Originally Posted by lee730
What are you looking for? The DX100 is the best I've heard so far in terms of portability followed by my Studio V 3rd ANV.
I have strongly considered the DX100. The two things holding me up are:
1. They chose to use an sdhc instead of an xc slot. I know that I can reformat cards, but fat32 isn't good for a large file system, and it voids your warranty if you have problems with it.
2. It's not going to Jelly Bean (or at least ICS). I realize that is beyond the control of iBasso, largely, given the chipset that they had to buy at the volume they would be making the device, but Android 4.X is just head and shoulders better than 2.X.
What I am looking for is a nice portable design (design wise, the iRiver AK100 hits the mark for me), a good 24 or 32-bit DAC (which the 901, DX100, and AK100 all hit the mark on) lots of available storage space with room to grow (the 901 is best here, since it supports sdxc, the AK100 is close with its dual slots combined with its 32GB on board) and a great, amplifier with low output impedance (this is where the AK100 falls on its face, the 901 will probably as well, and the DX100 shines).
I want these things so that I have a good portable to pair with the UM Merlins I am going to most likely order in the new year. I guess I can wait to see what the Pogo thing is like. Hisound has just never appealed to me. My Clip+ will do alright while I ponder my choices.