If you intend to play anything below DSD or 24bit lossless files, this player is a big disappointment. It has to be 24bit or above. I just ripped my CD tonight into wav file (16bit/44.1khz)
but it sounded still muddy and mediocre compared to Sony X1061. This would be a future DAP when DSD tracks are easily attainable. A person having thousands of 320K MP3 collections this player has no merit. But then again I am playing it with the original JH13, so it could be my IEM (only a 1K IEM). I love the size, built and control though.
So you're saying that this unit sounds worse than an iMod or an iPod with amp and CLAS playing ripped CD's or 256 Kbps music? I find that hard to believe.
I am looking into this unit as I have hi res music from HD Tracks as well as lower res music mentioned above.
To have a player that can play hi res and my other music (playing somewhat better) than my existing equipment would be a win win.
Obviously we're not comparing sound quality sof hi res versus low res.
Edited by ken6217 - 10/25/13 at 5:06am