Product Comparison: Sony NW-ZX300 vs Sony NW-WM1A
- User interface seems good - I listen to a lot of classical music so listing by composer is helpful. This device has probably just given my CD collection a whole new lease of life.
- Sound quality is excellent and the touch screen was a surprise, very sensitive and responsive even more so than my Sony Xperia zx mobile phone.
- The screen is matte, which is a refreshing change from pretty much everything else on the market.
- Plenty of options to tweak and the screen and layout is great.
- The large storage capacity is also a plus as it allows a large volume of hi res music files to be stored.
- 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!
- First impressions...beautifully built, huge potential storage capacity.
- Build quality is fantastic and the weight and feel of the walkman is of a high quality premium item.
- This is a beautifully crafted device with an attractive interface
- This is a very nice and solidly built piece of kit, with a neat leather patch on the back that stops it sliding around.
- Solid, well built product with great sound
- 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.
- Using the NW-ZX300 with Sony's XBA-N3AP headphones and their balanced cable MUC-M12SB1 initial impressions very positive. The DSD/Flac demo's as you'd expect sound excellent
- Even using with some 320kps MP3s the sound is noticeably better than using the same headphones with a Sony Z3 Xperia mobile phone.
- Dropped a Micro SDXC card into it and it recognised the data without fuss - no real need to read the instruction guide.
- Beautiful detailed and musical reproduction. Expansive sound stage. Bass lines very clear and easy to follow. Very immersive experience.
- Balanced output is very clear and far superior to the standard output.
- 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.
- Battery life is good - though not amazing.
- Sturdy build, easily pocketable, 4.4 balanced port. Battery life is outstanding.
- The best sound quality I've heard. Battery life is excellent too
- Great battery life, easy navigation and the size is truly portable.
- Very good build quality and battery life.
- 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.