Been following this amusing thread. Silently. I think I ought to add some impressions myself.
You've already met Andrew,the owner of the player #2,well I'm Andrei and I have the #1. Let me tell you what - it really is amazing. I gave 500euros on a compulsion (like you do on the net) but didn't really expect to be that different from what I've already used (Cowon D2). After all,how much better can a portable player be,right? Wrong. There is nothing subtle about the improvement. It's just in another class. The bass is punchier the treble is leaner and the soundstage...I couldn't even imagine this could be done with headphones. There is depth and width and 3d and whatever other cliche you may employ. I'm not a reviewer,because I listen to music emotionally rather than analytically but if anyone asks me how good this player is,the only thing I can say is this - every time I have it playing it puts a smile on my face.
Btw - take a look at the players' site - there's is a link to the buyers' reviews (more like impressions) and looks like Mike from headfonia has posted some.
And another thing - 64GB card on a screen less player is not such a great idea - you'll need a list to carry around,or a wunderkind memory. Personally I use 8gb cards.
Edited by debaserr - 1/21/12 at 2:23am