Sounds like another happy member with a Tera.
The Tera pairs well with PortaPro's but even better when modified. Some people around here can help you perform such a task if you want (check out my profile if you wanna know who helped with mine).
Having bought a pre-owned Tera Player, I have no idea how it improves over time, but I look forward to hearing what you hear as you use it more and more.
The AK1000 is a different beast, not entirely sure how they handle toe-to-toe but we shall eventually find out from someone.
Just got my Tera Player today and like many others said before....WOW!!!
Never been so happy, nor ever heard all those micro detailes, the music is so rich, clear,neautral, black right in your face.I was listening to Ludwig Van Beethoven from a micro sd 4 gb with a Sandisk adaptor with my Westone 4R and the sound is amazing..Actually is scary, life like...very impressed and amazed by what Mr.Charles have done.
I don't regret at all selling my DX100 and my W3000ANV.
I went and tried the Koss Porta in a shop and i was really impressed with their sound.Perfect match with the Tera Player.Charles mentioned that it will burn in and the sound will imporove...
Can a great sound become even greater? For all those who haven't heard the Tera Player, please go and try one...You need to hear it to belive it..
And thanks to some of the guys here, the Foobar2000 is perfect to convert CD's to WAV.Take around 3 minutes on my laptop for a whole CD.
I thought that W4R+S3 =perfect, but i belive to myself that the SQ is only 10% of what the Tera Can do.
-Question: why spend money on AK100 when you can save for a Tera?