I wasn't expecting this.
It seems unusual for us not to have conclusive specs on the various iterations of Note 3s available throughout the world. Usually by this time, we know which models have what DACs, let alone the highest available level of audio resolution.
Personally, I'm disinclined to go out and buy a Note 3 until I have a lot more information. I might also wait to see whether 24/96 actually is crippled and, if so, whether there's a fix on XDA and whether it applies to every model or just one.
Edited by scrypt - 10/15/13 at 4:27am