Originally Posted by lee730
A part of my issues with the Tera is what it did to the mids on the 1Plus2. It sounded off to my ears. Just wasn't a very good pairing for me. But I do really like how it pairs on the SE5 and that got me to consider getting one. But factoring in the inconveniences of removing the sd card every time I want to turn it off (its a pita) and navigating through the unit without a screen aren't pluses.... I'm pretty much done with portables besides getting a better amp down the line. I was hoping the UHA760 would top the T1 amp but it hasn't :(. Will try burning it in for few hundred hours and if it doesn't impress me enough I'll be putting it up for sale. The gain and digital pot are huge pluses on it but not worth it at the expense of sound quality for me.
I use Tera almost exclusively when it's in my pocket so the ergonomics with it being small and easy to feel buttons through jeans or shirt are perfect for me.
The SD card removal is one of the downsides so I agree with you about that. The only other significant downside is that the random function on Tera is not as random as it should be. As you already know some Tera owners also complain about no true pause function but that does not bother me at all.
But these are small tradeoffs and I prefer extra pushing of buttons to initially get to where I want to be (after I take the SD card out and have to start at the beginning), and then dropping the player into my pocket and leaving it there to constantly taking the player in and out of pocket like I used to do with my iPhone (and I HATED to do the triple press on the iPhone cable controls to move backwards - somehow more than 50% of the time I could not execute that triple press perfectly enough and ended up going forward rather than backward ).