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Originally Posted by bangraman View Post
 

 

Oooooh.... not if you stick one on a bench, lol. But the nouveau-iRiver stuff is out of control for sure. I was seriously looking at the latest Sony Android PMPs which are a way more sensible option, but none of these ever get timely Android updates so they become pretty worthless in a very short period of time if you want the full flexibility of an Android device. It's not like the HP outs are terrible on most phones now and of course there's always the OTG option (which I personally never use) so I'm happy to leave the new-gen-but-actually-kinda-similar-to-old-gen DAPs to those who feel they're getting something out of them.

Check out the Sony NW-ZX1.  It is pretty darn nice. The headphones output is not powerful enough for full-size cans but it is excellent for highend custom IEMs.  The Andriod on the ZX1 is pretty solidly done as well.  Don't buy the UK ones though as it may suffer from sound quality issues due to Euro dreadful volume cap.

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Yeah I just said why I probably won't buy it. The majority of the time my music is coming from something else, not a stored file (another reason why 'dumb' DAPs are dead to me now)... so the ability to keep up with the Android ecosystem for 2-3 years would be key if I bought an Android device. The problem with these PMP's is that the OS is ancient when they're released, and they usually don't get updates. That, and the fact that the sound isn't a giant leap over the better phones.


Edited by bangraman - 7/23/14 at 1:54am
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