Originally Posted by Keeper
So now that u have the 729, how does the SQ compare to the S639? I am still trying to decide if i should pick up the latter.
The A729 sounds a little more fuller in soundstage than the S639f but just a little. I find that the instrument separation is better on the A729 but again just a little. Both the A729 and S639F are great sounding DAPs. I think the later models like the A845 and S574 would sounded equally as good if it wasn't for that terrible EU volume cap which was put on all Sony DAPs after 2009. One thing I miss though is a virtualizer function like what found on Android music player apps. I feel the virtualizer function give more life and atmosphere to tracks but the Sony SQ is very good as it is anyway.
DAP - Samsung Galaxy WiFi 4.0, Cowon D3, Sony X1060, Sony S639F, Sony A865, iPod 5G (Rockbox), Cowon J3, Sansa Clip+(Rockboxed), Sansa Fuze (Rockboxed), Apple iPod Touch 4G 64GB.
IEM - Sony EX310LP, Panasonic HJE900, JVC FXC80, Sennheiser CX300II