Originally Posted by ChrisSC
This is a question for the computer guys out there: why is it that the 1.2.7 upgrade has improved the sound quality so drastically? I had always assumed that sound improvements were a matter of hardware, not software.. does this mean that the next software upgrade could improve the SQ even further?
Sound reproduction can be improved both ways.
Compare the sound of Winamp and Jriver on a computer: they both are windows softwares but they sound different. I think there's somewhat the same improvement between Winamp and Jriver than (resp.) 1.2.3 and 1.2.7 firmwares.
The bass is tighter, the treble smoother (yet more extended) and the overall sound cleaner with Jriver. It's quite hard conceiving a player software can make any difference, but my ears don't lie and I my wallet might cry another $50,00 for the player.
I had to use EQ with winamp for my RE-262 to tame some harshness in the mids. I need no such thing with Jriver...
Edited by Clemmaster - 1/3/13 at 1:01am