model
- Apart from being better built and with a much nicer user interface (including touchscreen), the Sony is extremely musical (something the QP2R lacks)
- Physically it is well crafted, very robust, and in my opinion a beautiful HiRes DAP.
- First, its design is absolutely outstanding, if not the best, of its class
- Great sounds and packed with features. A balanced connection. Well constructed.
- Sound quality is very good as is the build of the Walkman.
- The sound through the normal headphone jack is crystal clear with a good bass sound.
- I have it connected to my system using bluetooth and the clarity is amazing.
- As yet I have not had the pleasure of listening through the balanced out, but i can only imagine how that sounds. Great product.
- Powerful to drive Utopia and even Hd800, awesome to look at, wonderful sound performances
- I am delighted with the Sony for its excellent sound (-I much prefer it to A&K models I tried out)
- Its bass is simply superb to any other DAP offering I have heard thus far.
- The unique thing that is important is the sound. I've listened DSD, FLAC and other formats. The sound is fantastic.
- There are two gorgeous gold jack sockets one for standard 3.5mm and a 4.4mm for balanced cable.
- I like that the Bluetooth features can be toggled. It works well with an Astell & Kern XB10 for wireless listening.
- Long battery life and great sound under 4.4mm balanced output.
- Wonderful sound, beautifully built, great battery life.
- Battery life is super long. One of the criteria that I chose Sony 1Z over AK SP1000SS or CU version. Used for 12 hrs long with DSD/Hi-Res/CD formats and still 1/2 full when I got home.
- Battery life is truly phenomenal, Sony was able to optimize the performance, depending on the file format, to have a playback of over 30hrs.
- Battery life is also one of the best in comparison to other comparable DAPs.
- I enjoy unexpectedly good battery power.
- But to me at this price range WM1A is the best choice, taking UI, design & battery life into consideration as well.
- Not too large for most people to hold, wrist strap is supplied. Very good battery life
- Amazing battery life, lots of options, eq settings.
- Battery life is decent, considering I keep the screen on for long intervals and play this at a fairly loud volume with high gain and tone controls activated.