Pre-ordered it on Amazon.de for 89€ without shipping costs :D.
I will receive it on Thursday. Hopefully a bit earlier though.
Here are some photos:
X1 Player with accessoires:
Now i have a reason to convert my CD collection into Flac files ^~^
Looking forward for listening to this awesome piece of tech and will definitely share my thoughts here
(although i'm not really a audiophile or really experienced in reviews hope you aren't to harsh )
I have the E07K on it currently and I have to agree, the soundstage definitely widens, even with such a lower-end model amp.
One praise and one qualm:
I love that the player has a warning on screen to remind you that you're in line-out mode, so as not to blow your eardrums if you forget and go to play something with IEMs after removing the amp.
I dislike that you can't delete tracks from the regular genre/artist/etc area of the player.
I think that a purely digital system, like this player, can't show any kind of phenomenon one might call "burn-in". It's either voodoo, the user trying to justificate their purchase, or them getting used to the sound of the player. I hope for our sake that it's mostly the latter.
Have you heard of CPUs or GPUs getting better with time? They might get worse, and - outside of the physical destruction of circuits - that's because of an analog component showing signs of aging: the cooling system. They most certainly won't improve. It's the same with DAPs, outside the fact that most of them lack even the stray analog component a GPU or CPU has.
This is my understanding, but I'm open to be proven wrong.