Originally Posted by lee730
So HiFlight what do you think of this player compared to the DX100? Is it really worth getting over that?
Ha!! That is the question that many will ask! The two players are completely different animals and it is difficult to compare them directly. The Tera has some very compelling reasons for purchase...No worries about updates, no hangups or audible artifacts, small size, rugged build and a very simple UI, not to mention superb sound. After owning the Tera Player for some time now, I find the very small size to be an even more compelling reason to favor it over my other players. It is just so easy to drop it in a shirt pocket and let it play the card contents randomly.
OTOH, the DX100 offers a more complete, all-in-one solution for playing many different codecs as well as offering the ability to add apps that enable one to customize the device to one's own personal preference. The DX100, because of its powerful amplifier, allows the use of headphones that differ greatly in impedance and sensitivity. Many will also appreciate having an onboard EQ to further customize the sound to their liking.
If one considers only the actual sound quality of the two players, I would have to give the nod to the Tera Player as its tonality, soundstage and imaging must be heard to appreciate just how good it really is. As a result, I find that I am using the Tera more than my DX100. That said, I plan to keep both, as I find that iBasso is clearly intending to polish the UI and functionality of the DX100. If that were not the case, I would likely only keep the Tera.Edited by HiFlight - 8/14/12 at 8:34am