Originally Posted by FenderP
Unrealistic - and I sit on 12+ hour flights a few times a year. I do not need my many 1000s of CDs ripped with me for such a trip. I have everything from classical to jazz to rock and everything inbetween. If you need your entire collection with you, maybe you need to re-evaluate your portable needs since no DAP will ever hold that much internally and you'd need a metric ton of SD cards, too.
I don't think it is unrealistic to hope for a card slot ( or two ), after all A+K already provides this!
And for me it's not even about long flights where I'm unable to choose from my entire music collection, it's more to do with convenience.
I'd like to be able to just stick the whole lot on there and hit 'random'.
As I said, even my ageing D2 comes close to providing this, surely a leader in this field ( which Sony obviously is ) can better the competition and keep both you AND I happy by providing expandability?
If Sony truly want to encourage the adoption of hi-rez formats by enabling DAP's to play them, doesn't it also make sense to provide enough space to store these formats?
Higher and higher rez with the same amount of storage will lead to shrinking collections ( while mobile at least ), which is definitely unattractive to me when compared to other emerging DAP's which don't hamstring my choices in this way.
I like Sony DAP's, but I'd like them A LOT more if they provided expandability.