15 Year Member
- May 4, 2004
I had the HAP-S1 and absolutely hated it. It was one of the most un intuitive pieces of equipment I've ever owned. Ended returning it after about a week. It put me off on Sony for any type of cutting edge hifi.Gaiz, I'm not going to buy this (or something like it) until I move later in the year, but does anyone know of something "better" than this deck, as it's pretty old. The only comparable stuff I see are "streamers" that have an external drive port.
Home reviewSony’s ventured into high-definition audio territory with impressive results - the HAP-Z1ES is a smartly designed, superb sounding piece of kitwww.whathifi.com
The Z1ES looks like it's actually what the S1 was trying to be. It's probably much more user friendly considering the advances in technology since the S1 was introduced back in 2016.
Cambridge makes a couple of comparable products I believe.