Originally Posted by Deviltooth
So no one else is finding the performance very bright/treble happy/sharp?
And no one else has buttons that have very different levels of resistance?
At least other people have the channel reversal.... Sighs... Thinking about returning this, eating the shipping/tax losses and getting an X3.
The brightness and sharpness could depend on the headphone pairing and relative to what the person is migrating from. For instance, my AK100 is brighter than the DX. So, it doesn't seem too bright to me. On the other hand, it is brighter than my sansa clip. I actually like the brightness of my AK, and I miss that in the DX. I do agree with you though to an extent. I find something unlikable about the treble presentation. I find it quite fatiguing. Even though the treble extension and presence on the AK is bigger than the DX, I find it quite pleasing because it is very clean and coherent.
The only problems I had were with the volume buttons. I noticed that, if i just long press it immediately to change the volume up or down, it often does not work. It works fine on a second press. This might though be an undocumented behavior - I guess it is all undocumented because there is no manual - to prevent accidental volume increases.
I feel for you. I considered returning the device too. The UI is so horrible that it is actually faster to navigate to the music I want on my clip - and it doesn't even have a touchscreen. However, I will keep it because I only intended this to be a step up from my sansa clip. I had small hopes that it might be good enough to replace my AK100 and also keep me from wanting to try out the AK120. In any case, you better check their return policy. I seem to recall that they have a relatively short period for returns.