Performance/the sound was our priority. Big and powerful sound needs current to deliver and that draws power. We rather have 4 hrs. of incredible music listening experience than 5 hours of compromised performance. You can use WA8 while charging if 4 hours of continuous playback is not enough. The amp/DAC runs off the battery so the sound is not effected while charging. We are shipping to customers who ordered early on so I'll let them speak for WA8's performance.
6/10/16 at 11:58pm