have you got the problem checked with Sony Support Guys....
The thing is, as far as Sony is concerned, it's not actually a problem. To them, it is functioning the way they designed it to work depending on the country you bought the device in.
What we want to do is get around the restriction Sony have placed on the device if you have bought it in Europe.
guys, can someone send the destination settings tool for sony walkman? i'm really frustrated right now! Sony Centers are answering my questions full of BS. :silenced:
All European Walkman's have a volume cap that cannot be disabled, this in turn affects the SQ to a certain extent... I have owned the Euro A-Series which was limited so I sold that and bought a Z-Series from the USA via NYBox (shipping service), the difference in volume was immediately apparent and had a way better SQ (this was probably due to being a new model)... I sold my Z1060 (32gb) and bought a Japanese market only Z1070 (64gb) and went lossless (Flac & Atrac), this is a fantastic device and buries any iPod/Cowon etc, the soundstage is immense and the SQ is well impressive... Sonny have just released the F-Series which is also very impressive according to reports though I would recommend buying a US or Japanese version on eBay.
If your considering getting a amp get a Sony female-lod to get a dedicated 'line out'.