@simal1966: SQ is a given in a high quality player, I would expect no less. What I will NOT accept is a player that is locked down & feature deprived just because the developer SAYS so. THAT is what my real point was and still is, and I would expect you to understand where I'd been leading my posts thus far. The creater of this player decided to omit features because of an elitist attitude. The hifiman players are all considered amazing here on Head-Fi,.....I didn't see the basic necessities skipped on THOSE just because the developer SAID SO.
Really, I'd have LOVED for this to be the end-all & be-all you and the producer of this device claim it to be (as you make me feel like you'll never buy another player after this, no???). But, I really doubt that's the case - especially since there's so many other low & high cost alternatives that do so much more, and are so feature rich for the $$$. Price vs value matter nowadays, as well as excellent SQ - ALL MATTER EQUALLY.
Edited by tds101 - 1/6/12 at 4:58pm