Correct. Maybe I've fallen for Sony's marketing but the reality is what they're offering now - the DAP for portability, and I'll have to buy the PHA-2 if I want to drive larger cans. But the all-in-one solution is merely a dream and that's where it ends.
Even if a maker comes up with a small UI-friendly long lasting DAP that can drive IEMs to HD800s and a massively large capacity storage with the necessary power to search & index, users will still find something to complain about - maybe it's shape, or price (no, I'm so not hinting about some other rampage thread going on).
If there's anything disappointing that's related to the ZX1, is that there's been so many people missing out 'cos they're busy complaining about it without even trying it. However as a semi-silent early adopter ZX1 user, I've been kinda naughty sniggering in the background at the complaints 'cos whilst they're furiously typing way about it, I've been thoroughly enjoying it.
In a total agreement with u Sean. I wish the hater would just give the zx1 a try first before complaining about the lack of memory expansion and the minor shortcomings. IMO, the amp section is plenty powerful enough to drive any iems or lower impedance phones. The memory issues aren't too big of a deal when the transfer rate is plenty fast enough. With the DLNA, users can easily stream additional content from wireless portable hard drive.