They recommend small folders and I think I shall have to make mine smaller this weekend, it doesn't like folders with 200 files in them like I have!!
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7/2/09 at 11:16am
He he he he... Beside that, where should I hide the new DAP (the AMP3) from my wife ? heh he heh e... Wow.. This is the curse for being too long with head-fi
Edit: Wait.... I already have the D10......
Back to topic. I hope tstarn06, sasaki or others owners can give us a good/detailed reviews.
So i was fortunate enough to win 2 AMP3's at canjam but unfortunately my father took one without permission as his early father's day gift.
I have only been listening to it for the last 2 days and wanted to have more time with before writing anything but i couldnt hold out any longer lol.
When i first saw the AMP3 i wasnt impressed the design and shape is nice but not amazing, and the ui was nothing crazy. The more i used the player the more i found problems. I may be wrong as i dont have an instruction manual, but you use the play button, to play/pause music (by pressing), select options while in the menu, access the menu(by holding for a little) and power on and off the player(by holding longer). Choosing music is a little tricky and it seems slow going through the menus. But on the plus side it has a FM tuner and way you can store text files in like an ebook section i believe.
But despite all the problems i mentioned above which though i am complaining about are nothing major, when i first plugged some headphones into the amp3 my jaw dropped. I had no idea that my PK1s could sound so good. Everything was so clear the bass was so punchy the mids were so well presented and the highs seemed a little thin but much more present than with my zune/nuforce icon mobile combo. I thought i was listening to a different set of headphones. So i plugged them back into my zune and my icon mobile and i wasnt imagining it the amp3 just drove my PK1s better.
They also drove the ALO-780s so well i was surprised, they did a good job of controlling the notorious ultrasone bass. When i compared the gain in sq to the problems with the ui it was a no brainer and i havent listened to my zune since. Actually i did just for comparison purposes and it could not stand up at all.
I only loaded on the latest mp3 files(192-320) that i had on my computer but i still have to spend some more time and listen to my favourites before i can be definitely sure. But so far the AMP3 blows every portable player i have heard out of the water.
Mr 1 is a recorder, right? Not a DAP or amp. At least that's what it looks like at the Korg website.
And I am with you on this, SQ is what I want as well, not features I never use (or can manage without). And this is priced so much lower. You do have to add the cost of a 16GB SDHC card, so that boosts the price $50, but that is still under $200 for 20GB, with the option to expand when the 32GB cards are available.
I can live with the small screen and folder views, no doubt. I will have to organize my music a little, since I have some folders with large numbers of tracks in them. But no matter, I will do it. Also will need to rip some tracks in .wav, to get the best sound.
Am also intrigued by the idea that the included buds sound best (Craig at Whiplash says they sound better than his custom IEMs, but not sure which ones he owns). They look like rebranded Yuins (PK1s, I hope).