Its more than that, i tried it with all my higher end stuff, re272, pfe, er4s, sm3, eph-100 and lastly extensively with my triple.fi 10 which jack told me direct had been the referance phone they had used when designing the player. It just sounds average plain and simple, hiss has been reduced from the previous but if you seriously consider the level of hiss present on that thing to be considered a hi-fi dap or even good sounding then bluntly there is something wrong. They claim great battery life on SETTING 3, well blow me i had that thing up to 31 on some of my cans with 17-23 being average for IEM's upon opening it you see the reason for great battery life 1. A whopping battery to fill all that space inside 2. No class A amp.
The average sound comes from no doubt the very cheap parts used in the thing. Hardware wise in those players your talking $30 dollars worth of parts (and I believe I am being genrous) then they have the audacity to charge $460 for the thing, that is just flat out insulting to the consumer. Not to mention the fact they stamp class A inside on their products when it isnt. When other companies are out there creating innovative solutions or at least attempting to create something, hisound seem to slap stuff together stamp a high price on it and create an illusion that it is better sounding. The reason they offer these ridiculous massive discounts is that they will still be selling them for a large profit, get people in love with them and when the offers over people will still pay the now even more ridiculous price.
Next month I will be posting something even more revealing about there little return scheme on the studios amongst other things, as for now I am waiting on a few more emails to come in from some industry folk that are also check stuff.
I guess thats all for a while on it but buyer beware.