Still,...what a shame. It looked so good,...
Edited by tds101 - 10/12/12 at 8:21am
Can you please tell us more, where did you hear that? I am really interested in this iRiver.
I don't know how iRiver could be so stupid and release something like this and at such a price? They would have been much better off skipping the amp section altogether and leaving it as a transport (with a good DAC possibly & line out ability). Why would anyone want to spend more money on a useless amp that doesn't pair well with sensitive IEMs. They could have very well skipped the amp altogether as it will be necessary anyways to use it with an amp due to impedance... Also there is no line out? Seriously.... I don't think some of the makers understand that you generally use a DAP for portable usage. Full-size headphones really aren't portable in the slightest way. They are transportable. To be honest this unit should have no amp or DAC if there is no line out, and just been a good transport at half the price if not slightly less. More fools gold....
If you read the page, you can opt out of the headphones and order just a unit w/o additional accessories. Not sure about the price though. Still very interesting.
This. I do like my Aniv 3 but wouldn't mind another. My touch with an amp is also VG but I don't like carrying amps. The X3 looks like the only thing in the horizon for me to look at. I'm not going to the almost $1k DAPs for what they offer and how they get used.
I saw this and was kind of impressed. I was a HUGE iriver fan in the times of H320s and H120s. The old iriver forum is what brought me to head-fi in the first place.
Regardless of the specs/price/performance on this unit, I cannot purchase iriver units anymore after a terrible experience with their customer support here in the US in August of 2009. Basically I purchased a unit that went bad within the first few months. They refused the 90 day warranty and were shockingly rude on the phone and email. I couldn't believe it. I had dealt with the service previously on a few occasions, but never had anything that rude. Many people also said they had an awful time with customer support in the US.