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£1,999.00

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4.9 based on 7 customer reviews

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Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

7 Customer Reviews

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Perfect for my needs!

HAP-Z1ES 19/02/2016 by Nigel7

Beautifully built, like a rock and very heavy this is a serious music player for uber serious audiophiles. All my music is now automatically upscaled to double DSD, you can of course change this to your original native music res if required. Well designed software for iPads or Tabs and your smart phone for remote. Downloading music to the hard drive can be a slow process, but once its done there are no streaming issues to ever worry about. Value for money for this type of player is excellent. Recommended.

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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All round great

HAP-Z1ES 06/03/2015 by Phil007

I bought this a year ago having a slight fault with the screen of the player apart from that simply brill

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Good one box solution to music storage ......

HAP-Z1ES 17/12/2014 by fatkat

you can tell there's but coming......stuff that could be done better ..music transfere software kept falling over until I feed it my music collection in bite [pun] sized pieces....of about 50 albums at a time this then was totally seamless... instruction manual is almost useless......if its to get you to experiment and fiddle then it worked ..if not don't waste the paper. omissions ..no digital out ..... whats with the nasty cheap plastic remote ...that seems to have only about 10% of the needed features ?[maybe it has more but there was no obvious instructions other than how to fit batterys ].......again don't put it in the box if it reduces the perceptions of a good bit of kit if you have a smart phone or iphone then ....its junk you need to make an app for the kindle fire ........ and now for the upside .....the sound of my ripped [ to flac] cd collection effectively up-sampled to sacd is just stunning. Easily outperforming a similar quality boutique cdplayer. once you've worked out how to use the various buttons and knobs ...its relatively simple [but still finding options mostly by accident ]

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Good

Ease of Use

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Superb sound

HAP-Z1ES 16/12/2014 by KJ58

Having been a user of ES products in the past I am pleased to say that Sony have produced another quality product which continues that heritage. The build quality is second to non and sonically the unit borders on breathtaking - it really is that good. The positioning of instruments, the clarity and presence of vocals, the depth of bass and drums are all as the recording engineer and artist must have envisaged. The remote app makes song selection an easy task. If ever a piece of hifi equipment deserves to be auditioned, then this is it - you will not be disappointed.

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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I don‘t regret that I bought HAP-Z1es.

HAP-Z1ES 12/11/2014 by Snorri

Last 50 years I have been diligently testing high-end stereo equippments. I listen mostly to classical music. HAP-Z1ES is deep-laid tool for music lover that wants a good sound quality. It is convenient to keep the music files in the equippment and manage it with smartphone. There are four family members in my home and thereof three students. Therefor I´m not always able to have a computer for myself even if there are three of them in the house. Therefor it is convenient that the player is standalone unit. HAP-Z1ES is built as high end tool, the resonance from racks do not affect the sound much and I can use high-quality balanced interlinks and power cables. No mismatching from file to DAC. I bought HAP-Z1ES to play high-res files, which I do with great pleasure, but its sound quality from files 44,1- 16 bit are so good that I have ripped CD- disks (lossless uncompressed) much more than I expected that I would, and listen to them in HAP- Z1ES even though I have an excellent CD- player. (First I ballance the CD-disks., clean them and degauss.) HAP-Z1ES does not sound digital, rather very natural and comfortable. It is also user friendly. Anybody can choose wether he uses the DSD Remastering engine or not. I have it nearly always on. I have never been in trouble with the technique. First I used WIFI and now I have it wired to router connected to desktop computer so now the files transfer faster and I also have access point in my listening room. The upgrades come whithout trouble. I recommend this player.

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

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Great sound great quality

HAP-Z1ES 12/09/2014 by christoum

I bought this player 3 months ago and ever since this player never stopped to give me musical joy. Great sound and great build quality. I recommend the people to buy this product with eyes closed. Every product from this brand works perfectly even after 15 years. I like Sony and everything she does makes me happy.

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

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Design

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Ease of Use

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Highly recommended.

HAP-Z1ES 28/07/2014 by Lensman_93

This is an brilliant music player, with very good build quality and finish. Once you've got your music on there, it's very simple to use. The tablet-based control program is good, although I find the Android version a bit slower and clunkier than the iPad one! My only real criticism is that the full manual should be available as a pdf file not just as an HTML resource. Highly recommended.

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Good

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