Hello Sflo2 forum.
Just registered and joined this forum, although prior to joining I read the ENTIRE 161 pages of comments,accolades,discouragement, and humor with the Sflo2.
I may be a bit out of my league here although I do have an S9 but my headphones leave MUCH to be desired after searching out some of the headphones you folks seem to have.
A bit of history... I stumbled on to the Sflo2 after I inadvertently immersed my S9 in a bit of coffee.. enough to render it useless. Fortunately one of my sons is proficient in computer/electronic fiddling and took the S9 apart, cleaned it out and put it back together again. The only issue was that my battery life went from infinity to 45 minutes. I sent it back to Cowon and they are replacing a switch board and the battery. ($84). I absolutely LOVE the Cowon and kind of thought it was the best around. I have listened to no name MP3 players and after the Cowon broke got a great deal on a refurbished Fuse so I had something to listen to. (was not impressed)
I absolutely LOVE music and the way it sounds... or should I say.. the way it is brought back through a GOOD player/headphones... I used to have some high end stereo equipment in my youth but have no home system now. Dabbled in what I thought were decent priced headphones.. all in ear, but again.. some of the prices of yours are a bit high end for my budget, but the reviews of the higher end offerings sound incredible
My S9 is done and I should receive it back soon. The Sflo2 looks quite interesting and the SQ sounds at least as good as Cowon if not better... Of course.. I also checked out the J3 which is the next upgrade from the S9. i can't afford two players so if and when I do purchase the Sflo2 or J3, the Cowon would be on the market.
I wanted to thank all of the people who have contributed to this forum as I have learned alot about the ins and outs of the DAP or PMP world. The idea of an decent little headphone amp and some super duper headphones makes me yearn for it ALL... can you tell i love good sound? er.. well maybe not...
just wanted to get on the Sflo2 bandwagon .. or at least follow behind it a bit