Indeed. I was actually looking at 64GB iPod Touches on eBay when I saw this thread yesterday and closed them immediately. Obviously time will tell as far as reviews go, but there's no point rushing into an iPod/CLAS/amp or iPod/HP-P1 set up until I know for sure if this thing will slay or not (and on paper it should), and cost wise they'll most likely be quite similar so... just have to wait and see! The appeal of a custom IEMs > single DAP is obviously great though; no need for custom low-profile interconnects, different methods of strapping it all together etc, just plug and play. I'm an Apple guy mostly but for music as long as I can just take my ALAC iTunes library, have it convert everything to AAC and dump it in the device then I'll be happy. I know there's a thing for Android that does smart-playlists so I wouldn't miss Genius, and obviously there's always the possibility of gapless too.
Also this thread must be the fastest growing on HF at the moment! Out of the blue comes a new challenger haha.
Edited by Somnambulist - 12/5/11 at 12:01pm