Sorry to "rewind the tape"...and a bit off topic...
But some how can't withstand his "Joke" on PC Mag
[ though I still highly respect others' freedom of Speech and Expression of Opinions ]
And I would kindly suggest AUDIOBREEDER to go through the Comments of the Review,
Then He would understand the Review is kind of "Irrelevant".
Actually, I am the first one who post the comment as ptobvzqk
(I am the idiot who opens an account just for posting that single comment...)
He compared AK100 with Android Phone... OMG
Most of All, he didn't respond to my questions about his "unjustified Cons"
[e.g. buggy software, no AC adapter, no stock earphones, no WiFi,......]
the AK100 sounds just a *little* better
Android and iOS devices come with high quality headphone jacks and amps inside (What???ROFL)
but they're much better than xxx CD players you may remember from 15 years ago. (OK, can you talk about 50 years ago also???)
-you're still assuming that there's a huge difference in sound quality between the AK100 (I heard, hear and am hearing the difference, dude...)
Fine... His perspective is from a "PC user" not an "Audiophile / Head fier".
Well, most of my friends ever asked me how much my AK100 or Colorfly C4 is,
When they know the price --> their reaction is --> You have an iPhone already! ( I say OK.....don't wanna explain)
All in all, I wanna say is...
Don't Trust most "Magazine" reviews too much....
Instead, Trust We real users and Your Ears.
What's more, for Sound Quality,
Comparing my rigs (without AMP)
Colorfly C4 > AK100 > HM601 >Cowon D3 > Cowon C2 > iPhone 4 or 4S > iPod Nano 6g > Sony Xperia Arc S > Philips RAGA 4g
Edited by jackrabbitslim0 - 2/5/13 at 5:16pm