Originally Posted by OverlordXenu
Sadly, Coby is crap, and PQI's stuff looks like crap.
Only looking at these PMP devices as spdif source output for the ibasso D1 or other spdif DAC means that the quality will based on the audio file decoder and spdif bus to correctly implement quality biphase mark code signal with <1-10 ns jitter. It also depends on if they added in some DSP to the decoded audio signal you don't know about or can't turn off.
But, yeah, if you listen to them with the stereo out, that may produce fairly poor audio since it is from the comsumer grade DAC and AMB. That is why we are looking for these devices in this thread with spdif so we can use an external DAC and amp. I view these purely as sources. All I really want is
(Large Memory)>(file organizer/playlist)>(audio decoder)>(digital out)>