Originally Posted by Mython
Wow, am I alone in finding the above extremely arrogant and condescending?
ALL of us are extremely aware that we are discussing a device in the region of a thousand bucks, here. That's precisely the point; We're not stupid or naive and you'd do well to remember and respect that about your potential customers. For that kind of money, I expect:
1) at least 32gb on-board memory, simply so that it doesn't become a useless $1,000 brick in the absence of a memory card
2) I don't expect to be patronized by the supplier.
I really don't think that's too much to ask..
You're not alone.
I've packed my DX100 full of music and I rarely have any time to listen to all of it. I have extensive choice and if I feel like spoiling myself I might buy a micro SD card when I have some spare cash in the future.
Considering how small a 128gb micro SD card is I don't see how much space it would save to get rid of all onboard memory and how useful that tiny amount of space could be in fitting DAC's, etc. Sounds like BS to me.
The HM-901 costs a luxury. When I get it I expect ultimate convenience. I don't want to be faced with further expenses like SD card just to be able to use the damn device. And I expect it to sound top notch for that price, and not screw me over and try to squeeze out more hard earned cash just to reach the potential of the device.
Frankly this all sounds like crap to me. Why would you need two 8-channel DAC chips? For a portable player. How will that affect the battery life?
Fang, audiophiles want great sound. But it is easily possible to achieve great sound whilst having a very convenient and easy-to-use device. An O2/ODAC combo, for example, costs at the very most $250 and provides an extremely high fidelity signal with inaudible distortion. iBasso has achieved that in a portable player that does a great job of being both useable and convenient. They provided a whole package that you could just pick up and be happy with. They also didn't insult their potential customer's intelligence with arrogant posts. It will only help you if you treat your potential customers with some respect and support your posts with evidence and objective reasoning and stop making unsupported claims like: "Directly using the digital volume control from the DAC chip default set up, no matter the manufacturer want to call it "step" or not, is a kind of lazy, and will not sound as good."
In short, some of your comments seem ridiculous (and also rather rude) to me and lack credibility in my eyes. I don't believe your claims but I will watch on with great interest to see what others report.