Originally Posted by dcfac73
Hi again. I've switched headphones to a Sony 7506, and the player does sound better. Still not up to my expectations from what I read in this forum, but it is better than what I initially experienced. I was using AT ES10, so I'm guessing the player doesn't pair well with those. It's on the warmer side of neutral to my ears, and doesn't sound as good as the Studio Anniversary player, which has grown on me. When I said I was expecting a sound akin to the headphone output of a cd player, I was thinking of something like the Nakamichi players used to demo CD's in my local cd store.
Still can't find the cue sheet function. Still no truly gapless play. While there is no audible gap between the songs, it's not a smooth transition, not with the stock player anyway. This is evident when listening to mixed dance music where the ear is sensitive to the smallest of timing irregularities.To get truly gapless I'm using Gonemad, which does true gapless, and I'm using Andless, which supports cue sheets, and therefore truly gapless play from a single file.
PS- maybe my idea of good sound has more to do with my personal taste than what is generally accepted as being good sound (which is a pretty subjective quality anyway).
You should also try FW 1.2.7. When I 'upgraded' from 1.2.7 to 1.3.5 the sound quality when using with my AKG K3003's went downhill for me, vocals sounded like they were just on the point of clipping and this made me roll back to 1.2.7 which is a perfect match for me. Worth a try. Note that whenever you change FW it s a good idea to do a reset from the settings menu (does not wipe your music)
Also, as others have stated in this thread, there is no real WOW factor to this DAP. The sound it produces is exquisite, just spend some time with it, you'll see.
Edited by Turrican2 - 2/6/13 at 2:42am