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Poll Results: For those with portable headphone amps, which features are "must-have" in a portable transport with a decent UI, that has no built-in headphone amp? (Select the fewest features necessary to inspire your purchase.)

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 15% (5)
    I would never purchase a portable transport that does not have a built-in headphone amp. (If selected, please do not select any additional answers, below.)
  • 18% (6)
    1 card reader (supporting SD, SDHC, and SDXC)
  • 57% (19)
    2 card readers
  • 21% (7)
    Coaxial input
  • 21% (7)
    Optical input
  • 45% (15)
    USB input
  • 75% (25)
    FLAC support
  • 36% (12)
    ALAC support
  • 42% (14)
    WAV support
  • 21% (7)
    AIFF support
  • 39% (13)
    MP3 support
  • 27% (9)
    AAC support
  • 30% (10)
    Up to 24-bit / 96 kHz support
  • 45% (15)
    Up to 24-bit / 192kHz support
  • 42% (14)
    Dual ESS9018 (or similar, high-end DAC implemenation)
  • 18% (6)
    ESS9023 (or similar mid-range DAC implementaiton)
  • 33% (11)
    Unbalanced Line Out
  • 12% (4)
    Balanced Line Out
  • 9% (3)
    Minimum 6-hour battery life
  • 63% (21)
    Minimum 12-hour battery life
33 Total Votes  
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by etherlite View Post
 

For a DAP without a built in amp, isn't 12 hours of minimum playback a bit lacking? I'm thinking of 20-30 hours or so, the space for more battery is available anyway.

 

I hate recharging finding my AK120 in a low battery state after 3 days of non-continuous playback (usually only 2-3 hours /day)

 

I'm trying to encourage high SQ with minimal bells and whistles, to keep the parts cost (and size) down - all to achieve a larger market.  Personally, I can't remember the last time I was deprived of access to an AC outlet (for recharging) longer than about 8 hours, but 12 hours or even more would be nice, surely.

 
:-)
post #17 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

I'm trying to encourage high SQ with minimal bells and whistles, to keep the parts cost (and size) down - all to achieve a larger market.  Personally, I can't remember the last time I was deprived of access to an AC outlet (for recharging) longer than about 8 hours, but 12 hours or even more would be nice, surely.

 
:-)

I always bring my portable charger, so it's not a big problem tbh

 

I just hate getting caught off guard forgotten to charge the already-low-batt DAP last night on the way to campus the next morning

post #18 of 19
Doesn't FiiO do the same with their engineering samples?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I doubt 20 is enough to recoup the R&D and manufacturing costs of a new product...
post #19 of 19

I'm all for a pure transport device. Small in size, KILLER dac, FLAC of course.

 

Bonuses!:

2 micro sd instead of one, or maybe a full size sd card slot would be great

 

at least 12 hours of battery would be great

 

Personally, I could use optical out...

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