here is my thought about some of the complains~
about the storage topic, i too hopping that Nankai could throw in a 4G or 8G SD card in it(simply because i dont have any,only one i got is 1G and my 2G got stolen by a pretty girl in uni when i was nice enough to help her out with her computer!) but hey~ u r talking to a person set up the home network NAS system with homePlug and multiple pcs and wireless system as mesh network~ and play video and audio files on portable device like X51v and 5580 etc etc~ i had unlimited storage and twelve spare batteries on my palm yet i ordered Hifiman this morning and give up all the flexibility
consider this, many people here r into vinyl ~ how about that for size and storage factor~ and if you remember those days that you have to carry one of those soft pvc pad CD-Rom storage that stores only 10 to 30 discs to friends house to help them fix computer or just for music pleasure~ hows that compare to SD ??
not long ago i was looking into buying MD simply because of their SQ but u must already know the problem with uploading the sounds to MD takes long time with USB transfer speed and in-flexible too ~
so stop complaining about the storage factor etc etc, u lived the Vinyl,CD,MD era and you were happy with that, how much things has changed already ?
many r happy with their 32G ipc or touch and thats most so far u can get and that just another point.
with SD i actually find it amazing flexible! lets say you got two SD card, one you listening while the 2nd one can do file transfer at same time with your computer~ it takes so much less time compare to if you got one 120GB HDD built in DAP and u dont have to worry about the HDD damage and all your collection is dead !
some complain about not having the flexibility of having all collections on hand and listen to it any time, oh please ~ u r making me laugh lol lets not mention about even those 120GB ipod battery wont last till you finished listen to all of them here~ but have you hear about natural selection principle ? so here you got 32G SD and you dump it full but then u delete some, then you add some then you delete some again ~ gradually you got this 32G SD full of musics that you cant live with out or must have then ~ fine, the selection process is done, that SD card is a must have so you just go buy the 2nd one ~ because you know the 1st one is die hard collection and you wont move it any more and its a must have when u out and about testing all the rigs ? so why worry about the flexibility you claim as must have ?? u have true flexibility here compare to later when your 120G ipod is full , then you will really have to get a 2nd 120G ipod, which cost more you do the math