Thanks goodvibes. That did the trick this time...maybe the first time my volume was too low or something lol.
The manual is confusing as it's all in Chinese as you know. Also, I don't have the HDMS under 'Settings' option on my player. Using FW 2013 and can't seem to use the HisoundAudio FW software with Windows Vista (I'm normally using OS X 10.8). Would love to try the 2011 FW as by most peoples accounts it's less buggy, and overall sound is a bit warmer.
The player works great, just ID tagging my files correctly, drag and dropping files on OS X, and playing WAV and FLAC.