V – 8/10
P – 9/10
F – 9/10
D – 8/10
U – 9/10
Total – 8.6/10
Verdict: High-Resolution Audio is the way to go.
Have you ever had one of those days where all you want to do for the entire day is stay at home, crank up some tunes, and just watch the world pass you by? Well, we can’t help with that feeling of depression, but we can help you in choosing the right audio player for when that wave of emotional depression becomes too overwhelming. If you’re looking for that crisp, crystal clear sound to cope with one of those days, it can only be for the Sony HAP-Z1ES High-Resolution Audio HDD Player.
It Can’t Get Any Higher
With the ability to playback high-resolution audio files, the HAP-Z1ES allows you to pick up every underlying note, every guitar pluck, and every deep bass kick with unmatched clarity and richness. This is due to the digitising of the original analogue audio source that was recorded at a much higher sampling and bit rate as compared to CDs. This allows you to indulge your ears in hi-res audio at its purest form.
Versatile To The Very End
Thanks to its high level of versatility, the HAP-Z1ES is capable of supporting a wide range of uncompressed as well as compressed file types. Even if you did download the right song in the wrong file format, the HAP-Z1ES can still play it perfectly. This way, you do not have to waste time trying to convert your favourite tunes into playable formats.
Store As Much As You Want
If you’re anything like me (neurotic, sarcastic, narcissistic – take your pick), you will eventually begin hoarding up songs you will probably never listen to again or might make the time to listen to, but that day isn’t today. The collection of tracks I have amassed over the years is no laughing matter as I’d rather delete everything else on my computer rather than my songs. However, thanks to the 1TB of storage space on the HAP-Z1ES, you never have to worry about not having enough space for your music any longer.
Simply download the HAP music transfer app on your computer and it will sync and copy all your tracks onto the HAP-Z1ES wirelessly. The next time you were to download any new tracks, it will be automatically transferred. You can also control the HAP-Z1ES without having to use the remote provided. Simply download remote control app onto your smartphone or tablet and gain full control.
Bigger, Better, and Louder
Although great on its own, the HAP-Z1ES isn’t complete without amplifiers and speakers; that is where the TA-A1ES High-Resolution Audio Stereo Amplifier comes into play. Simply hook up the HDD player onto the stereo amplifier to truly give your ears the finer things in life. Designed to give you the best in terms of high-resolution audio, the TA-A1ES comes with a field-effect transistor (EFT) input buffer that delivers enhanced sound quality with extremely low distortion, allowing you to enjoy your music in peace.
Written by Teh Wi-Liam