+1 on e-ink....
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+1 on e-ink....
All I'm waiting for is some news on the battery life when playing lossless files at a decent volume (75% of max or thereabouts). Battery life is important to somebody who is constantly on the go - I felt tethered to power sources when I was using the ipod 5.5, which made it feel like a ball and chain. I don't think I'll make the switch if I can expect the same situation...and say what you will about Cowon with their BBE, UI, etc..., but I have drained the battery of my J3 3 times in the 5 months that I've owned it. With the ipod 5.5, it was every 2 days like clockwork. For this head-fier, willfully inviting that same hassle into my life again would be like going back to Shawshank.
The Studio V goes up to 31. The DX100 goes up to 300. When I use to use my iphone4 I'd go a bit under half. Maybe 38 percent volume. Depending on my mood I'll listen as low as volume 1 on the Studio V.
For what it's worth when I do go to loud events I do take some form of ear protection now as I'm in pain the entire time if not. Can feel my ears constantly crackling.... Treble is the worst...
erm, this _IS_ Head-Fi, ppl don't visit the DIY forums just to look at pretty pictures..... they actually buy soldering irons, wire, sleeving, plugs, and.. oh jeez, I could have just said you hit the nail on the head! Doesn't everybody eventually custom cable their headphones (or at least go buy one if they shy away from hot soldering irons?) LOLOL.
I guess you're right, E-Ink would probably alienate a lot of casual folks. And we need them, for the more money they pay the more resources FiiO'll have to polish this thing
Besides, changing the display might cause another delay in production, which is the last thing we all want, I imagine.